Yellow Fever? Some Indycar Notes

Please keep the family of A. J. Foyt in your thoughts. Condolences to A. J., Larry, and the rest of the Foyt family on the passing of Lucy Foyt.

The yellow flag has flown 10 times in the first two races of the Indycar season. 78 laps, 22.2% of the races have been behind the pace car. While htis is a higher percentage than at this point in 2022, it is really not that bad. I’m fine with a race having no more than 25% under caution.

IMSA has experienced the same issue. The 12 Hours of Sebring had what seemed to be many nore cautions than normal. The race had no flow to it. There were three cautions in the last hour.

I expect the percentage of yellow laps to go down in the next two races. I don’t think long beach will be the wreck fest that St. Pete was, and Barber typically doesn’t have many full course yellows.

Things will reach an equilibrium as the season goes along. I would hate to see a race where the pace car gets the three bonus points.


The Indy NXT series will test at the IMS road course today from 10-4. I assume fans can view from the turn 2 mounds.

Teams testing today:

Abel Motorsports: Jacob Abel, Colin Kaminsky

Andretti Autosport: Jamie Chadwick, Louis Foster, Hunter McElrea, James Roe

Cape Motorsports: Enaam Ahmed, Jagger Jones

HMD Motorsports: Christian Bogle, Ernie Francis Jr., Danial Frost, Josh Green, Josh Pierson, Christian Rasmussen, Nolan Siegel, Kyffin Simpson

Juncos Hollinger Racing: Matteo Nannini, Reece Gold

Some MoreStats from Texas

Indycar released some more numbers from last Sunday’s PPG 375

These niumbers confirm that it was an action packed race.

The Pit Window on the Move

The Pit Window will move to summer headquarters at the end of next week. I still plan to cover Long Beach, but Friday coverage may be delayed.