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TSO – “TDZ’s” View from the Stands – Phoenix and Long Beach

By Tony DiZinno Let’s face facts: when you are fortunate enough to do what we get to do, essentially live out our dreams moving from the grandstands into the media center and bringing the coverage of the racing series we love to you, our loyal Trackside Online readers and subscribers, it’s easy to pinch yourself […]

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ED CARPENTER FINISHES 7TH IN PHOENIX GRAND PRIX

ED CARPENTER FINISHES 7TH IN PHOENIX GRAND PRIX Spencer Pigot Takes Checkered Flag in 14th In First Career Indy Car Short Oval Race PHOENIX (April 7, 2018) – Race Notes The first of six oval races on the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar is in the books after tonight’s 250-lap Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand […]

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix -Saturday – 9:45am – final Friday notes and good morning.

By Steve Wittich Good morning from ISM Raceway, where it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. The Verizon IndyCar Series garages aren’t yet open, but the tire dragger is currently on track working on a second groove. Here is today’s schedule: TIME EVENT 11am Gates Open Noon USAC .25 Midget Races –...

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix – Friday – 9:15pm – final practice results and notes

By Steve Wittich Charlie Kimball led the final practice session before tomorrow’s 250 lap Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway with a lap of 179.797mph. Kimball’s strategist, Davey Hamilton, told Jake Query from the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network that the quick lap was done on a qualifying simulation....

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix – Friday – 7pm – qualifying results

By Steve Wittich Here are the results of Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying. I’m about to head out for a few INDYCAR Nation tours and will be back with much, much more.   RANK DRIVER QUALIFYING AVERAGE 1 Sebastien Bourdais 188.539 2 Simon Pagenaud 188.148 3 Will Power 186.582 4 Alexander Rossi 186.852 5 James Hinchcliffe...

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix – Friday – 3:50pm – 1st practice notes, results and qualifying order

By Steve Wittich The lone practice session before qualifying for the 2018 edition of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix got underway at precisely 2 pm. The ambient temperature when the session began was 90F, and the track temperature was 129F. The quickest driver in the session, Simon Pagenaud turned the fastest...

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix – Friday – 1:50pm – a few notes before the first practice session

By Steve Wittich A couple of quick updates before the first Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix practice session begins.  Robert Wickens came into the media center and said that this is the first time that he can remember qualifying on the first day of practice, and for sure the first time he...

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ISM Raceway in Phoenix – Friday – 11:15am – Good morning and social update

By Steve Wittich Good morning from ISM Raceway where the Verizon IndyCar Series visits for the 64th time since 1964. I (Steve) am on site today and tomorrow, and Patrick will arriving later tonight. Here is Friday’s schedule: TIME EVENT 11am Gates Open 11:30am – 12:30pm USAC Silver Crown Practice #1 Noon – 1pm IndyCar...

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Honda Racing message points for Phoenix

Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix ISM Raceway April 7, 2018 9 p.m. EDT NBC Sports Network IndyCar Radio Network Broadcast and Live Stream MANUFACTURER COMPETITION  Honda’s 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season is off to a strong start, with Sebastien Bourdais leading a first- through sixth-place Honda sweep at last month’s season-opening Grand Prix […]

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CHAVES READY FOR DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY CASINO PHOENIX GRAND PRIX

NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April, 5, 2018) Verizon IndyCar Series competition resumes out west with the first oval of the 2018 season, the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway. The #88 Harding Racing IR18 Chevrolet powered car piloted by Gabby Chaves will race 250 laps on the 1.022-mile oval for 255.5 miles. […]

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