Indycar Spring Training Tests Aeroscreen, Rookies

Weather update:  High of 48, steady rain beginning around 10 pm CDT
Today’s Schedule: (All Times Eastern)

11:00-1:00  Indycar Series Open Testing

2:30-6:30 Indycar Series Open Testing

Weather forecast from Indycar Weatherman at 8:19 Austin time Monday night:


The rain should be intermittent, but the temperatures may prevent the cars getting on track. That call may come from Firestone. I don’t know if there is a temperature delta for the rain tires.

While the test is for the teams to prepare for the upcoming season, it will also be the first full field test for the aeroscreen.  Most drivers didn’t think it will affect the racing. Some were concerned about vision after a few laps in less than optimal conditions. Today is also a good day to test the heating/cooling system of aeroscreen.

Updated entry list:


Seven rookies will participate today. Three of them, Oliver Askew, Dalton Kellett, and Rinus VeeKay, drove in Indy Lights last year. The Road to Indy continues to do a great job training drivers for the NTT Indycar Series.

I will have up dates throughout the day.