Teams use off week to test Milwaukee
Fourteen IZOD IndyCar Series drivers will put in a day on the oval June 1, while 10 more will test June 3. Thirteen Firestone Indy Lights driver/car combinations will be on the track June 2.
Fans can watch testing each day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) in Turns 1-2, and Milwaukee 225 promoters will host a watching party (food, drinks, apparel, ticket purchase) June 3 in the Turn 2 parking lot.
Both series return to the historic track after a year's absence. Scott Dixon, who won the IZOD IndyCar Series race in 2009, will be among those getting re-acquainted with the flat racetrack on June 3.
The fifth-place finisher in the Indianapolis 500 on May 29 will be joined by Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and reigning series champion Dario Franchitti; 500 Mile Race runner-up and Chase Rookie of the Year JR Hildebrand of National Guard Panther Racing; Graham Rahal, the third-place finisher in the '500' and Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Charlie Kimball; Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe, Helio Castroneves and series points leader Will Power; Telemundo Newman/Haas Racing's Oriol Servia; and Ana Beatriz of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.
"I'm looking forward to going back," said Sarah Fisher Racing driver Ed Carpenter, who will be among the drivers testing June 1. "It's a very challenging racetrack for drivers, engineers and teams, so there's definitely a premium on getting a good balance on the car and a good setup. We'll be working on that during the day."
Also at the track June 1 will be Andretti Autosport drivers Danica Patrick, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Mike Conway; Vitor Meira of A.J. Foyt Racing; the KV Racing Technology-Lotus contingent of Indy 500 fourth-place finisher Tony Kanaan, Takuma Sato and E.J. Viso; Ed Carpenter of Sarah Fisher Racing; Dreyer & Reinbold Racing's Justin Wilson and Beatriz; Simona de Silvestro of HVM Racing; James Jakes of Dale Coyne Racing; and Conquest Racing's Sebastian Saavedra.
Firestone Indy Lights competitors getting in laps June 2 include Firestone Freedom 100 winner and series points leader Josef Newgarden, along with Sam Schmidt Motorsports teammates Esteban Guerrieri, Bryan Clauson and Victor Carbone. Team Moore Racing's Victor Garcia and Gustavo Yacaman, Team Jensen's David Ostella, Andretti Autosport's Stefan Wilson, Bryan Herta Autosport's Duarte Ferreira and O2 Racing's Peter Dempsey also will be in cars.