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Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey – Qual Groups, and Herta 2020 Confirmation

By Patrick Stephan Group 1: 2 Newgarden, Josef 22 Pagenaud, Simon 59 Chilton, Max 9 Dixon, Scott 27 Rossi, Alexander 25 Daly, Conor 18 Bourdais, Sebastien 26 Veach, Zach 28 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 4 Leist, Matheus 21 Pigot, Spencer 14 Kanaan, Tony Group 2: 10 Rosenqvist, Felix 12 Power, Will 30 Sato, Takuma 88 Herta, Colton...

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Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey – Saturday Practice Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan As the cars roll off, the air temp is 74, with the track at 85. Yesterday’s peak track temp was 110F from 2:00-2:30. Today’s qualifying will run from 1:35-2:50pm, so basically, they will qualify in the heat of the day, making the tire degradation even more of a concern. Driver’s will need...

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Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey – Sato Confirmed for 2020 and Today’s Schedule

We will have some news and updates in a little bit, but in the meanwhile, here is today’s schedule and the release confirming Takuma Sato at RLLR for 2020. Saturday TIME EVENT 6:53am Sunrise 8am Public Gates Open 8:10am – 8:25pm Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA Qualifying 8:40am – 9am USF2000 Qualifying #2 9:15am –...

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Quick Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey End of Day Notes

By Patrick Stephan Considering I got up at 3:00am Mountain Time, today was a really good day at the race track. Interesting track, great people, all in all, pretty much all you want from the Friday of championship weekend. Just after the checkered flew on the third practice of the day – officially known as...

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Final Warm-up/Pit Stop Practice

By Patrick Stephan In the warm-up, we had all kinds of people pushing some track limits. Among the early issues, we saw Josef Newgarden and then Alexander Rossi both slip off the pit lane exit. They went through the dirt and eventually on to the track. The other part of pit lane was an issue...

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Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey Practice #2 Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan First, Rossi’s issue in practice session #1 was described as “hardware” by Rob Edwards of Andretti Autosport. They seemed to be doing a lot of work around the footbox/right side suspension, before finally getting  him in to the car at the end of the session. As noted earlier, after the session, INDYCAR...

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Laguna Seca Test Session #1 Report

TSO NOTE: This is being resent do to issues with our hosting service. Some of you may get this twice. Sorry for the duplicates or the delay! Scott Dixon was the last driver to hit the 2.258-mile, 11-turn WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca road course, but that didn’t stop the five-time champion from turning the quickest...

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Ferrucci Vying for Rookie of the Year Honors at Season Finale

Monterey, CA (September 19, 2019) – The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season is coming to an end this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci is hoping to accomplish at least one more feat during the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, that of taking home the IndyCar Rookie of the...

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“5 Things To Look For…” heading into the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

INDIANAPOLIS (September 18, 2019) – The NTT IndyCar Series returns to historic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. to culminate the 17-race season and crown a new champion at this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon are the remaining title contenders as the NTT IndyCar Series...

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Firestone Race Notes: Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY 90 LAPS; 2.238-MILE ROAD COURSE WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Sunday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT on NBC #FirestoneGP TIRE TRACKER: FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY Firestone is supplying more than 2,300 race tires for on-track activities at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, including the open test, practice,...

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