Toronto Indy is 'Christmas' for Hinchcliffe

James Hinchcliffe wasn't in his GoDaddy Chevrolet on the track at Pocono Raceway for very long on...

James Hinchcliffe wasn't in his GoDaddy Chevrolet on the track at Pocono Raceway for very long on Sunday afternoon. He crashed into the wall before the first turn, but didn't suffer any serious injuries. (GETTY IMAGES)

Mike Zeisberger, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:42 PM ET

The Great Canadian Racing Hope gingerly limped off the track near Turn One at Pocono International Speedway, leaving behind a car that in places resembled a crumpled green-and-black beer can.

“I’m ok,” Oakville’s James Hinchcliffe would say about 30 minutes later. “I just banged my knee a bit.

“It’s like hitting your funny bone.”

Maybe. But There was nothing funny about the first-lap accident suffered by the Oakville native at the Pocono 400 on Sunday, a race won by Australia’s Scott Dixon.

This was more than just a race for Hinchcliffe. This was more than just a chance to move up in the Izod IndyCar standings.

 

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