Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Cars Rebound For Dual Top 10 Finishes At Barber

LEEDS, Ala – What a day it was on Monday for the entire Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing group. On Sunday, when the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was started, they were dead in the water. Graham Rahal couldn’t see anything and even spun under caution. He’d restart the race on Monday in 14th. Takuma Sato started the race at the Barber Motorsports Park in 18th, but found himself in eighth place when the final red flag was displayed on Sunday on Lap 22. While Sato did charge through the field, he was…

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Rain Fell Just Hard Enough For Bourdais To Have To Pit, Settles For 5th Place Run at Barber Instead

LEEDS, Ala – The ball was in Sebastien Bourdais court. Go as long as he needed to go. See, the rain really started ramping up around the Barber Motorsports Park over the final stint of the rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The rest of the field had already came down pit road to put on the Firestone wet tires. Bourdais, well he was trying to go as long as he could on his Firestone alternates. The Dale Coyne Racing driver at the time held over a 9-second lead…

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Weather and Strategy Costs Rossi A Top 5 Finish On Monday At Barber

LEEDS, Ala – While Alexander Rossi certainly didn’t have a car to win Monday’s rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, he did have a car good enough for a podium finish at the Barber Motorsports Park. At the very least, he should have logged another top five finish instead. But, Rossi was on the wrong end of a strategy call, which caused him to finish 11th in the water logged event. That’s his worst finish since the 2017 season finale at Sonoma and just his second finish outside of…

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Rough Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama For Carlin Racing

LEEDS, Ala – The Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend started off as good as it could for Carlin. Charlie Kimball is coming off of a 10th place finish last weekend on the streets of Long Beach, the teams first ever top 10. They backed that up with a great day of practice on Friday, one that saw Max Chilton come in fourth on the timing sheets in the opening session and being 11th and 14th in the other two practices this weekend. Kimball, was 12th, 19th and 13th respectively himself. The…

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Andretti Frustrated With 10th Place Finish In Monday’s Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – Marco Andretti vowed to start qualifying better. He was adamant that his No. 98 Honda could contend for race wins if he could get his head out of his rear end in the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying sessions. See, he’s qualified 18th, 20th and 20th respectively in his first three races of the 2018 season. He would finish ninth, 12th and sixth in those three events. Andretti said just last Sunday in Long Beach that imagine where he could be if he qualified better. 

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Dixon Has Eventful 6th Place Finish In Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Scott Dixon has got to be thinking what does he have to do to win a race at the Barber Motorsports Park. Monday’s rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama saw Dixon finish sixth, his eighth top six finish in nine tries at the 2.3-mile Alabama facility. Five of those are runner-up efforts, as he’s never taken his No. 9 Honda to victory lane in Barber. It was an eventful weekend though for Dixon. 

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Dual Top 5 Finishes On Monday In Barber For Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Duo

LEEDS, Ala – While Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi look to be the overall championship favorites for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, two more drivers are right there waiting to pounce. To me, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has to be the top overall organization heading into the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Monday, they put both of their drivers inside of the top five in the rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, as both drivers now head to May in the top eight of the…

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Heads To Indy With Better Momentum With 2nd Place Finish at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Ryan Hunter-Reay was frustrated at his start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. See, he had two straight fifth place runs to start the year off with and a 20th place finish last weekend in Long Beach. But, every one of those finishes the Andretti Autosport driver thought that he should have finished higher. He said bad luck got in his way in all three races. At both St. Pete and Phoenix, he thought he had a car to finish on the podium. While he’ll take the…

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Josef Newgarden Wins Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – We always knew that whenever Josef Newgarden got a chance to drive for one of the big teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series, that he’d be the next great star. Nothing against Sarah Fisher or Ed Carpenter or their respective teams, but you can’t compare their resources to that of Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Well, Newgarden signed with Penske in the offseason between 2016 and 2017 and that proved to be one that could shape the future of this series moving forward. Newgarden, piloted his No.…

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Another Tough Start To The Season For Power, Likely a Crashed Caused By 0.01-Seconds

LEEDS, Ala – Will Power has to wonder what he has to do to start a Verizon IndyCar Series season off on the right foot. On Sunday, the Team Penske driver was running second when his No. 12 Chevrolet stepped out from under him and he crashed on the Lap 16 restart at the Barber Motorsports Park. See, Power was a victim of circumstances in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The race was moved up over a half an hour due to rain. While the cars can race in…

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