Canadian Alex Tagliani might have a tough time sleeping over the next while.
The Montreal driver had the lead in the Edmonton Indy late in the race, but had a slow time coming out of the pits, and gave up the lead to eventual winner Helio Castroneves of Brazil, the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion and winner at St. Petersburg, Florida earlier this year.
To make matters worse for Tagliani, he would later be passed by Japan’s Takuma Sato, Australian Will Power and American Graham Rahal before the end of the race.
Tagliani was looking for his first win since 2004 when he won a CART race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Next year Sportsnet has the rights for the 2013 IndyCar series, and should strongly consider using its own broadcast team for the races in Toronto and Edmonton.