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News from INDYCAR: ‘What They’re Saying’ from the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey Race

‘What They’re Saying’ from the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey Race Top-10 Finishers 1st – COLTON HERTA (No. 88 Capstone Turbine Honda): “Yeah, it was a perfect race. Whenever you win an INDYCAR race, it has to be a perfect race. You can’t really make mistakes and get away with it, just because there’s always two […]

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Colton Herta and the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda sweep the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Colton Herta and the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda sweep the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, Calif. (September 22, 2019) Colton Herta and the No. 88 Capstone Turbine Honda team dominated the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend after pacing the field in Thursday’s […]

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Race Report: Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

MONTEREY, Calif.— That’s a wrap for the NTT IndyCar Series as Josef Newgarden won his second series title and rookie Colton Herta won his second IndyCar race of the season.   Following the 19-year-old rookie across the line were three IndyCar Series champions Will Power, Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud and fellow rookie Felix Rosenqvist.   […]

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Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey – Qualifying Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan Round 1 Group 1: Remember that we have all the championship contenders in this first group because they all had placed in an even numbered spot in this morning’s practice session. The odds were led by Felix Rosenqvist, who gets to then choose if the odd numbered placed drivers will go first...

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Hunter-Reay, Honda Head Indy Car Field In Monterey

  Hunter-Reay, Honda Head Indy Car Field In Monterey • Ryan Hunter-Reay tops the time charts in opening day of practice at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca • Rookie of the Year contenders Felix Rosenqvist, Colton Herta round out top three • Title contender Alexander Rossi leads his championship rivals   MONTEREY, Calif. (September 20, 2019) […]

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Sato and Rahal Set the 12th and 20th Fastest Times in Practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey NTT IndyCar Series PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – September 20, 2019 SATO AND RAHAL SET THE 12TH AND 20TH FASTEST TIMES IN PRACTICE FOR THE FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY INDYCAR SEASON FINALE 1)         Ryan Hunter-Reay    1:09.9105 / 115.244 mph        12)       Takuma Sato    […]

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News From INDYCAR: Fast Friday News, Notes & Happenings

  Fast Friday News, Notes & Happenings MONTEREY, Calif. (September 20, 2019) – Fast Friday News, Notes & Happenings recaps the opening day of activity for the  Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  On-track activity continues Saturday with a 45-minute practice and Firestone Fast Six qualifying for the NTT P1 Award. The […]

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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Friday – First practice

By Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich As Steve noted, I flew in from Denver this morning, but was able to make it to the track before the first session got started. Couple quick travel notes, and then the practice session info. First, my flight left at 5:55am – meaning I was at the airport at...

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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Friday – 7:50am – Good morning from the IndyCar and Road To Indy finales

Good morning from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. You’ll get Patrick on the NTT IndyCar Series side of things this weekend, while I (Steve) will have the all the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires action. Oliver Askew (Andretti Autosport) just has to start both races to clinch the Indy Lights championship and three-race IndyCar...

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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Thursday – Test Session #2 – Shocking headline – a Herta leads the way at Laguna Seca

By Steve Wittich The four-hour afternoon test session at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca began at 1:30 pm with Ericsson, Bourdais, and Rosenqvist the first cars on track. The early leaders in the test session were current rookie points leader Rosenqvist and fellow freshman driver Herta. At the halfway point of the session, it was Herta’s...

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