Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet ended the opening day of track action at the Honda Indy Toronto in 16th place where he set a time of 01:02.7384s however he believes that the team are in a better position going into the weekend than the times suggest.

Speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:

We have a little work to do tomorrow, but we are in a better spot than the time sheets show. We have a pretty good baseline car; I just didn’t get the most out of it today. As long as I raise my level tomorrow, I should have a car that can compete for the Firestone Fast 6. That will be job Number One, hopefully once we do that we will have a good position to try and race for the win.

Spencer Pigot who is back in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet ended the day in 18th place and speaking following the session he stated:

The track is definitely a bit more challenging this year with the changes so we’re trying to get used to that. We definitely made some improvements between the sessions. It’s a lot of fun driving around here, I enjoy this track and I think we’ll have a good car for tomorrow.

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