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Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Grand Prix of Baltimore

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Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Alex Tagliani, Grand Prix of Baltimore

Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Grand Prix of Baltimore

Monica Hilton
Bryan Herta Autosport
August 29, 2012


Fast Facts

Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Barracuda Racing
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: Grand Prix of Baltimore
Location: Streets of Baltimore, Maryland
Track: 12-turn, 2-mile temporary street circuit
2012 event counter: Mid-Ohio is the 14th stop (of 15) for the IZOD IndyCar Series
Practice sessions: Friday, August 31 from 9:30-10 a.m. ET (group A), 10-10:30 a.m. (all cars) and 2:45-3:45 p.m. Saturday, September 1 from 9-10 a.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, September 1 from 12:05-1:20 p.m. ET
Race: Sunday, September 2 – Pre-race activities starting at 1:55 p.m. ET and estimated green flag at 2:47 p.m. (75 laps)


Broadcast Information

Race broadcast (TV): Sunday, September 2 from 12-5 p.m. ET (includes Firestone Indy Lights race) on NBC Sports Network
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM (XM 94 and Sirius 212)

Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani
“I’m looking forward to Baltimore because so far, the Barracuda Racing No. 98 car has been fairly strong on street courses. Baltimore is an exciting event – it was very popular last year and had a fantastic turnout, so we hope to see that again this year. The track is very challenging and demanding. It’s physical because it’s bumpy, but I look forward to seeing the new changes on the racecourse. Hopefully it will improve passing for the fans.

We had a pretty good race in Sonoma, and we want to continue with strong finishes as we head into the last two races of the season. Our goal is to finish the championship strong. Since we switched to Honda in May, we’ve been working toward that goal. This is going to be an important weekend for Barracuda Racing. Hopefully we can show great speed again with our car and finish strong.”

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 – Friday, August 31 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. ET on the IndyCar Fan Village main stage.
IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, September 1 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET in the IndyCar Fan Village.

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