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At a fan forum Saturday in Toronto, site of Sunday's IndyCar race, IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard said that the series was monitoring the pace of Milka Duno.

From USA Today:

"I'm going to get myself in trouble on this one, but I'm going to tell you," Bernard said on Saturday at the Honda Indy Toronto. "It's very, very important for the credibility of the IndyCar Series that fans know they're (the drivers) the best in the world. And if someone can't maintain and compete with that, I really think that's what we have a ladder system for.

"I'm behind our chief steward, Brian Barnhart. He has to make the assessment who is allowed on and who isn't. I'm sure at the end of this year, Brian and I will sit down and determine what's in the best interest of the sport."

Duno, also known as the moving chicane, didn't record a speed in qualifying Saturday for Sunday's race. During the race, Duno was ordered to pit lane on lap 10 for failing to maintain minimum speed. Duno had been lapped during those ten laps, meaning that she was more than 10 seconds off the pace per lap. 

Dario Franchitti and Ryan Hunter-Reay both expressed their frustration with Duno at Watkins Glen, with Hunter-Reay even calling her the 16th turn on the famed 15 turn road course. Duno got into Hunter-Reay's way during qualifying, costing Hunter-Reay a shot at the pole while Franchitti said that Duno bottled up the field on a restart during the race.

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