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Indy Car News with Tony DiZinno

Mar 11, 2017|

031117 Final Inspection Hour 2 Tony DiZinno

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Welcome back to the final inspection shoot over Cuba on a legendary greatly straight way in you knew gross outs and on our friends at the mark here in Napa monitors and and just tomorrow will be talking with Tony dizzy you know from NBC sports as. The IndyCar Series is opening up their season. In Saint Petersburg. This weekend the course practice was yesterday. Practice was yesterday and a couple surprises. That the Scott Dixon. Who switched over to Honda this year is first. And Jameson pinch cliff was the second so far in practice. Alexander Rossi last year's Indy 500 winner is three its third quick. Max Shelton was fourth and Sebastien board a who went over to the dale Coyne racing and was fifth and he's been strong and both practices. So far. And verges gallon up Tony Dziena knows just any. Media count press conference just before and now. One of the things. That's common out of the but the week and so far in saint Pete is how the those stability. Of the IndyCar Series as we bring Tony in now Tony welcome to the final selection show. A little grass area. I'm doing pretty good as talking about how Scott Dixon was a fastest and practice numbers three and some of the younger guys. Alexander Rossi Max Joseph moves up there too. As well as a Sebastien birdies and who's been quick all we so far with. Still quite recent but I'd just wanted to kind of bring up a couple things that I think if there's one word but he couldn't. That's kind of been resonating through the whole weekend. In the IndyCar paddock it is is stability isn't it. There really isn't actually just got out of an interview like no know we're more than. In the broader and eat and there you not a stability we have yet are poor major partners it confirmed yesterday Chevrolet Honda Dallara Firestone. All of multi year extension and while that your one listed some of them want to court. Point when he. On so it's at least three possibly more than now once we got to look at it it's really just aren't there a longer direction than what we've got her for awhile. Yes certainly is in a course he had a New York Times article they came out in in basically seen you know hey. Things are kind of looking pretty good Fleury for IndyCar or seen. Reductions are in ants over other series and and but it IndyCar of the future looks pretty bright doesn't end at this point. I think so I mean we're all kind of waiting to see with a mean when teaching Carl's like in a formal. Until I guess you could say and not in renderings and he's become the next few weeks but there's sense that there's more here than what there has been in. We're not saying that he rejoining the series where the sponsors. We're manufactured mean we all want the third manufacturing walked it is question a from a timing standpoint learning markets for instance me so yep get the track tested bill he's going to eighteen that makes distraction kind of nineteen kind of already starting the next logical aren't print that I bought duck. Yeah because I've been out of its its act it can mean a lot of people here and it's interesting you know of course NASCAR the Wall Street Journal mark all couple weeks ago. Going to Daytona 520 targets in your current article that all of a sudden this is their national buzz which is a career thing but a good one. It is because it seems like for you don't last ten years or so you know you was news what one step forward two steps back DO we had. Read unification. And then there's a B a setback in that. You know we had. DL young drivers come and in the league in new new new tracks coming in and then there were there obvious setback in this time bidders have built in the last year to. There's been camera everything's. Quick and this finally working out is that. They're stability and that ain't going back to that the top the top of the interview room we decide that. All the races are locked entered only eighteen I'd expect that schedule to be name may be at the earliest not buy it IG and in the summer. It feels really did it I've been covering IndyCar have been in for twenty years covered her and six all aren't blocked Steve. And when you on point all but it. I can't remember a year where there's been last turmoil or controversy going here now of course some will say that oh you can't hurt you don't you are reading what people thought but I know it meant a lot on track and not. The great on you know especially because on has been. Yeah way better than pretty much everyone to back this week again and I'm not something we are free written in the script you know would you rate and a thousand words. And all of a sudden. He would like OK to hit the ball mark. Yeah a couple surprises. Against of the quickness sparkle Marco Andretti. Who's been teamed up with Bryan herta is as good as as Brees strategists was. I think is a big plus or. Or Marco he's been quick and then. Unfortunately at incident would his teammate to whom subtle in the first