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Team Barracuda – BHA Notes & Quotes: Iowa Corn Indy 250

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Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Alex Tagliani, Iowa Corn Indy 250

Team Barracuda – BHA Notes & Quotes: Iowa Corn Indy 250

Monica Hilton
Bryan Herta Autosport
June 20, 2012


The Basics

Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Team Barracuda – BHA
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: Iowa Corn Indy 250
Location: Iowa Speedway, Newton, IA
Track: 0.875-mile oval track

Practice sessions: Friday, June 22 from 10-10:45 a.m. CST and 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Qualifying: Friday, June 23 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. (Heat race format)
Race: Saturday, June 23 -Estimated green flag drop at 9 p.m. CST

Broadcast Information

Race broadcast (TV): Saturday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. CST – Broadcast to include Friday’s qualifying heat races and pre-race ceremonies, prior to the Iowa Corn Indy 250 (250 laps)
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM (XM 94 and Sirius 212)

Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani

“I think we’ve learned a lot from the past few races. I never approach a race weekend feeling like it’s going to be easy, but I do feel very encouraged. We might be able to apply some things we learned at Milwaukee to Iowa, and unload a bit quicker with a setup that’s in our window. It would give us a little more time to play with the fine tuning and the overall setup of the car.
Iowa is a pretty unique track. Everybody will have to adapt to the new concept of qualifying with heat races. Honestly, I’m not too sure of why we’re doing it. To me, it defies the purpose of going to an oval and showcasing the best flying lap you can put together for position. I’m not sure if there are any other series that do this but we’ll see how it works out. As a team, we have to make sure that we don’t put ourselves in a bad spot because we have to be able to make the race the next day. It’s definitely going to keep the stress level pretty high on Friday.”

Social Media

Team Barracuda – BHA on twitter: @BHA
Alex Tagliani on twitter: @Tagliani
Barracuda Networks: @Barracuda
Bowers & Wilkins: @Bowers_Wilkins
Team Barracuda – BHA on facebook:www.facebook.com/BryanHertaAutosport
Alex Tagliani on facebook: www.facebook.com/ATagliani

Fan Opportunities

IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, June 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. CST in the IndyCar Fan Village.
Team Barracuda – BHA Tweetup with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, June 23 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. in the IndyCar Fan Village.

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