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Will Power avoids trouble to win a collision-filled Honda Indy Toronto

The Honda Indy Toronto took over the Lakeshore from July 16-18

TORONTO – Will Power avoided trouble in a race filled with collisions to win the Honda Indy Toronto.

The 29-year-old Australian finished one spot ahead of defending race champion Dario Franchitti. It was the fourth win of the season for Power, who arrived in Canada as the IZOD IndyCar Series leader.

Canadians Paul Tracy and Alex Tagliani finished 13th and 17th, respectively.

Six drivers were forced out of competition by contact in the 11-turn temporary street course on the grounds of Exhibition Place.

Academy Award-nominated actor Greg Kinnear served as grand marshal before the race, asking drivers to start their engines. The event was the 10th stop on the IZOD IndyCar Series calendar.

It returned to Toronto last year following a one-year forced hiatus. The event was left off the schedule in 2008 after the Indy Racing League ended a 12-year feud with the Champ Car World Series.

Official attendance figures have not been released.

The series now shifts its gaze west to Alberta. Edmonton will host its race next weekend.

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