Brain Dump: Gateway 2017

Last week someone published a statistic that there were 800 overtakes in this year’s Indycar series event at Pocono. It would be surprising if there were more than 80 legitimate overtakes at Gateway, which is just nuts when you think that short(er) tracks like Gateway and Phoenix are supposed to have more passing. The world […]

Brain Dump: Pocono 2017

Now that I’m back from Alaska and in front of a keyboard again… Somewhere around Lap 140 at Pocono a series of thoughts occurred to your humble host. First, this race is really long. Indycar races not named “The Indianapolis 500” don’t typically last beyond the two-hour TV window, but this race at Pocono was, […]

Brain Dump: Mid Ohio 2017

Perhaps it was for the best that the Mid Ohio event was initially broadcast on CNBC, because for Indycar fans this race had all the excitement of a discussion of bond prices. No biggie. Sometimes snoozers happen. You probably needed the nap anyways. And while the broadcast team anchored by Kevin Lee, Paul Tracy, and […]

Brain Dump: Toronto 2017

We don’t know if Michael Andretti is a Molson man or a Labatt’s man, but other than celebrating Takuma Sato’s win at the Indy 500 he hasn’t had much reason to kick back and enjoy a cold one after a race weekend. Sure, none of his drivers got the win, but a 2nd, a 4th, […]

Aleshin is given a timeout or something

After continuing on a blistering pace of shredding Dallara parts, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Mikhail Aleshin has been replaced by Sebastian Saavedra for the event this weekend in Toronto. And according to SPM General Manager Piers Phillips, the replacement is just for this weekend. “Sam Schmidt and I reviewed the first half of the season […]