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Rain delays 1st IndyCar race in Toronto of weekend doubleheader

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Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske, stands in the pits during a qualifying session for the IndyCar auto race in Toronto on Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) (The Associated Press)

The start of the IndyCar Series race Saturday in Toronto has been delayed by rain.

The race was scheduled to have standing starts. IndyCar officials decided to make it a 2-hour timed race once the race starts.

Will Power's car wrecked during warm-up laps. The pace car also spun before officials decided to pull the cars from the track and red flag the race.

Sebastien Bourdais won his first open-wheel pole since 2007 earlier in the day, taking the top spot for the first IndyCar Series race of a doubleheader weekend at Toronto.

Bourdais' lap of 58.9479 seconds (107.179 mph) on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit at Exhibition Place earned him his 32nd career pole. He won his first pole since Sept. 2, 2007, at Assen, Netherlands, driving for Champ Car.