The Verizon IndyCar Series heads north of the border this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto.
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi goes into the race in third place in the stabding behind points leader Scott Dixon and defending series champion Josef Newgarden.
The Californian is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
I’m super excited to get to Toronto – that was kind of the start to our strong end last year and we’ve been really good on street tracks this year. It’s the last street course on the calendar and we’re doing our best to capitalize on our performance there and cut down the gap to the leader in the championship. It’s so important to stay consistent at this point in the season with points – you just have to try to maximize the good days and minimize the bad days.”
Marco Andretti in the No.98 Oberto Circle K Honda has a best finish here of second and speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
“I’m hoping that going into Toronto, we can build on Detroit. That was a strong weekend for us – pace is what we need, and I think we have that on the streets. It’s a fun track, and the fans are passionate so we’ll looking forward to a good weekend.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda goes into the race in fourth place in the series championship and has a best finish of fourth place here and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
We just need to not have issues in Toronto and have a strong result after our race in Iowa. We’ve won there in the past and hopefully we can get it again and get a good drive forward going in the points. We need to rack up a couple of wins and close the points gap. Right now, every point counts and that’s what we’re focused on.”
Zach Veach in the No.26 Relay Group One Thousand One Honda goes into this weekend’s aiming to bounce back from a tough race in Iowa on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
“I’ve gone to Toronto for five or six years – and every time I do, I say I’ll end up living there. I love the city, I love the track, I love the people. The whole atmosphere is something that, I think, all of us look forward to every year. Everywhere I’ve gone in an Indy car, it’s been amazing how small the tracks have felt – you go from an Indy Lights car to an Indy car and it just makes the track feel smaller, so it will be cool to see how Toronto feels. I heard they repaved the front straight, so hopefully it will make for some really good racing.”