Franchitti wins after clash with Power

Franchitti celebrates victory

Franchitti celebrates victory

Dario Franchitti has led home team-mate Scott Dixon in a Ganassi one-two finish after an action-packed IndyCar encounter in Toronto.

Australian Will Power had led the opening stages before dropping out of the top 10 thanks to an ill-timed caution period during the first round of pitstops. Franchitti benefited most from the full-course yellow, leaping from third to the front of the pack.

Power then scythed through the pack – retaking the lead from his rival in the final stint.

Controversey was to follow at Turn 3 however, where an attempted pass from Franchitti saw Power tipped into a spin and into retirement.

Franchitti continued undamaged to take the victory ahead of Dixon, who had also recovered from being pushed down the order in the first round of stops.

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Vitor Meira rounded out the top five. Andretti had been lucky to escape a late collision with Oriol Servia that also involved the cars of Justin Wilson, James Hinchcliffe, Charlie Kimball and Mike Conway.

Sixth place marked a fine result for Sebastien Bourdais, while Australian Ryan Briscoe took seventh despite a hectic race that included two collisions and a puncture.

Franchitti (396) now leads the series standings by 55 points from Power, with Dixon another 83 adrift in third.

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