"It's way easier to make a mistake, it's way easier to get into the wall".
Team Penske's Josef Newgarden became the third driver to win more than one race through 12 IndyCar races so far this season with his victory in the Honda Indy Toronto in the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario. The American has five career victories, also winning in Alabama in April.
"Honestly, I think on used tires, it's probably the best lap I've ever put together to put us P2", Rahal said.
"Every race auto driver has an ego and I think qualifying is all about ego", he said.
Rossi seemed more than pleased with his second-place finish in his Honda.
Hometown favorite James Hinchcliffe qualified sixth for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals shut out Pittsburgh Pirates
Matt Carpenter went 2 for 4 with an RBI as the Cardinals sent the Pirates to just their second loss in the last eight games. The right-handed pitcher experimented with hitting left-handed earlier this month, something he has no plans of abandoning.
His Andretti Racing Honda had been underperforming all weekend but he turned the corner when he finished eighth in qualifying. "At least we finally kind of got the monkey off our back". He's always there and he's with a good team obviously, but his race craft is really good. It was a huge turnaround overnight by Andretti Autosport to get the vehicle where it needed to be for the race today. "I'm very focused on the event this weekend". "The hope is that we will be even more competitive there this year than we were last year".
"The support I feel from this city grows every single year, it's just incredible", he said.
Power enters this weekend in fourth place in the Verizon IndyCar Series driver standings - 53 points behind leader Scott Dixon, who won the pole position in Toronto a year ago. You guys are the best. I thought we had a very fast vehicle, we got a pretty good start, and stayed out of the mayhem.
Josef Newgarden, driving the No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevy today, agreed about Dixon, but added that singling one driver out as the top threat is tough in such a deep field. Dixon heads to Toronto today, a place where he won a pair of dual races in 2013. "But you still have to do your homework, you still have to really think about and execute".
Will Power's fourth-place finish at Iowa jumped him up two spots to fourth in the standings, 53 points behind Dixon.