Jump to content


Photo
* * * * - 3 votes

INDY 500 PRACTICE and QUALIFYING


  • Please log in to reply
1104 replies to this topic

#1 prommer

prommer
  • Member

  • 5,059 posts
  • Joined: April 13

Posted 13 May 2024 - 17:57

 

Have you ever seen cars turning left? Would you like to watch... let's see here... 25 hours worth of it?? Then boy-howdy is this your week!

 

Schedule (all times are local Eastern Daylight Time times)

Tuesday, May 14:  9-11am 

Tuesday, May 14:  1-6pm 

Wednesday, May 15:  12-6pm 

Thursday, May 16:  12-6pm 

Friday, May 17 ("Fast Friday")  12-6pm 

 

This all leads into Qualification Day 1 and 2, next Saturday and Sunday.

 

Some caveats:

 

a) It's the American Midwest in May, and so the weather can be anywhere from snow to rain to more rain to excessive heat.  Practice may be delayed or cancelled at any moment. But remember, there is always a window over Terre Haute.

b) Not all six hours per day may be action-packed, but you can pretty much guarantee a good show in the last hour each day ("Happy Hour") when it's an all-skate and everybody tends to go out and get in some race simulations.

c) Some amount of time early on Tuesday will be set aside for rookie and refresher testing. The rookies, obviously, are rookies, and the refreshers are anybody who hasn't raced at another oval within the last year, which will theoretically include former Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who retires every year only to be drawn back in with a deal he can't refuse. In this case, he's Kyle Larson's (McLaren) backup driver in case Kyle runs into issues getting to Indy from his NASCAR obligations in due time.

 

We have 34 entries (for 33 spots) this year:

 

AJ Foyt Racing: Santino Ferrucci, Sting Ray Robb
Andretti Not-So-Global: Marco Andretti, Marcus Ericsson, Colton Herta, Kyle Kirkwood
Arrow McLaren: Callum Ilott, Kyle Larson ®, Pato O’Ward, Alexander Rossi
Chip Ganassi Racing: Marcus Armstrong, Scott Dixon, Linus Lundqvist ®, Alex Palou, Kyffin Simpson ®
Dale Master of the Coyne Racing: Katherine Legge, Nolan Siegel ®
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Conor Daly, Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ed Carpenter Racing: Ed Carpenter, Christian Rasmussen ®, Rinus VeeKay
Juncos Hollinger Racing: Agustin Canapino, Romain Grosjean
Meyer Shank Qvist Racing: Tom Blomqvist ®, Helio Castroneves, Felix Rosenqvist
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: Christian Lundgaard, Pietro Fittipaldi ®, Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Team Push-to-Passke: Scott McLaughlin, Josef Newgarden, Will Power

 



Advertisement

#2 PayasYouRace

PayasYouRace
  • Racing Sims Forum Host

  • 47,801 posts
  • Joined: January 10

Posted 13 May 2024 - 18:09

Yay! Bumping will occur.



#3 FLB

FLB
  • Member

  • 31,239 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 13 May 2024 - 18:34

 

Team Push-to-Passke: Scott McLaughlin, Josef Newgarden, Will Power

:rotfl:  :up:



#4 FLB

FLB
  • Member

  • 31,239 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 13 May 2024 - 18:42

TV times: https://racer.com/20...years-indy-500/



#5 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 13 May 2024 - 18:50

SKYF1 times for UK

IMG-3210.jpg

IMG-3211.jpg
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 13 May 2024 - 18:56.


#6 Risil

Risil
  • Administrator

  • 63,391 posts
  • Joined: February 07

Posted 13 May 2024 - 18:56

Hooray!

#7 loki

loki
  • Member

  • 12,811 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 13 May 2024 - 19:04

Yay! Bumping will occur.

Yep, as soon as Grosjean tries to pass Ferrucci…



#8 Myrvold

Myrvold
  • Member

  • 16,537 posts
  • Joined: December 10

Posted 13 May 2024 - 19:51

Meyer Shank Qvist Racing: Tom Blomqvist ®, Helio Castroneves, Felix Rosenqvist

 

Helio Castroqvist?



