Alex Tagliani 2013 IICS Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Race PreviewPress Release
Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes:
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Barracuda Racing
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location: Streets of Long Beach, California
Track: 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street circuit
2013 event counter: The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the 3rd race (of 19) for the IZOD IndyCar Series
Practice sessions: Friday, April 19 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. PST and 2:30-3:15 p.m.; Saturday, April 20 from 10:40-11:25 a.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, April 20 from 2-3:10 p.m. PST
Race: Sunday, April 21 – Pre-race activities starting at 1 p.m. PST with an estimated green flag at 1:45 p.m. (80 laps)
TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network
TV race broadcast (Canada): TVA Sports & SportsNet
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 211 and Sirius 211
Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani
I’m really looking forward to the Long Beach race because it’s going to be a very important test for the Barracuda Racing team. Getting familiar with the new Firestone street course tires was a challenge for us in St. Pete as we worked to get a hold on the setup and grip to be competitive, so getting back on those tires in Long Beach is going to be a way for us to evaluate where we are.
We’re accustomed to achieving very promising results in qualifying from our 2012 season, where we were really good in street and road courses. The Barracuda Racing team has been working really hard on things that are going to make us competitive and able to run up front for the 2013 season, and I’m confident we’ll get there.
There are some familiar faces and friends that we’re also looking forward to seeing in Long Beach. We’ll catch up with our buddy Daniel Goddard from The Young & The Restless. Also, Bronte is a big fan of the Twilight movie and we found out that Jackson Radbone – he plays Jasper in the movies – is racing in the Pro Celebrity race so we’re planning on saying hello and giving him some tips. It should be a great weekend on the streets of Long Beach.
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Barracuda Racing presents The INDYCAR Tweetup on Saturday, April 20 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. PST on the IndyCar Fan Village Main Stage.
IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Alex Tagliani: Friday, April 19 from 4-5 p.m. PST in the IZOD IndyCar Paddock.
About Barracuda Racing
Barracuda Racing is operated by Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA). Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta, and noted race engineer and team manager Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport has been a race-winning team in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2009 and won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in only its second IZOD IndyCar Series start. BHA currently fields entries in the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights with Curb – Agajanian. Since 2012, BHA has partnered with Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. (BBM). Based in Toronto, Ontario, BBM is the coming together of leading sports and entertainment property development professionals, Chris Bowers and David Bowen, along with the financial management experience of Trapeze Asset Management Inc. For more information, visit www.bryanhertaautosport.com.
About Barracuda Networks Inc.
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Source: Team Barracuda/Bryan Herta Autosport
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