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Honda test day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – March 24, 2017 – Steve’s notes

By Steve Wittich Despite the calendar only reading March 24th, the Northwest-side of Indianapolis sounded much more like it was the middle of May, as 11 twin turbo-charged V6 powered Indy Cars began to circulate the 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval just after 9am. The majority of the early running during the morning saw...

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Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park – final notes from Bruce

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500 LEEDS, Alabama – A day that started off fast before being slowed for “weepers” in the high-speed Turn 14 portion of the course on a bright sunny day that limited the afternoon session ended in a blaze of speed as INDYCAR allowed “Push-to-Pass” for the final one-hour of Tuesday’s Open Test at Barber...

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Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park – afternoon notes from Bruce

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500 LEEDS, Alabama – Takuma Sato of Japan showed plenty of speed in his first race with Andretti Autosport in the March 12 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. He backed up that speed in Tuesday’s first round of testing at Barber Motorsports Park.    Sato’s Honda lapped the 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course in...

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Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park – morning lap times and visor-cam from Alexander Rossi

Here is the morning’s time-sheet from testing at Barber Motorsports Park. Cars are back on track at 3pm (Eastern) and will run until 6pm. RANK CAR NO. DRIVER BEST LAP GAP TO BEST LAP 1 26 Takuma Sato 1:08.1705 —— 2 10 Tony Kanaan 1:08.2163 0.0458 3 12 Will Power 1:08.2997 0.1292 4 9 Scott...

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Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park – morning notes from Bruce

Good morning from Indianapolis, where Steve is diligently watching the timing and scoring screen from the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park. While I can’t be in lovely Alabama, Bruce Matin is on site and will be sending us his notes a couple of times today. Here is his first installment. BY BRUCE MARTIN...

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Jody Watley Featuring Shalamar Reloaded to Play June 4 at Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear

JODY WATLEY FEATURING SHALAMAR RELOADED TO PERFORM SUNDAY, JUNE 4 AT THE CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR DETROIT, Mich. (March 21, 2017) – The MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will come alive on Sunday, June 4 as one of the most popular dance artists of […]

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Autosportradio.com guests for March 21, 2017 are: Bruce Walkup and Steve “Bopper” Stapp

The Autosportradio.com 2017 Show presented by Honda HPD will stream live on Tuesday, March 21 2017, live from McGilvery’s Speedway at 3009 North High School Road, beginning at 7PM ET. The program can be seen/heard by logging onto www.autosportradio.com and the program streamed live on YouTube will be on the home page. When the program concludes you will […]

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Motorsports legends Franchitti, McLaren elected to Auto Racing Hall of Fame at IMS MuseumMotorsports legends Franchitti, McLaren elected to Auto Racing Hall of Fame at IMS Museum

Motorsports legends Franchitti, McLaren elected to Auto Racing Hall of Fame at IMS Museum Two of the most well-known names in motorsports history are the newest inductees into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and legendary driver and constructor Bruce McLaren have been […]

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Celebrities, Civic and Corporate Leaders Drink In Excitement of 101st Indianapolis 500

Celebrities, Civic and Corporate Leaders Drink In Excitement of 101st Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, March 13, 2017 – Indianapolis 500 champions have quenched their thirst in Victory Lane with a bottle of milk since 1936, and a growing number of celebrities and corporate and civic leaders are sharing that same winning feeling through the #101Bottles […]

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Valvoline™ named presenting sponsor of August 26, 2017 INDYCAR event at Gateway Motorsports Park

Valvoline™ named presenting sponsor of August 26 INDYCAR event at Gateway Motorsports Park  Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline   March 14, 2017, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park today announced a new, multi-year agreement with ValvolineTM as a presenting sponsor of its inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 26. The new race title will be the […]

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