#9 prommer

prommer
  • Member

  • 5,059 posts
  • Joined: April 13

Posted 13 May 2024 - 20:58

Helio Castroqvist?

 

I mean, since he's part owner of the team, you have a valid point. 

 

I propose we call it Meyer Shank Castroneves Racing, shorten it to MSC, and have hundreds and hundreds of signs in ever corner advertising the team.  :up:



#10 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 13 May 2024 - 21:33

Here’s a link that will prove only slightly useful.

https://www.accuweat...orecast/2124674

Jp

#11 GlenWatkins

GlenWatkins
  • Member

  • 2,256 posts
  • Joined: March 20

Posted 13 May 2024 - 22:00

And for those of us on this side of the Atlantic, here's the schedule for the eastern time zone, courtesy Racer.com:

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 14 (all times Eastern)

9-11am, Practice, all cars, broadcast on Peacock

1-6pm, Practice, all cars, broadcast on Peacock

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

12-6pm, Practice, broadcast on Peacock

THURSDAY, MAY 16

12-6pm, Practice, broadcast on Peacock

FRIDAY, MAY 17 (“Fast Friday,” engines set to high turbo boost for teams to work on qualifying setups)

12-6pm, Practice, broadcast on Peacock

6:15pm: Qualifying order draw, base of the pagoda.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 (First day of qualifying, positions 13-30 set, top 12 carry over to Sunday to run for the pole, slowest four carry over to Sunday to fight for the last three starting positions)

8:30-9am, Group 1 Practice, broadcast on Peacock until 9:30am

9-9:30am, Group 2 Practice

11am-5pm, Qualifying, broadcast on Peacock

SUNDAY, MAY 19 (Pole Day, Bump Day)

12-1pm, Fast 12 Practice, broadcast on Peacock until 2pm

1-2pm, Last Chance Qualifying Practice

3:05-4:05pm, Fast 12 Qualifying, positions 7-12 set, broadcast on NBC until 6pm

4:15-5:15pm, LCQ Qualifying, one entry will be bumped

5:25-5:55pm, Fast Six qualifying, pole and positions 2-6 set

MONDAY, MAY 20

1-3pm, Practice, broadcast on Peacock

TUESDAY, MAY 21

No on-track activity

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

No on-track activity

THURSDAY, MAY 23

No on-track activity

FRIDAY, MAY 24 (Carb Day)

11am-1pm, Final Practice, broadcast on Peacock

2:30-4pm, Pit Stop Competition, broadcast on Peacock

4:00pm, Concerts: George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Gin Blossoms, Kid Quill

SATURDAY, MAY 25

No on-track activity

9-10am, Drivers Autograph Session, behind the pagoda

12-1pm, Former IndyCar Drivers Autograph Session, behind the pagoda

1:30-2:30pm, Former IndyCar Drivers Autograph Session, behind the pagoda

SUNDAY, MAY 26 (Race Day)

9am-9:20 am, Cars to pit lane

10:30-10:55am, Cars to grid

10:37-10:58am, Indy Winners and Historic Indy 500 Cars laps

11:47am, Driver Introductions

12:38pm, Drivers Start Engines Command

12:45pm, Race Start, 200 Laps, 500 Miles

 

 

https://racer.com/20...years-indy-500/



#12 red stick

red stick
  • Member

  • 14,393 posts
  • Joined: October 05

Posted 13 May 2024 - 22:41

Yep, as soon as Grosjean tries to pass Ferrucci…

Or vice versa, given last year's pace.*

 

 

*Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  Void where prohibited. 



#13 paulb

paulb
  • Member

  • 11,429 posts
  • Joined: June 00

Posted 13 May 2024 - 22:54

I wonder how much George can destroy at his age.



#14 red stick

red stick
  • Member

  • 14,393 posts
  • Joined: October 05

Posted 14 May 2024 - 02:56

I wonder how much George can destroy at his age.

On the receiving

end, quality might matter

more than quantity . . . 

