Josef Newgarden says it was a tough day at the office in Toronto for the No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet.
The Tennessee-native had a great qualifying starting from third however, in the race he came home in tenth place and speaking following the action he said:
It was certainly a tough day for the Hitachi Chevy team. We definitely threw away some points. We had a good car and I thought we had a good start to the race, for the most part. We just didn’t have a good second pit stop. Pit lane was pretty jammed up and lost a lot of time on that cycle. Once we got back in the middle of the pack we were just stuck at that point. We’ll learn and go onto the next race at Iowa. The team fought hard but it just wasn’t a good day for us.”
Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 XPEL Chevrolet started the race from P6 and came home in ninth place and speaking following the action he commented saying:
The restart caught me off-guard a little bit. I checked up and just making certain mistakes, but we had pace which is the main thing. Just have to put a race together at least when I’m deep in the pack like that. We should have had a fourth-place finish. Unfortunately, I didn’t put it together.”
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet started the race from 16th and came home in P16 and speaking following the action he commented saying:
“It’s just super hard to pass here. I pitted early when the left-front tire was destroyed. Then just getting caught behind people and it’s difficult to pass so couldn’t do anything but maintain 15th. Pretty bad day. That’s after a bad qualifying. Every single bad thing that can happen in qualifying this year has happened, whether it’s traffic, a red (flag) or a penalty and a couple of times even lack of pace. Good lessons for the next few races.”