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2017 Point Standings
After Toronto
Rank Driver Points

1 Scott Dixon 423
2 Helio Castroneves 420
3 Simon Pagenaud 404
4 Josef Newgarden 400
5 Will Power 359
6 Graham Rahal 359
7 Takuma Sato 351
8 Alexander Rossi 330
9 Tony Kanaan 306
10 James Hinchcliffe 297
11 Max Chilton 295
12 Ed Jones 276
13 Ryan Hunter-Reay 273
14 Marco Andretti 268
15 JR Hildebrand 263
16 Carlos Munoz 224
17 Mikhail Aleshin 221
18 Charlie Kimball 206
19 Conor Daly 179
20 Spencer Pigot 154
21 Ed Carpenter 142
22 Sebastien Bourdais 136
23 Juan Pablo Montoya 93
24 Gabby Chaves 83
25 Esteban Gutierrez 73
26 Oriol Servia 61
27 Sebastian Saavedra 52
28 Fernando Alonso 47
29 Pippa Mann 32
30 Jay Howard 24
31 Zach Veach 23
32 Sage Karam 23
33 James Davison 21
34 Jack Harvey 17
35 Tristan Vautier 15
36 Buddy Lazier 14

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2018 IndyCar pre-test Q&A
  With drivers and Jay Frye

Juan Pablo Montoya - Chevy Test Driver
Oriol Servia - Honda Test Driver
Jay Frye - IndyCar Competition Boss

Scenes from first test of 2018 IndyCar
  At Indy Speedway

Oriol Servia (Honda) and Juan Montoya (Chevy) tested the 2018 IndyCar Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the car ran for the first time with the completely new and modernized look and super speedway aerodynamics. Here are the first photos from's Lucille Dust and IndyCar.

Jay Frye answers questions on NEXT IndyCar
  IndyCar president of competition and operations

Earlier today, IndyCar revealed photographs of its new look for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. The 2018 aero kit project is a collaboration of IndyCar, Dallara, and design experts in the United Kingdom with input from drivers, teams and fans alike. The new core will come in two specifications, one for superspeedway ovals and the other for use on short ovals, permanent road courses and temporary street circuits. The public reveal comes Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when superspeedway cars powered by Chevrolet and Honda take to the track for testing.

INDYCAR'S NEXT car design
  Bolder, safer, even more thrilling

INDYCAR is primed for a new look, inspired by old favorites but clearly pointing toward what's "NEXT" for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Your new Indy car: Bolder. Safer. Even more thrilling. Debuting today in preparation for the 2018 season, cars again powered by Chevrolet and Honda engines will represent a collaboration of several key constituents - INDYCAR, Dallara and design experts in the United Kingdom - paired with input from drivers, teams and fans alike.

IndyCar's next TV deal key to series survival
  Series cannot survive another TV deal like the current one

The current IndyCar TV deal that delivers small TV ratings for 2/3rds of its races has made the series economically unsustainable. While it's not time to order the flowers and plan the funeral just yet, that day is in the foreseeable future if something isn't done soon. Mark Miles is in the midst of negotiating a new TV deal for IndyCar because the current one expires at the end of 2018.  Nothing will be more important during his reign as IndyCar CEO than this deal. It will define his legacy.

Toronto IndyCar postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Whenever watching a motor race, I almost always keep a notepad handy. And the item at the top of the page earmarked for this weekend's Honda Indy Toronto was a simple "It’s Helio's World.” This I imagine was transcribed the moment Helio Castroneves pulled off a breathtaking pass from the third starting spot on teammate and pole sitter Simon Pagenaud at the drop of the green flag.
Honda Indy Toronto Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers

1 - Josef Newgarden (Chevy)
2 - Alexander Rossi (Honda)
3 - James Hinchcliffe (Honda)
Newgarden holds off Rossi to win in Toronto
  Young Americans run 1-2

Josef Newgarden, using great pitstop strategy, led the most laps to win the Honda Indy Toronto race in his Penske Chevy. Once in the lead, Newgarden controlled the race at the front to Alexander Rossi who came home 2nd in his Andretti Honda, his highest finish since winning the 2017 Indy 500. Local favorite James Hinchcliffe was third for the final podium position. Marco Andretti and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top-5.

Honda Indy Toronto Saturday Press Conference
  Top - 6 drivers

1 - Simon Pagenaud (Chevy)
2 - Graham Rahal (Honda)
3 - Helio Castroneves (Chevy)
4 - Will Power (Chevy)
5 - Scott Dixon (Chevy)
6 - James Hinchcliffe Honda

Pagenaud wins pole for Honda Indy Toronto
  Rahal to start 2nd

Penske Chevy driver Simon Pagenaud set a new track record of 58.912s to win the pole position for Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto. It was the 10th career IndyCar pole for Pagenaud. Graham Rahal drove what he called the greatest lap of his life on used red Firestone tires to break up the Team Penske domination of the weekend with a lap of 59.224s for the outside pole position in his Honda. Helio Castroneves was third fastest for Team Penske and Will Power gave the Penske team 3 of the top-4 starting positions.

6 Hours of Nurburgring - Qualifying highlights
  Toyota takes hard fought pole
Toyota took a closely fought pole position for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nurburgring , the fourth round in this season's FIA World Endurance Championship. Jose-Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi combined to set an average lap time of 1m38.118s to take a third pole position of the season for the No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID. A look on the key moments of the qualifying session on the Nürburgring circuit.
Penske drivers want aeroscreens & slower IndyCars
  No one favors current 100% throttle racing

Helio Castroneves
Josef Newgarden
Simon Pagenaud
Will Power

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