 

:cool:



#15 SKL

SKL
  • Member

  • 1,434 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 14 May 2024 - 04:29

Will be very curious to see how Kyle does-  I think he's actually racing a sprint car this evening.  Does that guy ever stop and relax???   (though did I hear he flew to Paris to see Taylor Swift before Darlington?)



#16 prommer

prommer
  • Member

  • 5,059 posts
  • Joined: April 13

Posted 14 May 2024 - 04:37

Sure enough, and he brought along his McLaren pal Johnny Rutherford with him, way down in Kokomo.

(credit @IMS)

 

GNgM_r4WMAA3Yj7.jpg



#17 loki

loki
  • Member

  • 12,811 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 14 May 2024 - 07:23

^^^^^ awesome!



#18 BerniesDad

BerniesDad
  • Member

  • 617 posts
  • Joined: September 21

Posted 14 May 2024 - 08:23

Yay! Bumping will occur.

 

Bump!



#19 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 09:20

Perfect excuse to keep prommer’s thread front and center.
Nice one Bernie Sr.

Obligatory non-spam pic to prove worthy post.

IMG-3219.jpg

Obligatory weather radar for Tues.

https://www.accuweat...r-radar/2124674

Jp

Advertisement

#20 GlenWatkins

GlenWatkins
  • Member

  • 2,256 posts
  • Joined: March 20

Posted 14 May 2024 - 10:32

Practice today 9am ET!

#21 FLB

FLB
  • Member

  • 31,239 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 14 May 2024 - 10:48

Practice today 9am ET!

Looking at the weather, it looks like there will be time to do install laps, then an extended lunch break, then some actual running before an early dinner.



#22 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 13:16

We are LIVE on SkyF1 now ( 15 mins late but.. nevertheless )
Sato with a 225
Jp

#23 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 13:20

Scotty D with a 229 already
Jp

#24 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 13:31

And we’re done for a while.

Jp

#25 milestone 11

milestone 11
  • Member

  • 17,655 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 14 May 2024 - 13:37

What happened, did they start early because they knew weather was closing in?



#26 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 13:42

Not really
My schedule said 2 pm BST start.

Jp

#27 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 15:29

Here's what it looks like for the next few hours at least

 

1125am-Tuesday14.jpg

 

Jp



#28 maximilian

maximilian
  • Member

  • 8,145 posts
  • Joined: February 10

Posted 14 May 2024 - 16:57

:mad:  :mad:  :mad:



#29 loki

loki
  • Member

  • 12,811 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 14 May 2024 - 20:07

Two words…

 

Domed Stadium



#30 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 21:31

In the words of John McEnroe…. You cannot be serious!!!!!

Jp

#31 Afterburner

Afterburner
  • RC Forum Host

  • 9,390 posts
  • Joined: January 11

Posted 14 May 2024 - 21:43

Too bad. Kevin Lee’s monologue to open practice was Varsha level stuff.

#32 FLB

FLB
  • Member

  • 31,239 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 14 May 2024 - 21:47



#33 FLB

FLB
  • Member

  • 31,239 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 14 May 2024 - 21:48

Too bad. Kevin Lee’s monologue to open practice was Varsha level stuff.

Here it is: 

 



#34 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 14 May 2024 - 23:21

Good stuff FLB

 

I was just thinking how high Callum must be after the SPA win

Jp


Edited by jonpollak, 14 May 2024 - 23:35.


#35 teejay

teejay
  • Member

  • 6,143 posts
  • Joined: May 09

Posted 15 May 2024 - 07:37

Marco P2, the curse breaker is finally onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn*

 

 

 

 

*unlikely 



#36 Myrvold

Myrvold
  • Member

  • 16,537 posts
  • Joined: December 10

Posted 15 May 2024 - 08:56

Marco P2, the curse breaker is finally onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn*

 

 

 

 

*unlikely 

 

That would be kinda fun though. For someone who is only 37, his career the last few years looks more like someone in their late 40's early 50's-



#37 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 15 May 2024 - 09:19

Well folks, as day 2 dawns here’s a look at the weather.

https://www.accuweat...orecast/2124674

Radar:

https://www.accuweat...r-radar/2124674

INDYCAR weatherman

https://x.com/indyca...rQm55GKcaIwUsbg

Could be a delay in starting the practice session….
Jp

#38 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 15 May 2024 - 09:27

Oh and…..
Fantasy 500 Picks are OPEN !!
Jp

#39 Cig35

Cig35
  • Member

  • 643 posts
  • Joined: March 15

Posted 15 May 2024 - 10:54

Just a small alert, if the wether allows then practice today will start two hours earlier than previously announced.