practice. Were he had a pretty heavy shots in which we in his first strike or entry auto sport. And yes taught us an erupt over that hump. That out yet cut back in it. Being you yacht that. Walked the back and you walk on and yesterday it Ers or in practice. The rear brakes locked up your brake temperature break where. And break state it actually has been a big talking point out of this weekend unforced not unfortunately with it it looked like in the cant push you to look at that normal height. You're one off. You hit the wall drivers lapped and unfortunately were in it just the tire barrier so like you know what would've been a small it was a bit worse but. Crew got the Arctic is back up this morning although wasn't particularly quick out and you are working oriented but not that's not unfortunate part for him but I like where injury. To me big competition in the instant they added Eric perhaps many. New overall technical director he mentioned herta thinkers know Marcus like. Anders except you know demon was that raced together. I think Brock Bryant the way to bring a lot out of drivers not kind of worried that now hopefully Woody Indian market to get a bit. I think it here to batter when you have an interest in a rain all up there it was all kind of been looking for just a question have wondered out. Exactly and then. I mean should we be surprised but I take a guess in the end we should and you know he hasn't won it's one of the few places he has a one NF Scott Dixon. And it looks. It with the blue G car you don't need to it's a total one each from what we saw enough Phoenix with a plain white cars that. Yen to the regional at the moment that owner won't want a partner and be on this. I'm it's different on that there's easily been a boat he track predicting new number one year in. You're always kind of a concern a start strong looked out what we finally broke his duck on beach a couple of years ago he won the team if your not. Not immediate harbinger certainly starting. He. Got to make what you I'll outlook our laps that in. Or beat Annika but it. And now. Not not about you could start something that they get here I think that he'll be area for it. I think so then some sad news and were little more and more sports I'm just wondering. What kind of feedback you've gone down in the paddock on there is courses malvo the loss of John sir recent passed away yesterday teacher meetings three. The only world champion and a two wheels and four wheels and won the Formula One championship in 1964. With Ferrari. And was a speak at a quote quite a few races over here was 1966. Canny and champion also. Have you heard anything about chance thirties or any feedback from many of the drivers. On number of greens yesterday and social Nina I think. Part of the challenges. We you'd. Just so much going on there IndyCar secure your Pro Bowl talent in you know I don't think drivers are really in the mind that the B thinking about walked out. Not being sent somebody uncertainty stature. You know I think we talked the word legend around a little too easily eat it or what he accomplished. Really is great Q and what happened and Greece Turkey. Silently. Very freak accident that the field and wanna a wheel came to patch it up is helmet. Oddly kind of maintained it underrated at this beard a lot Asian. He did a lot and I think it I think that'll probably won't be easy it's going here a couple weeks. But I did you like John Buck and a couple other strong sports car world and maybe IndyCar drivers are sure that audits it. Yeah in the nub. Of course you mention the early world challenge an up. Kind of a rough goal yesterday for our guests are we had on last week or endeavors Lee who had an incident. And kind of a surprise it so tell me to this new guy from Italy is. Yeah are you surprised because we don't usually hear Brian crash. Very usually clean driver. I can only or call two other and I've been covering. So that was some problems up the car they'll and then the kid that was on the pole of the first GT race morning. Literally know and force her third and I mean tell are like the broadcasters don't agree he never in my Ali you know want to former on each had never heard. World sitting there like it is the thing that Alex doesn't. Actually. Is that the kid that never raced on a street course are rarely you know we. You're not yellow Ferrari. And you get pole and actually in this class a spot should have been popular aren't in the pro collapsed and crops and any class they thought he does not. You know he figures that driver something they really got on got a little bit Rea treat it and it went into the race or not that's going made an impression in. Of that series underway and it outraged and secondly it happens after the knee are out tomorrow afternoon. Perry Tony came out were were we're gonna take a quick break can you hold on over the break. Yet are talking net Tony does a you know course of NBC sports. You can check out his stuff on the motor sports tab from NBC sports star comp. And what do you quick break and we'll we right back talk or IndyCar and a final inspection show and the fans.