Race Day at Portland

Good morning from the Great Northwest as the NTT Indycar Series is about six hours away from the start of Round 16. It has been a tough week in the motorsports community. It always helps to get back to racing.  Today will also be a busy news day.

The 2020 NTT Indycar Series schedule will be announced during the pre race show which begins at 3:00 pm Eastern on NBC. The green flag will fly at 3:40 Eastern time.  I don’t expect more than one change to next year’s races. I will have my thoughts on the schedule in a couple of days.

Today is about the Grand Prix of Portland. Yesterday’s scrambled qualifying should make for an interesting race. The outcome, and a possible effect on the championship, could be determined by who and who doesn’t get through the  first set of turns. After that, pit strategy and yellow flags will play a big part in the final result.

After Practice 3 yesterday the drivers lined up for a moment of silence for F2 driver Antoine Hubert, who died in an accident at Spa yesterday. It was a touching moment and a reminder of how the racing community is not just each separate series in isolation. Photo from Indycar

 

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