TORONTO (AP) — It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon.
Newgarden, the two-time winner who started from the pole position, had a third Toronto IndyCar title in his sights. Then on Turn 11 of lap 33, the American hit the wall, allowing Dixon to overtake him for the lead and get his third win in the event.
"When I saw it — the seas were parting — away we went, which for us, especially for the championship, he's our closest competitor right now," Dixon said. "That's where our race was won today, through the bad luck or bad situation that Josef had."