Today’s Schedule: All times Eastern
10:00 AM Gates Open
12:00 PM Driver Introductions
12:45 PM Green Flag for the Expel 375 NBC coverage begins at 12:30 PM
Post race show on Peacock after NBC coverage ends
Race time temperature should be around 69 degrees and sunny, rising to the mid 70s by the end of the race.
The race should be very competitive. I think any one of the first seven starters could win. Pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist is confident of his chances. Josef Newgarden was very quick in the practice sessions. Many Texas races have come down to a late yellow and cars diving into the pits for new tires. The leader is a sitting duck in this situation.
Nathan Brown of the Indianapolis Star posted a story last night in which he reported that the efforts to reduce the effect of the JP 1 compound have not changed much. We are likely to see a single file race again. That would be a shame. Some of Indycar’s best races have been at Texas Motor Speedway.
This is possibly the last Indycar race at TMS for a while. there has been no talk about renewing the relationship this weekend. Attendance yesterday extremely low. I am not anticipating a large turnout today.
Let’s hope for a safe, competitive race.