Colton Herta and the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda made up 11 spots throughout the race to secure a  podium finish. This third-place finish marks Herta’s 12th INDYCAR career podium and second podium in Toronto.

THE RACEThe 85-lap race saw three caution periods. The Honda Indy Toronto track showed seven lead changes throughout the race among four drivers.The ambient temperature was 76 degrees with a relative humidity of 79 percent. Skies were partly cloudy. The track temperature was 107 degrees, according to Firestone engineers.The No. 26 Gainbridge Honda crew now sits sixth on the leaderboard in this season’s Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award after this weekend’s race.

STARTED: 14th Finished: 3rd Championship: 9th (239 pts)

“We finished the Honda Indy Toronto in P3, and it was a crazy one. We had to focus on fuel saving big time near the end of the race, but it ended up being the right strategy because we went from starting 14th to finishing 3rd. The No. 26 Gainbridge Honda team nailed it this weekend and helped to push me forward. I’m really excited for my first podium of the year and what’s next to come.”