Toronto IndyCar: Newgarden tops raceday warm-up

Toronto IndyCar: Newgarden tops raceday warm-up

He finished fifth at the season-opener in St. Pete, and he was robbed of a good finish at Long Beach when his car lost power.

Alexander Rossi was second for his first podium finish of the year and best since winning the 2016 Indianapolis 500.

TORONTO | Josef Newgarden raced to his second Toronto IndyCar title in three years Sunday, dominating on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place. If you're an IndyCar fan, it's worth looking up CNBC to make sure you watch the Honda Indy Toronto live and don't miss any of the championship battle. Married to Paula, they have three adult children and two cats.Paul loves the diversity of all types of racing, "a factor that got me hooked in the first place". "We did a lot of soul searching Friday night".

"We analyzed everything that we could and made some really solid changes overnight". After the round of pit stops though, he was second and even though he was unable to get to within two seconds for most of the last half of the race, he was still very pleased with his run.

It was such a commanding drive that the relaxed Hamilton said he was able to watch glimpses of the race on big screens around the circuit as he led from start to finish. These boys have worked so hard and, man, I couldn't be more proud of them.

As Hinchcliffe's legend grows at his hometown track, so too does his fanbase.

The Verizon IndyCar Series travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 on July 30.

The short oval also should feature Penske dominance - it's been Pagenaud (Phoenix) and Castroneves (Iowa) who've won there this year. "It's the most humbling thing", he said. It was a huge effort from the whole team. It was probably the latest I stayed at a racetrack in a long time.

"I've just never had the success that I thought I could get for known reasons", Pagenaud said. I try to do well with it. I try to be a good role model for kids.

Toronto Race Facts: Indy car racing is celebrating its 50 Anniversary of racing north of the U.S. border where the initial four races were USAC Molson Indy Toronto events at Mosport Park (1967-1978), with the likes of Bobby Unser, AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney scoring victories.

Newgarden, who also won here in 2015, came out in front on Lap 25 after a crash by Tony Kanaan caused a caution.

"I love beating Hinch in Canada", Newgarden joked.

"I think Graham is going to be very good there", Tracy said. You can't sit too back too much.

Newgarden and the Penske team.

A red caution flag was brought out 10 minutes into the second practice when rookie Esteban Gutierrez connected with the wall near the iconic Princes' Gates. The material below describes our privacy policy and describes how we treat the information we receive about you.

Newgarden was almost looking forward to the rain.