Honda Indy Toronto Tag

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BY INDYCAR TORONTO (July 14, 2019) – French driver Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske showed the NTT IndyCar Series how to celebrate Bastille Day. Pagenaud capped a near-perfect weekend in Canada by dominating the Honda Indy Toronto, scoring his third victory of the season – the 14th of his career – on France’s national day. The pole sitter led 80 of the 85 laps at Exhibition Place and held back five-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing in the late going to score his first victory on theRead More

Posted On July 14, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Power, Rahal Clash, Power Finishes 18th

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — The start of the Honda Indy Toronto is almost always chaotic and for Will Power and Graham Rahal, Sunday’s was no different in the 11th race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Power started 15th in his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and was looking at making up more positions than he had already done so at the start of the 85-lap race. While attempting to pass Rahal going into Turn 8, the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner hit the inside wall whenRead More
By INDYCAR TORONTO (Saturday, July 13, 2019) – As Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud completed what proved to be a pole-winning lap in Saturday’s Honda Indy Toronto qualifying session at Exhibition Place, NTT IndyCar Series rivals were sliding off pace. Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport bounced off the outside wall in Turn 6, and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon spun early in his final timed lap. Neither probably had the speed to match Pagenaud, but it made for an adventurous watch in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session. “Yeah, thatRead More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – The streets around Exhibition Place have long been a happy hunting ground for Aaron Telitz. After finishing on the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires podium in each of the last two years and sweeping a pair of Indy Pro 2000 race wins en route to the championship title in 2016, the Wisconsin native led from flag to flag for Belardi Auto Racing in today’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products. The victory was Telitz’s first sinceRead More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Darren Keane has been knocking on the door of Victory Lane all the way through the opening half of this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season. Finally, in today’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products, the 19-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., beat down that door by passing Danish pole sitter Christian Rasmussen and holding off repeated attempts at a repass to shake the monkey off his back and secure a sixth PFC Award of the year forRead More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Danial Frost scored a fine victory for the Canadian-owned Exclusive Autosport team in this morning’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products on the streets around Exhibition Place just a few miles from downtown Toronto. Frost, 17, from Singapore, grasped the lead with an opportunistic move at the first corner and held on to win by just 0.45 seconds over Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires points leader Rasmus Lindh (Juncos Racing). Canadian Parker Thompson, from Red Deer,Read More

Posted On July 13, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud Leads Saturday Indy Toronto Practice

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — In a near-carbon copy of Friday afternoon practice, Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud led Saturday’s morning practice for the NTT IndyCar Series’s only Canadian visit, the Honda Indy Toronto. A fastest lap of 59.3651 seconds around the 11 turn, 1.786 mile road course averaged to 108.306 mph. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion was .0702 seconds faster than Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist who also was second fastest in Friday’s afternoon session. Two incidents late in the session interrupted green flag running time. Andretti Autosport’sRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Robert Wickens will drive a parade lap in front of the entire NTT IndyCar Series field before Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto in a specially prepared Acura NSX with hand controls. Although if Wickens has his way, that might last a little bit longer. “I’m trying to figure out what that penalty would be if I just kept going,” said Wickens. Nobody would fault the Guelph, Ontario native for staying out an extra lap or two. Wickens was paralyzed after an incident last August inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — More victims fell to the Turn 11 outside wall as Simon Pagenaud set the fastest lap in Friday practice for the Honda Indy Toronto. The 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion went around the 11 turn, 1.786 mile street circuit with a fastest lap of 59.8708 seconds, averaging 107.391 mph in his No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet. The 45 minute session saw more wall contact as some drivers struggled with the patching in Turn 11 heading onto the main straightaway. Marcus Ericsson andRead More

Posted On July 12, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Dixon Paces First Honda Indy Toronto Practice

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Trying to defend his Honda Indy Toronto win from last year, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon put the rest of the field on notice by turning the fastest lap in Friday’s morning practice session. The five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion turned a lap of 1 minute, 1.0723 seconds on the 1.786 mile street circuit around Exhibition Place in the frequently-interrupted session. Team Penske teammates Josef Newgarden (2015 and 2017 Toronto winner) and Will Power (2007 and 2010 Toronto winner) spun coming off of TurnRead More