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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Thursday – 7 PM – Post-script on JR Hildebrand’s incident

By Tony DiZinno Just as a quick update to the end-of-day times, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing passed on this quote from JR Hildebrand after his incident today in Turn 3. Hildebrand was checked, cleared and released after contacting the wall exiting Turn 3 and Turn 4. Hildebrand had examined the left rear suspension of the...

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I-PAS ‘goggles test’ provides major advancement in INDYCAR concussion evaluation

INDYCAR drivers are now required to undergo a clinical eye-tracking computer test recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. It has been implemented as part of the sanctioning body’s concussion evaluation protocol, it was announced today. Drivers competing in this month’s Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil – plus drivers in the Mazda […]

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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 – 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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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 1:30 pm – A bevy of paddock notes and Indy Lights first practice

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich As Barber is the last race weekend before the month of May at Indianapolis, there’s a lot of final preparations being made for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Here’s a few things we’ve gathered this morning walking through the paddock. — A couple notes from two...

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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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