The Verizon IndyCar Series may not be racing this weekend following an intense schedule over the past three weeks with the Indianapolis 500, the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit and the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway which has been rescheduled for August 27 however one place that is a hive of activity preparing for IndyCar’s arrival is Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada home of the Honda Indy Toronto.
Preparations for the event are well underway with race organisers getting everyone ready. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe will compete at the race, his home circuit this year for the first time with Sam Schmidt’s team having missed last year’s race however that race was the first that he was allowed to attend after being released from hospital.
This time next month IndyCar will be on track in Toronto and one driver who will be hoping to be back on track to try and defend his victory here is Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden who fractured his collarbone and his right hand following an accident with Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly during the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend.
Newgarden took his No.67 CFH Racing Chevrolet to victory lane here last year leading a 1-2 finish for Sarah Fisher and her team. In 2016, Sarah has gone from the team but is still present in the IndyCar paddock as she drivers the pace car.
Newgarden will be hoping that he can be back in the car for the Honda Indy Toronto race. Ed Carpenter Racing has already confirmed that JR Hildebrand will sub for Newgarden until his ready to return to the cockpit.
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