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Zach Veach Rebounds for Second Top-10 of Season

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TORONTO, Ontario — After a mistake in qualifying, Zach Veach made his way to the front for a top-10 in the Honda Indy Toronto.

Just outside of making it into the second round of qualifying on Saturday, Veach pushed a little harder near the end of session, spinning the car around. He would bring out a yellow flag, which per Verizon IndyCar Series rules saw his fastest lap taken away, dropping him to 22nd on the grid.

“I feel I consistently have the speed to be in the top-10; I’m just behind the eight-ball sometimes, and yesterday was a prime example of wanting it too bad and putting yourself behind,” he told POPULAR OPEN WHEEL.

Veach made it up to his Andretti Autosport team, though, putting together a clean race from start to the checkered flag on Sunday, making up ground as he capitalized on other driver’s mistakes en route to a seventh-place finish.

“A lot of things fell in the right way,” the rookie said. “My pit crew did an amazing job on the stops; they were all super quick. My engineer made all the right calls on dialing the car in as the car went in, and I made sure to have a mistake-free day. Everything just kind of lined up for us.”

The American will carry the momentum into Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course where he hopes to score his third career Verizon IndyCar Series top-10 finish. He was strong there in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire competition, scoring a top-five in each of his five appearances, including a podium in 2014.

“Hopefully we have another day like this,” Veach said.

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Ashley McCubbin is currently studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber while writing for multiple websites. She also serves on the managing staff for a select few. Born in North York, Ontario, McCubbin currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area where she enjoys taking photos and working on websites.

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