We'll know who has what come Tuesday's first oval practice, but the whispers are loud that Fernando Alonso might well be one of the drivers to not make the race. Not only is a single-car one-shot effort, tied with one of the weaker IndyCar teams, but they are not thought to be well organized. Last time, Fernando had the 50+ years of Andretti knowledge behind him, and this year the combined years of experience of everyone will probably not reach 50 years. We'll know more on Tuesday, when practice starts, on just how far behind they are.
Struggling badly on the last few races has been AJ Foyt racing. At the bottom of the speed chart all this weekend, they tell me that the believe that their oval program will be much better. Again, starting Tuesday, we'll know.
Tim Wohlford and Lucille Dust reporting live from IMS