The grid for tomorrow’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is now set. This appears to be the most “normal” starting grid we have had in the first three races of the season. Team Penske has pretty much dominated every session here this weekend and qualifying was no exception.
Practice Three for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was more normal than what we have seen in the previous two races of the young 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. It’s looking more and more like Team Penske has this track figured out. Does this mean the winning car on Sunday will come from Team Penske? Not necessarily, but chances are good that Chevy may pick up its first win of the season.
Good morning from Barber Motorsports Park and the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. We have been here for a while, but there was a generator problem in the Media Center this morning, meaning there was no power or internet. That problem was fixed around 9:30, so I was able to come in and type
Well, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s been a great day here at the track. The bad news is that we were able to record an episode of One Take Only beside the track this afternoon. I will work on it tonight and post it either late tonight or first thing in the morning, assuming I can get the software on my laptop to cooperate. If not, it’ll have to wait until we get back home.. You’ve been warned.
The first Verizon IndyCar practice at Barber Motorsports Park is in the books. Based off of one single practice, one might get the opinion that Roger Penske is tired of seeing the smaller teams come away with the wins in the first two races.
Never again will I complain about how slowly my wife moves on race weekend mornings. When we leave Nashville for Barber, I tend to target a 6:00 am departure. Susan usually makes it out the door by 6:30. In the past, I found that irritating and I usually let her know about it in some not-so-subtle ways.
By the time you read this, one of us will be well on our way to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. I say one of us, but I guess I should say I’ll be on my way. Susan has some work to do and will be driving down to Birmingham later today. In order to not have two cars to deal with for the weekend, I am riding down early this morning with my One Take Only cohort, John McLallen; who is driving down for the day to watch practice with his son Jack.