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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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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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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – Sunday -3:45pm – rough race notes and unofficial results

Former Indy car driver Scott Pruett gave the command to fire the twin-turbo V6 power plants. The ambient temperature when the green flag flew was 66F and the track temperature was 105F. There was some significantly cooler than the past two afternoons. The race start was straggly with only the first two rows able to...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – pre-final

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan, and Steve Wittich We’ve got so much more we have to cover – including plenty on Robert Wickens/Alexander Rossi incident, but Steve, who is compiling this final, has to board his flight to Indy. We’ll have more in the morning, including all of your Mazda Road To Indy Presented by...

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TSO’s 2018 preview of Chip Ganassi Racing

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Location: Indianapolis, Ind. Team Owner: Chip Ganassi Chief Operating Officer: Doug Duchardt Managing Director, INDYCAR: Mike Hull Manager, INDYCAR: Barry Wanser Team Manager, INDYCAR: Scott Harner Engine Manufacturer: Honda First Indy car start: 1990 Autoworks 200 at Phoenix International Raceway (now ISM Raceway) in Avondale, Ariz. (Eddie Cheever)...

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Bourdais Finishes Ninth at Sonoma

Bourdais Finishes Ninth at Sonoma Sonoma, CA (September 17, 2017) – It wasn’t the way the Dale Coyne Racing team wanted to end the season on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, but the team still came home with a top 10 finish with Sebastien Bourdais placing ninth. Rookie Ed Jones suffered the team’s first mechanical DNF...

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DCR Duo Looking for Strong Finish at The Glen 

Plainfield, IL (August 30, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais and Ed Jones are entering the penultimate round of the Verizon IndyCar Series season at Watkins Glen International this weekend with one goal in mind, registering a strong finish. The pair started off the season with excellent performances and they’re looking to close out […]

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ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway – Saturday – IndyCar Practice #1 – 10:45am – Hunter-Reay quickest – “Tricky Triangle” claims two drivers

By Steve Wittich The first Verizon IndyCar Series practice began bright and early with a sky that was a beautiful bright blue, and the ambient temperature at a comfortable 70F. The track temperature was 81F, and the wind was brisk, and blowing straight out of the north, and down the front straight. Qualifying simulations began...

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Gutierrez and Jones Ready to Take On Iowa Speedway

Gutierrez and Jones Ready to Take on Iowa Speedway Newton, IA (July 7, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing driver Esteban Gutierrez will be making his official oval debut this weekend at the Iowa Corn 300 while teammate Ed Jones will be taking part in his first Verizon IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The pair of...

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Jones equals best qualifying of the season with 11th place start

Jones equals best qualifying of the season with 11th place start Elkhart Lake, WI (June 24, 2017) – Dale Coyne Racing drivers Ed Jones and Esteban Gutierrez took part in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying at the picturesque Road America circuit on Saturday with the pair of rookies qualifying 11th and 17th, respectfully. For the second […]

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