Tag: Qualifying

Increased Drama with Every IndyCar Practice Session in Sonoma; Unpredictable Qualifying Ahead

An uneventful Friday morning practice at Sonoma Raceway ended with Helio Castroneves (No. 3 Hitachi Chevy, Team Penske) running the fastest lap and a slew of Honda-powered machines behind him. Marco Andretti (No. 27 Snapple Honda, Andretti Autosport), Graham Rahal (No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Honda, RLL), Jack Hawksworth (No. 41 ABC Supply Honda, AJ

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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying: Updated Saturday Schedule

That darn rain. We were supposed to be in the clear this weekend! The drops have stopped falling but the track is saturated. Drying efforts have been underway since I arrived at 7:00 a.m. and I assume for some time prior. Due to the wet conditions, the practice and qualifying session times for today have

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The Only Thing We’re Qualifying For Is Flood Insurance

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  Right before all the track action for the remainder of today was cancelled, I posted the above as a hashtag on a tweet. Someone told me I won the internet. I

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Pagenaud Leads Field on Fast Friday; Qualifying Format Breakdown

This article was originally published on MTAF Wheels, which is now dark. Thank you for enjoying it here through the Live Full Throttle Archives.  It is upon us, folks. Qualifying weekend for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500! We ended Fast Friday with Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud topping the leaderboard with a 230.698

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Let Me Qualify that by Saying…

Both weekends at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month have been incredible. I’ve been surprised by the occurrences of every single day. Opportunities present themselves, individuals introduce themselves, networking is constant and the making of new friendships and lifelong memories are too numerous to count. So much has been going on that I actually found

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