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Rufina Vignone
Luglio 17, 2017

Castroneves ended a three-year win drought with a victory at last weekend's Iowa Corn 300.

Mexican Esteban Gutierrez received medical clearance to drive Sunday in the Honda Indy Toronto race.

Josef Newgarden crosses the finish line to win the Honda Indy Toronto in Toronto on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Power has two wins this season and has finished in the top five for four straight races.

"It's insane to think for so many years I was the kid with a card and a Sharpie chasing drivers around the paddock", he said.

Newgarden won the 2015 race here for Ed Carpenter Racing.

Rossi seemed more than pleased with his second-place finish in his Honda. He edged McCarty by.46 seconds at the finish, with Austin Thaxton taking third. "I've always had some kind of interest in different forms of racing and to get into a stock auto, which I haven't done yet, at a road course seems like a logical first step". Finally, through prodding by friends of his parents, he was taken to several Thursday night modified stock auto races on the old quarter-mile dirt track that was in the infield of the one-mile oval -and he was hooked.The first Milwaukee Mile event that he attended was the 1959 Rex Mays Classic won by Johnny Thomson in the pink Racing Associates lay-down Offy built by the legendary Lujie Lesovsky. "It's so awesome feeling the energy back in this event, it's obviously one that has meant a lot to me for a long time". "The clouds were looking really dark as you were coming through Turn 5, heading into 6, you'd kind of see them".

Although the rain played a factor into how Newgarden and his Penske crew strategized for the race, he says this victory feels a little bit easier than his last one in Toronto.

Pagenaud edged Graham Rahal for top spot with Team Penske teammates Castroneves and Will Power, the defending champion, starting third and fourth. You guys are the best.

Newgarden jumped into fourth in the driver standings by picking up 53 points with his victory. I thought we had a very fast auto, we got a pretty good start, and stayed out of the mayhem. "But you still have to do your homework, you still have to really think about and execute".

Dixon and Power came together in the early exchanges - it forced Power out of the race and Dixon limped back to the pits with a puncture. "Dixon is the most consistent but Will, Pagenaud and even (Helio) Castroneves are also very consistent, so it's hard to pick one".

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