Pagenaud wins for 3rd time and Rossi tightens title race

Simon Pagenaud of France celebrates after winning first pole position during qualifying at the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto, in Toronto, Saturday July 13, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar's Sunday race through the streets of Toronto.

The win on the streets around Exhibition Place is the first for Pagenaud this year away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Frenchman won the Indy 500 and the road course race at the speedway to save his job with Team Penske.

Pagenaud had to save fuel in the waning laps to hold off reigning series champion Scott Dixon. But Penske teammate Will Power caused a caution on the final lap and Pagenaud was able to coast to the finish in his Chevrolet.


IndyCar Leaders: Points
1 J.Newgarden 434 3
2 A.Rossi 430 2
3 S.Pagenaud 395 3
4 S.Dixon 348 1
5 W.Power 306 0
6 T.Sato 301 1
7 R.Hunter-Reay 285 0
8 G.Rahal 266 0
9 J.Hinchcliffe 244 0
10 F.Rosenqvist 239 0
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