Morning update from Indianapolis

Sebastien Bourdais
Sebastien Bourdais

Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Today will be perfect weather for the race this afternoon. The sun is shinning and the temperature will in the low 70s later.

Quite the difference from yesterday's cool morning.

The ladder series have been busy on the track this morning. See our updates on those races.

The new rule this season is that the drivers are not allowed to use their push to pass on the first lap of the race. So heading into turn one, no one should be on the button. Does that make the drivers slow down enough to all make it through the first turn? We will see today.

Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the Sonny's BBQ number 18, had a thing to say about the push to pass yesterday when asked about the difficultly of making it through turn one in one piece. "It's a pretty big track, so I hope traffic doesn't really become a problem, but you know, it can always be. At Long Beach there were a couple of cars that were using the push not to be passed. Hopefully, we won't have to worry about that today", Bourdais commented.

IndyCars take the track for warmup at 11 am. Race time is 3:30 pm.

Soon tuned for more updates during the day.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Indianapolis

Morning warmup times

Rank Car Driver Name Make Time Speed Diff Gap Best Lap Laps
1 12 Power, Will CHEVY 01:10.2014 125.074 –.—- –.—- 16 19
2 2 Newgarden, Josef CHEVY 01:10.2575 124.975 0.0561 0.0561 20 21
3 9 Dixon, Scott HONDA 01:10.4306 124.667 0.2292 0.1731 16 20
4 15 Rahal, Graham HONDA 01:10.4851 124.571 0.2837 0.0545 13 21
5 27 Andretti, Marco HONDA 01:10.4911 124.560 0.2897 0.0060 11 18
6 1 Pagenaud, Simon CHEVY 01:10.5181 124.513 0.3167 0.0270 11 17
7 18 Bourdais, Sebastien HONDA 01:10.6098 124.351 0.4084 0.0917 15 19
8 3 Castroneves, Helio CHEVY 01:10.6351 124.306 0.4337 0.0253 4 18
9 28 Hunter-Reay, Ryan HONDA 01:10.6950 124.201 0.4936 0.0599 12 12
10 26 Sato, Takuma HONDA 01:10.7589 124.089 0.5575 0.0639 11 15
11 22 Montoya, Juan Pablo CHEVY 01:10.8386 123.949 0.6372 0.0797 18 18
12 4 Daly, Conor CHEVY 01:10.8684 123.897 0.6670 0.0298 14 18
13 83 Kimball, Charlie HONDA 01:10.9014 123.840 0.7000 0.0330 13 18
14 5 Hinchcliffe, James HONDA 01:11.0807 123.527 0.8793 0.1793 12 14
15 98 Rossi, Alexander HONDA 01:11.0933 123.505 0.8919 0.0126 12 18
16 14 Munoz, Carlos CHEVY 01:11.1088 123.478 0.9074 0.0155 6 16
17 8 Chilton, Max HONDA 01:11.1369 123.430 0.9355 0.0281 6 18
18 10 Kanaan, Tony HONDA 01:11.2053 123.311 1.0039 0.0684 13 17
19 20 Pigot, Spencer CHEVY 01:11.2922 123.161 1.0908 0.0869 7 21
20 19 Jones, Ed (R) HONDA 01:11.4430 122.901 1.2416 0.1508 8 12
21 7 Aleshin, Mikhail HONDA 01:11.6652 122.520 1.4638 0.2222 10 17
22 21 Hildebrand, JR CHEVY 01:12.0741 121.825 1.8727 0.4089 12 17

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