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Kohler Grand Prix at Road America – 2018 – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix will be the 28th Indy car race that the 4.014-mile, 14-turn Road America natural terrain road course has hosted since Hector Rebaque won the inaugural race in 1982. After an eight-year hiatus, Indy car returned to “America’s National Park of Speed” in 2016, and the enthusiasm amongst the…

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Texas Post Race Final Report (at least for tonight)

By Patrick Stephan (TSO_Patrick) Well, we were told by many participants to worry about the tires, and yes there were issues, but Simon Pagenaud was asked about how tire blisters dictated his race and he quickly put that story to an end: “It didn’t dictate my race at all because I didn’t know I had…

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Texas – Unofficial Results

Here are the unofficial results! Pos Car # Driver Laps Diff 1 9 Scott Dixon 248 2 22 Simon Pagenaud 248 4.2943 3 27 Alexander Rossi 248 4.5670 4 5 James Hinchcliffe 248 5.0869 5 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 248 6.7301 6 15 Graham Rahal 248 7.2744 7 30 Takuma Sato 248 8.3457 8 18 Sebastien…

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Texas Motor Speedway Race Report – Rough and Unedited!

By Patrick Stephan Track temp at race start was 110, the coolest we’ve seen all weekend. Nicely formed field and clean start. Pigot way  high in third lane around Turn 3 making passes at the back. Lap 6 Wickens tries the high side on Turn 1, stays 2 wide all the way around but can’t…

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Texas Motor Speedway – Final Pre-Race Notes on USAC Kids, Tires, Pit Lane, etc

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) Some random notes before we get started with tonight’s race! Check out the little driver’s who getting ready to unfurl the flag before tonight’s race. These are USAC Quarter Midget driver’s in town for a major national event here at TMS on their quarter midget track (outside the backstretch toward Turn…

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Welcome to Race Day at Texas Motor Speedway!

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) Welcome to race day at the Texas Motor Speedway. Just a couple quick notes and then I’ll be back closer to race time with some other information. First, the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule has just one item: 7:40pm Central Time: DXC Technology 600 (248laps) That said, even though the green flag…

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Texas Motor Speedway – Final Practice Notes and End of Day!

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) I owe you some notes from that Bobby and Graham Rahal press conference, so here are some of the quotes from that get together. First, I found it funny that Bobby Rahal isn’t really involved in the contract negotiations, with the elder Rahal saying, “Luckily we don’t negotiate with each other….

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Texas IndyCar Series Qualifying Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) The qualifying story is below, but I’ll note that not everyone is having issues “feeling” their cars with the light downforce. Read all the way through and you’ll see some comments from one driver indicating they are fairly happy with he package at this point – of course their car is…

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Texas Motor Speedway – 2:50pm CT

By Patrick Stephan Graham Rahal was in the media center with his team owner – and father – to announce that he had signed a 5 year contract extension. I will have more from that press conference, but I will note immediately that this is a long commitment for both team and driver – and…

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Texas Motor Speedway – Practice #1 Notes and Time Sheet

By Patrick Stephan (TSO_Patrick) The first practice session of the weekend got off to a oddly slow start. INDYCAR announced to the media just prior to the session that all teams would be required to scuff at least 4 sets of Firestone tires during the first 30 minutes of the 90 minute session. Teams had…

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