“It’s going to be key for all the teams, and the team that figures it out the quickest is going to have success,” said Newgarden.
Newgarden also weighed in on the local angles while sharing a podium with several other IndyCar drivers as well as Canadians Alex Tagliani, of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and Parker Thompson, who is atop the standings in the Pro Mazda Series. The focus was Oakville’s James Hinchcliffe, who picked up his first win of the season last weekend in Iowa.
“I think it would be sweet to beat him here … last year I was just saying that, but this year I mean it,” Newgarden said, drawing laughter and highlighting the balance between friendship and competitiveness among the drivers. “But really, James has always energized this race when he runs here.”
Newgarden wasn’t the only driver who pushed Hinchcliffe’s buttons. Zachary Claman DeMelo of Montreal said it took roughly four hours to drive from his hometown and Toronto. That surprised Hinchcliffe, who felt the drive should take “a solid five hours.”
“A solid five with Hinch driving,” DeMelo replied, drawing more laughter from drivers and the media.
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