Frontier Communications announced as official TV and internet provider of 2020 Firestone Grand Prix

Frontier is bringing blazing-fast speeds and high-quality television to the Tampa Bay region ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 26, 2020) - Frontier Communications is the official TV and internet provider of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, to be held March 13-15. This will be Frontier’s third year partnering with
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Willy T. Ribbs, Oriol Servia to be Inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame

Two long-time veterans of racing on the streets of Long Beach—Willy T. Ribbs and Oriol Servia—will be honored by induction into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 16. "Willy T. Ribbs and Oriol Servia both made history
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TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY PARTNERS WITH GENESYS® FOR MULTI-YEAR ENTITLEMENT OF GENESYS 600 NTT INDYCAR SERIES RACE IN JUNE

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 26, 2020) - Genesys®, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions, continues its ascent in the world of motorsports partnerships with a multi-year agreement with Texas Motor Speedway. The company will serve as
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CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN ON WORLD-FAMOUS ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH RACING CIRCUIT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2020) – Construction has begun on the world-famous Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race circuit in preparation for the April 17-19 race weekend. Over the next 52 days, more than 2,400 concrete blocks that anchor
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Arrow McLaren SP and Fernando Alonso join forces for 104th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 25 2020) Arrow McLaren SP and Fernando Alonso will join forces with title partner Ruoff Mortgage to compete this year in the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the team announced today. The Spaniard will join Arrow McLaren
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Pit & qualifying procedures, Aeroscreen additions, alongs with some technical and safety changes are all part of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season

By Steve Wittich Last night, we shared with you the grid penalties that will be enforced during the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. https://www.tracksideonline.com/2020/02/24/grid-penalties-set-for-a-return-during-the-2020-ntt-indycar-series/ Since then, we had a chance to look through the new rule book and these are some of the
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Grid penalties set for a return during the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES

By Steve Wittich After a six-year hiatus, grid penalties are returning for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. If an entry has unapproved engine change-out, they will be start six-places behind their qualifying position on road and street course events, and
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The 2020 Indianapolis 500 has 29 confirmed entries. Where do the rest come from? Some educated speculation

By Steve Wittich Note: contains some educated and informed speculation.  As of 2 pm on February 21, 2020, there are 28 drivers and 29 entries confirmed for 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge seats. They are: A.J. Foyt Racing / Chevrolet (3) No.
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New team, Citrone/Buhl Autosport, planning on entering the 2020 Indianapolis 500

A new racing team has been formed to participate in the NTT IndyCar Series. Citrone/Buhl Autosport was formed by two groups passionate about racing and intent on entering a competitive car into the Indianapolis 500. Formed in early 2020, the
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What’s in a number – the Dale Coyne Racing edition

By Steve Wittich Unless a third car for Dale Coyne Racing utilizes the No. 19 at some point during the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, this will be only the second season that the former driver’s team will not use that familiar
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