Last week at Iowa it was a Canadian that took home the prize of winning in the corn fields. But we were heading north of the border next week to Toronto, Onatario. This year having three Canadian drivers with Dale Coyne Rookie Zach Clamen Demelo, the guy when his name comes up everyone thinks “when’s he gana win a race” Impressive rookie Robert Wickens, and the winner of Iowa James Hinchcliffe.
These guys are the one a lot of people are going to be watching but the case being no different, you have to go through Penske first as Newgarden would capture pole position along with Scott Dixon in second.
Newgarden and Dixon lead the field to the start and Newgarden picking up just where he left off at Iowa lead early.
Lap 28 a caution would fly for Ryan Hunter-Reay carried to much speed into into turn 3 and rammed into the tire barrier along with his Andretti Autosport team mate Alexander Rossi racing hard with Will Power and making contact knocking his front wing off which caused for both cars to pit under yellow.
Once that was all settled out. The marbles from the tires were staring to become very relevant on the outskirts of each turn. So much that it was believed that Newgarden had gotten into the marbles coming to restart and would have a pretty good sized hit with the wall causing him to hand the lead to Dixon. A little further back guys were trying to take advantage of everybody being packed up and there were a couple lock ups causing Graham Rahal, Max Chilton, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power and Alexander Rossi all to pile up and make their day even that much more challenging.
After all of this was said and done, Scott Dixon would lead on the restart right in front of Robert Wickens and Simon Pagenaud.
Part time runner for Juncos Racing, Rene Binder would stall on the entry of turn 8 brining out yet another caution after only about 2 laps of green.
Another green flag would fly with Dixon still leading. A pleasant sight would be Marco Andretti running in fourth after a strong run a month ago in Detroit.
Scott Dixon would lead all the way to end of the 85 laps and pick up his third trophy this season and 64 point lead over second-place runner Josef Newgarden.
Robert Wickens would be passed by Simon Pagenaud for second place but be able to hold on for third place. This was the third year in a row that a Canadian would finish on the podium.
The other Canadian James Hinchcliffe would finish right behind Wickens in Fourth. Charlie Kimball would get Carlin Racing there first ever top five as a new team in fifth.
Zach Veach, Andretti’s rookie, would bring his number twenty six Honda home in 7th. A great result for the rookie.
And probably one of the most payed attention to drivers through the weekend would be Conor Daly driving the Harding number eighty eight over Gabby Chaves. Conor would qualify eleventh and finish thirteenth. This would be his first time ever with the first season team. Not too bad.
The IndyCar’s are taking a week off and then heading to one of the best tracks on the schedule. Mid Ohio. Scott Dixon has won at the course five times. Newgarden however won this race just one year ago. The points will be one to watch.
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