0-Day Forecast for the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland

It’s been a busy week, and this has been the first shot I’ve had to sit at a computer at home since about Monday.  There is a slight chance of rain tonight, but it shouldn’t be anything significant.  There might be a slight delay because of sprinkles, but I’d feel pretty comfortable holding my breath on it.  I’m going to go 10% on the chance for any rain, but I wouldn’t go that high on the chance of a rain out.  I wholeheartedly expect the race to go on, though a slight, slight delay is possible.

The temperature should be fairly chilly, at least by August standards. During the race , it’ll be as cool as the mid-50s.  Is there a chance that it will get so cold that Firestone will freak out and pull the plug on the race by the end?  At a frigid Iowa (I think) race a few years ago, I remember the word being that 50 degrees was the magic point.  I don’t think it’ll get that low by the end of the race, but I do think they’ll have a hard time keeping heat in the tires.  Don’t be surprised if a) the race turns into a wreck fest or b) no one is going for anything because there isn’t enough grip in the tires.  I lean towards (b) because it will also be windy.

Anyhow, the official iiMy forecast!

  • Approx. Green Flag Time: 10:00 EDT
  • Television: Versus
  • Temperature: 58°F
  • Dew Point: 52°F
  • Relative Humidity: 88%
  • Winds: North-northwesterly at 15 mph
  • Chance of Rain: 10%
  • Will We Race: Yeah I think so


One Response to “0-Day Forecast for the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland”

  1. Cousin Joe Says:

    Or perhaps C) it was more entertaining than predicted.