TORONTO - Dario Franchitti survived a crash-filled race to win his third title at the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday and extend his lead in the IndyCar standings.
The Scot held off Graham Rahal on a late restart and then beat teammate Scott Dixon on the 1.75-mile temporary street course at Exhibition Place. Ryan Hunter-Reay was third and Marco Andretti fourth.
Franchitti leads the standings with 353 points, 55 ahead of Will Power. It was Franchitti's 30th career win and his fourth this season. He won the race in 1999 and 2009.
Franchitti got a break when he collided with Power on the 57th lap and knocked the defending champion and pole-sitter out of contention.
Initially there was confusion over whether Franchitti had received a drive-through penalty, but race officials later said the incident had been reviewed and no penalty was issued.