Good morning from Laguna Seca on the NTT Indycar Series’ final race day of 2019. It was a foggy drive in this morning, but the sky was clear by the time I got to the track. A decent line of cars was at the gate. The track is expecting around 20,000 fans today. I’m not sure if the attendance would be better if this race wasn’t a week after the IMSA event. I’m hoping attendance can grow from here.
The race is on NBC. Coverage starts at 2:30 Eastern Time.
I talked to Mike Hull this morning. He said that while the math says two stops, he thinks that is unrealistic with the tire fall off. he said reds and blacks are falling off equally. Hull expects a good race because of the tire fall off.
Tire choices for the start are at the end of this post. Only three drivers are staring the race on primary tires.
Here are a couple more photos from yesterday. The first one gives you an idea of the drop from the too of the Corkscrew to turn 9.
Barring any breaking news, I will be back after the race with Quick Thoughts. My full race report will be on Wildfire Sports tomorrow. Enjoy the race.