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Quick turnaround to load for trip to Brazil race

Paul “Ziggy” Harcus and Kyle Moyer are still figures huddling over a stack of packing manifests as a whirl of activity surrounds the team managers in packing the four-car Andretti Autosport armada for the trip to the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle on May 5.

More than 400,000 total pounds will be swallowed by two 747-400F cargo airplanes for the 5,000-plus-mile trip between Indianapolis and São Paulo, Brazil, in the first logistical leg overseen by SOS Global.

The behemoth planes will take off for Viracopos-Campinas International Airport in the state of São Paulo, where INDYCAR and entrants’ cargo will be off-loaded and trucked to the venue. Firestone Firehawk slicks, fuel and Dallara parts and equipment, which was shipped via ocean cargo vessel, will catch up with the air freight April 29.


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