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Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix – Race Preview

Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix

Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Road Course

Date: Saturday, August 14

Round: 12 of 16

Race Laps: 85

Total Race Distance: 207.32 miles/333.6 km

Track Length: 2.439/3.92 km

Number of turns: 14

Session start times:

Practice 1: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Qualifying: Friday, 7:00 – 7:50 p.m. ET
Warm Up: Saturday, 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. ET
Green Flag: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET

TUNE IN: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Pato O’Ward, Driver, No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet

“It’s the second time we come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. We had a tough one in the beginning of the year but I think what we have found in our testing, specifically in Portland, is going to help us turn things around here. We’re ready to go and there’s only five races left. We had a very tough Nashville so we are looking to turn things around and start to score big points again for our championship fight.”

Felix Rosenqvist, Driver, No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet

“Going back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the second time this year. It will probably be proof of what we’ve done in the last couple of months. We had a tough race on this track earlier this year. I’m pretty confident we’ve taken good steps since then, but you never know until you’re back on track. In general, we are just trying to build on the momentum we created in Nashville. Hopefully we will continue that trend for the rest of the season. I’m looking forward to it!”

Taylor Kiel, President, Arrow McLaren SP

“I think it’s good for the entire team to be home in Indianapolis following an exciting and eventful weekend in Nashville. While the result on track for Arrow McLaren SP was a bit disappointing, everything that happened off track shows the upward trajectory of INDYCAR and this team. Now it’s time to buckle down and get a strong result in our backyard on the Indianapolis Road Course. It’s going to be really fun to watch both INDYCAR and the NASCAR Cup Series cars race the track on the same weekend. It’s definitely going to be a memorable show for the fans.”

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