At last the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is open for racing. Today is practice and qualifying for the Indycar Grand Prix. The sixth running of this race begins the NBC network television era. Fans are looking forward to how the network will cover this race and the 500.
While some fans don’t care for this event, it has served its stated purpose, which is to attract a bigger crowd than the opening day of practice or even qualifying would have. Four days of qualifying is no longer necessary, which leaves an open weekend that needed to be filled.
It is cool and cloudy as Indycar’s first practice begins in 15 minutes. It will be interesting to see how much running happens in this session. Back after practice with results.