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Gutierrez cleared to drive in Toronto

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After experiencing concussion-like symptoms following a crash in Saturday qualifying, Dale Coyne Racing’s Esteban Gutierrez has been cleared to drive in the Honda Indy Toronto (3:00 p.m., CNBC). The formal announcement from the Verizon IndyCar Series is below.

Gutierrez was in position to advance out of his group prior to the incident, which occurred in the final corner leading onto the front straight away. However, because his crash caused a red flag, Gutierrez lost his two fastest laps and will start today’s race in 21st.

Gutierrez is expected to participate in morning warm-up for the Verizon IndyCar Series, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET.

Meanwhile the Dale Coyne Racing has completed its build up of the No. 18 UNIFIN Honda following a late night’s work.

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Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said¬†president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”

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