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Postponed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is back underway at Barber Motorsports Park

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IndyCar’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is back underway after being postponed Sunday due to rain. Catch it live on NBCSN.

The race managed 22 laps Sunday before it was red-flagged twice, the second time pushing the remainder of the race to today.

The race will run approximately 75 minutes to completion and the green flag.

While the race is currently being run under overcast conditions, rain once again is in the forecast for this afternoon.

The race began under yellow flag conditions, allowing Team Penske to work on Will Power’s car, which was damaged in a crash after hydroplaning on the frontstretch during a restart. Power is expected to be back on-track within 25 minutes once repairs are made.

Just before the yellow flag came out, Max Chilton’s car stopped on the track and had to be towed off.

F1’s Valtteri Bottas to compete in first-ever rally race in his native Finland

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Formula One’s “Flying Finn” is going back home for the first time.

More precisely, Valtteri Bottas is returning to his Finland homeland to compete in his first career rally race in the Finnish Rally Championship season opener.

Bottas, teammates on the F1 Mercedes team with five-time champ Lewis Hamilton, will compete in the World Rally Championships’ Arctic Lapland Rally from January 24-26.

He’ll team with two-time World Rally champion Timo Rautiainen in a M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC on rally roads of the Finnish Arctic Circle.

“This is a unique opportunity to take a peek into the world of rallying,” Bottas told Finnish rallying website Rallism.f1. “I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible.

“It’s totally new territory for me too, as I have no prior experience of a World Rally Car. Still, being the race car driver that I am, you always go flat out whatever the vehicle you’re driving in.”

Added Rautiainen, “In my life, I’ve sat in a rally car with only three drivers, but this is such an interesting mission that I just had to accept the challenge. I believe that for a talented wheelman like Valtteri, we’ll be able to establish a good basic driving routine in testing.”

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