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Local Youth Groups to Receive More Than $76,000 from Grand Prix of Sonoma

SOURCE: Sonoma Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2018) — Fundraising events combined to raise more than $76,000 for local youth groups during the Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series weekend at Sonoma Raceway, Sept. 14-16. Proceeds from the majority of events will directly benefit Sonoma County youth organizations through the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway...

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More News and Notes from Harding Steinbrenner Teleconference

By Patrick Stephan I got the chance to listen to today’s INDYCAR teleconference which followed up the official announcement of Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s formation. This wasn’t exactly a big secret in the paddock, but it is nice to see it made officially official. As sent earlier the team will employ Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta...

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Sonoma Post Race Reports – Lots of Quotes and Stats!

By Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Well, we just finished all the post race press conferences around 7:45pm, so we’re going to make this quick (well, quick for TSO – meaning like just a couple thousand words), and then we’ll send more details and stories over the next couple days! Lots to talk about and...

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INDYCAR GrandPrix of Sonoma – Quick Race Report

By Patrick Stephan As usual, this race report is not edited. We type it as the race runs and then hit send at the end, please forgive typos. INDYCAR delayed the command (very memorably done by MC Hammer) to 3:39pm local time as we all waited for the NASCAR race in Vegas to finish. The...

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Sonoma Pre-Race Notes

By Patrick Stephan Here are some final pre-race notes before we go green at 3:40 Pacific Time (6:40ET)! Wickens Update Sorry the first attempt didn’t work and everyone got to see the HTML Code instead of the link to Instagram. If you are still having issues (the second send should have been ok), here is...

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RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING CONFIRMS TAKUMA SATO FOR 2019 LINEUP

SOURCE: RLLR PR BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 16, 2018) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Takuma Sato will return to the team in 2019.  Sato is the most recent winner in the IndyCar Series after having led 25 laps at the Grand Prix of Portland en route to his third series victory and first...

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Sonoma Saturday Final!

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) Alright alright alright! That was an entertaining Firestone Fast 6 Qualifying. But, before I get to to that, I owe you my social report from Friday night, which isn’t overly long, but still a lot of fun. I took advantage of Steve’s presence here and booked out of the track around...

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Sonoma Qualifying Report!

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) The temperatures for the final qualifying session of 2018 were 71 ambient, 103 track. The wind speed indicator says its 7mph, not sure I believe that. It said 10mph this morning and it’s gotten way windier this afternoon. The direction seems to be the same though as it’s a tail wind...

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Sonoma Saturday Practice #3 Results and Assorted Notes on Carlin, Fernando, Coyne, and Others!

By Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Thanks to Steve for getting up extra early today and sending out today’s open. Not that I really slept in, but I think he’s on Eastern Time while I’m working off Mountain – all while we are both really in Pacific Time (Eastern – 3). We’ve both been out...

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Hunter-Reay, Honda Lead IndyCar Series Practice at Sonoma

  Ryan Hunter-Reay paces morning practice, and the day at Sonoma Raceway Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi prepare for title conclusion on Sunday Dixon posts third-fastest practice time, Rossi runs 11th   SONOMA, California (September 14, 2018) – Ryan Hunter-Reay led the way for Honda Friday at Sonoma Raceway, posting the fastest time in the first...

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