Marco, Danica or Dixon?
Who will take home the Borg-Warner trophy (above)? Red Bull Racing Team’s panel of motorsports experts predict the winner of Sunday’s 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
AJ Allmendinger, No. 84 driver, says Scott Dixon. The ex-Champ Car driver keeps abreast on the daily happenings at Indy. “I miss it,” he said. “I have friends over there.” Not to mention Dixon is on the pole.
Kevin Hamlin, No. 83 crew chief, says Marco Andretti. Kevin put on his specs, glared at the 33-car grid and the name just came to him.
Rick Viers, No. 84 crew chief, says Justin Wilson. Only because Wilson was AJ’s teammate in Champ Car.
Jay Frye, VP and general manager, says Marco Andretti. The boss goes with the Andretti who just missed winning in 2006.
Elton Sawyer, competition director, says Danica Patrick. He may be trying to earn a few points with his wife, former NASCAR driver Patty Moise.
John Probst, technical director, says Scott Dixon. John knows a thing or two about open-wheel racing. He once was program manager for Ford Racing Technology’s Champ Car campaign.
At Lowe’s: Saturday’s a busy day. Sprint Cup has two practice sessions (2:45 and 6 p.m. ET) before the Nationwide Series race at 7:30. Check out Brian Vickers in Braun Racing’s No. 10 Toyota.
At Mansfield: Driving Bill Davis Racing’s No. 22 Toyota, Scott Speed starts sixth in the Craftsman Truck race at the half-mile oval (1 p.m., Speed).