Qualifying Key for Those in the Title Hunt

Felix Rosenqvist in turn 1 at Portland

Today’s Schedule: All Times Pacific


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM NTT INDYCAR SERIES Practice 2 Peacock
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM USF200O Race 3
11:15 AM – 11:55 AM Indy Lights Practice 2
12:05 PM – 1:20 PM NTT INDYCAR SERIES Qualifying Peacock
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Indy Lights Autograph Session
1:35 PM – 2:05 PM ARCA Menards Series West Qualifying
2:20 PM – 3:10 PM Indy Pro 2000 Race 3
3:25 PM – 3:45 PM Indy Lights Qualifying
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM NTT INDYCAR SERIES Final Practice Peacock
5:30 PM ARCA Menards Series Race (57 laps)

Today is one of the most important days of the year for the four drivers with a realistic chance at winning the Indycar Series title. track position could be what allows any driver to avoid a possible problem in turn 1 of lap 1.

While Josef Newgarden led practice yesterday, Will Power,and Scott Dixon were 10th and 11th, and Marcus Ericsson was 16th. Newgarden will serve a six place grid penalty for an engine change. He will will start no better than seventh.


Yesterday afternoon The Associated Press reported that McLaren would consider offering a buyout to Chip Ganassi racing for the services of Alex Palou. Since McLaren won their case in F1 to get Oscar piastri to replace Daniel Ricciardo, I’m not sure where Palou would fit in their organization. I would for him to wqste a year as an F1 reserve driver.

Meanwhile, Felix Rosenqvist may be able to get out of his McLaren deal Rosenqvist wants to stay in Infdycar. His 2022 sseason has shown he belongs in this series.

Look Alikes

Two sets of cars have very similar liveries this weekend.

The cars of Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Marcus Ericsson both represent PNC Bank Formula 1 style. Ericsson has blue rteaer wing end plates.


Scot McLaughlin and Devlin DeFrancesco are not on the same team, but their liveries are strikingly similar. I happened top get a picture yesterday of the two of them on track together.

DeFrancesco (left) McLaughlin (right)

I’ll be back after morning practice with the quaqlifying groupings.