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INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of The Americas – Friday 9am – Open – Travel notes and today’s schedule

By Steve Wittich I took part in a track walk on Thursday afternoon that was one of the fantastic experiences offered this weekend by IndyCar Nation. That led me to book a flight on Wednesday instead of Thursday, and for various reasons, I’m glad I did. I flew from Indianapolis to Dallas, and then took...

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Previewing the 2019 INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of The Americas

By Steve Wittich Welcome to our coverage of the INDYCAR Classic from Circuit of The Americas. I (Steve) love these new events and can’t wait to see how things unfold this weekend. Basics and a little strategy The INDYCAR Classic is scheduled for 60 laps of the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course, equaling 204.6 miles. That...

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Good morning from Austin and TSO’s 24th season of NTT IndyCar Series coverage – a few notes about COTA and travel

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the first official day of TSO’s 24th season of coverage. Both Patrick and Steve are on site for the official start of the 2019 season and beginning of the NTT era of the IndyCar Series. The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is a 3.427-mile, 20-turn Herman Tilke designed road...

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Three open tests highlight INDYCAR testing regulations for 2018-19

Three open tests highlight INDYCAR testing regulations for 2018-19 INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Sept. 28, 2018) – A preseason open test at Circuit of the Americas and in-season open tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca highlight the 2018-19 IndyCar Series testing rules issued to teams by INDYCAR. Circuit of the Americas, […]

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