IZOD INDYCAR SERIES
GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE
STREETS OF BALTIMORE
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER FRIDAY PRACTICE NOTES AND QUOTES
AUGUST 31, 2012
BALTIMORE (August 31, 2012) – It was a very interesting first day of practice on the Streets of Baltimore. Due to a dip that preceded the train tracks on Pratt Street, the IZOD IndyCar Series officials determined in order to preserve the quality of the racing as well as the safety of the drivers to halt practice and install a chicane on the final straightway just out of turn 12 on the now 13-turn course.
When the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 drivers returned to the track for the afternoon practice session, the conditions of the racing surface were much improved, and the teams and drivers proceeded with their preparations for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore. Will Power posted the fasted time of the session behind the wheel of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.
Other Team Chevy drivers also posting laps that landed them in the top-10 of the final order were Rubens Barrichello – 4th; James Hinchcliffe – 5th; Sebastien Bourdais – 6th and Ryan Hunter-Reay – 7th.
There will be another practice session on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to allow teams to finalize their set-ups from qualifying at 12:05 p.m.
The 75-lap Grand Prix of Baltimore is scheduled to start on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. ET with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.
The live radio coverage will air on the IMS Radio Network on SiriusXM (XM 94 and Sirius 212). In addition, IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at