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News from INDYCAR: Rossi opens gap on field in Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix practice

Rossi opens gap on field in Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix practice DETROIT (Friday, May 31, 2019) – Alexander Rossi made a statement on practice day for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader weekend, gapping the NTT IndyCar Series field by more than a half-second with his fastest lap. CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX: Combined […]

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Rossi, Dixon Lead Practice Sessions in Detroit

Rossi, Dixon Lead Practice Sessions in Detroit Alexander Rossi, Honda, top the time sheets in practice for two-race weekend Scott Dixon heads opening practice session, runs third overall Qualifying and Race One take place on Saturday; Race Two on Sunday DETROIT, Mich. (May 31, 2019) – Honda drivers led the way in opening practice today […]

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Friday – 10:15pm – Notebook – Novak on long Indianapolis 500 yellow, reds in Detroit, and more

By Steve Wittich Friday Notebook Here is the qualifying order for tomorrow. Those groups will be flipped for Sunday’s qualifying. GROUP 1 GROUP 2 2 Josef Newgarden 27 Alexander Rossi 12 Will Power 9 Scott Dixon 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 15 Graham Rahal 5 James Hinchcliffe 21 Spencer Pigot 20 Ed Jones 22 Simon Pagenaud 26...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Friday – 5pm – Practice and Warm-Up Results and notes

By Steve Wittich The second and final NTT IndyCar Series practice before qualifying on Saturday morning at 10:45 am began promptly at 2:50 pm. It was sunny and humid with an ambient temperature of 79F. The track temperature was 91F. It was 86F at the Start/Finish Line, 103F at Turn 5, 100F in Turn 9...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Friday – noon – Dixon leads first practice

By Steve Wittich The first NTT IndyCar Series practice session was delayed by five minutes for inspection and repair after a few incidents in the Trans-Am Series. When the green flag came out at 11 am, the ambient temperature was 68F, and the track temperature was 75F. The track was 70F at the Start/Finish line,...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – Friday – 10am – Good morning, weather, schedule and plenty of notes

By Steve Wittich Good morning from Belle Isle Casino, a Van Leyen & Schilling designed meeting/entertainment hall that opened in 1908. It’s currently sunny and 53F and according to our friend Indycar_wxman,  it looks like the 7th Annual Comerica Free Prix Day will have perfect weather. CLICK HERE FOR THIS TWEET The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – 2019 Duals – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich After spending the past three weekends in Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the traveling city that is the NTT IndyCar Series has made the 285-mile journey north to American home of the automobile. The 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation race weekend will be the seventh time...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation – 2019 Duals – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich After spending the past three weekends in Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the traveling city that is the NTT IndyCar Series has made the 285-mile journey north to American home of the automobile. The 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation race weekend will be the seventh time...

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103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge – Notes Package #2 – the last one

By Steve Wittich Notes and numbers from Steve A winning highlight(er) After 40 years of involvement with the Indianapolis 500 as a team owner and sponsor, John Menard and a Day-Glo Menards’ liveried car visited the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway Victory Lane for the first time. “You ever watch that movie called “The Candidate” when...

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SPOILER – 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge rough race notes – SPOILER

By Steve Wittich with Patrick occasionally barking out notes just to make things complicated! The temperature at 12:30 pm was 78F and the track temperature was 104F.  The green flag came out four minutes late at 12:49 pm after the field completed three pace laps behind Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the Corvette pace car. Pagenaud...

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