Newgarden Sets The Pace In Morning Warm Up In Toronto
Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden bounced back from a tough qualifying session for the Honda Indy Toronto as the driver of the No.2 DevilBiss Chevrolet ended race day warm up as the fastest driver with a time of 01:00.122s.
Pole sitter and reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 DXC Technology Chevrolet was second fastest with Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay the fastest Honda in third place just ahead of front row starter Graham Rahal in the No.15 Rousseau Metals Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Series points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing was fifth fastest just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet.
Takuma Sato was seventh in the No.26 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet was ninth just behind Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing rounded out the top ten just ahead of his team mate Charlie Kimball in the No.83 NovoNordisk Honda. Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet was 12th fastest just ahead of Marco Andretti in the No.27 UFD Honda for Andretti Autosport.
Alexander Rossi ended the session in 14th place in the No.98 Curb Honda just ahead of home favourite, the Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronic Honda.
Ed Jones in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda was 16th fastest for Dale Coyne Racing just ahead of Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet for Team Penske.
Will Power was 18th fastest in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Sebastian Saavedra in the No.7 Lucas Oil Honda. JR Hildebrand was 20th fastest in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing while Esteban Gutierrez in the No.18 Unifin Honda rounded out the order in 21st place for Dale Coyne Racing.