Scott Dixon wins the Honda Indy Toronto to extend the series lead
Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) wins the Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th round of the 2018 IndyCar Series season. It’s the third win of the season and 44th win in a career for the driver of the #9 Honda. The victory helped him to extend the championship lead. Dixon came to Toronto with a 33-point advantage over Josef Newgarden and he’s leaving the town with the 62-point advantage.
Dixon previously won at Toronto in 2013 when it was a double-header event and he triumphed in both races. Today he won after leading for 49 of 85 laps. Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske) finished in the second place at Toronto’s 1.786-mile track. Robert Wickens (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) completed the podium.
After last week’s victory at Iowa, James Hinchcliffe (SPM) finished fourth today, crossing the finish line half a second ahead of Charlie Kimball (Carlin). The pole-sitter Josef Newgarden ended the race in the ninth place. He was leading for 25 laps but touched the wall at Turn 11 on a Lap 33 and lost time in the pits when his crew was checking the car.
The next IndyCar race is the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, scheduled for July 29.
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