What's happening in 95476: Title fight at Sonoma


GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

• Race 16 of Verizon IndyCar Series season (Aug. 28-30). ... Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya leads the championship standings by 34 points over Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. There are six drivers eligible for the title.

• Entry list: 25 cars entered

• Title contenders match-up: How the double base points shake out

• Sonoma Raceway: Driver performance summary

• 411: Tickets and information

• Twitter: @RaceSonoma, #GoProGP; @IndyCar, #IndyCar

On-track times (all times local/Pacific):

Friday, Aug. 28
2:30-6 p.m. -- Practice 1
Saturday, Aug. 29
10:45-11:30 a.m. -- Practice 2
3:05 p.m. -- Three rounds of qualifications
Sunday, Aug. 30
10-10:30 a.m. -- Practice 3
2:07 p.m. -- Green flag

• Push-to-pass parameters: Ten pushes for 15 seconds each

• TV: NBCSN will telecast live Practice 2 (10:30-11:30 a.m. PT) and qualifications (3:30 p.m. PT) Aug. 29. The race will be telecast at 4 p.m. PT Aug. 30 preceded by back-to-back episodes of "INDYCAR Chronicle" featuring Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon. Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer with analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Pit reporters are Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller.

• Web: Live streaming video of Practice 1 and 3 in conjunction with real-time Timing & Scoring and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network broadcasts is available on Racecontrol.indycar.com. … For qualifications and the race, Timing & Scoring and the radio network broadcast.

• Radio: All Verizon IndyCar Series races are broadcast live on the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209, Racecontrol.indycar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR 15 app. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying is broadcast on Sirius 212, XM 209, Racecontrol.indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the INDYCAR 15 app. Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions are on Racecontrol.indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the INDYCAR 15 app. Paul Page is lead announcer with analyst Davey Hamilton.

• INDYCAR 15 app: Verizon Wireless puts fans in the driver's seat with its INDYCAR 15 app, which has been enhanced with features such as an interactive 3D live view with real-time leaderboard and car telemetry to see where a fan's favorite driver is positioned, in-car camera video streaming from cameras that move 360 degrees and driver to pit crew conversation. Download it today

• Track qualifying record: 1 minute, 17.2393 seconds (111.161 mph) by Will Power of Team Penske in Round 1 of three three rounds of knockout qualifications on Aug. 23, 2014.

• Of note: A full-field driver autograph session will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the INDYCAR Fan Village, which also has interactive games and exhibits. ... More than 400 Boy Scouts from Northern California and Nevada will camp at the racetrack and watch the race as part of a West Region centennial conclave. ... Team Penske owner Roger Penske, whose drivers have won five times at the racetrack, will be inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame. ... Will Power of Team Penske, among the title contenders, has won three times and finished second another time at the track. ... This will be the 12th Indy car race at the track, which opened in 1968. ... The INDYCAR Championship Celebration will be Aug. 31 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco. ... Graham Rahal threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the San Francisco Giants home game Aug. 26 against the Chicago Cubs.

• An account has been established on behalf of the Wilson family. An online option will be established soon. Those wishing to provide support are asked to send their consideration to:

Wilson Children’s Fund
c/o Forum Credit Union
PO Box 50738
Indianapolis, IN 46250-0738
Phone: (317) 558-6000

UK-based supporters can send cards and other condolences to the family to:

The Old Post Office
Worthing Road
West Sussex RH13 9EZ

A decal, created to honor the memory of Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson, will be on the race cars this weekend. INDYCAR will be selling T-shirts and stickers with the logo at Sonoma Raceway and online HERE with 100 percent of the net revenues donated to the Wilson Children’s Fund.

#BadAssWilson pic.twitter.com/Tu5jbcHkgf

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