TORONTO – Today’s Honda Indy Toronto promises to be a good one, with the revised Turns 9-10-11 complex and the new pit lane standing out as additional stories beyond the on-track competition.
You can watch all the Verizon IndyCar Series action live on CNBC today, as well as streaming via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, of the eleventh race of the season.
Leigh Diffey is back in the booth with Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy, a two-time Toronto winner and a native of nearby West Hill, Ontario.
In the pits, it’s Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller.
Scott Dixon has the pole position. A full “What to Watch For” is linked here.
Again that’s CNBC, for the LIVE coverage of today’s race. A re-air comes at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in New Hampshire.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.
Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.
“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”
Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.