Quick Thoughts- Barber iRace

Indycar teams are now taking this iRacing thing seriously. Teams brought in their engineers and pit strategy won the race.

It was great having the race on television. In addition tom the broadcast I hope something can be worked out where fans who don’t have access to NBCSN can watch online without subscribing to a service.

It was a decent race with more of an air of a real race than the Watkins Glen race

The best part of yesterday was having Robert Wickens participate. His 8th place finish after starting last was a great drive. He ran as high as third. Wickens definitely had the drive of the day.

I thought the track had a bit of a cartoonish look on television. I’m not sure if that was because I had never seen this type of race on a large screen before, but it I found it a bit unsettling. Where was the bridge by the museum?

Sage Karam proved once again that he is a master at iRacing, but he still doesn’t seem to handle adversity well.

What a great win by Scott McLaughlin. I wouldn’t be surprised if he repeats that feat when he gets his first real shot at Indycar.

Three of yesterday’s top five were not Indycar full time drivers.

It was nice to have an hour or so of distraction.

I’m very excited for next weekend’s race at Michigan. look for lots of flying cars.

The race summary: