Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Josef Newgarden Wins at Toronto for Second Win of the Season

Josef Newgarden Wins at Toronto for Second Win of the Season

Last season, Newgarden finished fourth in the final IndyCar standings as a member of Ed Carpenter Racing, the highest finish he has had since joining the circuit in 2012. The native of Hendersonville, Tenn., now has five career IndyCar wins.

His best starting position on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place before this year was second.

Last year's podium finish was Hinchcliffe's best result in Toronto.

James Hinchcliffe wants nothing more than to win his hometown race. Meanwhile from 11th and 16th, Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay needed some help to make it up the order on Sunday.

"It's a track that Scott Dixon excels at", Tracy said.

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

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

Michael Andretti has won here seven times from 1989-2001, while the now defunct Newman-Haas team also won seven races from 1989-2004.

Like his win here in 2015, Newgarden benefited from a timely caution flag. Hopefully we can climb up and get that win.

"I think Graham is going to be very good there", Tracy said.

"Thank you to the guys and thank you to Tim [Cindric] for making that call. So that's good and we'll see what we can do in the race".

Josef Newgarden was in the right place at the right time. "I thought we had a very fast vehicle, we got a pretty good start, stayed out of the mayhem, but very, very happy for all of Team Penske".

Takuma Sato signs autographs before the race at Iowa Speedway last weekend. Dixon was able to make it back to the pits and remain on the lead lap, but Power limped slowly around the track, winding up beached near pit entrance to force a multi-lap yellow.

Power's auto got the worst of it, breaking a right-front suspension piece.

The contact saw the Toowoomba driver unable to continue while Dixon battled on to finish 10th.

"Today again we made a pretty big step forward", said Rossi who now lies eighth in the championship, albeit 93 points behind leader Scott Dixon.

As Tony Kanaan exited the pits on lap 23, he locked up the brakes heading into bumpy Turn 1 and ran into the tire barrier - at the same moment Newgarden came in to pit.

Sellers started on the pole in the opener, lost the lead and regained it for good on Lap 31. Castroneves is coming off his best drive of the season, and counting out Simon Pagenaud on a street course is just plain foolish. Last year: Lewis Hamilton won the second of four consecutive races. The Mexican driver was initially diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms, but he was cleared after resting overnight.

In the nightcap, McCarty started seventh, took the lead on Lap 15 and beat Sellers by 1.1 seconds at the finish.

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