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On Track This Week '17 - Grand Prix of Alabama

It’s Round 3 of the Verizon IndyCar season, and that means we are traversing the twists and turns of Barber Motorsports Park in beautiful Alabama. If the last couple of years are any indication, this is the weekend the “racing” actually begins. It’s like the lack of walls allows the drivers a little more freedom to stretch out, and take chances. As a fan, this is what we’ve been waiting for, as the first couple of races, while mildly entertaining, have lacked that little bit of extra zip.The details...


Event: Hondy Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Venue: Barber Motorsports Park
Track Type: 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course (clockwise)
(Track Map)

Take a ride around the course with a Virtual Lap:


TV: Coverage continues on NBCSN. Which means they will talk about the IndyCar season, not just the month of May.
Leigh Diffey is back with the team this weekend as the lead announcer while Leigh Diffey fulfills his F1 and Olympic Trials duties. He'll be joined by Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell in the booth, and Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller on the ground.

Broadcast Windows: Friday, April 22 Practice (12pm ET) Saturday, April 23 Qualifying (4pm ET) Sunday, April 24, Race (3pm ET)

Web/radio: Mark Jaynes takes over as chief announcer. Joining him in the booth will be analyst Davey Hamilton. Jake Query, Nick Yeoman, Rob Howden and Michael Young covering the remotes. All Verizon IndyCar Series races are broadcast live on the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app.

Video Streaming: track activity not covered live on television will be available on the INDYCAR YouTube channel www.youtube.com/indycar and RaceControl.IndyCar.com

For those following along on Twitter this weekend, You can follow along with:
@Barbermotorpark

Other follow/bookmark suggestions:
@indycar, @indycarPR
oh, and of course @openwheelworld ;-)

The official #hashtag for the event is: #HIGPA
Other hastags to follow: #indycar

Here is this weekend's Entry List

Here is this weekend's Spotter's Guide

Here is the weekend schedule:
(local Alabama time is CDT so add 1hr for EST)


Fri, April 21st
11:45am – 12:30pm IndyCar Practice #1
1:30pm – 2:10pm USF2000 Race #1
2:25pm – 3:10pm Indy Lights Practice
3:25pm – 4:10pm IndyCar Practice #2

Sat,April 22nd
8:40am - 9:10am - Indy Lights Qualifying
9:25am - 9:45am - USF2000 Qualifying (Race 2)
11:00am - 11:45am - Verizon IndyCar Practice Session #3
2:00am - 3:00pm - Indy Lights RACE 1
3:15pm - 4:30pm - Verizon IndyCar Qualifying Session (tape delayed on NBCSN)
4:45pm - 5:25pm - USF2000 RACE 2

Sun, April 23rd
8:00am - 8:30am - Indy Lights Qualifying (Race 2)
9:45am - 10:15am - Verizon IndyCar Warm Up
11:45am - 1:00pm - Indy Lights RACE 2
2:30pm - 4:30pm - Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (90 laps / 207 miles)

NBC Sports Broadcast begins at 2 (3pm EST)

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Written 04-22-2017, 11:35 am
Updated 04-28-2017, 07:09 pm
Written by M. Beer
Photography OpenWheelWorld.net

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