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INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma – Friday – 10:20 AM – Good morning from Wine Country

  By Steve Wittich Good morning from Sonoma Raceway where the sun quickly burned off the marine layer and the sun is shining.  According to our friend @Indycar_Wxman the weather today is going to be absolutely perfect.  I (Steve) flew in Wednesday, and I was planning on sending my travel notes with this update, but that’s...

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TSO Feature by Bruce Martin – INDYCAR Trolley Tour of San Francisco with the four championship contenders

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500   SAN FRANCISCO – The four contenders for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship got to this position by racing fast, winning races and scoring points. But on Wednesday against the backdrop of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, these drivers traded in their high-speed race cars to ride a Trolley Car. […]

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A dozen drivers take part in test prior to the INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma

A dozen different drivers took to the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway road course for a private test day prior to the INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma. They included the four Andretti Autosport (Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, and Zach Veach), three Dale Coyne Racing/Dale Coyne Racing With Vasser-Sullivan (Sebastien Bourdais, Pietro Fittipaldi and Santino...

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INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma from Sonoma Raceway – 2018 – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich The 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma will be the 14th year in a row (and 15th overall race) that the Verizon IndyCar Series will visit California Wine Country, and the 2018 event will mark the fourth straight year that the Astor Cup will be presented at the former Sears Point Raceway....

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SPENCER PIGOT RETURNS TO ED CARPENTER RACING FOR THE 2019 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SEASON

SPENCER PIGOT RETURNS TO ED CARPENTER RACING FOR THE 2019 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SEASON Pigot Will Remain Driver Of The No. 21 Chevrolet In His Fourth Season With ECR (SONOMA, Calif.) September 13, 2018 – Spencer Pigot will remain behind the wheel of the No. 21 Chevrolet for the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Ed Carpenter Racing […]

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Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta to Join Harding Racing for Verizon IndyCar Series Finale

Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta to Join Harding Racing for Verizon IndyCar Series Finale Indianapolis, Ind. (September 7, 2018) Harding Racing will add a second Chevrolet-powered IndyCar to their lineup for the Grand Prix of Sonoma next weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires 2018 Champion Patricio O’Ward will pilot the #8, […]

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Fernando Alonso takes on Indy car road course test

Q&A WITH FERNANDO ALONSO: Question: Tell me a little bit about your experience today – you kind of got experience with two things in the car: wet, a little bit wet and dry, right? ALO: “Yeah, it was a good day, a fun day. I love to test new cars and to test the INDYCAR […]

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Patricio O’Ward to Test with Harding Racing in Sonoma

Patricio O’Ward to Test with Harding Racing in Sonoma Indianapolis, Ind. (September 3, 2018) Harding Racing is excited to announce that 2018 Indy Lights Champion Patricio O’Ward will test the #88 Chevrolet on Thursday at Sonoma Raceway. This will be the first time he has driven an IndyCar. The extremely talented 19-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico, has […]

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Grand Prix Of Portland at Portland International Raceway – 2018 – Steve’s Preview

The 2018 Grand Prix of Portland will be the 25th Indy car race held at Portland International Raceway, but the first since a Champ Car World Series event in 2007. The first two-dozen races were part of the annual Rose Festival, which began 111 years ago in 1907. The first event, the Stroh’s / G.I....

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PARTNERSHIP ACTIVATIONS ARE ACCELERATING THE EXCITEMENT AROUND THE GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 27, 2018)– The Grand Prix of Portland is proud to announce new corporate partnership and official sponsor additions to the event held at Portland International Raceway (PIR), August 31-September 2. BMW, B. Young RV, Firestone, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, MillerCoors, Pepsi, and The Oregonian have joined in to support the Verizon IndyCar Series event bringing […]

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