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Hunter-Reay takes win, points lead

TORONTO — Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American in six years with three straight IndyCar victories, winning the Indy Toronto street race on Sunday and taking the points lead.

Hunter-Reay took the lead for good on Lap 57 of 85 and stayed out front of a series of pileups after a restart with three laps left.

While fighting for second, Mike Conway bumped Charlie Kimball in Turn 3, and Kimball bounced into St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais, sending him into the tire barrier. Kimball was second and Conway third; Bourdais wound up 14th.

"That's Toronto," said Hunter-Reay, who leads Will Power by 34 points with five races left. "Turn 3 is mayhem corner."

ALLMENDINGER UPDATE: AJ Allmendinger was silent a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test, and Penske Racing owner Roger Penske said the team is "going to wait and see what the second test results are" before proceeding.

FORMULA ONE: Red Bull driver Mark Webber passed Fernando Alonso on Lap 48 of 52 to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England. Stewards fined Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi $31,000 for a pit lane collision which slightly injured three mechanics, and fined Williams' Pastor Maldonado $12,300 for contact.

NHRA: Spencer Massey won in Top Fuel at the Summit Racing Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, beating Steve Torrence in the final. Mike Neff (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won their classes.

Hunter-Reay takes win, points lead 07/08/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 8, 2012 7:36pm]
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