Cars are about 35 minutes away from being on track. the first segment of practice between 11 and 1 is for veterans. Rookie and refresher tests run from 1-3. The rest of the day until 6 is open practice.
Zachary Claman DeMelo will drive the Dale Coyne number 19 entry. DeMelo was sharing the ride this season with Pietro Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi was scheduled to drive the car in the 500, but his injury qualifying for the 6 hour race at Spa opened the seat. There had been lots of speculation about who would get the seat, but Coyne decided to keep things in house. I think this is a good move for the future of the team.
DeMelo will take his rookie test this afternoon.
My plan is to get a photo of every car today. I will post them as I get them here.
A new “Bump Tales” is coming Thursday.