Happy Fourth of July.
Good morning on Race Day number 2 for the NTT Indycar Series, Today’s schedule ( All Times Eastern):
9:00 am-9:30 Warm up NBC Gold
12:00 noon- GMR Grand Prix NBC
The Starting Lineup:
For all NBC’s hype about the historic weekend doubleheader, I just don’t feel it. The lack of fans takes away from the luster and prestige of the two races.
I wish Jimmie Johnson a speedy recovery from COVID-19. Sooner or later the disease was bound to find its way into a racing paddock. No one knows how many races Johnson will miss. He also won’t get to drive in his scheduled Indycar test for Ganassi next week.
Today’s race theme- Youth vs. Experience.
How far can Simon Pagenaud advance from 20th place? If he gets through turn 1, lap 1, unscathed, look for a top 10 from the defending race winner.
I will be back with a brief summary of the warmup, then a race wrap -up later.