Friday, July 16, 2010

Honda Indy Toronto - the fun begins

The weekend of on track excitement has started and I attended a press conference with Danica Patrick. She wanted to try something different and because she had the opportunity she jumped into stockcars with Nascar.

Danica will race about 15 Nascar races in addition to the IRL series. It takes some getting used to and she said an old coach told her that it doesn't have to be pretty - it just has to be fast. NASCAR has more passing so she says it is more fun than IRL.

When asked about the impact of being a celebrity she says she stays true to herself without causing too much drama.

At 9:55 am the drivers got out onto the track for one of the IZOD IndyCar Practices. One driver ended up against the wall and busted off his rear wing. It was Takuma Sato. Here is Marco Andretti relaxing after a morning practice run and later during the race.

The earlier rain stopped before the practice and the fans are taking advantage of the Friday free admission. The Firestone Indy Lights teams are on the track right now and at 12:30pm the Nascar Canadian Tire series begin their practice.

See more photos of Saturday's practice runs after the jump.

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