Friday Update from World Wide Technology Raceway

Will Power won in 2018
Will Power won in 2018

Good afternoon from WWT Raceway, formerly called Gateway Motorsports Park, in Madison, IL. This will be a Saturday night race and so the times for practice and qualifying are moved back to the afternoon and early evening. The weather is predicted to be much better than last weekend, No rain, high 70s for temperatures. And Saturday night's temps will be in the high 60s.

This is the final oval on the IndyCar schedule for this season. This will be the 10th race at this track. Paul Tracy, one of the announcers in the booth for NBC, won the first race back in 1997. Josef Newgarden, the current championship points leader, and his teammate, Will Power, coming off a win this past Sunday in the rain shortened ABC Supply 500 at Pocono, are the only two drivers entered this weekend that have won a race here.

We will have more news for you later this afternoon. The first practice will be at 1 pm today.

Lucille Dust reporting from WWT

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