Quick Thoughts on Barber Day 1

Red flags continue to disrupt Indycar sessions. There were three in morning practice and one in this afternoon’s run. The red flags in the morning session were spaced far enough apart that no one was able to get a decent run.

Felix Rosenqvist led session 1 and James Hinccliffe was fastest this afternoon. The fastest time was on black tires.

It may have been because of the weather, but the crowd seemed less than the usual Friday attendance here.

At a press gathering this morning to introduce Mario Andretti as the Grand Marshall for Sunday”s race, track president Gene Hallman said Barber has sold tickets in 42 states and eight countries for this year’s event.

Hinchcliffe said in the press conference after practice that teams need to figure out why the blacks were faster and what to do if it rains. Hinchcliffe was the only driver faster on reds.

The track seems more slippery than usual this weekend.

From earlier today, a story about last night’s track walk. The link:


Back tomorrow with quick thoughts on qualifyimg. Will the red flag stay furled?