The 33-year-old admittedly isn’t much of a simulation fan, and he isn’t alone in that regard among IndyCar veterans.
Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay also has declined to participate in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, and Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly joked about their disdain for sim racing during Saturday’s race at Barber.
After two races on road courses, an oval might change minds. The April 11 race will feature a “Driver’s Choice” track, and Michigan apparently were among the options that drivers voted upon.
The Team Penske engineer for last year’s Indianapolis 500 winner is reliving Simon Pagenaud’s day by tweeting about what he was doing each moment a year later.
Starting with an observation that he awoke in his Indianapolis hotel room at 4:30 a.m., Ben Bretzman (@benbretzman) sent nearly two dozen tweets by 11 a.m. ET about how the morning before the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 unfolded.