Who’s Hot, Who’s Not Leaving Toronto

We’re 12 races down with just five races to go in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. After Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, we have a week off before returning to action in two weeks from today in Mid-Ohio. With that being said, here are some hot and cold drivers heading into the off week. Who’s Hot –  Scott Dixon After a season worst result of 12th last week in Iowa, Dixon backs that up with one of his best races of 2018 a week later. The Chip Ganassi racing driver…

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Dixon’s Path To 5th Championship Becomes Clear With Toronto Win And Main Challengers Struggles

Five Laps. That’s all it took on Sunday for Scott Dixon’s path towards a fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship to become much clearer. Dixon, would take his No. 9 Honda to victory lane for the third time of his career in the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday and 44th overall win of his storied career while his main challengers to win this year’s championship all had their hopes dashed in a span of five laps. It all started on Lap 28 when teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi made contact…

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INDYCAR Likely To Add Lagnua Seca Back, Sonoma Threatens To End Deal With INDYCAR If So

A Verizon IndyCar Series return to Laguna Seca seems all but likely now. On Friday, news leaked that there’s a Monterey County Board of Supervisors meeting early next week and that if the proposal for the series to return in 2019 passes like it’s said it will, then the series would be heading back to the WeatherTech Raceway beginning in 2019. The contract in place would be from 2019 through 2021. 

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Toronto The Spot Marco Andretti Can End Winless Drought

Marco Andretti hasn’t won a Verizon IndyCar Series race since the 2011 race at the Iowa Speedway. But, that winless drought could be coming to an end in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Andretti, enters with some momentum and heads to one of his better tracks. Out of his last 11 Toronto starts, the third generation driver has finished inside the top 10 in eight of them, including a fourth place run last year. Plus, the Exhibition Place circuit was his dads playground. No one has…

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Ed Jones A Quiet Sleeper This Weekend In Toronto

Ed Jones has been surging lately. After a dismal Month of May in Indy, he’s been among the most consistent drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series field. Jones, heads to Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) with four top 10 finishes over his last five starts. But, take out the two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and some bad luck, and you’d see Jones could be a championship contender instead. Here’s why. 

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Canadian Duo Heads Home For Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

There’s no question, the Canadian race fans are some of the most passionate motorsports fans in the world. Even if the Verizon IndyCar Series races north of the border and they don’t have any Canadian drivers in it, the home fans still show out. But, what if not one, but two drivers that hail from Canada enter this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) and what if both are on the same team? Also, what if both are from Toronto too? SPM has been closely followed this…

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Kanaan With Sights Set On Another Solid Run This Weekend In Toronto, Eyeing Podium Finish

Tony Kanaan is doing his job in 2018 of putting AJ Foyt Racing back on the right track. So far, it appears to be working. Now, Kanaan is aiming to keep his recent strength at Toronto going this weekend. While he’s never visited victory lane on the 1.786-mile street circuit and unless something drastic happens, it may not happen this weekend in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) either, this is still a race that Kanaan can get a top 10 finish in. 

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Daly To Replace Chaves For Toronto, Why Chaves Still Factors Into Teams’ Plans

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series silly season officially got underway. Harding Racing announced that they’ve replaced Gabby Chaves with Conor Daly for this weekend’s race in Toronto. The American will pilot the No. 88 Chevrolet along the streets of the Exhibition Place circuit in downtown Toronto. Daly, is a veteran of the Series, a driver with 40 career starts in five seasons. The 26 year-old has one podium finish.

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