Barracuda Racing Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston

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Race Fast Facts

  • Driver: Luca Filippi
  • Car: No. 98 Barracuda Racing
  • Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
  • Event title: The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
  • Location: Streets of Houston, TX
  • Track: 10-turn, 1.7-mile temporary street circuit
  • 2013 event counter: The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston races are the 17th and 18th (of 19) for the IZOD IndyCar Series

Session Times

  • Practice sessions: Friday, October 4 from 10:30-12 p.m. CDT
  • Qualifying – Race 1: Friday, October 4 from 3:05-4:15 p.m. CDT (Firestone Fast Six format)
  • Qualifying – Race 2: Saturday, October 5 from 10:45-11:15 a.m. (30-min format)
  • Race 1: Saturday, October 5 with pre-race activities beginning around 2 p.m. CDT and an estimated green flag at 2:40 p.m.
  • Race 2: Sunday, October 6 with pre-race activities beginning around 12 p.m. CDT and an estimated green flag at 12:40 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
“We are all very excited to be racing here in Houston. It’s not really a new race, but for the DW12 and IndyCar teams, it feels like a new race. I can say that the Barracuda Racing team is very leveled. We had good preparation for this weekend and our motivation is very high.¬†After the last race in Baltimore with Barracuda Racing, I felt very confident and I think we kept improving our performances. My goal for this weekend is to bring a trophy back home. I know it’s not going to be easy but this is my goal and I’ll do my best to make it happen.”

Social Media
Twitter

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

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Fan Opportunities
IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Luca Filippi: Friday, October 4 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. CDT in the INDYCAR Fan Village.