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Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report – Barber

Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Race Report Track:                  Barber Motorsports Park Race:                   Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Date:                   April 23, 2018   No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden Start: 1st (3rd-career INDYCAR pole) Finish: 1st (9th-career INDYCAR win) Status: Running Laps Completed: 82/82 Laps Led: 73 Points Standings (ahead of second): […]

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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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SPOILER – Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Monday – rough race notes – SPOILER

By Steve Wittich The command to re-fire the twin-turbocharged V6 engines was given by race control at 11:01am. The ambient temperature was 67F and the track temperature was 91F. The field got the green flag after three pace laps at the beginning of Lap 27. Pit lap was immediately open. The No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet...

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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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Sato and Rahal Were 8th and 11th Respectively When the Honda Indy GP of Alabama was Postponed Until Monday Due to Track Conditions

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Verizon IndyCar Series RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, April 22, 2018   SATO AND RAHAL WERE EIGHTH AND 11TH, RESPECTIVELY, WHEN THE HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA WAS POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY DUE TO TRACK CONDITIONS GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “It was a tough […]

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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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Heavy rain suspends Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on 23rd lap

Heavy rain suspends Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on 23rd lap BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Sunday, April 22, 2018) – Heavy rain pounded Barber Motorsports Park throughout the day and forced suspension of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First on Lap 23. The race will be completed starting at noon ET...

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Sunday – 2pm – Quick pre-race notes

By Tony DiZinno Here are some quick final pre-race notes for what is slated as a 90-lap race, or two hours if it becomes a timed race, here at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. — Strategy in rain versus dry Under green flag conditions, the estimated pit windows are 23 to 27 laps....

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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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