Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden started Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto from eighth place on the grid and was hoping for another great result having taken victory at the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway last weekend.
Sadly however that was not to be as he suffered a crash lap 57 forcing him to retire from the race.
Newgarden has now moved back to fifth place in the series standings and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was an error on my part. I hate to blame it on an injury, but I hit the curb to hard and lost the wheel. I couldn’t hang on to the wheel, I didn’t have the strength. I feel terrible for our guys, we had a good race going. We were fighting back after we got put back for an incident that I don’t think was our fault. We could have had a good finish there. This was my mistake and I feel bad because we are going to lose some points here.
Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet started the race from 21st place and went on to finish the race in 19th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
We just struggled to get the tires up to temperature. I locked up on the second to last restart and flat spotted the tires so we had to come in and pit. We just didn’t really have the pace today to compete towards the Top 10. I also had a broken front wing which definitely did not help. I just want to thank Ed Carpenter Racing and Rising Star Racing for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get back in the Fuzzy’s Vodka car in Mid-Ohio.