Quick Wrap-Up From Barber
What a day! And for once, I don’t mean that in the best of ways. As I type, it’s after 7:00 and the race has been over for only a few minutes. Normally, we would be more than halfway back to Nashville. It will be a long night, so this will be a short post.
Ryan Hunter-Reay was the winner of a timed race. The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was a series of yellows, but it’s no one’s fault except for Mother Nature. Storms were supposed to come through on Monday and Tuesday. I believe this was essentially unpredicted. But the Verizon IndyCar Series dealt with it as best they could. It’s already starting to get dark, so I think they set the right time limit.
For once, Scott Dixon did not finish second – he finished third. Marco Andretti, who normally performs well at this track came in second, but he clearly had nothing for Hunter-Reay. Overall, it was a very good day for Michael Andretti. Chip Ganassi should be smiling too. His drivers recovered from what was a fairly miserable weekend. Aside from Dixon’s podium finish,Tony Kanaan worked his way from the back of the field to finish ninth. Charlie Kimball finished tenth.
What started out as a beautiful weekend on Friday and Saturday, turned wet, cloudy and cold on Sunday. It happens. Anyway, Susan and I need to get on the road. We both have to work in the morning. I am “hoping” to have a full post up tomorrow, but I can’t promise it. It depends on how well I can dictate to Susan while driving. It was still a fun weekend. After a weekend to relax, it’s three straight weekends in Indianapolis. I can’t wait. Thanks for following along this weekend.