The Rain Games Continue
The second shower stopped, the track dried and the field was filled. There was even a little bumping, as everyone got at least one shot at running for a chance to get into the field – that is except for Danica Patrick. The official explanation is that had she not pulled out of line earlier, she would be given an opportunity to run. However, since she apparently did, her fate is in the hands of the weather gods. If the track is not dry in two hours, one of the most recognizable names in the IZOD IndyCar Series will not be in the Indianapolis 500.
There is one side of me that can’t help but chuckle. However, there is another side of me that realizes that it would be in the best interest of the series and this race if Danica Patrick is a participant in the Indianapolis 500.
The sun is out and track drying is underway, but there is another cell that may be headed our way before 6:00. We’ll see what happens.
Kudos to my favorite rookie, Pippa Mann. She is making her IZOD IndyCar Series debut at Indianapolis in a second car with Conquest Racing. She currently has no other plans, but she looks to be safe in the field with a solid run of 223.936 which is good for the middle of Row Ten. Her teammate is full-time driver Sebastian Saavedra, who has been extremely slow all month and currently sits on the outside looking in.
We’ve just been told that they plan to have the track ready between 4:45 and 5:00. We’re going to head back out. Back in a bit.