Tuesday, May 18, 2021

INDY 500: Practice Begins Today

As the Race begins to See who’ll make The Show…


Anybody on Ye Planet who’s paying attenzione to this year’s Indianapolis 500 Bloody Whale’ knows that practice for the 105th running of this storied event begins today, with Qualifying this weekend, which I’m Happy to report will actually be available on both Big NBC and NBC Sports (NBCSN) for limited Hours of viewing both days, which you’ll need to Check your local listings for times.


Cars, Teams

(6) Andretti

(4) Foyt, Ganassi and Penske

(3) Arrow McLaren SP, Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) and Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing (RLLR)

(2) Dale Coyne & Company, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR)

(1) Carlin, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, (DRR) Paretta Autosport and Top gun Racing


As the only two changes from my previous Indy 500 Entry list posted here upon No Fenders on Friday, May 7th, which you can find either below or in the May Archives section. Is the confirmation of Top gun Racing, while the second Coyne Ware Racing (CWR) entry, officially known as Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing’s No. 52 entry was pulled due to lack of the necessary Sponsorship Dinero’ to run Cody Ware or another unnamed driver.


Thus there’s a total of 35 entries vying for the eleven rows of three. And it’ll be interesting to see who languishes towards the bottom of the Time Sheets leading up to Qualifying.


Naturally you’d have to Arse-sume that Top gun racing with Indy 500 rookie R.C. enerson at the controls of their #75 Dallara-Chevrolet would potentially be in (Townsend) T-Bell’s “Dangerzone” since they’ve got the least Track-time of anybody Overall, having missed the IMS Open Test and only doing a Shakedown run at Gateway, nee WWT Raceway. But I’ll predict they’ll make the Show.


Whilst I’m expecting the series other Brand New IndyCar Team Paretta Autosport to have No issues Qualifying, since after all they’ve got a technical partnership with Team Penske and “Symona-Symona   ,” aka Simona de Silvestro knows her way round Mother Speedway!


As Beth Paretta’s three-quarter’s All Female Crew is based in Morsville, North Carolina, and has been living ‘N breathing the intricacies of Open Wheel Racing alongside IndyCar’s “Top Banana” Team Penske  in preparation for their Debutante outing this May.


Know two “Grumpy Old Men” debated over wheter or not A.J. foyt Racing’s Dalton Kellett will be able to muster up the necessary speed to make the cut? For which the Kuhnuck’ seems to have been the Slowest Fulltime IndyCar entry so far this season, as I’m Not gonna pick upon Jimmy Johnson since I think it’s Cool he’s trying something completely Out of his Comfort zone. And I think he only had six days in an IndyCar testing before beginning the season at Alabama!


As if I had to guess? I’d say that may be either Carlin’s Max Chilton or DRR’s Sage Karam might get Bumped this Sunday? As I’d have to lean more towards Chilton right now, especially after his Bloody Visa Travel Issues forcing him to miss the Indy GP and his apparently Ho-Hum demeanour towards IndyCar racing in whole!


Whilst I’m not sold upon half of, Uhm is that three-quarters or simply one eighth? Of Mikey A’s Armada making the Show. Since Andretti has six cars of his own along with it’s two car technical alliance with MSR.


As Thee Mayor ‘O Hinchtown’ (James Hinchcliffe)  and “The dude” (Ryan Hunter-Reay) both have had dreadful starts this year, and their Bad luck with the Cartoon Anvil could conceivably continue. Although Hinch’ seems to be having more of a Nightmare season than Hunter-Reay is.


Not to mention Marco Andretti who hasn’t turned a lap so far this year. As I’m sure there’s a Stat somewhere about Pole winners not qualifying the following year somewhere, Righto?


But I guess that’s why we All watch ‘N follow IndyCar’s with Baited Breath, El Correctomundo? Since surely this weeks practice Time Sheets will prove me wrong, Eh? As which Big Name will surprise us by not qualifying this year?


“Gentlemen and Lady, Start your Engines!”