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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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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Friday – First practice

By Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich As Steve noted, I flew in from Denver this morning, but was able to make it to the track before the first session got started. Couple quick travel notes, and then the practice session info. First, my flight left at 5:55am – meaning I was at the airport at…

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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Friday – 7:50am – Good morning from the IndyCar and Road To Indy finales

Good morning from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. You’ll get Patrick on the NTT IndyCar Series side of things this weekend, while I (Steve) will have the all the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires action. Oliver Askew (Andretti Autosport) just has to start both races to clinch the Indy Lights championship and three-race IndyCar…

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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Thursday – Test Session #2 – Shocking headline – a Herta leads the way at Laguna Seca

By Steve Wittich The four-hour afternoon test session at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca began at 1:30 pm with Ericsson, Bourdais, and Rosenqvist the first cars on track. The early leaders in the test session were current rookie points leader Rosenqvist and fellow freshman driver Herta. At the halfway point of the session, it was Herta’s…

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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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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Thursday – Test Session #1 – Dixon leads, Rossi and RHR swap rides, title contenders pit assignments concerns

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 lap. With drivers only receiving four sets of Firestone Racing Primary Tires (Blacks) running was somewhat limited for the veterans. Rookies did receive a fifth set of…

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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Steve’s Preview Part 2 – many, many stats

By Steve Wittich Here a few more things to chew on before the NTT IndyCar Series hit the 2.258-mile, 11-turn WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca road course for testing. The quest for the Astor Cup For the 14th successive INDYCAR season, the series champion will be decided at the final race of the season. Team Penske’s…

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Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey – Steve’s Preview – Part One

By Steve Wittich Happy NTT IndyCar Series Championship week. We’re going to break our TSO preview into two or three parts this week. We understand that they can get unwieldy at times, so it’s something we’ll also look at continuing into next season. Let us know what you prefer. Part One of the preview for…

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GRAHAM RAHAL REJOINS ACURA TEAM PENSKE FOR PETIT LE MANS

IndyCar Series Veteran Returns to No. 7 DPi Team for Season Finale at Road Atlanta MOORESVILLE, NC (September 4, 2019) – IndyCar Series veteran driver Graham Rahal will return to compete for Acura Team Penske in next month’s Motul Petit Le Mans. Rahal will once again team up with Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor in the Acura…

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