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INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma from Sonoma Raceway – 2018 – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich The 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma will be the 14th year in a row (and 15th overall race) that the Verizon IndyCar Series will visit California Wine Country, and the 2018 event will mark the fourth straight year that the Astor Cup will be presented at the former Sears Point Raceway....

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News from INDYCAR: Rossi works two-stop strategy to winning perfection at Mid-Ohio

Rossi works two-stop strategy to winning perfection at Mid-Ohio LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 29, 2018) – About the only wheel Alexander Rossi turned wrong in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio came when he attempted a victory doughnut in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda. His car slid off track and became stuck in the […]

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Rossi Dominates Honda Indy 200

Rossi Dominates Honda Indy 200 Alexander Rossi scores second victory of 2018, climbs to second in drivers’ title fight Robert Wickens completes 1-2 finish for Honda Third consecutive IndyCar Series victory for Honda, eighth win of 2018 Multiple battles highlight race, including Sebastien Bourdais’ charge from 24th to sixth  LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 29, 2018) – […]

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Qualifying Report: Verizon IndyCar Series

DXC TECHNOLOGY 600 QUALIFYING REPORT 06.08.18 With the starting grid set, the field of 22 will race under the lights Saturday for 248 laps at Texas Motor Speedway. Live coverage of the DXC Technology 600 will be available on NBC Sports Network beginning at 8 p.m. ET. No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA STARTING POSITON: […]

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Indianapolis 500 – 2018 – Thursday, Media Day – 8:15 a.m. – Open, more from Hinch and Pippa, and Tuesday and Wednesday wrap

By Tony DiZinno Tuesday and Wednesday did not feature any on-track activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But the field of 33 drivers and their crews competing in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil were still plenty busy. Here’s Thursday’s on-track schedule: 9:30-10 a.m. Indy Lights Practice 1 11-11:30 a.m.  Indy Lights...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Monday – Good morning!!

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich Good morning from a sunny Barber Motorsports Park where the Verizon IndyCar Series returns for a second try at getting Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama completed. In a generous gesture, Barber Motorsports Park will be opening the facility for free for fans to watch the conclusion of the...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Saturday 3pm – Pre-qualifying IndyCar notes, MRTI Saturday recaps

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying is underway from Barber Motorsports Park for what promises to be an important session. Meanwhile, here are other notes from the paddock as well as a recap of today’s Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires sessions. — King’s car fixed for qualifying After...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Friday at 4 pm – Second practice and Pro Mazda qualifying

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich We bumped into two of the drivers who made headlines last weekend in Long Beach before second practice. Graham Rahal noted that drivers are continuing to adjust to the new braking points with the new Dallara UAK18. He told TSO that because of the increased top-end speed, it remains...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Friday at noon – First practice and Dixon notes

By Tony DiZinno Before first practice kicked off at 11:15 a.m. CT and local time, four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion – and Barber’s eternally podium-but-not-yet-winner – Scott Dixon paid a visit to the media center. He touched on his season so far, as well as address his recent announcement that he’d be on NBC’s next...

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Rossi, Honda Dominate on Streets of Long Beach

Rossi, Honda Dominate on Streets of Long Beach Alexander Rossi scores commanding win, claims early-season championship lead Ed Jones comes from 13th to third, equals Indy car career-best result Honda builds Manufacturers’ Championship lead as drivers claim five of top-six finishing positions LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2018) – Alexander Rossi scored a dominant victory […]

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