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Gas Monkey Garage announced for Viper and NHRA programs, too

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Last night’s announcement where Sage Karam’s No. 24 Gas Monkey Garage/Comfort Revolution Special for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-Kingdom Racing got revealed and confirmed wasn’t the only part of Gas Monkey Garage’s race program announced for 2016.

Additionally, the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Alex Laughlin’s Chevrolet Camaro in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series also have signage from Gas Monkey Garage adorning their cars this year.

The Viper, which has ViperExchange.com support and a four-driver lineup of Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating, Marc Miller and Dominik Farnbacher for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, will have its car swapped over to the Gas Monkey Garage colors for that race, and possibly the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring as well.

In NHRA, Laughlin’s Camaro will take on these colors starting with the season opener at Pomona next month.

Richard Rawlings, the principal of Gas Monkey Garage, has been a successful car restoring business in Dallas with a unique style.

The Garage staff travels the state of Texas and surrounding states to find forgotten classic cars to buy and restore. The Gas Monkey Garage brand is one of the world’s most visible logos in the automobile industry and will also launch its Energy drink products this year.

The full group shot is above, or via my tweets below.

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

IndyCar weekend schedule Indianapolis
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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race