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Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – Close and two more Road to Indy Reports

A Reflective Will After his 37th career win which puts him level sixth on IndyCar’s all-time wins list, Will Power was in a reflective mood in the post-race press conference. “It’s tough to win races, so any win you get, you’re just over the moon. But any win I get at the moment and any…

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SPOILER — Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – 2:45pm – Rough Race Notes — SPOILER

The command to start the engines was given at 12:35pm. The two-seater today is being driven by Katherine Legge. A first for her. Will Groulx a 6-time Paralympian gold medal winner and Navy veteran was the passenger The field of 23 drivers took the green flag after three pace laps. The ambient temperature at the…

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Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – 11:15 a.m. – Starting Lineup and Indy Lights second race

Most of the field is starting on the Firestone primary black tires. Here’s the full starting lineup with tire designation below. SP Car Driver Tire 1 88 Colton Herta Alternate 2 12 Will Power Alternate 3 9 Scott Dixon Alternate 4 60 Jack Harvey Primary 5 10 Felix Rosenqvist Primary 6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Primary…

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Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – 8:30 a.m. – Good morning from race day!

By Tony DiZinno Good morning from race day at Portland International Raceway! Like the last two days, there has already been a crowd arriving early before the gates open and track activity begins. Here is today’s schedule. Note that two of the three Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires races run after today’s NTT…

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Portland International Raceway – A Trio of Saturday Road To Indy races

VeeKay wins fourth of season – extends championship run for at least one more race. Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) came to Portland knowing he needed to score maximum points to make sure the title fight continued to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in three weeks. Mission accomplished for the first race. VeeKay lead wire to wire,…

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Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 9:45 p.m. – Quick Close, More from Qualifying

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich A bit of an odd day from Portland International Raceway, as the mood in the paddock and on the ground shifted to a more somber tone following the news from Belgium earlier Saturday morning. Nonetheless, the competitors pressed forward in anticipation of the second-to-last NTT IndyCar Series race of…

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Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 4:15 pm – Full Qualifying Report

By Tony DiZinno Youth beat experience – barely – on an alternate tire strategy in qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland. While Colton Herta beat Will Power to the top spot, that was one of two major stories to emerge. The other was the varying fortunes of the NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders. Each…

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Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 12:15 p.m. – IndyCar Qualifying Groups

Two quick follow-ups came in just after we sent our last update. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing availability planned for 12:30 p.m. PDT has been scrubbed due to a conflict. And now, here’s the qualifying groups for the Grand Prix of Portland following third practice. Compared to some races where it appears one group is…

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Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – Noon – IndyCar Third Practice and three Road to Indy Qualifying Sessions

Before we get to coverage of this third practice session, we acknowledge some sad news from elsewhere in the motorsport world. In an accident at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the FIA Formula 2 Championship race, French driver Anthoine Hubert, 22, was killed following contact with two other cars. The FIA’s official statement of the incident…

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Grand Prix of Portland – 8:00 a.m. – Saturday Open, Schedule and an Aeroscreen Update

By Tony DiZinno Good morning from what looks like another busy but fun Saturday at the Grand Prix of Portland. Here is today’s on-track schedule: TIME EVENT 6:31am Sunrise 8:15am Gates Open 8:30am – 8:50am MX-5 Cup Qualifying 9:05am – 9:25am USF2000 Qualifying #2 9:40am – 10:10am Indy Lights Qualifying #2 10:25am – 10:45am Indy…

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