Joys of travel: Most of IndyCar community has to take red eyes back after Long Beach

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Part of the grind of the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this year is its current three-week swing of racing in New Orleans, then flying west to Long Beach, then coming back east to Birmingham.

In-between, of course, most drivers and team members will fly back to their respective homes before heading out the next race.

And to get home earlier rather than later, most of the paddock was on red eye flights last night out of Southern California.

Twitter was abuzz with red eye tweets, albeit none really praising the timing.