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Newgarden wins, Hinchcliffe third in Honda Indy Toronto

Josef Newgarden captured his second Honda Indy Toronto title Sunday, while Canadian James Hinchcliffe reached the podium at his hometown race for the second straight year.It’s the fifth career win for Newgarden, who also claimed the 85-lap course on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place in 2015. The Team Penske driver captured his second victory of the season after finishing first in the Grand Prix of Alabama in April.Alexander Rossi finished second, ahead of Hinchcliffe. The driver from Oakville, Ont., was also third in last year’s event. That marked his first podium finish in Toronto.Marco Andretti, whose father, Michael, won seven times on this track, was fourth while pole-sitter Simon Pagenaud was fifth after battling with Ryan Hunter-Reay.Newgarden came out in front on lap 25 after a crash by Tony Kanaan caused a caution. Kanaan had his brakes lock up while leaving the pits and connected with the protective tires in turn one.Article Continued BelowThe ensuing caution caused the top-three cars of Helio Castroneves, Pagenaud and Graham Rahal to fall back.Newgarden maintained an advantage of over two seconds for the majority of the race. Hinchcliffe made his way into third on lap 38.Thundershowers were a threat throughout the race but held off. The day started out sunny and humid but clouded over during the event and it rained lightly at a few different points.

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