Honda Indy takeaways: Strategy gamble pays off for James Hinchcliffe

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By Jonathan Brazeau, Sportsnet.ca, July 17, 2017

TORONTO — James Hinchcliffe is finally getting used to what it feels like being on the right side of luck.

Hinchcliffe certainly knows how the other side feels — simply put, it sucks — but the Oakville, Ont., native capitalized on a strategy gamble Sunday once again at the Honda Indy Toronto.

The 30-year-old made his first pit stop ahead of the leaders and caught a huge break as a yellow flag soon fell on lap 23 of 85 when Tony Kanaan went into the wall. The leaders pitted and shuffled behind as Hinchcliffe, who started sixth, vaulted up to third and held it steady from there.

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