IndyCar’s Carb Day coverage is currently airing on the NBC Sports Network until 4 p.m. ET. Later tonight, the focus shifts off-track, for the latest installment of IMS Productions’ IndyCar 36, featuring KV Racing Technology driver Simona de Silvestro. It airs at 10:30 p.m. Friday night.
IMSP keyed in on de Silvestro at the last round of the IndyCar season in Brazil, where she recorded her third top-10 finish in four races this season.
De Silvestro is new to KV this year, working with teammate Tony Kanaan and with a suitable power supplier in Chevrolet, after struggling with the underpowered Lotus engine a year ago.
See de Silvestro’s interview during qualifying weekend with NBCSN pit reporter Kevin Lee, here.
Josef Newgarden continued to be quickest around Road America, first this morning and again this afternoon in the second practice session for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix.
Newgarden had a best lap in the second session of 1:42.6279, followed by rookie Robert Wickens (1:42.9025), Sebastien Bourdais (1:43.0020), Will Power (1:43.0545) and teammate Simon Pagenaud (1:43.1599).
Sixth through 10th were Graham Rahal (1:43.1995), Scott Dixon (1:43.4212), Ryan Hunter-Reay (1:43.4755), Takuma Sato (1:43.5410) and Marco Andretti (1:43.6221).
One significant incident of note occurred during the session when Alfonso Celis Jr., making his IndyCar debut this weekend, lost control coming out of a turn and slammed into the tire wall, causing damage to his suspension.
The third and final practice session of the weekend will be Saturday at Noon E.T., followed by qualifying later in the afternoon.
The race will take the green flag on Sunday shortly after 1 p.m. ET. It will be televised live on NBCSN.