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2019 Point Standings
After Toronto
Rank Driver Points

1 Josef Newgarden 434
2 Alexander Rossi 430
3 Simon Pagenaud 395
4 Scott Dixon 348
5 Will Power 306
6 Takuma Sato 301
7 Ryan Hunter-Reay 285
8 Graham Rahal 266
9 James Hinchcliffe 244
10 Felix Rosenqvist 239
11 Sebastien Bourdais 232
12 Santino Ferrucci 223
13 Colton Herta 209
14 Spencer Pigot 209
15 Marco Andretti 194
16 Marcus Ericsson 193
17 Zach Veach 171
18 Ed Jones 170
19 Tony Kanaan 169
20 Matheus Leist 156
21 Jack Harvey 133
22 Max Chilton 117
23 Patricio O'Ward 115
24 Ed Carpenter 82
25 Conor Daly 59
26 James Davison 36
27 Helio Castroneves 33
28 Charlie Kimball 32
29 Ben Hanley 31
30 Sage Karam 31
31 Pippa Mann 28
32 Kyle Kaiser 22
33 JR Hildebrand 20
34 Oriol Servia 16
35 Jordan King 12

Rookie of Year Standings
1 Rosenqvist, Felix 239
2 Ferrucci, Santino 223
3 Herta, Colton 209
4 Ericsson, Marcus 193
5 O'Ward, Patricio 115
6 Hanley, Ben 31
7 Kaiser, Kyle 22
8 King, Jordan 12

Manufacturer Standings
1. Honda 901
2. Chevy 842

Latest IndyCar News and Commentary
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IndyCar Iowa Preview
  Iowa 300
Last year, Josef Newgarden led the most laps of the race (229) but with 45 laps to go James Hinchcliffe's SPM Honda passed Newgarden's Penske Chevy and pulled away to win the Iowa Corn 300 IndyCar race. Spencer Pigot and Takuma Sato finished 2nd and 3rd but that is because Newgarden gambled on a late caution and pitted for new tires but that was the wrong call. Newgarden came home 4th and Robert Wickens rounded out the top-5. 

Can Hinchcliffe win again?

Honda Indy Toronto Sunday Press Conference
  Post-Race Q&A
Drivers
1 - Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
2 - Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
3 - Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport
6 - James Hinchcliffe, Arrow Schmidt Peterson
Pagenaud holds off Dixon to win IndyCar Toronto race
  Rossi beats Newgarden for 4th
Before what appeared to be a sellout crowd, polesitter Simon Pagenaud grabbed the lead in his Penske Chevy at the start of the Honda Indy Toronto, and except for pit stops, led all the way to win the 85-lap IndyCar race on the bumpy streets around Exhibition Place, his third win of the year. Last year's winner Scott Dixon drove a rather lonely race to finish a distant 2nd while Andretti Honda ace Alexander Rossi did what he had to do and held off points leader Josef Newgarden (Penske Chevy) for third.
Honda Indy Toronto Saturday Press Conference
  Top-2 qualifiers plus Canadian Hinchcliffe
Drivers:
1 - Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
2 - Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
James Hinchcliffe, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Pagenaud takes pole for Honda Indy Toronto
  Nips Dixon and Rosenqvist
Team Penske's Simon Pagenaud has won the pole for the Honda Indy Toronto with a time of 58.429s in Q3 qualifying to beat Ganassi Honda driver Scott Dixon last year's winner. Dixon spun out just past the finish line and he sat there while the other drivers finished their runs.  IndyCar did not throw a red flag so he may not lose his fast lap of 58.595s. Dixon's teammate Felix Rosenqvist was third quick followed by Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden and Ed Jones.
Honda Toronto Indy Friday Press Conference
  From Exhibition Place
Drivers
Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
Felix Rosenqvist, Chip Ganassi Racing
Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport
Toronto IndyCar: Q&A with Robert Wickens
  Driving Hand Controlled Pace Car
Participants
Robert Wickens, Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Ted Klaus, President, Honda Performance Development
Mike Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics
IndyCar Drivers Disagree on Push-To-Pass
  by Lucille Dust
As the IndyCar series heads across the border to Toronto, Ontario for the Hondy Indy Toronto this weekend, the teams have been working on race strategy for the narrow temporary street course at Exhibition Place.  Part of that strategy will be fuel mileage, execution of pit stops in the tricky S shaped pit lane and when to use the 200 seconds of push-to-pass (P2P) that is allowed for this race.
Honda Indy Toronto Preview
  This coming weekend
Last year it was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden’s day. The two-time winner at the Honda Toronto Indy had a third title in his sights Sunday, but on Turn 11 of lap 33, the American hit the wall, allowing Scott Dixon to overtake him for the lead and win the race. Dixon of New Zealand finished the 85-lap course on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place first, with Simon Pagenaud of France in second and Robert Wickens, from Guelph, Ont., taking part in his first race on Canadian soil in more than a decade, in third
How Alex Rossi's biggest career decision will play out
  by Mark C.
Alexander Rossi has the biggest career decision of his life coming up as his current contract with Andretti Autosport expires at the end of this year. There have been many articles written about whether he will stay with Andretti, move to Team Penske, or possibly even move elsewhere. There are a lot of scenarios on how this may play out and Rossi's decision will determine whether IndyCar has an active Silly Season or a mundane one because, if he does not move, there won't be a lot of movement. We lay it out for you in a simple to follow decision flow diagram.
Dixon tests IndyCar Aeroscreen prototype in simulator
  Just Halo portion, not windscreen
Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon took part Tuesday morning in the next step of the development of the Aeroscreen driver safety innovation with a simulator test of a prototype at the U.S.-based Dallara Research Center. The simulator test of a prototype manufactured by Roush Creative Services comes less than six weeks after INDYCAR announced its ongoing partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to fully design the Aeroscreen concept for enhanced driver cockpit protection. The Aeroscreen is scheduled to be implemented for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season
Rossi defers to God for biggest career decision
  by Brian Carroccio
You don’t need much analysis from me. Alexander Rossi drilled the field in this past weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, finishing 28.4 seconds ahead of second-place Will Power. The win capped a 7-race stretch dating back to Long Beach, in which Rossi has won twice and finished second three times. And let’s face it: the actual record probably doesn’t do Rossi’s recent performance justice. We examine Rossi's next move and try to answer just who God is.
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