By Dylan Reynolds, OpenWheel.com
The 2022 INDYCAR season continues with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2022 Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada. OpenWheel.com will be covering the action all weekend so stay tuned to this site and our Twitter page @openwh33l for all of the latest news.
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NTT INDYCAR SERIES Preview: Honda Indy Toronto – Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:00PM (ET) Peacock – The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns to Toronto for the first time since 2019 due to COVID-19 this weekend for what should be exciting weekend. Drama is in the air all around the paddock after the Andretti teammates all made contact at Mid-Ohio and the Alex Palou/CGR/AMSP situation mid-week.
Previous driver experience at Toronto shows four former winners in the field in Scott Dixon (3), Will Power (3), Josef Newgarden (2), and Simon Pagenaud (1). Pagenaud and Dixon are the last two winners at the circuit. Looking at the box scores from the last two races in 2019 and 2018, Dixon and Pagenaud each finished in the Top 5 in both races. If that’s expanded to the Top 10, that duo is joined by Alexander Rossi and Newgarden, . The active Top 5 in laps led at the circuit are Dixon (200), Power (162), Newgarden (120), Pagenaud (114), and Helio Castroneves (101).
My pick to win: Will Power – Team Penske has won all three street course events so far this season so look out for them again this weekend. Power has been extremely fast and this is obviously one of his better tracks.
My fantasy.indycar.com picks: Will Power $30, Josef Newgarden $30, Conor Daly $21, & David Malukas $19 – You know my thoughts on Power and Newgarden is an equal threat. I had to build a team around having two Team Penske drivers this week. Daly enjoys the Toronto circuit and should provide good value at $21 with any good luck at all. Malukas has been quick and coming off an outstanding qualifying performance at Detroit during the last street course weekend.