Qualifying Day at Barber

Today’s schedule

Times listed are Central Time

Gates open at 8:00am

  • All Fan Zone Activities
  • 7:50am – 8:10am Porsche Sprint Challenge – Cayman (Qualifier)
  • 8:25am – 8:45am Porsche Spring Challenge – GT3 (Qualifier)
  • 9:00am – 9:45am Blue Marble Radical Cup (Race #2)
  • 10:00am – 10:45am INDY NXT (Practice #2)
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm NTT INDYCAR SERIES (Practice #2) Peacock
  • 12:20pm – 1:00pm Porsche Sprint Challenge North America – Cayman (Race #1)
  • 1:20pm – 1:40pm INDY NXT (Qualifier)
  • 2:00pm – 3:15pm NTT INDYCAR SERIES (Qualifier) Peacock
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm INDY NXT autograph session
  • 3:35pm – 4:20pm Blue Marble Radical Cup (Race #3)
  • 4:35pm – 5:15pm Porsche Sprint Challenge North America – GT3 (Race #1)

Good morning from Barber Motorsports Park. The weather forecast call for 73 degrees and partly cloudy when practice begins and 77 degrees and cloudy with a 15% chance of rain for qualifying.

Starting position is key to success in the nrace at Barber. Qualifying will be interesting. In yesterday’s practice, the top six were separated by 0.36 seconds and the top twelve had a gap of 0.65 seconds.


Romain Grosjean will get a new engine for the number 28.

Yesterday afternoon Inidnapolis Motor Speedway announced its May schedule and Indianapolsi 500 qualifying format. There are a couple of tweaks to qualifying. I will talk about May in my next post in a bit.

Perhaps it’s the timing of this race, but it seems odd to step on another race’s weekend with an announcement like this.

I will be back with practice results, qualifying groups, and qualifying results later.