It’s Race, I Mean, Test Day at IMS!

It’s time.  Twenty eight to twenty-nine cars take to the world’s most famous oval this morning in an open test to prepare for the Indianapolis 500.  The middle part of the day will be for rookie and refresher tests.

Many will be eager to watch Fernando Alonso return to the track

Today’s Schedule:

11:00-1:00  Veterans practice

1:00-3:00    Rookie orientation/refresher tests

3:00-6:00  Open practice

Roster Changes

Dreyer and Reinbold will run newly announced J. R. Hildebrand in the 48 instead of Sage Karam in the 24.

Oriol Servia will drive the 77 for Arrow Schmidt Peterson. Servia is not confirmed for the 500 as of now, but likely will be in this car.  the schmidt entry is an addition to the previously published roster.


Where to Watch

The test will be live streamed beginning at 10:55  on and YouTube.

It is NOT on NBC Gold.

Another place to watch is from the turn 2 mounds and south bleachers.

New Liveries

In addition to Conor Daly’s car 25 revealing yesterday at IMS, Will Power posted a video of his new livery, featuring 5G on the sidepod.  I think he should change his number to 5G. it will give a shout out to the sprint world.

I’m also excited to see the style of numbering on the 48.


I will have updates after each segment here on The Pit Window and a full report tomorrow on Wildfire Sports.