Sportsnet Heats Up the Streets of T.O. With Comprehensive Coverage of the Honda Indy Toronto, July 12-14

-15+ hours of Honda Indy coverage headlined by first-ever doubleheader IndyCar race in Toronto -

- Three-time 2013 IndyCar winner James Hinchcliffe of Toronto and Montreal’s Alex Tagliani lead the way for Canada -
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Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer and analyst Bill Adam works alongside daughter and reporter Shea Adam; marks 1st father/daughter reporting duo in Canadian auto racing history -

- Rob Faulds, Paul Tracy, Todd Lewis, and Bill & Shea Adam prep fans with one-hour preview show prior to both races –

 

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TORONTO (July 10, 2013) Canada, get ready to race. This weekend, Sportsnet delivers more than 15 hours of exclusive Canadian coverage of the Honda Indy Toronto, headlined by the first-ever doubleheader IndyCar race in Toronto. From now through race weekend, Sportsnet fuels fans with Honda Indy Toronto premium content on Sportsnet, Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Rogers Anyplace TV web and mobile

 

Live coverage of Race #1 begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT, with Race # 2 going Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT – both available on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific. The Honda Toronto Indy is one of three locations on the 2013 IndyCar circuit that features two races and two winners in one weekend. Each race will have its own pre-race qualifying, full track laps, separate points and prize money allocated.

 

Prior to both races, a live one-hour Honda Toronto Indy Pre-Race Show will give fans the latest news from trackside including pre-race analysis, key features and driver interviews, along with a special edition of Connected anchoring live from the track on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT (full details below).

 

This weekend’s races feature two Canadian drivers including Toronto-native and three-time 2013 IndyCar winner James Hinchcliffe, who will be seeking his first career victory in front of his hometown crowd. Alex Tagliani of Montreal will vie for his first win of the 2013 season.

 

Commentators

Sportsnet’s broadcast team will be trackside all weekend long to provide pre-race, in-race and post-race coverage of Honda Indy Toronto. Host Rob Faulds will be joined by former Champ Car champion Paul Tracy , pit reporter Todd Lewis, and Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer and analyst Bill Adam. Reporter Shea Adam, Bill Adam’s daughter, rounds out the broadcast team, marking the first time a father/daughter duo has worked on-air for a Canadian auto racing broadcast.

 

Sportsnet TV Lineup


Friday, July 12

  • 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PTA Hero’s Drive: The Greg Moore Tribute – a special feature from award-winning journalist Stephen Brunt on the emotional connection between Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe and his hero, the late Greg Moore.
  • 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT – Pre-race Qualifying – Qualifying for Race #1 on Saturday
  • 5:30 p.m. ET – Connected (Sportsnet East and Ontario)  – Evanka Osmak anchors a special edition of Connected live from the track at Exhibition Place

 

Saturday, July 13

  • Noon ET/9 a.m. PT – IndyCar 36 – In back-to-back episodes, the popular documentary series takes an in-depth look at the life of drivers James Hinchcliffe and Scott Dixon
  • 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PTA Hero’s Drive: The Greg Moore Tribute
  • 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PTHonda Toronto Indy Pre-Race Show – The one-hour preview show includes race analysis, breaking news, interview and key features, including:
    • A spotlight on the history of Canada’s own Paul Tracy
    • The Soul of a Driver: An in-depth look at the essence of the racer’s mind and personality in their pursuit of speed
    • A look at the special relationship between Michael Andretti and Toronto
    • James Hinchcliffe and Paul Tracy tour the Toronto course and discuss the strategy
    • Pit reporter Todd Lewis presents the anatomy of a Pit Stop
    • 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PTHonda Indy Toronto ( Race #1) – Live race coverage

 

Sunday, July 14

  • Noon ET/9 a.m. PT - Honda Indy Toronto ( Race #1) – Encore presentation
  • 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PTHonda Toronto Indy Pre-Race Show – The one-hour preview show includes:
    • A full re-cap of Race #1 including interviews, highlights and sounds
    • A look at where the next great Canadian driver will come from
    • Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. Graham receives the full Honda Indy Toronto experience
    • James Hinchcliffe reveals his pre-race routine
    • Special guest appearance by Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic
    • 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PTHonda Indy Toronto ( Race #2) – Live race coverage

 

 

Online and Mobile – Sportsnet.ca and RogersAnyPlaceTV

  • Pre- and post-race blogs from IndyCar Insiders Bill Adam and Todd Lewis on sportsnet.ca, as well as a closer look at Canadian drivers James Hinchcliffe and Alex Tagliani, and interviews with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon
  • Live streaming of Sportsnet TV coverage at RogersAnyplaceTV.com

 

 

Radio – Sportsnet 590 The FAN

 

Print – Sportsnet magazine

  • The latest issue of Sportsnet, on newsstands until July 18, features an in-depth profile of Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe.

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