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VeeKay injures clavicle in road bike incident – participation at Road America is pending

By Steve Wittich This morning (Tuesday, June 15, 2021), we received the following statement from Ed Carpenter Racing. Yesterday, Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay was involved in an accident on a cycling trail during a training ride. He sustained a clavicle injury and is currently being treated by INDYCAR’s medical staff. VeeKay is in…

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CHEVROLET DETROIT GP RACE 2

CHEVROLET RACING IN NTT INDYCAR SERIESCHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIXSTREETS OF BELLE ISLETEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP – O’WARD WINSJUNE 13, 2021 DETROIT – Hard-charging Pato O’Ward, No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, rocketed from fifth place to the lead in a four-lap span late in Sunday’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES Dual 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand…

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SPOILER – Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation Dual II – rough race notes – SPOILER

By Steve Wittich Rough race notes with many, many mistakes. The pre-race ceremony for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation Dual II, got underway with one of my favorite traditions. Honoring the crew members. As the drivers are introduced to the crowd, they are joined on stage by their over the wall crew…

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SPOILER – Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation Dual II – rough notes and results – SPOILER

By Steve Wittich Segment One – Group One When the ten minute session got the green flag at 9 am, the temperatures were as follows: air temperature: 74Ftrack temperature: 90F The dozen drivers went out on a mix of tires. Four drivers – Dixon, Ferrucci, Chilton and Bourdais – went out on sticker blacks.Four drivers…

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Good morning from Belle Isle

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the lovely Belle Isle. Here is today’s schedule. TIMEEVENT5:55amSunrise7:30amPublic Gates Open9:15am – 10amNTT INDYCAR SERIES Qualifying Race #210:35am-11:25amIndy Lights Grand Prix of Detroit Presented by Cooper Tires Race #1 (30 laps / 50 mins.)12:50pmGreen Flag – NTT INDYCAR SERIES – Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – Dual I (70 laps)9:10pmSunset…

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SPOILER – Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation Dual I – super rough race notes – SPOILER

The command to fire engines was given by new Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell at 1:58 pm. All 25 twin turbo-charged direct inject 2.2L V6 engines started properly. According to our friends at Firestone Racing, the ambient temperature was 80F and the track temperature was 113F. After three pace laps behind the Chevrolet Corvette…

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SPOILER – Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation Race #1 qualifying results – SPOILER

Here are Steve’s rough qualifying notes. Tune in now to watch the first Indy Lights race of the weekend. Segment One – Group One When the ten minute session got the green flag at 11am, the temperatures were as follows: air temperature: 75Ftrack temperature: 93.7F There were a number of different strategies at play for…

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TSO’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix coverage – Good morning, it’s Saturday – more preview type stuff and a qual explainer

By Steve Wittich Here are few more preview-type notes and a doubleheader qualifying explainer. I have so much more, but Indy Lights is about to hit the track for their second qualifying session of the race weekend. Oh yeah. Here is today’s on-track schedule. TIMEEVENT5:55amSunrise7:30amPublic Gates Open9:30am – 9:50amIndy Lights Qualifying #211am – 11:45pmNTT INDYCAR…

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TSO’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix coverage – Power leads FP1 – heat and tire wear also star

By Steve Wittich The lone 75-minute NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice session in preparation for the Chevrolet Dual In Detroit, Dual I, got underway at 5 pm, and it was still warm. The ambient temperature was 86F, and the track temperature was 120F. With tires limited to eight sets of Firestone Firehawk Primary Racing Tires (Blacks)…

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TSO’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix coverage – preview part 1 – is 2021 the most competitive start to a season in history?

By Steve Wittich We’ll have a more traditional preview on Thursday, but with the competitiveness of the series and the depth of the driver line-up has been a common topic among fans, media and competitors to start the 2021 campaign, we wanted to give our readers to answer the following question. Are we witnessing the…

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