Advertisement

#40 Henri Greuter

Henri Greuter
  • Member

  • 13,075 posts
  • Joined: June 02

Posted 15 May 2024 - 12:13

Just a thought,

 

Imagine what kind of qualifying sessions (and results!) we would get if there is little to hardly any practice time available due to the weather.

 

Or what kind of improvisations onto the schedule in order to allow a decent amount of practice time one way or another.



#41 FLB

FLB
  • Member

  • 31,239 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 15 May 2024 - 12:15

Just a thought,

 

Imagine what kind of qualifying sessions (and results!) we would get if there is little to hardly any practice time available due to the weather.

 

Or what kind of improvisations onto the schedule in order to allow a decent amount of practice time one way or another.

Been thinking the same thing.

 

Imagine asking everybody to become a latter-day Ziggy Snider (i.e. being asked to qualify a car despite barely any practice time)?



#42 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 15 May 2024 - 12:30

Been thinking the same thing.

#metoo

It could prove for an amazing Sunday.

Who's quick straight outta the box?...

 

Answers on a postcard:

 

https://twitter.com/...6844676/photo/2

 

Jp



#43 maximilian

maximilian
  • Member

  • 8,145 posts
  • Joined: February 10

Posted 15 May 2024 - 13:01

I hate weather so much.



#44 Afterburner

Afterburner
  • RC Forum Host

  • 9,390 posts
  • Joined: January 11

Posted 15 May 2024 - 13:30

No disrespect at all intended to Katherine Legge—she was the fastest Rahal driver last year after all—but there’s no way she in a Coyne car should be a more valuable pick than Kyle Larson in a McLaren, even if it is only by like 5%. There are quite a few drivers Larson should be priced higher than, unless they wanted him on everybody’s team.

#45 Myrvold

Myrvold
  • Member

  • 16,537 posts
  • Joined: December 10

Posted 15 May 2024 - 14:41

No disrespect at all intended to Katherine Legge—she was the fastest Rahal driver last year after all—but there’s no way she in a Coyne car should be a more valuable pick than Kyle Larson in a McLaren, even if it is only by like 5%. There are quite a few drivers Larson should be priced higher than, unless they wanted him on everybody’s team.

 

Indeed. And while McLaren 2024 isn't anywhere as strong as Andretti 2014. I would say that Larson is likely better than Kurt Busch in open wheelers, and Busch ended up 6th.


Edited by Myrvold, 15 May 2024 - 14:41.


#46 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 15 May 2024 - 15:00

Kurt was tremendous.
I watched him work with the engineers and when he came off the stand 3 of the guys threw high fives and smiles.

After a debriefing!!!?!?!

Jp

#47 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 15 May 2024 - 15:19

IMG-3225.jpg

Jp

#48 Risil

Risil
  • Administrator

  • 63,391 posts
  • Joined: February 07

Posted 15 May 2024 - 15:21

Kurt was tremendous.
I watched him work with the engineers and when he came off the stand 3 of the guys threw high fives and smiles.

After a debriefing!!!?!?!

Jp

Kurt was very impressive. I think there are aspects of modern Indy (mostly surviving and thriving in late race restarts) that seem to require a certain amount of racing experience. But I'm sure he'd have won one if he'd committed to coming back each year.

#49 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 45,077 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 15 May 2024 - 15:50

Agreed.
That discussion I mentioned was after his crash in turn 2 btw.

Jp

#50 DS27

DS27
  • Member

  • 4,737 posts
  • Joined: February 11

Posted 15 May 2024 - 16:08

Oh and…..
Fantasy 500 Picks are OPEN !!
Jp

 

 

No picks for qualifying this year?