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Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Alex Tagliani, Honda Indy Toronto

Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

Monica Hilton
Bryan Herta Autosport
July 10, 2013


Fast Facts

Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Barracuda Racing
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: Honda Indy Toronto
Location: Streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Track: 11-turn, 1.75-mile temporary street circuit
2013 event counter: The Honda Indy Toronto races are the 12th and 13th (of 19) for the IZOD IndyCar Series


Practice sessions: Friday, July 12 from 10:25-11:55 a.m. ET; Morning warm-up on Sunday, July 14 from 10:50-11:20 a.m.
Qualifying – Race 1: Friday, July 12 from 3:10-4:20 p.m. (Firestone Fast Six format)
Qualifying – Race 2: Saturday, July 13 from 10:50-11:20 p.m. (30-minute format)
Race 1: Saturday, July 13 with pre-race activities beginning around 3 p.m. and an estimated green flag at 3:40 p.m.
Race 2: Sunday, July 14 with pre-race activities beginning around 3 p.m. and an estimated green flag at 3:40 p.m.


Broadcast Information

TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network
TV race broadcast (Canada): TVA Sports & SportsNet
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 211 and Sirius 211

Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani

“Naturally, I’m a little bit apprehensive going into Toronto after what happened in Pocono. Obviously this is an important double-header race weekend for Barracuda Racing as we continue trying to turn the season around.

“I definitely feel that we have a good street course car, but we’ve had surprises before like in Detroit, so I’m a little bit cautious. However, I trust the Barracuda Racing team. The boys did great this past weekend putting the car back together and hopefully we can regain some momentum in Toronto.”

Twitter

Barracuda Racing: @BHA
Alex Tagliani: @tagliani
Barracuda Networks: @barracuda
Bowers & Wilkins: @Bowers_Wilkins

Facebook

Barracuda Racing: facebook.com/BryanHertaAutosport
Alex Tagliani: facebook.com/ATagliani

Fan Opportunities

IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Alex Tagliani: Friday, July 12 from 1-2 p.m. (location TBA from INDYCAR).
RaceTime Radio will be broadcasting live from the Barracuda Racing team transporter on Saturday, July 13 from 12-2 p.m. ET.
Fans can support Tagliani in a friendly battle with Scott Dixon where their chosen charities are the real winners! Details at http://www.power-of-2.org/

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