Friday NOLA Wrap-Up

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Surprisingly, the Verizon IndyCar Series was able to get the second practice in. It was probably a smart move, as these conditions are probably going to be similar to what they will be racing in on Sunday. Fortunately, they were able to get most of session in with just a few harmless raindrops falling. I’m glad that we were able to see cars on track on our first day here.

The times were down from the first session with a wet track. Honda was able to salvage their day by putting two cars in the Top Five. Will Power led the session with a quick time of 1:20.17. Ryan Hunter-Reay was second. Simon Pagenaud and Stefano Coletti were third and fourth respectively, while Simona de Silvestro was fifth.

I was able to snap a few pictures while we were in the pits. We stood in James Jakes pit for a while catching up with friends; more on seeing the aero kits in person tomorrow. We then wandered the pits and caught Josef Newgarden and Luca Filippi about to go out. I also stole a quick shot (albeit of the back of his head) of one of my all-time favorites, Rick Mears, taking it all in from the Penske pits. Then we got to speak with our fellow Nashvillian, Newgarden, after practice as he was heading to the paddock.

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That’s going to do it for us for now. We’re going to go eat some of the good cuisine I’ve been dreaming about since we made our reservations last August. Check back early and often tomorrow. Also, don’t forget you can follow us both on Twitter; @Oilpressureblog and @MrsOilpressure. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

George Phillips

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3 Responses to “Friday NOLA Wrap-Up”

  1. Awesome. So you like NOLA?!

  2. Funny you should mention seeing the aero kits in person and being in Jakes’ pit, George. I don’t know if you all were down there early in the practice, but Jakes initially came out with the old front and rear wings and turned a couple of laps in the wet before putting the new wings. I guess they were trying to play it safe but it was interesting to see.

  3. Thanks for being our reporters on the ground. I had forgotten you two were attending NOLA.

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