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Speedway LLC named Official Fuel and Official Convenience Store for INDYCAR, IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis 500

Source: Series PR Speedway LLC named Official Fuel and Official Convenience Store for INDYCAR, IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018) – Hulman & Company announced a multiyear agreement today with Speedway LLC, making the national convenience store chain the Official Fuel and Official Convenience Store of INDYCAR, the […]

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Three open tests highlight INDYCAR testing regulations for 2018-19

Three open tests highlight INDYCAR testing regulations for 2018-19 INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Sept. 28, 2018) – A preseason open test at Circuit of the Americas and in-season open tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca highlight the 2018-19 IndyCar Series testing rules issued to teams by INDYCAR. Circuit of the Americas, […]

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INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma – Friday – 10:20 AM – Good morning from Wine Country

  By Steve Wittich Good morning from Sonoma Raceway where the sun quickly burned off the marine layer and the sun is shining.  According to our friend @Indycar_Wxman the weather today is going to be absolutely perfect.  I (Steve) flew in Wednesday, and I was planning on sending my travel notes with this update, but that’s...

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INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma from Sonoma Raceway – 2018 – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich The 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma will be the 14th year in a row (and 15th overall race) that the Verizon IndyCar Series will visit California Wine Country, and the 2018 event will mark the fourth straight year that the Astor Cup will be presented at the former Sears Point Raceway....

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Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta to Join Harding Racing for Verizon IndyCar Series Finale

Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta to Join Harding Racing for Verizon IndyCar Series Finale Indianapolis, Ind. (September 7, 2018) Harding Racing will add a second Chevrolet-powered IndyCar to their lineup for the Grand Prix of Sonoma next weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires 2018 Champion Patricio O’Ward will pilot the #8, […]

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Portland pre-race notes!

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) Pre-Race conditions are 68 ambient and 92 with bright sunshine as of 11:47am. Read this then turn in for the green flag at 12:09pm PT! Last night’s social report is far less exciting than Friday’s. Once back to the hotel, I set out around 8pm to possibly go find something to...

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Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway – 2018 – Sunday, 9:15 a.m. – Race Day Open, Starting Lineup, MRTI Cooper Feature

Steve and I (Tony) took the pre-dawn, pre-6 a.m. TriMet MAX Light Rail in this morning on purpose to get to Portland International Raceway as quickly as possible. Patrick is gauging the crowd size on his light rail journey and reports in it’s standing room only. Having just stood in the Mazda Road to Indy...

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Portland Saturday 12:30 p.m. – Bourdais Update; Qualifying Groups

By Tony DiZinno Bourdais OK, but DCR with Vasser-Sullivan crew faces repair job Sebastien Bourdais had just set the fastest time in third practice at Portland International Raceway, when his No. 18 Gorilla Automotive Products Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan snapped to the left at the Turns 9 and 10 chicane. Cars enter...

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Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway – 2018 – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Open, Great Friday Crowd, and an Epic Meal

Welcome to Saturday at the Grand Prix of Portland. Here’s what’s on tap today and a few other notes from Friday, including one of the best meals of the year for dinner. Saturday Schedule  The usual third Verizon IndyCar Series practice and qualifying sessions are up, along with qualifying and races for each of the...

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Special memories abound as Firestone’s Cara Adams returns to site of her first race

Cara Adams’ return to Portland International Raceway this weekend brings back a mountain’s worth of memories. It was here, in 2007, where a one-off volunteering effort served as the starting point of a career that has ultimately led her to become the Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. Adams had family connections that provided a window […]

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