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