It was a bit of a mixed day of results for the Carlin team today at @cota_official after @patriciooward recorded his second top-10 @indycar finish (P8) in as many races but teammate @maxchilton ran into some fuel issues and untimely yellows after showing strong pace throughout the first half of the #indycarclassic.
What a race 😅! Going from P16 to P5 with 12 laps to go, and a good shot at a maiden podium. And then heartbreak receiving a penalty (had to drop to the back of the field) for a unsafe release in the last pit stop. Still got back up to P15 at the 🏁. Sooner or later the luck will turn, but this one hurt after a race like that! New chance in 2 weeks, couldn’t be more motivated 👊🏻 #me7#indycar
Came through for the win today and also claimed the overall win!!! The blue Carlisle truck was fast. Unfortunately I went two wheels off a jump yesterday fighting for the lead, but had a good recovery today battling it out for the win. Thanks @cota_official your always fun!
Had a great time learning how to wheel a @ssupertrucks this weekend at cota! Funny thing is I was only in Austin for a little family trip and to watch the races but @colepotts60 couldn’t make it and I was told 40 minutes before qualifying to jump in and race. Just in the right place at the right time! Thank you @robbygordon
The yellow giveth, the yellow taketh away. Was shaping up to be a decent podium weekend, but alas. Thanks to the fans from TX, and those who travelled from Indy and England. 👏 Until next time.
#allandretti#indycar#cota 📸 x the badass momma @ignitemediaphoto
Tough luck for us today! A solid first stint, ok second stint then both rear dampers failed on us! Unfortunately that’s racing but we will come back strong in barber! #murica#strategy#racing#davidyurman
What an absolute nightmare of a race. Wrong place at the wrong time, some bad decisions on my side and finally got turned around into the wall in the final stint. Weekend started off almost perfect but it shows again how quickly things turn around in @indycar! Wanted to give @chipganassiracing a better result today, let’s bring this speed to the next event at @barbermotorpark. COTA out! #nttdata#cota
Kyle Kaiser No. 32 NFP Chevrolet Juncos Racing: "That was an extremely long, hard fought race today. I think it really paid to go off strategy pretty early in the race. It made it pretty challenging as we were on a different cycle compared to most of the other cars, so it made it interesting in the middle of the race being on old tires when everyone else was on new. We were able to bring the No. 32 NFP Chevrolet home in 18th, which was a couple positions up from where we started. Overall it was a successful race. The team did an excellent job in the pits. We had really clean pit stops and I learned a lot. I really hope we can continue on and expand with this program and be back at a couple of more events this year. A huge thank you to NFP for their support and making this all possible."
Pure perfection: 991.2 GT2RS and 991.2 GT3RS. Crazy how the lighting changes the appearance of the Nardo Grey and GT Silver. Just absolutely stunning feats of automotive ingenuity. Fast, fun, and RELIABLE. Ask anyone who tracks frequently, no other manufacturers come close to total usability. There is @porsche, then everyone else.
Classificamos em 12º hoje. Longa corrida pela frente amanhã, vamos pra cima // Great qualy today and we’ll be starting from 12th tomorrow. Long race ahead of us, looking forward to it 👊🏼🇧🇷 #indycar#cota#racing#ajfoytracing
The inaugural @indycar Classic grid is set after an electrifying qualifying and Firestone Fast 6. If @12willpower can win from pole tomorrow, he'll take home a cool $100,000. What's that in Aussie dollars?
🔥 Just waiting on the afternoon heat at @cota_official ... because that’s when the No. 22 car is happiest! Good thing qualy is coming up in the middle of the afternoon. Also might send this shot to Pixar in case they haven’t cast Woody for #toystory4 yet 🤠
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Walked @cota_official this week, filming a new show for @nbcsports. Then @marshall.pruett went and posted shots of the last time I set foot on that pavement—January 2013.
We were there for @roadandtrack, a few months after I joined the staff. The two goons with me are comedy genius and @theonion editor John Krewson (black shirt, cackling) and media madman @chriscantle (hat, cackling). Insanely smart people who like making neat stuff. And, in the bigger hat, a pre-IndyCar @alexanderrossi. He was in F1 at the time, driving for Caterham, barely old enough to vote and the only American with a current FIA superlicense. One of a handful of Americans to have held one. We stuck him in a 1967 Lotus 49 that had been driven by Jim Clark and Mario Andretti. Then we asked a bunch of questions about this country’s relationship with speed, and the nature of a massive international sport that has somehow always felt like a niche interest in America.
Man, that car was nuts. The exact tub (R9? R4? Can’t remember) that Clark used to win Zandvoort in ‘67. The 49’s first win, and its first time out. Which also makes it the first win for the Ford/Cosworth DFV V-8. Two pieces of tech that changed the sport, driven by heroes. From F1’s first real golden age, and the last time the sport made a sizable dent in America.
In 2013, R&T had just been rebooted, this country had a brand-new F1 track, and we had an American with a superlicense. It felt like a thing. A shot I took in the garages that day is still the lock screen on my phone. For a zillion reasons.
🥩🦷 Ready to take a bite out of @cota_official this weekend! No. 22 car felt strong in practice and we’re honing in on qualy setup.
I chose not to share any of this steak with my teammate @12willpower since he had fastest time of the day 😂 🥩
Treino 2 não foi muito bom, ainda temos bastante coisas pra melhorar até a classificação e corrida no domingo // Tough practice 2, didn’t quite find a great setup for the car, working hard to improve it for qualifying tomorrow.