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Patricio O’Ward Prepares for Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park

Patricio O’Ward Prepares for Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park

05.04.2019: Patricio O’Ward heads into the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with his sights set on his first NTT IndyCar Series podium at one of his favorite venues – Barber Motorsports Park.

Patricio O’Ward heads into the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with his sights set on his first NTT IndyCar Series podium at one of his favorite venues – Barber Motorsports Park.
 

 
Driving his No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet for the first time and capturing an 8th place finish at Circuit of The Americas left O’Ward hungry for a spot on the podium. Always a driver and fan favorite, the 17-turn road course of “Barber” is no stranger to the 19-year-old who won both Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires races here in 2018. With one of those races being in wet conditions, O’Ward feels he has a sense of familiarity in case the forecasts call for rain comes to fruition this weekend.
 


O’Ward completed the track walk with team Carlin earlier today and will get behind the wheel of his No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet tomorrow for two practice sessions. The full weekend schedule can be found below in local CST time.



 
Friday, April 5


11:15 a.m. - Noon - NTT IndyCar Series practice #1, NBC Sports Gold
2:50-3:35 p.m. - NTT IndyCar Series practice #2, NBC Sports Gold
 


Saturday, April 6


10:45-11:30 a.m. - NTT IndyCar Series practice #3, NBC Sports Gold
3 p.m. - Qualifying for the NTT P1 Award (three rounds of knockout qualifications), NBCSN (live)
 



Sunday, April 7


11:10-11:40 a.m. - NTT IndyCar Series warmup, NBC Sports Gold
2:30 p.m. - Driver Introductions
3 p.m. - NBCSN on air
3:08 p.m. - "Drivers, start your engines" command
3:15 p.m. - Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (90 laps/207 miles), NBCSN (live)
 

 

 
Patricio O’Ward, No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet


 
"I absolutely love going to Barber Motorsports Park - love the event, love the track, love the people. I think it's just a phenomenal place for the NTT IndyCar Series to come back to every year because the fans are so enthusiastic, and the energy is always awesome.



I'm especially pumped to get back to Barber because I've had a lot of success there and I'm excited to see if I can do the same thing in the No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet. Last year in Indy Lights I won both in the dry and in the rain, so it's definitely a track I enjoy driving. I'm looking forward to building on what we did as a team at COTA last weekend and hopefully come away with an even better result this weekend at Barber."
 





Natasha Masterson    Photo Credit: Spacesuit Media

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