Good morning from Road America as we prepare for race 2 of the GMR Grand Prix weekend. I hope for another race as entertaining as yesterday’s was.
Today’s schedule: (All times Eastern)
Scott Dixon could become the third driver in Indycar history to win 50 races. He now is within three of tying Mario Andretti for second place on the all time list. Dixon is also looking to win the first four races of the year. Today could also be just the third time that a driver has swept a doubleheader weekend. Dixon did that in Toronto in 2013 and Graham Rahal won both days in Detroit in 2017.
Another three on the line today is whether Jack Harvey can get his third consecutive front row start. Harvey has started second for the last two races, but his fortunes in the races themselves have turned out well. He is in the second qualifying group today, which increases his chances for the pole.
Questions for the day- Will Conor Daly’s car be ready for qualifying? It was severely damaged in his contact with Pato O’Ward yesterday. Will Josef Newgarden bounce back from the pit bobble that cost him the win yesterday? Will Team Penske win their fourth pole of the season.
Some fans yesterday respected the social distancing guidelines while many others didn’t seem to care. Road America would have been wise to perhaps sell fewer tickets to this event. Masks are hit and miss. I did see more people wearing them yesterday. I will talk about this more tomorrow.
Enjoy the race, wash your hands, and wear your mask in public.