By Dylan Reynolds, OpenWheel.com
The 2023 INDYCAR season continues weekend with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2023 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 16, 2023 1:30PM (ET) Peacock – INDYCAR makes its annual trek north this weekend for what should be an exciting weekend in Toronto. This week’s race television broadcast will be on Peacock in the United States so make sure your subscription is active. Previous driver performance at the circuit shows four former winners entered in Scott Dixon (4), Will Power (3), Josef Newgarden (2), and Ryan Hunter-Reay (1). Dixon and the injured Simon Pagenaud are the two most recent winners at the circuit. Pagenaud will be replaced by Meyer Shank Racing’s IMSA star Tom Blomqvist this weekend. Looking at the box scores from those races in 2022 and 2019 races at Toronto, only Felix Rosenqvist and Dixon finished in the Top 5 in both races. If that’s expanded to the Top 10, those two are joined by Colton Herta, Graham Rahal, and Newgarden.
My pick to win: Alex Palou – This preview routinely has copy/paste elements so I’ll just update what I wrote entering Mid-Ohio weekend…”How can you pick against Palou right now? Outside of being torpedoed by Rinus VeeKay in pitlane in Indianapolis he’s been unstoppable with authoritative victories in three (four) of the last four (five) races and a massive 74 (110) point lead in the championship.”
My fantasy.indycar.com picks: Alex Palou $33, Felix Rosenqvist $25, Marcus Armstrong $24, & Tom Blomqvist $18 – You know my thoughts on Palou and likely feel the same. Rosenqvist still carries a strong street course pedigree and is due for a great race result. The same could be said for Armstrong on deserving a race result to go his way and he’ll have a great car. Blomqvist is an elite driver with a lot to learn this weekend but will likely have a great mindset to safely bring home the best result possible.