IndyCar at Toronto – facts, schedule, entry list
All you need to know ahead of the 10th round of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series, the Honda Indy Toronto, as IndyCar returns to Canada for the first time since 2019.
Event date: Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17
Track: 1.786-mile, 11-turn permanent street course around Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON., Canada
Race distance: 85 laps (151.81 miles)
Firestone tire allotment: Six sets of primary tires, four sets of alternates, five sets of wet tires. All cars obliged to use at least one set of primaries and one new set of alternates in the race.
Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum of 20 seconds per single activation.
IndyCar schedule (local/Eastern Time) and broadcast details
Friday, July 15
2.30-3.45pm – First practice – Peacock Premium & IndyCar Live!
Saturday, July 16
10.00-11.00am – Second practice – Peacock Premium & IndyCar Live!
2.00-3.15pm – Qualifying – Peacock Premium & IndyCar Live!
Sunday, July 17
10.55-11.25am – Warm-up – Peacock Premium & IndyCar Live!
3.00pm – Peacock Premium & SportsNet 360 on air
3.23pm – “Drivers, start your engines”
3.30pm – Honda Indy Toronto (85 laps) – Peacock Premium & SportsNet 360
Leigh Diffey is the announcer alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. All NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions and NTT P1 Award Qualifying streams live on Peacock Premium, NBC’s direct-to-consumer livestreaming product in the United States, SportsNet Now in Canada and on IndyCar Live! for most international viewers. NBC Sports’ coverage of the Honda Indy Toronto will be exclusively streamed with limited commercial interruptions on Peacock Premium in the U.S. and on IndyCar Live! for international viewers in selected markets.
IndyCar Radio Network broadcasts: Mark Jaynes is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Nick Yeoman, Jake Query and Michael Young are the turn announcers, while Alex Wolff and Joel Sebastianelli are pit reporters. All IndyCar races, practices and qualifying sessions air live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, racecontrol.indycar.com and the IndyCar app powered by NTT DATA.
2019 race winner: Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske-Chevrolet).
2019 NTT P1 Award winner: Pagenaud (Team Penske-Chevrolet), 58.4293sec, 110.041mph
Qualifying lap record on current layout: Josef Newgarden (Team Penske-Chevrolet) 58.4129sec, 110.072mph, July 2019.
The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be the 36th Indy car race on the streets of Toronto, returning after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic-caused restrictions in travel between USA and Canada and gathering in large numbers. Bobby Rahal won the first event in 1986, driving a March-Cosworth for the Truesports team, while the record for wins at the track is a remarkable seven by Michael Andretti.
Former Toronto winners competing this weekend are Will Power and Scott Dixon who have each won here three times, Josef Newgarden who has two Toronto wins to his name and Pagenaud with one.
The active drivers with the most poles at Toronto are Power, Dixon and Pagenaud with two apiece, while Helio Castroneves and Newgarden have one each.
Chip Ganassi Racing has scored seven wins at Toronto thanks to Michael Andretti, Alex Zanardi, Dario Franchitti (two) and Dixon (three). Penske has five wins here from Paul Tracy, Power (two), Newgarden and Pagenaud. Penske has the most poles here, courtesy of Danny Sullivan (two), Emerson Fittipaldi, Castroneves, Gil de Ferran, Power (two), Pagenaud (two) and Newgarden.
Thirteen of this weekend’s starters have not raced an IndyCar at Toronto before.
|2||Josef Newgarden||Nashville, Tennessee||Hitachi Team Penske||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|3||Scott McLaughlin||Christchurch, New Zealand||XPEL Team Penske||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|4||Dalton Kellett||Stouffville, Canada||K-Line / AJ Foyt Racing||A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|5||Pato O'Ward||Monterrey, Mexico||Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|06||Helio Castroneves||Sao Paulo, Brazil||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|7||Felix Rosenqvist||Varnamo, Sweden||Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|8||Marcus Ericsson||Kumla, Sweden||Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|9||Scott Dixon||Auckland, New Zealand||PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|10||Alex Palou||Barcelona, Spain||NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|12||Will Power||Toowoomba, Australia||Verizon Team Penske||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|14||Kyle Kirkwood (R)||Jupiter, Florida||Sexton Properties||A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|15||Graham Rahal||New Albany, Ohio||United Rentals||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|18||David Malukas (R)||Chicago, Illinois||HMD||Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports-Honda|
|20||Conor Daly||Noblesville, Indiana||BitNile||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|21||Rinus VeeKay||Hoofddorp, Netherlands||Bitcoin Racing Team with BitNile||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|26||Colton Herta||Valencia, California||Gainbridge||Andretti Autosport w/Curb Agajanian-Honda|
|27||Alexander Rossi||Nevada City, California||NAPA Auto Parts / AutoNation||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|28||Romain Grosjean||Geneva, Switzerland||DHL||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|29||Devlin DeFrancesco (R)||Toronto, Canada||PowerTap||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda|
|30||Christian Lundgaard (R)||Hedensted, Denmark||HUB International||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|45||Jack Harvey||Bassingham, UK||Hy-Vee||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||El Cajon, California||Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|51||Takuma Sato||Tokyo, Japan||Deloitte||Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda|
|60||Simon Pagenaud||Montmorillon, France||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|77||Callum Ilott||Cambridge, UK||Juncos Hollinger Racing||Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet|
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