Hinch goes into Edmonton in "full attack mode"

James Hinchcliffe
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James Hinchcliffe says he will not change his approach to the final stretch of the IndyCar season based on his engine situation.

Hinchcliffe had two engine failures at Toronto two weeks ago, and heads into this weekend's event at Edmonton with his last approved engine for the season. Any engine changes over the final five races will result in a 10-spot penalty on the starting grid.

But Hinchcliffe says he'll be in "full attack mode" in Sunday's race.

This has been a breakthrough season for the 25-year-old Canadian, who replaced Danica Patrick at Andretti Autosport. But the past month has been rough for Hinchcliffe, who has fallen from second to fifth in the IndyCar standings.

He says the deterioration has happened very quickly.

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