Power crashes out in Toronto Indy

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2017

"The days we get lucky and win a race, just take them".

Notes: TV: Race, Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m. ET, CNBC (Live) /7 p.m. ET, NBCS, (re-air). Newgarden's best lap of 1:00.0122 was almost two tenths of a second quicker than teammate Simon Pagenaud.

Pagenaud was last season's IndyCar Series champion and is searching for his second victory of the season after winning in Phoenix in April. "To me it creates a lot of action, a lot of racing, very good for the fans and tough for the drivers", he said.

"We've been good all weekend", said Newgarden, who also won the race in 2015. 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. Canadian James Hinchcliffe also races for Schmidt Peterson.

You know you are having a solid season when an eighth-place finish could be described as disappointing. I'm relieved that we finally kind of got the monkey off our back. Finally, through prodding by friends of his parents, he was taken to several Thursday night modified stock vehicle races on the old quarter-mile dirt track that was in the infield of the one-mile oval -and he was hooked.The first Milwaukee Mile event that he attended was the 1959 Rex Mays Classic won by Johnny Thomson in the pink Racing Associates lay-down Offy built by the legendary Lujie Lesovsky. I feel like I really extracted the best out of my vehicle, the best out of my setup today.

"We were really at the bottom of the barrel on Friday afternoon, the slowest of the four Andretti cars", Rossi said. He's always there and he's with a good team obviously, but his race craft is really good.

Newgarden gave Team Penske its 193rd victory, the most of any team.

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"The support I feel from this city grows every single year, it's just incredible", he said.

Scott Dixon has held his lead in the Indycars Championship despite a first lap incident between the Kiwi and Will Power on the streets of Toronto. You guys are the best.

"Obviously previous year getting in the Fast Six was pretty good for us, best start that we've had here, and to match that, this weekend is pretty good", he said.

Dixon has 403 points and captured the Kohler Grand Prix in late June.

Power dropped back to fifth in the standings and he is now 64 points behind series leader Dixon.

Dixon has a three-point lead over Castroneves with five races left.

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