There has been a lot of activity on the IndyCar front, lately. Both aero kits have now been made public and we are now seeing them in familiar looking liveries. One more full-time seat has been filled and a part-time ride we had been hearing about was confirmed at least for the season-opening race at St. Petersburg. Bands have now been confirmed for Legends Day and Carb Day for the Month of May.
Last month, Chevrolet fired the first salvo in the battle of the new aero kits for the Verizon IndyCar Series. In my opinion, it landed with a giant thud. As I wrote the following day; the reactions by most ranged from loving it to hating it. My reaction to the Chevy was basically “This is what we waited all this time to see?”
Most that have been long-time readers of this site know that I’m a curmudgeon when it comes to change. It drives my wife nuts how I’ll go out of my way to make sure a lot of things stay the same. She considers me quite neurotic, because I’ll continue to refill a fifteen year-old shampoo bottle of my favorite brand, simply because I despised the new packaging they came out with in the late nineties. To me, it makes perfect sense – but I know many of you will agree with Susan.
Most long-term readers of this site know how much I appreciate the history of the Indianapolis 500. Those that share that interest with me will surely agree that with all the modern technology at our fingertips – this is a good time to be an IndyCar fan.
One of the longest running debates in racing is whether or not it is better to have a good part-time ride or a full-time ride with a so-so team. The other night on Trackside, this subject came up indirectly when they were discussing what I brought up here on Monday – the few remaining options for Justin Wilson.
With the start of the Verizon IndyCar Series season less than four weeks away, the annual game of Musical Chairs is becoming a lot more serious. Each year there are many deserving drivers left sitting on the sidelines without even a sniff at a full-time ride. This year is no exception.
As hard as it is to believe, the designated “Spring Training” for the Verizon IndyCar Series will take place in just a little more than two weeks at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama. As I write this, there is more snow falling in Nashville. Last week, our city was paralyzed by snow and ice. This week has seen temperatures dip into the teens almost every night. As odd as it seems, Birmingham has had a worse go of it this week than Nashville.