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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

Posted On July 11, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2019 Honda Indy Toronto Preview

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — The second-longest running street race in the NTT IndyCar Series has arrived and the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto is looking to be a showdown of the championship leaders to start the second half of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi is coming off of a run of four top-two finishes in the last five races. His other finish? Fifth. In fact, the California native has two wins and only two finishes outside the top-five all year. Normally that kind ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Just over a month removed from running the 103rd Indianapolis 500, Sage Karam will make his second NTT IndyCar Series start of the season with Carlin in the Honda Indy Toronto July 14. The latest deal for Karam will mark the first time he’ll run multiple races since his rookie season in 2015 and his first road race of any kind since Mid-Ohio in 2015. Despite not having recent Indy car experience on road or street courses on his resume, he’s thankful of having an opportunityRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Max Chilton saw his race come to an abrupt end after falling victim to an early crash in the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place. A restart on the Lap 33 proved to be the turning point of Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series event as Graham Rahal ran into the back of Chilton entering Turn 1, which led to a seven-car crash and forced the latter to retire from the 85-lap contest. The drama started as soon as race leader Josef Newgarden went up in theRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Both Spencer Pigot and Takuma Sato came to the Honda Indy Toronto looking to extend their top-10 streaks after scoring podiums at Iowa Speedway, but neither completed the 85-lap battle after being victims of the Turn 11 wall during Sunday’s race at Exhibition Place in Canada. Takmua Sato, who was running in fifth, went wide in Turn 11 and hit the wall on Lap 66. His No. 30 Mi-Jack/Panasonic Honda sustained a broken right rear suspension and fell off the pace, forcing him to takeRead More
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By INDYCAR TORONTO – A week after issues bedeviled his chances, Scott Dixon was the model of cool, calm and consistency in winning the Honda Indy Toronto. In doing so, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver extended his Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead and added to his career legacy. Dixon, in the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda, won by 5.2701 seconds over Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud to pick up his third victory of the 2018 season and push his points advantage to 62 over Josef Newgarden. The triumph was also theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Canada’s IndyCar racing trio of James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens and Zachary Claman De Melo will start ninth, 10th and 23rd ahead of Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Hinchcliffe and Wickens advanced to the second round of qualifying from their respective qualifying groups but each has had an interesting journey during this weekend. Hinchcliffe won last week’s Iowa Corn 300 but in the three practice sessions turned the 18th, 10th and 14th fastest laps in the three practice sessions while WickensRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Harding Racing announced today that Conor Daly will be racing the No. 88 Harding Racing Chevrolet in the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th race in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. The team is looking to expand to a two car effort in 2019 and with Chaves already confirmed as being one driver, the team is looking for a teammate to partner Chaves and will be evaluating its options for the rest of the season. “At this point in the season, we are focusing all ourRead More

Posted On July 14, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Drivers Having Different Struggles in Toronto

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Will Power was one of the two fastest drivers in Friday’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice for the Honda Indy Toronto, but Power was among several drivers that faced challenges with the circuit. For the driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, the bumps heading into Turn 1 were where he had the most trouble. “You have to avoid the bumps at times. Today you’ve got a tower wind, so you don’t bottom as hard,” Power said. “I’m not sure anyoneRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Saavedra returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series to pilot the No. 7 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto. Mikhail Aleshin, the usual full-time driver of the entry, will sit on the sidelines but be on hand for “support” according to a team release. Gary Peterson, owner and longtime supporter of Saavedra, will have his AFS Racing branding joining the No. 7 Lucas Oil SPM Honda. The move also reunites the Colombian with former Indy Lights race engineer Blair Perschbacher. Saavedra onlyRead More