INDIANAPOLIS – As long as Charlie Kimball doesn’t have his eye on the prize for the next Verizon IndyCar Series race, and I don’t think he does, then he can have a chance at another solid run this weekend on the streets of Toronto too.
The next race on the schedule, at Mid-Ohio, has been kind to Kimball as well, as that’s where he won his lone IndyCar race at in 2013. But, he’s usually a strong contender at Toronto too, and if Kimball can win this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, then he can potentially put together two straight wins on the season.
Kimball, has made seven career starts on the Exhibition Place circuit, as in those starts, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has four top seven finishes including a runner-up finish in 2012.
Last year, he came home 20th, but that wasn’t indicative on how good he actually was.
In the doubleheader weekend in 2014, he came home seventh and fourth respectively, as he has three top 10’s in his last four Toronto starts.
Mix those results with nine top 12’s in 10 starts so far this season, and you can see why he’s going to be a factor this weekend. In fact, Kimball has three top sixes in his last six starts including five top 10’s during that same time frame.
That’s why I can see Kimball’s No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet running up front this weekend challenging for the win. He will be a top five threat for sure, but realistically, he’s a podium finisher this weekend, if not a race winner.
He’s due, and Toronto is the track it can happen at.