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Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

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Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Alex Tagliani, GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

Monica Hilton
Bryan Herta Autosport
August 21, 2012


The Basics

Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Barracuda Racing
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
Location: The raceway at Sonoma, California
Track: 12-turn, 2.31-mile permanent road course
2012 event counter: Mid-Ohio is the 13th stop (of 15) for the IZOD IndyCar Series
Practice sessions: Friday, August 24 from 2:50-4:05 p.m. PDT and Saturday, August 25 from 10:50-11:50 a.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, August 25 from 2:30-3:45 p.m. PDT
Race: Sunday, August 26 – Pre-race activities starting at 12:30 p.m. PDT and estimated green flag at 1:42 p.m. (85 laps)


Broadcast Information

Race broadcast (TV): Sunday, August 26 from 1-4 p.m. PDT on NBC Sports Network
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM (XM 94 and Sirius 212)

Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani

“It’s time to prepare for Sonoma after a several week break in the IndyCar schedule. For me, that time included a trip to the Olympics in London and an exciting weekend driving in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in Montreal.

“I’m really looking forward to the race at Sonoma. It’s a challenging track but can allow you to be very quick if your car is capable. I really enjoy driving it.

“Off track, we’re in the home market of Barracuda Networks, so we’ll have lots of fun with that group. It’s also [wife] Bronte’s birthday on Saturday, so wine country will be the perfect place for her to celebrate.

“This weekend, our goal is to make sure we’re right there with the setup and speed. We’ve been in every Firestone Fast Six since Indianapolis so it would be great to keep the streak running. I think it will be intense during the first practice and our team is doing a great job so far. I’m very proud to be driving the No. 98 car for Barracuda Racing. If we accomplish our goals at Sonoma, I think we’ll have a great weekend.”

Social Media

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

Fan Opportunities

Barracuda Racing Tweetup with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, August 25 from 1:15-2 p.m. PDT on the IndyCar Fan Village main stage.
IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, August 25 from 9-10 a.m. PDT in the IndyCar Fan Village.

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