Saavedra returns to #8 for Toronto

Sebastian Saavedra will return to the #8 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, filling in for Sage Karam.

The Columbian was not slated to return to the #8 car until the season finale at Sonoma Raceway, but a sponsorship opportunity with Automatic Fire Sprinklers has put Saavedra back in the ride.

He has been recovering from a contusion to his right foot suffered during the Indianapolis 500 and will need to be evaluated by IndyCar’s medial team before he is cleared to drive.

“I can’t wait to rejoin the No. 8 team for the Toronto race,” said Saavedra. “I feel a lot of momentum coming off the Texas race where Scott and Tony finished one-two so things are definitely clicking. I know the cars are usually good at Toronto after watching Dario and Dixon win consistently there the last several years. My foot is back to 100% after Indianapolis and I’ll be ready to go race this weekend.”

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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