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INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of The Americas – Friday 11:15 am – Newgarden leads first IndyCar practice – Askew leads first Indy Lights practice

By Steve Wittich Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden began the INDYCAR Classic weekend at Circuit of The Americas where he ended the first race of the season – in P1. However, the 45-minute session was interrupted by a 15+ minute red flag for an engine failure. The first car out on track was the No 12...

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INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of The Americas – Friday 9am – Open – Travel notes and today’s schedule

By Steve Wittich I took part in a track walk on Thursday afternoon that was one of the fantastic experiences offered this weekend by IndyCar Nation. That led me to book a flight on Wednesday instead of Thursday, and for various reasons, I’m glad I did. I flew from Indianapolis to Dallas, and then took...

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Previewing the 2019 INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of The Americas

By Steve Wittich Welcome to our coverage of the INDYCAR Classic from Circuit of The Americas. I (Steve) love these new events and can’t wait to see how things unfold this weekend. Basics and a little strategy The INDYCAR Classic is scheduled for 60 laps of the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course, equaling 204.6 miles. That...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – pre-close

By Steve Wittich We’ll call this the pre-close, as Patrick and I both have more thoughts about the season-opening race, but we both have flights to catch. Patrick should be boarding now, and I’m about to head to the airport. As always, thanks for subscribing! I will say that this was easily the biggest crowd...

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Penske rediscovers their St. Pete mojo

By Brant James ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The driver lineup has expanded and contracted and morphed. The race car has evolved in a multitude of ways. The downtown streets and airport runway on which the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is contested has even been paved in the previous 14 iterations of the race. […]

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Qualifying Report: NTT IndyCar Series

NTT INDYCAR SERIES FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG QUALIFYING REPORT 03.09.2019 Qualifying for Sunday’s NTT IndyCar Series season opener is in the books with two Andretti drivers earning their way to the Firestone Fast Six. All 110-laps of street racing can be seen on NBC Sports Network starting at 12:30 p.m. ET. No. 28 […]

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Rahal and Sato to Start 10th and 20th, Respectively, in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg — St. Petersburg, Florida Round 1 of 17 in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series  QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, March 9, 2019 RAHAL AND SATO WILL START 10TH AND 20TH, RESPECTFULLY FOR THE FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG INDYCAR SEASON-OPENER 1)      Will Power        […]

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Rookie Rosenqvist Leads Honda Qualifying Effort in St. Petersburg

Rookie Rosenqvist Leads Honda Qualifying Effort in St. Petersburg • Felix Rosenqvist qualifies third for season-opening NTT IndyCar Series race • Teammate and defending series champion Scott Dixon to start fourth   ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 9, 2019) – Rookie Felix Rosenqvist started his NTT IndyCar Series career on a strong note, advancing to the […]

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RED FLAGS ROB BOURDAIS DURING QUALIFYING FOR FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG

  Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Summary: A pair of red flags during qualifying destroyed any chance for two-time defending Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg champion and local resident, Sebastien Bourdais, to record a timed lap. Bourdais, in the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan car, went out in Group 1in Round 1 of […]

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ED CARPENTER RACING TEAMMATES WILL START SIDE-BY-SIDE IN SEASON OPENING FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG

ED CARPENTER RACING TEAMMATES WILL START SIDE-BY-SIDE IN FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG Ed Jones and Spencer Pigot Fill Out Row 8 After Frustrating Qualifying Session For The Season Opener ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 9, 2019) – Qualifying Notes The starting lineup for the first NTT IndyCar Series race of 2019 has been set […]

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