A Tale of Two Races (Bommarito 500 Review)

We as fans received the opportunity to watch INDYCAR in person. We got a weekend with two completely different races at the same racetrack. Worldwide Technology Raceway Park asked us to socially distance and to wear masks. I’ll say that as far as compliance goes, it was great. I’d put it at only 5% of … Continue reading A Tale of Two Races (Bommarito 500 Review)

It’s What We All Need (2020 Indy 500 Preview)

We have been waiting for this. For months when the season first started, and then additional months when it was moved from May to August. We switched from saying “Is it May Yet” to “Is it August Yet”, and yes some of us used that as a password (not anymore, work makes me switch my … Continue reading It’s What We All Need (2020 Indy 500 Preview)

Ain’t No Bumping When You’re Gone (2020 Indy 500 Quals Preview)

In the perfect non-COVID world, we would have already discussed qualification, since they happened in May. Fans would have been in the stands every day. There would have been over thirty-three cars. Qualifications would be a weekend of triumph and heartbreak. Last year’s Juncos making it in and bumping out McLaren had us all leaping … Continue reading Ain’t No Bumping When You’re Gone (2020 Indy 500 Quals Preview)

There’s a lot of corn and speed (Iowa 250s Review)

As was said throughout the broadcast (and even our most recent podcast - which you can listen to here), the INDYCAR series went from double headers at the longest track in the series to doubleheaders at the shortest track. The Iowa Speedway comes in at 0.875 miles, and the drivers this past weekend each evening … Continue reading There’s a lot of corn and speed (Iowa 250s Review)

A Tale of Two Races and One Weekend (REV Group Grand Prix 2020 Review)

Well if we thought everything had changed before the AMR Grand Prix last weekend, this weekend proved once again the only constant in INDYCAR is change. This was, as far as anyone can remember, the first double-header at Road America. The weekend included two days of the Road to Indy, and two days of INDYCAR, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Races and One Weekend (REV Group Grand Prix 2020 Review)

A Long Course, a Long Weekend, and Fans (REV Group Grand Prix Preview)

It has been the strangest four months. There’s been iRacing, and two races without fans. However this weekend the final missing piece - we the fans will be on site for the race. Yes there is still a global pandemic and yes if you will be there PLEASE wear your mask and practice the recommendations … Continue reading A Long Course, a Long Weekend, and Fans (REV Group Grand Prix Preview)

It’s the GMR Grand Prix, but It’s Not May (A Preview)

When preparing for the GMR Grand Prix (formerly the INDYCAR Grand Prix) I get nostalgic for the pre-COVID-19 world. Since the race’s beginnings in 2014, it served as the opening weekend for May. The race provides a State fair like atmosphere with families and friends spread out over mounds among the road course at the … Continue reading It’s the GMR Grand Prix, but It’s Not May (A Preview)

Bump Up the Grip (Texas Review)

Moment of honesty? I spent practice, qualification, and the race texting with Abby and Juliana (our driver analyst). We were all nervous going into the race. Texas Motor Speedway is not for the faint of heart, and there was one practice before qualifications and then right into the race. I’m pleased the nagging dread we … Continue reading Bump Up the Grip (Texas Review)

I See Race Cars in Texas

I’ve found myself repeating “cars will be on track Saturday” when I wanted to smack my head against my desk this week. I’m sure I’m not the only person who has found this as a mantra. We should have had eight races by now, instead we’ve had nearly twelve-weeks of waiting. There are a lot … Continue reading I See Race Cars in Texas

2020 St. Petersburg Preview

Unlike last blog, I am now certain when the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is - turns out I need a vacation a lot more than I realized. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It’s opportunity. It’s a fresh start. It’s the one time no one can make fun of how the last … Continue reading 2020 St. Petersburg Preview