Behind the Barriers - Chicago Friday

Dario Franchitti's collection of driver suits is growing. This week the No. 10 Ganassi Racing entry is yellow and it's sporting sponsorship from LifeLock. LifeLock's CEO Todd Davis is a huge supporter of IndyCar racing. A few years ago Davis...

Dario Franchitti's collection of driver suits is growing. This week the No. 10 Ganassi Racing entry is yellow and it's sporting sponsorship from LifeLock. LifeLock's CEO Todd Davis is a huge supporter of IndyCar racing. A few years ago Davis served as a Turn One spotter for Sam Schmidt's Indy Lights program at the Freedom 100. Don't forget, Todd's social security number is 457-55-5462.

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Tony Kanaan is driving the Oscar Mayer weinermobile this weekend. Not really but his Andretti Green Racing No. 11 is orange and white with Oscar Mayer BIG BITE on the sidepods. Tony's helmet is a special design this weekend and it features the famous weinermobile on the back.

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Crews were greeted by overcast skies and a wet track this morning. Track drying delayed the start of practice. Weather plus delays in ARCA qualifying cut short the final IndyCar practice to a 20 minute session. At least two ARCA competitors spun during their qualifying session.

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Today was Raphael Matos' 28th birthday. The team celebrated with a birthday cake after the morning practice session.***

Both Newman Haas Lanigan transporters broke down on the return trip from Sonoma, the first in Nevada and the second in Nebraska. The transporters arrived at the team's base in Lincolnshire, IL on August 25th.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Sam Schmidt
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing