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Foyt Racing Notes: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

CARLOS MUNOZ (#14) ON:   Phoenix International Raceway: “Phoenix is a nice track. It is really [track] positon dependent, so hopefully the Chevy package will be competitive there and the team as well.” On the Open Test: “The Phoenix Open Test was our first day working together as a team with the Chevy aero kit […]

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Barber Motorsports Park – Sunday – Close

What began with loud thunder sounding like Birmingham was being bombed to a day that ended with confetti falling on Josef Newgarden’s winning Indy car for the second time in three years at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday was quite an intriguing and busy day. Oh, and then there was this Alonso guy who generated plenty...

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Barber Motorsports Park – Verizon IndyCar Series practice two – notes from Bruce and results

By Bruce Martin @BruceMartin500 LEEDS, Alabama – Just call Marco Andretti “Mr. Fast Friday” as the Andretti Autosport driver once again was the fastest driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series practice session at Barber Motorsports Park – site of Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.   Andretti, who was also among the fastest on...

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Barber Motorsports Park – Verizon IndyCar Series practice one – notes from Bruce

LEEDS, Alabama – Team Penske and Chevrolet has jumped back to prominence as the first four cars in Friday’s first practice session at Barber Motorsports Park were Chevy-powered Penske machines for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Defending Barber winner and defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud was the fastest at 1:08.110 for...

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Barber Motorsports Park – Verizon IndyCar Series practice one results

Here are the results of the first IndyCar practice of the weekend. Bruce will be have more notes soon. RANK DRIVER GAP LAPS TURNED 1 Simon Pagenaud —— 21 2 Josef Newgarden 0.0718 14 3 Will Power 0.1082 17 4 Helio Castroneves 0.3008 15 5 Alexander Rossi 0.3456 15 6 Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.4491 10 7...

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Dixon leads 14 car open test in preparation for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway – notes and time sheet

Fourteen drivers representing seven teams took part in an open Verizon IndyCar Series test on the reconfigured and freshly resurfaced Texas Motor Speedway oval . The 1.5 mile oval, which will be hosting it’s 29th INDYCAR sanctioned race – the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 on June 10, 2017 –  recently received a complete resurfacing and reconfiguration...

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Why eight drivers are missing the INDYCAR open test at Texas Motor Speedway

The full Verizon IndyCar Series field (including Indianapolis 500 entrant Harding Racing and driver Gabby Chaves) are scheduled to test the newly reconfigured Texas Motor Speedway today (Wednesday, April 12, 2017), however only 14 of the potential 22 entries will be taking to the 1.5 mile speedway. Ed Carpenter Racing’s J.R. Hildebrand underwent surgery in...

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TOP TEN FINISH FOR SPENCER PIGOT IN HIS FIRST TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

TOP TEN FINISH FOR SPENCER PIGOT IN HIS FIRST TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH JR Hildebrand Finishes 11th Despite Final-Lap Contact; Suffers Broken Bone In Left Hand LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2017) – Race Notes  Though neither had driven on Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit in years, both Spencer Pigot and […]

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Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report – Long Beach

Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report Track: Streets of Long Beach Race: Grand Prix of Long Beach Date: April 9, 2017   No. 1 Menards Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud Start:  21st Finish: 5th Status: Running Laps Completed: 85/85 Laps Led: 0 Points Position: 3rd (-22 pts.) Recap: Simon Pagenaud began his march […]

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A.J. Foyt Racing – Race Report: Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Carlos Munoz recorded his first top-10 finish for the ABC Supply team with his seventh place finish in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Sundayafternoon on the 1.968-mile temporary street circuit in the port city. Munoz, who started 14th in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet, moved into the top […]

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