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SPOILER — Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – 2:45pm – Rough Race Notes — SPOILER

The command to start the engines was given at 12:35pm. The two-seater today is being driven by Katherine Legge. A first for her. Will Groulx a 6-time Paralympian gold medal winner and Navy veteran was the passenger The field of 23 drivers took the green flag after three pace laps. The ambient temperature at the...

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Fuel Issue Derails Bourdais Top 6 Qualifying Run at PIR

FUEL ISSUE DERAILS BOURDAIS’ FAST SIX QUALIFYING RUN AT GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND  Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Summary: Sebastien Bourdais was running the second fastest lap in round two of qualifying for the Grand Prix of Portland when a non-engine related fuel issue brought an end to his qualifying session. Bourdais, behind the wheel of the […]

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Portland International Raceway – A Trio of Saturday Road To Indy races

VeeKay wins fourth of season – extends championship run for at least one more race. Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) came to Portland knowing he needed to score maximum points to make sure the title fight continued to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in three weeks. Mission accomplished for the first race. VeeKay lead wire to wire,...

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TEAM CHEVY IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES: Portland Qualifying Recap with Driver Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TEAM CHEVY QUALIFYING RECAP WITH DRIVER QUOTES AUGUST 31, 2019 WILL POWER PUTS CHEVROLET, TEAM PENSKE ON PORTLAND FRONT ROW PORTLAND – Will Power led Team Chevy in qualifying Saturday for the Grand Prix of Portland with a front-row starting spot in […]

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Rahal and Sato Will Start 15th and 17th, Respectively, in the Grand Prix of Portland

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Grand Prix of Portland – Portland, Oregon NTT IndyCar Series QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – August 31, 2019 RAHAL WILL START 15TH AND SATO 17TH IN THE GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND 1)         Colton Herta              57.8111 / 122.302 mph          (Group 2, Round 3) 15)       Graham Rahal           57.9648 / 121.977 mph          (Group 1, Round 1) […]

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Grand Prix of Portland – Friday – second IndyCar practice – first USF2000 practice – Indy Pro 2000 qualifying #1

By Steve Wittich and Tony DiZinno The air temperature at the beginning of the second NTT IndyCar Series practice was 77F, and the track temperature was 100F. We stepped outside for the start of the session, and it was noticeably warmer. The sun was starting to burn off the low clouds, so that made sense....

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Grand Prix of Portland – Friday – 12pm – first IndyCar and Road To Indy practice recaps

By Steve Wittich and Tony DiZinno For the fifth time on a natural terrain road course, it was Colton Herta who led a practice session. The 19-year-old rookie led a pair of practice sessions on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The four Andretti Autosport drivers and affiliated...

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Bourdais pre race notes Portland

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS 18 TEAM SEALMASTER – DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE Grand Prix of Portland – Portland International Raceway August 30 – September 1, 2019   Sebastien Bourdais Summary: Sebastien Bourdais will pilot the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry in the Grand Prix of Portland on the 1.967-mile, […]

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Grand Prix of Portland – Friday – 9:05am – Good morning from Portland International Raceway!!

  Good morning from Portland International Raceway. I (Steve) am at the controls this weekend, and since Patrick has soccer/dance and other family commitments, we’ve brought in an old friend to pinch hit and help me out. Tony DiZinno is on-site and will be helping me out this weekend. Let’s be honest, he’s a content...

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Grand Prix of Portland – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich The NTT IndyCar Series heads to the Pacific Northwest and Portland International Raceway for their penultimate race for a second straight year. The 2019 Grand Prix of Portland will mark the 26th time that the Rose City road course will host Indy cars. Al Unser, Jr. won the first race in 1984,...

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