Belle Isle has lights, that’s the good news. The bad news is the uncertainty about their effectiveness during the race. Remember, this all started with a massive pothole on turn 6 that led to a six to seven-inch chunk of concrete on the track.
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Not much rain, but enough to cause some concern as crews keep trying to fix up the track. We got word here in the media room that a 6:30 p.m. restart is planned. Scott Dixon will maintain his lead in the 90-lap race. Once the race resumes, we’ll have 45 laps to go.
Kudos to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for staying on top of all this. We got a real fluid situation going on here. Lots of media members wondering what to make of all of this. Our Detroit News photographers are hustling to get you all sorts of photos. Crews keep working hard to fix … Continue Reading →
Reports of rubber patching used and some quick-dry cement. But there could be a problem on the horizon because there’s reports of rain coming. Weather.com, however, claims there’s still only a 10 percent chance of rain. If rain does come, it doesn’t appear like it will be heavy rain. The cement used to patch the … Continue Reading →
Tony Kanaan, driver of the Geico No. 11 Chevy, in a interview just now with Indy Car Radio: “Hopefully we get this fixed and we get going.” Some of the patches have been made. Sitting right next my colleague, Detroit News photographer Dan Mears, and he’s got tons of pictures of crews trying to patch … Continue Reading →
That’s what Indy Car Radio is reporting. Crews are out there with filler. Can’t help but wonder how long filler in these holes on the track will last. Guys on the race track are really hustling to get things fixed. We’ve got reports of holes, cracks and debris on the surface. Several areas of the … Continue Reading →
No official word yet on if this race will resume. Crews appears to be pouring some kind of filler into the holes on the track. Track workers appears to be taking a close look at some of the bad spots. Sounds like there are plenty of bad spots out there. As a guy who runs … Continue Reading →
No telling how this is going to play out. Drivers have completed 45 of the 90 laps. The Indy Car Radio Network reported that there’s some other issues on the track that could also cause problems if the race resumes. Turn 6 isn’t the only issue. Where’s MDOT road crews when you need them? How … Continue Reading →
That’s what some analysts are contemplating here in Detroit. Beaux Barfield, the Grand Prix race director, just said during the radio broadcast that he’s taking a look. We got a serious issue going on here. Analysts on the radio wonder if this race will be able to continue.
Cars are driving with Firestone tires, but there are major concerns what a six to seven-inch gash in the concrete that could tear those tires up. It’s in the area of turn 6, near the southwest corner of the course.