Copy-Newgarden races to second Toronto IndyCar win in 3 years

Copy-Newgarden races to second Toronto IndyCar win in 3 years
Copy-Newgarden races to second Toronto IndyCar win in 3 years

17 July, 2017

A caution came out on the first lap when defending-champion Will Power was hit on the right side of his vehicle in Turn 3 by overall leader Scott Dixon.

American Josef Newgarden, ranked one ahead of Power in championship standings in fourth, won the race.

CART brought racing back, this time to Toronto itself in 1986, followed by Champ Car, IRL and today IndyCar, which will hold Toronto race number 33 Sunday on the 1.78-mile, 11-turn temporary street course.

He quit after the lap.

Power has won at Toronto thrice before while Castroneves is coming off of a win last weekend at Iowa that snapped a three-year victory drought. "It's way easier to make a mistake, it's way easier to get into the wall".

"It was a really good lap, one of the best I've ever put together", Pagenaud said.

Newgarden came out in front on Lap 25 after a crash by Tony Kanaan caused a caution and maintained an advantage of more than two seconds for most of the rest of the race.

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Graham Rahal qualified second for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with a lap of 59.2245 seconds (108.563 mph), three-tenths adrift of pole. "The yellow for sure helped us win this race".

After a strong start to the second round, Hinchcliffe fell back but was able to recover on a final shootout lap. Last year: Lewis Hamilton won the second of four consecutive races.

Still, Dixon rejoined the fight without losing a lap, while Power's No. 12 Verizon Penske team pushed his auto behind the wall for repairs.

Newgarden now has two wins at this venue and two at Barber, a permanent road course east of Birmingham, Ala.

"Tomorrow is going to be a bit of a mix-up - obviously with the weather, we don't know what's going to go on - but we're starting fourth tomorrow so we need to go out and see what we can do", Thompson said. "It's going to be the guy who does that the best". Honda drivers did, however, take three of the top 4 spots, five of the top 7 spots and nine of the top 12 spots in the race despite not showing great speed in practices. He said the only "problem" was that this win came at a track where he has previously won. He began covering races in 1965 for Racing Wheels newspaper in Vancouver, WA as a reporter/photographer and his first credentialed race was Jim Clark's historic Indy win.Paul has also done reporting, columns and photography for Midwest Racing News since the mid-sixties, with the 1967 Hoosier 100 being his first big race to report for them.He is a retired middle-grade teacher, an avid collector of vintage racing memorabilia, and a tour guide at Miller Park. "I think this morning we were P17 so we made some good strides to make it to the Firestone Fast Six, ultimately fifth". Power has two wins on the year and he has been the best driver in the series since his slow start to the season.

Sato made headlines this season when he won the Indianapolis 500, but he's also been quietly excellent on street tracks.

At 23 points back, Newgarden pinpointed the one race where he lost the most points - the double points Indianapolis 500 - as a place where his championship has been affected the most. "The hope is that we will be even more competitive there this year than we were last year".

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