Will Power crashes out of Toronto IndyCar

Will Power of Australia races during the Honda Indy Toronto in Toronto

Josef Newgarden was fastest in the 30-minute session under cloudy but dry conditions, with a best lap of 1 minute, 0.0122 seconds (107.138 mph) around the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street course. The Canadian driver has not enjoyed a ton of success on the streets of Toronto - his third-place finish past year is his only top five in seven attempts - but there's reason to believe he'll contend for the win.

DEFENDING champion, Australia's Will Power, has crashed out on the opening lap of the Toronto IndyCar race, after hitting Kiwi Scott Dixon's auto. Dixon is the current points leader in the series thanks to one win and three runner-up finishes. He was both Rookie of the Year, as well as champion of the Indy Lights circuit in 2011, leading to him taking the next step up, having improved his final position each of his first five years with IndyCar.

"Once that scenario passed, I thought we had everything we needed to win the race".

The race is scheduled for Sunday. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver will start 12th in Sunday's race. "We need more Canadians in motorsport and to be one of the only Canadians on the Mazda Road to Indy and to win in our home country is a celebration for the whole Toronto Grand Prix and hopefully for the whole country".

"You always feel good coming into a race that you've won before".

Like his win here in 2015, Newgarden benefited from a timely caution flag. As we've said, this year has been a huge turnaround.

Josef Newgarden has won his second Honda Indy Sunday.

Daly, whose lone top-10 finish this season was seventh at Texas Motor Speedway, has extra incentive today. When Coyne called, "I didn't think twice".

Will Power's fourth-place finish at Iowa jumped him up two spots to fourth in the standings, 53 points behind Dixon.

When times were combined, Pagenaud came out on top, with Power second and Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon third. "It's a street course I usually enjoy and (Andretti Autosport) should be competitive". There are a lot of different pavement types and it's very slippery on the concrete, which is very similar to Detroit.

It's Pagenaud's tenth career pole and Team Penske's eighth this season.

"It would have been nice to give the (crew) guys a win where I haven't won before", he said.

For the second straight year, Toronto-area native James Hinchcliffe started sixth and finished third to the delight of the hometown fans.

Replacing the Russian is Sebastian Saavedra, a veteran of the series who most recently ran for Juncos Racing at this year's Indianapolis 500. Last year: Lewis Hamilton won the second of four consecutive races.



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