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TORONTO -- Sebastien Bourdais drove his motor home from St. . Petersburg, Fla., to the Indianapolis 500 last month, before getting in his No. 7 Dallara Chevrolet and competing in the race. When the Honda Indy kicks off in Toronto two weeks from now, hell be doing the same. Stopping for races in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Pocono, Pa., along the way, the man who drives for a living doesnt mind the long trek. His family, wholl meet him in Rochester, N.Y., before heading on the open road with Bourdais for the next few weeks, doesnt seem to mind either. "Road trip!" Bourdais exclaimed with a laugh. "Its fun. Weve got bunk beds in there and the kids love it." Regardless of how he gets to Toronto, Bourdais is looking forward to his arrival. For the native of Le Mans, France, this years Honda Indy will mark his eighth time competing in the event. "Its one of these historic races that the fans are very knowledgeable about and its a track that we as drivers are always looking forward to," Bourdais said in a phone interview from St. Petersburg. "Its a cool place to come and race -- the track is awesome, the fans are great, and they come year after year. "That really makes it special for us." Bourdais has placed in the Top 10 at the Toronto race six times, but missed that mark for the first time last year when he finished 14th. He won the Toronto Indy in 2004, a year that kicked off the best IndyCar seasons of his career. Between 2004 and 2007, the Frenchman won four consecutive Champ Car World Series, all while racing with the Newman/Haas team. Since then, however, his IndyCar trophy case has been bare as he toils with Dragon Racing, a less established team. "It was very different times," Bourdais said of his dominant years. "I was with a championship-winning team and it was normal to win with Newman/Haas. "Now, being the underdog is a completely different situation. Were trying to do the best we can but its been a little more challenging than wed like. Were working at it, but it definitely hasnt been going the way we want it to so far." Bourdais left IndyCar after the 2007 season to focus on his dream of racing Formula One cars. He returned to the Indy circuit in 2011, but hasnt participated in a full season until now. No longer racing for Newman/Haas, Bourdais is finding his return to the sport challenging. "Youre only as good as your car is and you cant do it on your own," he said. "I knew it was going to be a challenge but I basically just wanted to have fun again and Im doing that. "Obviously the fun level would be a little higher if we could be more competitive but its the cars I want to drive and the ones I really enjoy. As long as your passion is your job, youre doing all right." Bourdais is currently ranked 21st in the Indy standings with 133 points. Brazils Helio Castroneves, racing for Team Penske, ranks first with 332 points. With the season past its half-way point, Bourdais has a lot of catching up to do. His 14th-place finish in last Sundays Iowa Corn Indy 250 led Dragon Racing to release engineer Neil Fife, who had worked with Bourdais since 2011. Newcomer Tom Brown has not worked with Bourdais before. "The team thought it was best to try something different so here we are. Well get on with a new engineer and try to get something going for us," Bourdais said. "Changing engineers halfway through the year is always tough, but well do the best we can because thats all we can do." In Toronto, Bourdais will be competing against the top drivers in the world, including 26-year-old James Hinchcliffe. The Oakville, Ont., native has made a name for himself over the past two seasons, winning the rookie of the year award in 2011 with Bourdais former team Newman/Haas, and the most popular driver award in 2012 with Andretti Autosport. Hinchcliffe jumped from ninth to fourth in the standings with his victory in the Iowa 250. Working with Craig Hampson, Bourdais former engineer from his Newman/Haas victory days, Hinchcliffe has 266 points and three IndyCar victories this season. Bourdais, 34, was around Hinchcliffes age when he won the Toronto Indy. The veteran says hes been impressed with the young driver so far. "James has really shown everyone he has what it takes," Bourdais said. "Last year, stepping into the Andretti Autosport organization, its one of these things where you cant do it without a good team and he certainly found a great organization... "Hes got everything -- hes very aggressive, he doesnt make many mistakes and hes a really nice guy. I think he could have a very bright future." . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. . Now, correct me if Im wrong but I saw one official distinctly pointing at the net indicating a good goal but after an inconclusive review they overturned the goal.  Shouldnt the ruling on the ice (good goal) stand after an inconclusive review?  Why was this overturned?  James Veaudry Pembroke, ON --  Hey Kerry, Youll get a lot of these, but why was the Montreal goal against Nashville Saturday night overturned? Eller puts the puck on net and the on ice ruling from the ref behind the net is a Montreal goal. . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. WORCESTER, Mass. -- Dominick Bragalone ran for 182 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns and Lehigh pulled away in the second half for a comfortable 46-14 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.Brad Mayes added 287 yards and three scores through the air for Lehigh (6-2, 3-0 Patriot League), which has won six straight after a two game losing streak to start the year.Brendan Flaherty scored on a 5-yard run to give Holy Cross an early 7-0 lead. However that was the high point for the Crusaders, as Lehigh ripped off 46 straight points for a 46-7 lead late into the fourth. Bragalone started the scoring with a 2-yard plunge, then added an exclamation point early in the 3rd quarter on a 66-yard run.Domenic Cozier added a late 9-yard TD run for the Crusaders (3-5, 1-2). Cozier finished with 59 yards rushing. 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