Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT


Race Fast Facts

  • Driver: Luca Filippi
  • Car: No. 98 Barracuda Racing
  • Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
  • Event title: Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT
  • Location: Streets of Baltimore, MD
  • Track: 12-turn, 2.04-mile temporary street circuit
  • 2013 event counter: The Grand Prix of Baltimore is the 16th (of 19) for the IZOD IndyCar Series

Luca Filippi will be available for interviews on Friday, August 30 from 1-1:15 p.m. EDT in the track media center.

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Fans and media can watch all the action in the Barracuda Racing garage as it’s streamed live all weekend long on

Practice sessions: Friday, August 30 from 10:10-10:55 a.m. EDT and 2:30-3:15 p.m.; Saturday, August 31 from 9:05-9:50 a.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, August 31 from 12-1:10 p.m. EDT (Firestone Fast Six format)
Race: Sunday, September 1 with pre-race activities beginning around 2 p.m. EDT and an estimated green flag at 2:40 p.m.

Broadcast Information

  • 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

Quote: Luca Filippi
“I can’t wait to get on track in Baltimore. It’s a spectacular street circuit that looks very tricky and challenging, but I have experience on street circuits and I’ve always loved them. So I’m very excited to get there and see what we can do.

“After racing in Mid-Ohio with the Barracuda team, I’m very motivated. I felt we were fast and competitive, so this will be a chance to continue at that pace. The Barracuda Racing team is great to work with and I want to thank Bryan Herta, Barracuda Networks and Bowers & Wilkins for this opportunity. It’s been my dream to come over here to IndyCar, so I’ll do my best and hopefully we’ll have a great weekend.”

Social Media


  • Barracuda Racing: @BHA
  • Luca Filippi: @LucaFilippiLF
  • Barracuda Networks: @barracuda
  • Bowers & Wilkins: @BowersWilkins


Fan Opportunities

  • IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Luca Filippi: Saturday, August 31 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT in the INDYCAR Fan Village.
  • The official INDYCAR Tweetup: Saturday, August 31 from 10:45-11:30 a.m. EDT on the INDYCAR Fan Village main stage.