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SPOILER – Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Monday – 3:00 pm – Close

By Steve Wittich The last ten laps of the ninth annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama were undoubtedly compelling with the rain, but I won’t lie, I would like to have seen where the one-stop and early two-stop strategies ended up if it had stayed dry. I would have enjoyed seeing how the single...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Monday – 10:20am – some pre-race strategy thoughts

By Steve Wittich How many laps? One Stop? Two Stops? Some assumptions we’ll be using in this analysis: green flags laps take an average of 71 seconds to complete, and yellow flag laps are an average of 140 seconds. How many laps with the race end up being? When the race was red flagged for...

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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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News from INDYCAR: ‘What They’re Saying’ from Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama postponement

‘What They’re Saying’ from Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama postponement JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, 2017 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner, 2018 pole winner): “It’s tough because we have so many people that come out here to watch us. We want to put on a good race. We want […]

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Sunday 9:30am – Schedule update; Indy Lights and IndyCar races bumped up; Indy Lights qualifying two

By Tony DiZinno The track schedule is changing for today’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, to attempt to beat incoming rain headed for the Barber Motorsports Park facility. The rain has already started with a light to moderate drizzle on the grounds here in Birmingham, Ala. The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Saturday 6:45pm – Close, notes, and MRTI nuggets

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich As the checkered flag has flown on the one hour, 45-minute IMSA Prototype Challenge race – one which saw a pair of recent Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires drivers in Kris Wright (won) and Will Owen (third) stand on the overall podium – so the checkered...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Saturday 4:10pm – Quick and fast qualifying report

By Tony DiZinno Here’s your quick and dirty Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama qualifying report, so excuse any typos from Barber Motorsports Park. Qualifying temperatures are 76 ambient and 116 track per Firestone Racing. These are hotter temperatures than at any other IndyCar on-track session this weekend. In Segment 1, Group 1, Max Chilton,...

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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 – Saturday – 11:35 a.m. – Third practice

By Tony DiZinno Third practice got underway under more good conditions, with temperatures of 65 degrees ambient and 88 on track per Firestone Racing. In the opening minutes, Friday’s fastest driver Josef Newgarden was the first driver to break into the 1:07 bracket, at 1:07.8198. Ryan Hunter-Reay eclipsed that shortly thereafter with 1:07.7407 at the...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Friday – Close

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich The first of three busy days at Barber Motorsports Park is in the books. Today featured the combination of picture perfect weather, quintessential Southern hospitality in Birmingham and a busy, but never overly chaotic, schedule among the Verizon IndyCar Series, Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires and...

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