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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Tuesday – 3:48 PM – ROP and veteran refresher session notes

By Steve Wittich When the three-hour Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) and veteran refresher session began at 1 PM, Stefan Wilson was the first driver on the track, in the No. 25 #Driven2SaveLives Honda. The car featured a livery that was eerily similar to the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda that his brother Justin Wilson drove...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – Tuesday – 1:05 PM – Kaiser, Leist and Wickens complete ROP

By Steve Wittich Kyle Kaiser was the first driver to hit the track for his Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) We did check with team owner Ricardo Juncos, and the car that Kaiser is driving during the “Month of May” is the same car that Kaiser and Rene Binder shared at the first four Verizon IndyCar...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Fernando Alonso – ROP recap and notebook

All glamour, all the time… Before Fernando Alonso made his highly anticipated IndyCar debut, the  stunning livery for McLaren Honda Andretti entry made it’s debut under sunny blue skies on the front straight at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And don’t forget the pensive driver with a new driver suit and helmet shot. A third generation...

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