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Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: MAVTV 500 (Fontana)

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Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Alex Tagliani, MAVTV 500

Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: MAVTV 500 (Fontana)

Monica Hilton
Bryan Herta Autosport
September 11, 2012


Fast Facts

Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Barracuda Racing
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: MAVTV 500
Location: Auto Club Speedway (Fontana, CA)
Track: Two-mile oval
2012 event counter: The MAVTV 50 is the 15th stop (of 15) for the IZOD IndyCar Series
Practice sessions: Friday, September 14 from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. PDT and 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Qualifying: Friday, September 14 from 2:15-3:45 p.m. PDT
Race: Saturday, September 15 – Pre-race activities starting at 4:30 p.m. PDT with an estimated green flag at 5:50 p.m. (250 laps)


Broadcast Information

Race broadcast (TV): Saturday, September 15 from 4:30-9:30 p.m. PDT on NBC Sports Network
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network and Sirius/XM (XM 94 and Sirius 212)

Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani

“It’s hard to believe that it’s already the last race of the year. The 2012 season, since we switched to Honda, has been amazing for Barracuda Racing. We’ve been very competitive and I’ve enjoyed running up at the front. Week in and week out, we’ve been able to compete against anybody on the racetrack. We qualified in the Firestone Fast Six quite a few times, got the pole in Texas and continued to come out stronger than ever. As a team, we’ve really grown. We had some challenges but overcame them. It’s been a pleasure to work with the crew, the engineers and the sponsors.

Right now, the goal is to finish the season strong in Fontana. We want to come out with a great result in the season finale. That would be amazing for our team and our sponsors. We have a lot of people coming out to see us this weekend and we want to finish on a good note for the off-season.”

Social Media

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: Saturday, September 15 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. PDT in the IndyCar Fan Village.
Watch the team twitter feed (@BHA) for updates on an impromptu Barracuda Racing Tweetup in Fontana.

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