Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet heads to the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend excited about the race following his victory last time out in the Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway last time out.
The win was the Brazilian’s first Verizon IndyCar Series win since the opening Detroit race in 2014 and as a result ‘Spider-Man’ has closed to within eight points of championship leader Scott Dixon. Castroneves will make his 339th Verizon IndyCar Series start this weekend and speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
I am so excited to be heading to Toronto after our win at Iowa. It was incredible to be back in victory lane and I know myself and the whole No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet crew are hungry for more. Last year we had a great finish at Toronto, so I feel confident we can have the car to give us a shot for back-to-back wins. Toronto is a fun course with great fans, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend.
Reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 DXC Technology Chevrolet will be hoping to return to victory lane following a seventh place finish last time out in Iowa and speaking ahead of the race in Toronto, the Frenchman who is nominated for an ESPY commented by saying:
Toronto is a good track for us. It’s a fun track. I really enjoy driving that track. It’s a great city with the best restaurants you can find. I love going there. It’s a classic event for INDYCAR. We haven’t had the best luck there for strategies, but hopefully this year we can turn it around and translate that into good speed and maybe another win.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 DevilBiss Chevrolet heads to Toronto following a sixth place at the Iowa Corn 300 last weekend. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Tennessee native commented by saying:
Toronto is a really great place. It’s a fun city that really gets behind the race, so it’s hard not to love that. It’s a track that I’ve had success and won at before. I think we come into the race with some confidence, but the DeVilbiss Chevy group is hungry, too. We’ve had some things work against us in the last few races. Maybe we can turn that around a little and pick up some momentum. We’re past the halfway mark in the season and everyone is going to dial it in a little tighter.
Last year’s Toronto winner, Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet heads in this weekend’s race following a sixth place finish at the Iowa Corn 300 and speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
Toronto is a great course for myself and the No. 12 Verizon Chevy team. We won the event last year and had a really great car to make it happen. We’ve gotten a win at a road course and an oval this season already, so a win at a street course would be really exciting. We continue to have a really strong car as we had a great one at Iowa. We’re looking forward to racing for the fans at Toronto this weekend and building on consistently solid cars this season.