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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Friday – 6:45pm – test session notes and times

By Steve Wittich Will Power’s top lap of 1:17.4858 was  two tenths quicker than the 1:17.7150 lap that Ryan Hunter-Reay turned during the first practice session and two tenth off of the 1:17.2393 Will Power turned in qualifying last year.  Remember that lap was done on the alternate “red” Firestone Racing slicks. Graham Rahal turned...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Friday – 3:30pm – first hour of practice, Firestone notes and more

 1st hour of practice   The 3.5 hour test session began promptly at 2:30pm and the temperature was a steamy 94F with the track at 129F. Most drivers immediately did a quick install lap, but the track immediately went red when the No. 25 of Oriol Servia lost power at the exit of Turn 2. ...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Friday – Open

By Steve Wittich, and Tony DiZinno Good morning (afternoon for some of you) from Sonoma Raceway where I (Steve) am on site for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.  Patrick will also be here later on this weekend. I was going to try and cover this weekend the same as I would any other race...

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Honda to Assist Wilson Children’s Fund at Sonoma

Honda to Assist Wilson Children’s Fund at Sonoma Contribution plan announced based on laps completed by all Honda entries All funds to be contributed to Wilson Children’s Fund Oriol Servia to drive #25 Andretti Autosport Honda TORRANCE, CA (August 27, 2015) – American Honda Motor Company, Inc., and Honda Performance Development today announced plans to […]

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NO. 25 HONDA INDYCAR TO RACE AT SONOMA RACEWAY IN TRIBUTE OF JUSTIN WILSON

SERVIA TO PILOT NO. 25 HONDA; CONTRIBUTION PLAN ANNOUNCED BASED ON LAPS COMPLETED BY ALL HONDA ENTRIES SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 27, 2015) – Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced today that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late driver. Wilson passed away earlier […]

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – preview

By Dave Reininger Note from Dave: It’s with a heavy heart that I sit down to continue work on this preview for the season finale. These previews are never completed in one sitting. On Monday night I sat in front of the computer to continue work on this piece but I could only sit and watch...

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Patrick’s thoughts on Justin Wilson, more statements and other news.

Patricks thoughts on Justin Wilson By Patrick Stephan It has been a couple days, but I’m still not sure the task of properly honoring Justin Wilson is something I am able to do. I’ve read some of the tributes online, but not all.  I’ve been sent many, many more, written by people I truly respect –...

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Honda Performance Development statement on the passing of Justin Wilson

Art St. Cyr, president, Honda Performance Development “To say that we are heartbroken over the loss of Justin Wilson would create the false impression that our pain is localized. At a time earlier in the season, when we were in a continuing struggle to remain competitive in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Justin was the guy...

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Statements and thoughts about Justin Wilson from across the motorsports family

Mark Miles – CEO, Hulman & Company On behalf of the Wilson family, it’s with profound sadness that we announce that Justin Wilson died this evening at Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospital in Allentown, Pa., as a result of the head injury he sustained yesterday at the Pocono Raceway event. He passed away in the company...

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Latest medical update on Sage Karam from INDYCAR

Sage Karam Medical Update INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 24, 2015) – Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam was released from Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., on Aug. 23 after evaluation of his right heel and left wrist following an incident earlier that day during the race at Pocono Raceway. Karam was transported by ground...

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