This week on the Push to Pass podcast, Dusty, Zach and I review last weekend’s Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – noting that IndyCar will be returning to the fastest short track in the world for the next two seasons, discussing Newgarden’s dominance and highlighting how it is yet another amazing story in the season of IndyCar comebacks!
We saw race craft and pit stop strategy coming into play for the remainder of the field in Iowa and an impressive P5 finish by MIkhail Aleshin, the highest finishing Honda in the field.
Big numbers were put up last weekend between Newgarden claiming the most laps led in the history of IndyCar as well as Pagenaud clinching his 5th pole of the season and 500th pole position for Team Penske. Newgarden also jumped up to P2 in the Championship race, 73 points behind Pagenaud.
Other talking points include a Maldonado siting, IndyCar stepping up to the plate to make fans whole again after the Boston GP cancellation, the loss of Carl Haas, a mid-season review taking a look at all the Verizon IndyCar Series teams and a quick preview of the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend, including the return of Luca Fillipi and Newgarden’s attempt for two in a row on the streets of Toronto.
Verizon IndyCar Series track times for the Honda Indy Toronto:
Friday, July 15:
Practice #1 – 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. ET
Practice #2 – 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 16:
Practice #3 – 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. ET
Quals – 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. ET
Sunday, July 17:
Warm Up – 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET
Honda Indy Toronto Race – 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. E.T.
The Honda Indy Toronto qualifying will be broadcast live on NBCSN and the race will be broadcast live on CNBC. All practice sessions will be livestreamed via IndyCar. All links to livestream, plus information on radio coverage is available here.