LIVE BLOG: 2014 Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway

IndyCar, IndyCar commentary — By on June 8, 2014 11:00 am

5:10 PM CT (John) — We are being joined in the media center by UFC fighter and Welterweight Champion Johnny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks, who will be waving the green flag for tonight’s Firestone 600.

For any fight fans out there, he is looking to get back into the Octagon this October.


2:45 PM CT (John) — I am back in the house for race day (night) here at Texas Motor Speedway. The teams are just starting to do final preparation on the cars for a systems check at 4 PM local time.

Pace car rides are just finishing up, and the IndyCar Experience two seaters should be hitting the track any minute.

James Hinchcliffe was prowling the garage area holding a couple of handmade signs, so I would expect that some social media shenanigans may be forthcoming soon.

It’s another hot one, so just grab a cold beverage and be ready to click on the refresh button here. I’ll do my best to keep you in the loop with all of the day’s activity.



7:25 PM CT (John) — Well, the final IndyCar session for the day has just wrapped up here at Texas Motor Speedway. Scott Dixon paced free practice 2 with teammates Tony Kanaan and Ryan Briscoe rounding out the top 3. Full results will be posted to the More Front Wing Event Summary page when available.

The session boasted a lot of action as the drivers and teams seemed intent on getting a better feel for how their cars would react in traffic. There were a couple of big moments for the guys out there, and a lot of side by side running. It looks like we might have a good formula in place for an exciting race tomorrow.

One minor penalty note: Helio Castroneves was penalized four minutes at the end of the session for being late to the mandatory weigh-in following free practice 1.

That will close up shop for me here tonight, but I will be back after lunch tomorrow to keep you all up to date on the day’s (and night’s) events. Until then…


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