On the latest episode of the Push to Pass podcast, we discussed the Honda Indy Toronto and all it’s full-course caution glory! Five to be exact, with even more surprises. It seemed that Dixon and Pagenaud were well on their way to filling 2 of the 3 podium steps when a well-timed pit stop for Will Power changed the entire game.
A conversation about standing starts with Conor Daly led Dusty, Zach and I down a road of arguments for both sides. Toronto’s own James Hinchcliffe had his best start and finish at home and his happy-go-lucky attitude post-race inspired all of us to kick back and start debating the probabilities and possibilities of the forthcoming silly season! Shifting seats, paradises of surf, racing in the LAND, Omaha, Oklahoma, and what’s that, Zach? Monza!? Listen in and find out more!
Lots of changes to the Championship Points led to a Penske 1-2-3 with Pagenaud still on top but with his lead dwindled to only 47 in front of a charging Will Power. Rossi is still the highest ranking Honda at #7 thanks to his Indy 500 win and Hinchcliffe made the biggest moves on the board with a 5 jump leap up to #8 thanks to his podium at Toronto.
We had an off-weekend from racing but be certain that we are all revved up for the next round, which is right here in my home-state. My home-race (for now) is coming this weekend… The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course!
Verizon IndyCar Series track times for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio:
Friday, July 29:
Practice #1 – 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. ET
Practice #2 – 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 30:
Practice #3 – 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. ET
Quals – 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET
Sunday, July 17:
Warm Up – 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. ET
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Race – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. E.T.
The Honda Indy 200 Practice #2 and Qualifying will both be broadcast live on NBCSN. The race will be broadcast live on CNBC. Practice sessions #1 & #3 will be livestreamed via IndyCar. All links to livestream, plus information on radio coverage is available here.
Feature photo by Chris Jones/IndyCar