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07/08/12
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Kimball suggests IndyCar to go green on finishes  
Charlie Kimball
Charlie Kimball believes IndyCar should consider going green on its finishes.  The second-year driver expressed his concern after finishing second behind Ryan Hunter-Reay under a caution flag at the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday. And the caution came as a result of several pileups that occurred after a restart on the 82nd lap of the 85-lap race.

''I think race control and the driver's association need to discuss with five laps to go trying to finish under green,'' Kimball said. ''Maybe we go for a single-file restart instead of sweeping two-wide, because that way we can have a race.''

Kimball was in the thick of the bumping on the restart. Lining up on the outside of Hunter-Reay, Kimball failed in trying to beat the race leader into the corner.

He instead found himself sandwiched between Mike Conway, who was on the inside, and Sebastien Bourdais on the outside, all of them trying to squeeze themselves though a narrow turn made slippery by rubber particles.

Kimball took out Bourdais and maintained control to enjoy a career-best finish.

Soon after, there was another pileup involving five cars in Turn 3.

Conway, who finished third, would've preferred racing but isn't sure whether IndyCar should adopt a rule that races finish under a green flag.

''That's a tricky one,'' he said. ''I think that's just going to cause more crashes and more expense for everybody if you did it like that. ... Unfortunately, it does finish under yellow sometimes. That's just racing.'' Yahoo Sports

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