Notes from Media Day
Went to INDYCAR Media Day earlier today, which was hosted this season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Today's activities gave me a new experience - I don't recall ever being at IMS with snow on the ground, or active snow flurries for that matter.
However, the expected weather for the start of the season in just 39 days should be ... a fair bit warmer in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Aitken Edges Tan to Cooper Tires Winterfest Title by the Slimmest of Margins
Just as Team Pelfrey's Jack Aitken predicted following the first two rounds of the Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park last week, the outcome of the pre-season mini-series went all the way down to the wire. The first of three scheduled races at Barber Motorsports Park was cancelled yesterday due to inclement winter weather, but today's action could hardly have been hotter. In the end, the title was decided in favor of Aitken by virtue of the fact he posted the fastest lap of the race in this afternoon's double-points, 17-lap finale. It was enough to ensure a one-point margin over Malaysian Weiron Tan, who gained the consolation of winning this afternoon's final encounter for Andretti Autosport.