"The support I feel from this city grows every single year, it's just incredible", he said.
For the 33 time since 1986, Indy cars move north to race in Toronto, Canada, this time for the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto on the streets near Exhibition Place, west of downtown Toronto. "I love Hinch, he's a great representative, but this is so good". Newgarden was running fourth when he made his first stop for fuel and tires on Lap 23, seconds before Tony Kanaan ran into the Turn 1 tire barrier to bring out the caution flag and pit lane was closed.
Newgarden gave Team Penske its 193rd victory, the most of any team.
"With the layout change last year it's undone a bit of the work that we've done over the last couple years trying to get a good setup together", Hinchcliffe said. So thanks to all of you guys.
"We didn't win the race, so you can always make it better", Hinchcliffe said. "It's going to be hard beating all of those guys, but I will tell you what, when you have got Chevy power, you have Chevy reliability and Chevy fuel mileage - you feel pretty good about things".
This season, the 26-year-old Hendersonville, Tennessee, native joins Team Penske.
The Californian scored his first podium finish since his surprise victory as a rookie in the 2016 Indianapolis 500, and teammates Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay finished fourth and sixth, respectively.
2017 So Far: Four of the 11 races that have been run were on temporary street circuits similar to Toronto and all four were won by Honda-powered cars: St. Petersburg/Sebastien Bourdais, Long Beach/Hinchcliffe, Detroit 1-2/ Graham Rahal... "I've always had some kind of interest in different forms of racing and to get into a stock vehicle, which I haven't done yet, at a road course seems like a logical first step".
"I just need more time to get used to the vehicle", Gutierrez told the Star. Canadian James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont., also races for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
"We were catching Alex and Josef in that last stint", Hinchcliffe said. "The vehicle really came alive on the blacks, so big thanks to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, all the guys - great stops - and all the fans in Toronto".
Power enters this weekend in fourth place in the Verizon IndyCar Series driver standings - 53 points behind leader Scott Dixon, who won the pole position in Toronto a year ago.
"Today again we made a pretty big step forward", said Rossi who now lies eighth in the championship, albeit 93 points behind leader Scott Dixon.
But as the field got set to turn onto Lake Shore Boulevard, Dixon got backed up behind Rahal and Power ran into the back of Dixon's left rear, damaging Power's steering and leaving Dixon with a flat tire and damage to the left rear brake duct. The day started out sunny and humid but clouded over during the event and it rained lightly at a few different times during the race.