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TSO Feature – Just the facts version of the Lap 18 pack-up / non pack up issue with INDYCAR’s response

On Lap 13, with just over 50-minutes remaining in the 75-minute race, Marco Andretti was the first driver to come to pit road to put on slick Firestone Firehawk Primary (Blacks) racing tires. The third-generation driver had an adventurous out-lap with multiple ‘crazy hands’ moments, but was able to keep it off the concrete walls. […]

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SPOILER – Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Saturday – 6:45 pm – Rough Race Notes – SPOILER

Rough race notes as it ran – lots and lots of errors Cars were pushed out to the grid at 4:25pm when the lightning moved out of the area. The twin-turbo, direct inject V6 engines were fired at 4:55 pm. With a light rain still falling, the start was declared wet and was single file....

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Saturday – 3:05 pm – Weather Update #1 – on hold until at least 4 pm.

Here’s a quick weather update for you. At about 2:35 pm fans were asked to seek shelter for incoming weather. The NTT IndyCar Series teams had their cars lined up to head to pit road for the pre-race but towed them back to the paddock. The sky is really dark, and the area is under...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Saturday – 12:50 pm – starting line up and tire designation

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Saturday – 12:20 pm – more from Carlin, including some personal moves

By Steve Wittich I have a quick update to the Carlin and O’Ward story from earlier. There have also been some changes in the engineering department at Carlin. Matt Greasley, who engineered Charlie Kimball at St. Petersburg and for the Indianapolis 500 and Patricio O’Ward at the other races has moved to the No. 59...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Saturday – 11:45 am – Rossi on pole, Honda dominates

By Steve Wittich Qualifying for the first Chevrolet Dual rolled off at 10:45 am. The first group of eleven drivers on track for their 12-minutes of qualifying was the first to experience the 2.35-mile, 14-turn Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit with Pirelli rubber from the Trans-Am series. The two previous practice sessions followed...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Saturday – 9am – Good morning – 411 on qual – O’Ward update

By Steve Wittich Good morning from a hazy Belle Isle Park. The current temperature is 69F, and the air is heavy. Here is today’s forecast from @Indycar_Wxman – I have a rain jacket, umbrella and an extra pair of socks – it looks like we might get wet. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THIS...

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Rahal Fifth in Practice for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Doubleheaders; Sato 15th

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix NTT IndyCar Series PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – May 31, 2019 RAHAL WAS FIFTH FASTEST OVERALL IN PRACTICE FOR THE CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX DOUBLEHEADERS; SATO WAS 15TH 1)         Alexander Rossi        1:15.1367 / 112.595 mph       5)         Graham Rahal            1:16.0757 / 111.205 mph       (5th in Practice 1) 15)       Takuma Sato             […]

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News from INDYCAR: ‘What They’re Saying’ from Friday practice at Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear

‘What They’re Saying’ from practice at Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 Fitzgerald Team Penske Chevrolet): “I think we had a decent start today, not 100 percent sure where we stack up. I think we’re a little bit further back than where we were on that final red (Firestone alternate) tire […]

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CHEVROLET IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES AT DETROIT: Team Chevy Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Day One Recap with Driver Quotes

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX STREETS OF BELLE ISLE TEAM CHEVY DAY ONE RECAP WITH DRIVER QUOTES MAY 31, 2019  DETROIT (May 31,2019) – Josef Newgarden, driver of the No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet, posted the second-quickest time during final practice on Friday to pace Team Chevy drivers heading into this […]

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