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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Friday at 8 a.m. – good morning from Alabama

Note from Steve – there is nothing like getting to the track, and realizing that Tony had already prepared most of Friday’s open. Thanks, TDZ. As Tony notes below, it’s been a bit of a hectic few days of travel. I flew home from Long Beach on Monday, arriving back in Indianapolis, Ind. at 10...

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News from INDYCAR: ‘What They’re Saying’ from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

What They’re Saying’ from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “Well, I think we had a good day working. Certainly at least a podium, but we kept getting bit by yellows a couple times today and had to fight our way back from them. It didn’t […]

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Rahal Finished Fifth in the Toyota GP of Long Beach After an Early Penalty; Sato Was Sixth When Contact with Hunter-Reay Damaged His Car and Limited His Result

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, April 15, 2018   RAHAL MOVED TO THIRD IN THE STANDINGS WITH A FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN THE TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH AFTER AN EARLY PENALTY; SATO WAS SIXTH WHEN CONTACT WITH HUNTER-REAY DAMAGED HIS CAR AND […]

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race results

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race results Click HERE to view and download the official race results from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. LONG BEACH, California – Results Sunday of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.968-mile Streets of Long Beach circuit, with order of […]

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – Sunday – 7:33pm – close #1 – a beatdown and furieux

By Steve Wittich and Tony DiZinno Here are a lot of words about the 44th Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – I’ve got more, but I’m hungry, so this will have to get you started. Mega thanks to Tony DiZinno for helping out with this report. Another successful Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – Sunday – 10:35am – starting line-up with tire designation

Here is the starting line-up with the tire designation. The somewhat jumbled mix of drivers starting on Red and Black, make me believe there are going to be some different strategies employed. STARTING POSITION DRIVER TIRE DESIGNATION 1 Alexander Rossi Red 2 Will Power Red 3 Simon Pagenaud Red 4 Scott Dixon Red 5 Graham...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach 2018 – Sunday – 9:45am – good morning from Long Beach – warm-up notes and results

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street course where the ambient temperature the skies were sunny for the third straight morning, but the air was slightly crisper then it was the previous two days. The ambient temperature was 62F when the session started, and the track temperature was 72F. When...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich For the 44th straight year the streets surrounding the harbor in the city of Long Beach, Calif. will play host to open-wheel cars. The very first Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach was held in September 1975 and was an F5000 race won by Brian Redman. The annual “Roar By The Shoar”...

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix -Saturday – 9:45am – final Friday notes and good morning.

By Steve Wittich Good morning from ISM Raceway, where it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. The Verizon IndyCar Series garages aren’t yet open, but the tire dragger is currently on track working on a second groove. Here is today’s schedule: TIME EVENT 11am Gates Open Noon USAC .25 Midget Races –...

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix – Friday – 11:15am – Good morning and social update

By Steve Wittich Good morning from ISM Raceway where the Verizon IndyCar Series visits for the 64th time since 1964. I (Steve) am on site today and tomorrow, and Patrick will arriving later tonight. Here is Friday’s schedule: TIME EVENT 11am Gates Open 11:30am – 12:30pm USAC Silver Crown Practice #1 Noon – 1pm IndyCar...

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