Defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet says he is looking forward to this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto in Canada as the series heads north of the border.
Newgarden is aiming to bounce back from a disappointing race in Iowa. Speaking ahead of the race in Toronto he said:
Toronto is always a race I look forward to. It’s such a fun city with a lot for everyone traveling with the series to do and the racing is great. It can be challenging but always exciting. The new car is going to be fast there and I think that’s going to make it really fun. Strategy will be really important here as with any road or street course, so that’s something I know a lot of teams are really thinking about. The No. 1 Hitachi Chevy is going to be all dialed in and I know myself and my crew are really working to win there again.
Will Power in the No.12 Team Penske Verizon Chevrolet is looking forward to this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto and speaking ahead of the race the Indianapolis 500 champion commented by saying:
I’m really looking forward to going to Toronto. I’ve won there three times, so I know myself and the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet team feel strong there. I know it’s been resurfaced so it’s always a fun track. It’s going to be very tough with there being so many good cars now. I think it’s going to be good with the new car. The racing at Iowa was phenomenal. There were so many passes. It was amazing. It’s going to be really exciting for the fans there to watch and will be fun for all us racing there.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technology Chevrolet is looking forward to the Honda Indy Toronto and speaking ahead of the race the Frenchman commented by saying:
“Toronto is a great track and a great city. I really enjoy going there. It’s on Bastille Day, which is independence day for France. It’s always an interesting weekend with the French touch there. I’m excited. We’ve performed well in the past at Toronto but haven’t had the best luck recently, but we’re ready to turn it around this year for the No. 22 DXC Technology Chevrolet and perform stronger. I think the fans are going to be interested in seeing the new cars there. They’re very sexy and good-looking. I think the show is going to be even better than it used to be. It’s going to be a lot faster down the straightaway and there’s going to be a lot more sliding around. It’s going to be all good for the show.