Update: NBCSN will show the 2019 St. Pete race tomorrow instead of the 500. Still at 2:30 ET
It is a bit of consolation for race starved Indycar fans. NBCSN will show the 2019 Indianapolis 500 tomorrow beginning at 2:30pm ET in place of the cancelled Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. I have heard from two of my three readers who have already been watching old Indycar races on YouTube. For those like me who don’t have televisions smart enough to do that, tomorrow’s showing will be a welcome treat. I’m hoping for a huge rating on this rebroadcast.
Other items from yesterday:
The Long Beach Grand Prix still is looking for a way to reschedule the Acura Grand Prix.
Many drivers are talking about doing sim racing and inviting people to watch. I believe Discord is setting up something.
In addition to the cancelled races, the open tests at Richmond and Indianapolis Motor Speedway will not occur either. My guess is the IMS test will possibly move to early May.
If you have any suggestions for content you would like to see in this space for the next six weeks, send along your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m planning to repost some Bump Tales and do a couple biographies of drivers from the past.