10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open
Noon-6 p.m.: NTT INDYCAR SERIES Practice Peacock, Indycar Radio 8th
HONORARY STARTERS: Indianapolis Colts’ rookies
TICKETS: General Admission tickets are $15 for Indy 500 practice days. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
PUBLIC GATES OPEN (10 a.m.-6 p.m.): Gate 1, Gate 2, Gate 3, Gate 4, Gate 6S, Gate 7, Gate 7S, Gate 10, and Gate 10A.
PARKING: Free parking is located in Turn 3 and Lot 7 (North 40), in the South Carousel Lot for motorcycle parking and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Lot for ADA parking. Paid parking available in Lot 2, Lot 3G and Main Gate for $10 and Gate 1 for $20. Paid ADA parking in Gate 1 for $20.
Today is usually the fastest say of the year. The horsepower boost adds 50 horsepower to the engines. Speeds above 230 mph should be commonplace.
There is a threat of scattered showers after 2pm which may make the first two hours very busy.
So far the cars of Chip Ganassi Racing and Arrow mcLaren have dominated the tuop 10. I don’t expect that to change. I’m alsokeeping my eye on Team Penske, especially Will Power. Simon Pagenaud had a good day yetsrday, and he could be a factor,
Will Andretti drivers other than Colton herta make some noise today? Kyle Kirkwood was in the top 15 for a while on Thursday. Romain Grosjean is languishing in the 20’s.
Ed Carpenter Racing can never be counted out when it’s time to run for the pole. Comor Daly was sixth yesterday, but he sar rhird for some of the day.
The laresr weather says the best chance for rain is after 5 pm, so it should be another good day for running nd watching race cars.
I’ll be back with updates throughout the day,
Here are some photos I took in the pits yesterday afternoon.