Aug 27, 2013, 2:46 PM EST
In just a couple of seasons, the Grand Prix of Baltimore (Sun., 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN) has made plenty of headlines for both good and bad reasons.
The races themselves have been entertaining thanks to a relatively wide circuit with multiple passing zones, but financial issues involving past race organizers have, at times, overshadowed the on-track action.
This recent article should give you a basic understanding of those latter problems, so we’ll move our focus to the Baltimore layout, which will play host this weekend to not only the IZOD IndyCar Series but also its main development league, Firestone Indy Lights, and the American Le Mans Series as well.
Winding along Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor and past Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the circuit boasts two exceptional passing zones with the right-hander at Turn 1 off the main straight and another right-hander at the Turn 3 hairpin, which comes after a shorter stretch.
A potential trouble spot comes later on at the Turn 5-6-7 complex, which is situated near the entrance to pit road. This part of the course was tweaked (as was Turn 1) prior to last year’s race to increase passing, but it’s still a tough left/right/left section that can wind up causing problems.
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