WATKINS GLEN, NY – I wrote a few weeks ago that Honda would have a short reign on the Verizon IndyCar Series world in the coming weeks. Pocono and Texas were next up and were both two tracks that the Honda drivers could excel at – and they indeed did. They dominated the rain delayed Pocono race only to see a Chevy driver win.
Then at Texas, they dominated again in a 1-2 photo finish.
But, it would be short lived.
The final two races of the season were on all-terrain road courses, and in those tracks, Chevy has a distinct advantage. They showed that in the open test here at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago and in practice today as well.
After two practice sessions on the 3.4-mile track on Friday, Chevy shined brighter than the sun drenched skies.
In the opening practice session this morning, the top four speeds were all Chevy drivers. In fact, five of the top six speeds and eight of the top nine were Chevy teams.
Then in the final two-hour session later on in the day, the top five speeds were all Chevy cars and nine of the top 11.
It shouldn’t come to a surprise though as this season has been Chevy dominated. They’ve won 12 of the 14 poles (including all road/street courses) as well as 12 of the 14 races too.
So, as of now, it looks like it’s going to be Chevy’s race to lose this weekend.
Luckily, it will be a battle as the ones fighting for the win are all so close in speeds.