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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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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Friday at 8 a.m. – good morning from Alabama

Note from Steve – there is nothing like getting to the track, and realizing that Tony had already prepared most of Friday’s open. Thanks, TDZ. As Tony notes below, it’s been a bit of a hectic few days of travel. I flew home from Long Beach on Monday, arriving back in Indianapolis, Ind. at 10...

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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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News from INDYCAR: ‘What They’re Saying’ from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

What They’re Saying’ from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “Well, I think we had a good day working. Certainly at least a podium, but we kept getting bit by yellows a couple times today and had to fight our way back from them. It didn’t […]

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Rossi, Honda Dominate on Streets of Long Beach

Rossi, Honda Dominate on Streets of Long Beach Alexander Rossi scores commanding win, claims early-season championship lead Ed Jones comes from 13th to third, equals Indy car career-best result Honda builds Manufacturers’ Championship lead as drivers claim five of top-six finishing positions LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2018) – Alexander Rossi scored a dominant victory […]

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CHEVY INDYCAR AT LONG BEACH: Will Power puts Chevrolet on Podium with Runner-up Finish in Long Beach Grand Prix

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH STREETS OF LONG BEACH TEAM CHEVY RACE RECAP WITH POST RACE TRANSCRIPT APRIL 15, 2018   Will Power puts Chevrolet on Podium with Runner-up Finish in Long Beach Grand Prix   LONG BEACH, Calif (April 15, 2018) – Will Power capitalized on […]

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Rahal Finished Fifth in the Toyota GP of Long Beach After an Early Penalty; Sato Was Sixth When Contact with Hunter-Reay Damaged His Car and Limited His Result

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, April 15, 2018   RAHAL MOVED TO THIRD IN THE STANDINGS WITH A FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN THE TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH AFTER AN EARLY PENALTY; SATO WAS SIXTH WHEN CONTACT WITH HUNTER-REAY DAMAGED HIS CAR AND […]

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