Pagenaud takes pole
Simon Pagenaud took the pole Saturday for the IndyCar race today at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Pagenaud had a track-record lap of 58.9124 seconds at an average speed of 109.138 mph on the 1.786- mile street course for his first pole of the season and 10th overall. The Frenchman gave Team Penske its eighth pole in 11 races this season. Pagenaud won this year on the oval in Phoenix. Graham Rahal was second Saturday for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, followed by Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Will Power, and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon. Hometown favorite James Hinchcliffe qualified sixth for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.