Newgarden Takes Victory In Toronto
Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden took his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series victory at the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday.
Starting the race from seventh place on the grid he made his way to the front in the No.2 DevilBiss Chevrolet to take his second Toronto win.
Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Curb Honda finished the race in second place for Andretti Autosport.
Home favorite James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports came home in third just like last season and felt the Firestone blacks were great.
Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti had a great race as he finished in fourth place just ahead of reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay had a great battle with Pagenaud and finished the race in sixth place.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing finished the race in seventh place just ahead of Helio Castroneves who led for a time. Castroneves has now closed the gap in the championship to three points to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who had a tough race.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 Rousseau Metal Honda who started from the front row finished the race in ninth place.
Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda ended the race in 10th place after being hit by Will Power on the opening lap.
Sebastian Saavedra was extremely impressive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the No.7 Lucas Oil Honda as he finished the race in 11th place.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 NovoNordisk Honda had a strong performance despite finishing the race in 12th.
JR Hildebrand in the No. 21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet ended the race in 13th place for Ed Carpenter Racing. It was another strong performance for Dale Coyne Racing’s Esteban Gutierrez who finished the race in 14th place in the No.18 Unifin Honda.
Carlos Munoz finished the race in 15th place in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato.
Conor Daly in the No. 4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet finished the race in 17th place just ahead of Spencer Pigot in 20th for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended thr race in 19th place while Ed Jones and Team Penske’s Will Power retired from the race.
WHAT’S NEXT? The Honda Indy race at Mid-Ohio in two weeks.