Honda Racing/HPD Trackside: Honda Indy Toronto

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Honda Racing/HPD Trackside: Honda Indy Toronto

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Honda Racing/HPD Trackside: Honda Indy Toronto

Starting second, Scott Dixon trailed early leader Josef Newgarden through the first round of pit stops. Then, on a Lap 33 restart following a full-course caution, Newgarden slid into the barriers lining the 1.786-mile street circuit. Dixon was quick to take advantage, and moved into a lead he would only surrender during the remaining routine pit stops, taking the lead for good on Lap 59.

Toronto-area natives Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe gave their hometown fans a pair of drivers to celebrate today. Wickens finished third after a battle with second-place Simon Pagenaud that saw the pair make contact at least twice in the closing laps. His Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate, Hinchcliffe, last week’s winner at Iowa Speedway, prevailed in a similar battle with fellow Honda driver Marco Andretti when the latter was forced to pit for a splash of fuel at the start of the final lap. Andretti would recover to finish 10th.

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