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2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Quick and Dirty Race Report

By Patrick Stephan As always, this race report is unedited and typed as the race runs. Please excuse typos and incomplete thoughts! Walking the grid just before the race, I was pretty amazed by the crowd on the pit lane and where they came from. Lots of Swedish fans here this weekend. I stopped one...

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Welcome to Race Day in St. Petersburg

By Patrick Stephan Going to be a quick open this morning, this daylight savings time thing is kickin’ our butt! Yes it’s beautiful, though a bit humid. Temperature as we get closer to the morning warm-up is just 70, but the high is expected to again get to the low 80’s with humidity over 75%....

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Saturday at St. Pete – Final Report

By Patrick Stephan Ok, a long day is trying to end (I think) and I’m really wishing we didn’t have the Daylight Savings Time move tomorrow, but alas we do, so limited sleep will be even more limited tonight! In the meantime here are some end of the day notes from an interesting qualifying day...

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NTT P1 Award Qualifying Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan First a note. I left out the important part for my Canadian friends. Tomorrow’s race will be live streamed for FREE!!!! on sportsnet.ca Sorry for not being clear on that! NTT P1 Award Qualifying  Round 1 Group 1: Just as qualifying was getting going, we got a red flag at the 7minute...

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More Notes from NTT IndyCar Series Practice #3

NOTE: It was just announced that tomorrow’s NTT IndyCar Series race will be live streamed in Canada on sportsnet.ca ! More notes from Practice #3 by Brant James: Ryan Hunter-Reay led the third practice session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday, pacing a red-flag-filled 45-minute session with a best lap of...

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St. Pete Qualifying Groups and Note to Comcast.net Email Subscribers

By Patrick Stephan I am now (as in the last few minutes) aware of an issue with emails not reaching people with comcast.net email addresses. I will research and hopefully resolve as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience – and hopefully you’re reading the updates online in the meantime! Group 1 2 Newgarden,...

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NTT IndyCar Series Practice #3 Preliminary Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan Nice crowd in the paddock area this morning. One of my favorite things about St. Pete is the walk from the paddock proper over to pit lane. The fans get lined up and held back by ropes as the cars are towed through the area and it creates a really exciting tunnel...

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Good Morning from Saturday in St. Pete

By Patrick Stephan Good morning again from the media center in the Mahaffey Theater at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. We’ll just get a quick open here and then wait to see what the day holds. Highly interested in that 10:25am NTT IndyCar Series practice session. Talking to a few crew people at...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Day-End Report

The NTT IndyCar Series held two practice sessions today at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the Streets of St. Petersburg. First Practice Results P1           No. 10 Rosenqvist, Honda – 1:01.821 P2           No. 28 Hunter-Reay, Honda – 1:02.063 P3           No. 7...

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Hunter-Reay, Honda Set Opening-Day Pace in St. Petersburg

• Ryan Hunter-Reay leads a 24-car field as 2019 season begins • Five Honda drivers post top-seven times in practice ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 8, 2019) – As he did in 2018, Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay again led the way in opening day practice to officially start the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season in advance of...

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