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Rahal Finished Fifth in the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix GP After Starting 19th

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix – Phoenix International Raceway  Verizon IndyCar Series RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, April 2, 2016    RAHAL FINISHED FIFTH IN THE DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY PHOENIX GRAND PRIX AFTER STARTING 19TH GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “I knew I had to […]

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Firestone Racing Notes – Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

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Notes & Quotes: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

TAKUMA SATO ON: ·         The return of INDYCAR to Phoenix Int’l Raceway: “I’ve never been to Phoenix but I’ve seen some exciting races so it’s great to have this venue back in the series.” ·         His first impression of PIR: “Very fast! It’s well-known that this track is unique as it has different banking for each corner–very impressive. The […]

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Dale Coyne Racing and Phoenix International Raceway – A return 20 years in the making

Plainfield, IL (March 29, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing makes a long-awaited racing return to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) this week for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix on Saturday, April 2, an event that presents a whole new challenge to rookie driver Conor Daly and Italian Luca Filippi. The second round of […]

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PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY NAMES DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY TITLE SPONSOR OF APRIL 2 PHOENIX GRAND PRIX

    PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY NAMES DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY TITLE SPONSOR OF APRIL 2 PHOENIX GRAND PRIX Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the desert under the lights Saturday, April 2   PHOENIX – Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber today announced newly-opened Desert Diamond West Valley as the title sponsor for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to the […]

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Honda IndyCar pre-season test report

Verizon IndyCar Series Test in the West Circuit:  Phoenix International Raceway (1.022-mile oval), Avondale, AZ Weather: Clear, 84-degrees in the afternoon session, 72-degrees for night sessions Andretti Leads the Way for Honda in Final Pre-Season Practice Two-day open test concludes with Honda drivers second through sixth Marco Andretti leads Honda contingent in “The Test in the […]

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Dale Coyne Racing Completes Successful Test in the West

Avondale, Arizona (February 27, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing along with rookie driver Conor Daly and Luca Filippi completed a productive two-day test at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) on Saturdaynight. With this being the first visit for Daly at a 1-mile track aboard an Indy car and only the second-time for Filippi, the pair knew that it […]

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INDYCAR News and Notes – Feb. 12, 2016

1. It’s going to be an All-Star weekend for trio of INDYCAR drivers: This weekend, Toronto isn’t the city that James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly are used to when they visit each summer for the Honda Indy Toronto. For starters, it’s about 60 degrees warmer. That, and sports fans are abuzz with news of […]

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