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07/15/13
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Toronto Standing Start gets thumbs-up  
Imagine a 3-wide standing start on the wide front straight at Pocono.  NASCAR and F1 can't do that!!!!!
At least it worked this time.

After the Formula One-like standing start was aborted on Saturday because of a stalled car on the grid, IndyCar decided to try it again on Sunday in Toronto.

It went off pretty much flawlessly, much to the cheers of the fans and drivers.

The reaction on the social media sites was negative on Saturday when IndyCar did not try the standing start a second time after the first was aborted, but turned very positive on Sunday after it went off without a hitch. 

IndyCar needs to implement standing starts at more races.  Why not mix it up?  Why not try a standing start on an oval - to distinguish the series from NASCAR?  Why not try a 3-wide start at Pocono next year on the VERY wide front straight and see how the fans like it?  We bet it would be sensational. 

“The standing start was awesome,” runner-up Helio Castroneves said. “I enjoy it very much. I had an awesome start. That’s probably why I like it.

“I heard the fans enjoy it. There’s a big thumbs up for the series to try that. I’m glad we’re going to keep improving other things, details, that’s going to make it better. But certainly it was a big thumbs up for that.”

IndyCar was going to make certain there was not another “aborted” start. As such, they informed competitors at the Sunday morning drivers meeting that they would keep trying it on Sunday — over and over again — until it was successful.

On this day, the first time was the charm.

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