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Newgarden tops Toronto Warm-up

Newgarden Toronto

Josef Newgarden during practice at Toronto. Photo: IndyCar

Chris Jones-IMS/IndyCar Photo

Team Penske continued to demonstrate it’s strong pace ahead of today’s Honda Indy Toronto (3:00 p.m., CNBC), this time with Josef Newgarden leading the way in morning warm-up. Newgarden’s best lap of 1:00.0122 was nearly two tenths of a second quicker than teammate Simon Pagenaud.

A trio of Hondas followed the Penske duo, with Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay third, Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Graham Rahal fourth, and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in fifth.

Of note note: Esteban Gutierrez was cleared to drive shortly before the morning warm-up. The Dale Coyne Racing driver suffered concussion-like symptoms after a qualifying crash on Saturday, and needed to be cleared by Verizon IndyCar Series medical staff before getting back behind the wheel. Gutierrez will start 21st.

Times are below. The Honda Indy Toronto rolls off at 3:00 p.m. ET on CNBC.