Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Race Schedule!

As we come roaring into the first race of the 2011 season, I wanted to take a moment and share the on track schedule for my first IZOD Indycar race.

Friday March 25th-
Practice 1: 10:15-11:15AM
Practice 2: 3:05-4:05PM

Saturday March 26th-
Practice 3:10:10-11:10AM
Autograph Session (Novo Nordisk booth- 30mins):11:50AM
Autograph Session (Indycar Fan Village- 60mins): 4:45PM

Sunday March 27th-
Warm Up- 8:40-9:10AM

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, 100 Laps, Live on ABC:
Pre-race: Noon
Green Flag: 12:30PM Eastern Time

As a side note, my sister will be in Australia working this weekend. She emailed me to let me know that the race will start at 3:30AM Monday morning in Melbourne. So if you are reading my blog and will be watching there, stay up really late or get up really early to catch my race!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Second Test!

I am heading down to Sebring Florida for the second test of the season. After last week's test day in the car, I can't wait to drive it again. There will 10 or so Indycars this week so I will get another good comparison on lap time. I will try and get a report from the test up here later this week. But in the meantime, check out this article!

Getting into the car for the first time last week:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Press Release from yesterday's first IndyCar test

Kimball Completes First IZOD IndyCar Series Test at Barber

Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing and IZOD IndyCar Series Rookie driver Charlie Kimball completed their first test on Tuesday, March 1st at Barber Motorsports Park.

Kimball, who was announced December 16th in Indianapolis as the driver of the No. 83 Levemir® and NovoLog® FlexPen® Honda Dallara, tested the 2.38-mile permanent road course and turned his first laps in an Indy car.

“Charlie’s first test in an Indy car went great,” said Team Manger Mitch Davis. “He remained focused and professional throughout the practice. It was like he had been driving Indy cars for years and we were very impressed. Once we scrubbed off a few laps and Charlie got up to speed, we continued to get faster as the team made adjustments toward the end of practice. By the end of the day, we had met all of our expectations and felt accomplished.”

Kimball, turned 58 laps with a best time of 1:12.300.

“Completing my first test with Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing reminded me how grateful I am to be a part of this team,” said Kimball, who will compete for IZOD IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2011. “The crew allowed me to focus on turning my first laps and getting up to speed, which is exactly what we did. Overall, I’m thrilled with the results from the test and I can’t wait to get back in the car.”

Up next for Kimball and the team is the IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test on March 14-15 at Barber Motorsports Park.