Blomqvist bracing for IndyCar Toronto challenge: “This is the hardest thing you can do”

MOSPORT PARK, CANADA - JULY 08: Motul Pole Award winner #60: Meyer Shank Racing W/Curb-Agajanian, Acura ARX-06, GTP: Tom Blomqvist during the Mosport at Mosport Park on July 08, 2023 in Mosport Park, Canada. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt / LAT Images)

The decision to use Tom Blomqvist this weekend in Toronto, while drawing from a single day of IndyCar experience gained eight months ago in Florida, speaks volumes about the belief Mike Shank and Jim Meyer have in their 29-year-old IMSA star.

They could have signed an IndyCar veteran to deputize for Simon Pagenaud after IndyCar’s medical staff did not provide clearance for the injured Frenchman to race on the streets of Toronto, but the son of Swedish rallying legend Stig Blomqvist has been entrusted to represent Meyer Shank Racing this weekend in the NTT IndyCar Series after leading the team to glory in IMSA.

Blomqvist to make IndyCar debut in Toronto as sub for Pagenaud

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