Day 3 at IMS-Focus Begins to Turn to Qualifying

 

Above: Conor Daly (R) and Colton Herta side by side in yesterday’s practice session

Today the focus begins to slowly turn to the coming weekend of qualifying.  Two teams, McLaren and the Ganassi car of Felix Rosenqvist, will use back up cars today after yesterday’s accidents.  McLaren is also rebuilding the primary car and may run it tomorrow before deciding which to qualify.

Penske continues to lead the speed chart, but I don’t think we know yet what Andretti has.  Ed Carpenter Racing has also been consistently in the top 10 and Dale Coyne racing showed some quickness yesterday as well.

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Takuma Sato signs autographs for fans in Gasoline Alley

Tomorrow the teams are allowed the extra horsepower boost, which will give us a better idea of qualifying speeds.  Teams have some aero and downforce options this year. Today and tomorrow we will likely see a lot of different packages. If a team has a really fast run and then a much slower run, or vice- versa, they are trying different things.

I will not be at the track until this afternoon, but watch for an update around 4 pm.  Bump Tales has ironically been bumped. It will return tomorrow.

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