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VERIZON INDYCAR

GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA

Site: Birmingham, Ala.

Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, Sunday, 1-2 a.m.); Sunday, race, 3:12 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 2:30-5:30 p.m.).

Track: Barber Motorsports Park (road course, 2.38 miles).

Race distance: 214.2 miles, 90 laps.

Last year: Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to the first of his two 2013 victories. Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon was second.

Last race: Ed Carpenter Racing’s Mike Conway won at Long Beach on April 13, taking the lead when Dixon stopped for fuel two laps from the finish.

Fast facts: The race is the third of the season. … Team Penske’s Will Power, the winner of the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Fla., won at Barber in 2011-12. … Dixon has finished second in each of the four races at Barber. … The Indy Lights Series has races Saturday and Sunday.

Next race: Grand Prix of Indianapolis, May 10, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.

Online: http://www.indycar.com

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