Breaking down the doubleheader rule book

The schedule format isn’t the only thing that changes on a doubleheader weekend. Some items in the competition rulebook also get tweaked, and it’s easy to forget it from year to year. Who is up for a refresher? Qualifying With two 70-lap races, on Saturday and Sunday at the Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, the qualifying efforts will occur the same morning of each contest. “The field will be divided into two groups based on practice times, with 12 minutes of track time allotted for each qualifying group,” How do they determine the groups? I’m glad you asked. The … Continue reading Breaking down the doubleheader rule book

Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Delay Yields Questions About Safety in Racing

If you thought today was crazy… just you wait! After approximately 150 minutes of waiting through the rainstorm, two waved off starts, a drifting Honda pacecar and one DW12 in the wall, the first race of the Honda Indy Toronto weekend was officially postponed… and in actuality, never started. Not all was lost in the timeframe however – we had riveting commentary from IndyCar legend AJ Foyt on how he feels about “never being too old to learn something new…” and from Michael Andretti who, like many others, was perplexed by race control calls/communication throughout the madness of the early … Continue reading Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 Delay Yields Questions About Safety in Racing

Holy Houston… What a Weekend!

A first time pole winner. A first time race winner. A rookie race winner. A double rookie podium – twice. An all Colombian podium for the first time in series history. A 40th career pole for a driver. Three first time podium finishers. Those are pretty awesome highlights for a race series season. Oh no wait… those were the highlights from one weekend in the Verizon IndyCar Series! That weekend was this past weekend in Texas. The series raced in the presence of the Astrodome with a title almost as long as that list of highlights: The Shell & Pennzoil … Continue reading Holy Houston… What a Weekend!