Also, Ana Beatriz's #18 has been repainted with the orange that ran through the middle of the car now black. Of course, the team has Bardahl sponsorship for this weekend. I would say E.J. Viso has a good chance to score his first win this weekend. Viso ran a strong fourth last week at Milwaukee, and remember scored his one career podium finish here in 2010. Viso's biggest problem of course, will likely be his teammates.
Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti have won the last two years here in Iowa. Andretti has four career podium finishes here as well. Given Hunter-Reay's consistency over the past year and a half, and Andretti's form in Iowa, those two have to be the favorites to win.
Anyway, the Indy cars have taken to the track, and I am now headed out to watch practice
Brian C. reporting from Iowa