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507199581MS049_Mid_Ohio_Spo-300x168.jpg Buescher Pulls A Mid-Ohio Upset
Chris Buescher's car was good to the last drop on Saturday. Buescher played the fuel-mileage game masterfully, and secured his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win in the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Click to read the full story…

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Sarah Fisher admitted she may have spoke too soon Saturday morning because fellow team owner Ed Carpenter did not want news of an impending merger to be leaked, especially with three weeks left in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season Click to read the full story…

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1423AM2438-300x192.jpg Sauter Wins Fastest CWTS Race Ever
Johnny Sauter hadn't won since October 2013 when he took the green flag for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' Careers For Veterans 200 on Saturday at Michigan Int'l Speedway. Click to read the full story…

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081614_Hafertepe_SalinaHB-300x179.jpg Hafertepe Edges Herrera At Salina
The 11th time the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real graced the clay of the Salina Highbanks Speedway saw Sam Hafertepe Jr. become the track's seventh different winner Saturday night. Click to read the full story…

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Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen emerged victorious with a 1-2 performance to further extend his point lead over teammate Ryan Dungey Sunday during the Thor Indiana National. Click to read the full story…

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Daryn Pittman did not want to see the caution flag that flew with three laps to go in Friday night's World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at River Cities Speedway.  Click to read the full story…

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NASCAR has officially banned drivers from exiting their cars following on-track incidents until being told to do so by safety personnel.  Click to read the full story…

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Dallara-IL-15-B-300x178.jpg Dixon & Hinchcliffe To Test New IL-15
Two of the Verizon IndyCar Series' most accomplished and visible stars, three-time and defending champion Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe, will be assisting in the development process of the highly acclaimed new Dallara IL-15 which will make its debut in the 2015 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.  Click to read the full story…

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Mike-Martin-Win-USAC-SW-Wichita-081514-300x178.jpg Martin Breaks Through In Kansas
It had been much too long for his taste. Mike Martin finally broke back into victory lane by wiring the field in Friday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series "Freedom Tour" main event atop the three-eighths-mile 81 Speedway.  Click to read the full story…

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Brett-Sontag-5-Grundy-8_15_14-SK-300x178.jpg Sontag Rules Frank Welch Memorial
Brett Sontag has won plenty of races at the Grundy County Speedway over the years.  Click to read the full story…

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Family-Friendly Fun, Value at GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2014) – Sonoma Raceway is the perfect place for families to close out summer, as the Verizon IndyCar® Series returns for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Aug. 22-24.


For the second year in a row, kids (12 and under) will be admitted FREE all weekend, with the purchase of any adult ticket. General admission tickets start at just $39, which means a family of four could enjoy a day at the races for less than $80. It’s the perfect chance to enjoy the cars and stars of the Indy 500 as they tackle the twisting, 12-turn road course.


The main paddock will also feature a number of kid-friendly activities, including the Sonoma Raceway Kids Club booth featuring Burnin’ Bovine, the Kids Club mascot, a EuroBungy jump, Ferris wheel and free GoPro Grand Prix souvenir poster pickup at the Ticket Pit Stop.


The entire family is sure to enjoy the incredible lineup of pre-race entertainment, including a 25-minute Patriot Jet Team Air Show, GoPro Bomb Squad green flag delivery, vintage plane flyover, driver introductions and more.


Fans can also log some one-one-one time with Verizon IndyCar Series stars throughout the weekend. The IndyCar Fan Village, located in the main paddock, will host a variety of activities, including a full-field Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. Drivers from the Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 series will also host separate autograph sessions. There’s even a special kids-only Q&A on Saturday with the stars of IndyCar.


For more information on the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma or to take advantage of the kids pricing offer or other family-friendly ticket packages, call 800-870-RACE or visit www.RaceSonoma.com/indycar



GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
WHEN: Aug. 22-24
CIRCUIT: 12-turn, 2.38-mile road course
2013 POLE WINNER: Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
2013 WINNER: Will Power (Team Penske)
INFORMATION: 800-870-RACE (7223), racesonoma.com/indycar, ticketmaster.com

 


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