Barber Sunday Wrap-Up

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama ran twenty-three laps in a downpour before two red flags stopped the action for the day. About two hours passed before they made the decision to postpone the race until Monday at 11:00 CDT on MSNBC, instead of NBCSN. Monday’s forecast doesn’t look much better.

Only once before have we left a Verizon IndyCar Series race when we said to ourselves “that wasn’t a whole lot of fun”, and that was when we left the one and only IndyCar race at NOLA in 2015. Sunday was the second. Everyone on the grounds, including fans and drivers, were frustrated with the on again, off again pace of the day.

They started rolling the cars out to the pits at 1:20, so we went out to the pits to take it it in. At 1:25 it started raining. No problem, we had an umbrella. At 1:30, the bottom fell out. As we stood in the pits trying to stay dry under a collapsible umbrella, I checked the radar on my phone. It showed that we were just on the leading edge of the big system we had been told to expect.

Call me a fair-weather fan; but Susan and I both decided to head to the Media Center. I could tell me jeans were starting to get soaked as the wind started blowing sideways. I’m a die-hard, but not that much of a die-hard.

It was a good move. The rain never let up and got harder as the red flag period progressed.

Susan and I both have to work tomorrow, so we will drive back tonight. There will be no post tomorrow. I will have an abbreviated Random Thoughts post here on Tuesday, after I watch my DVR tomorrow night. Check back Tuesday.

George Phillips

5 Responses to “Barber Sunday Wrap-Up”

  1. BrandonWright77 Says:

    Quick correction: NBCSN is saying it will air on their channel at 11:30am Eastern, not MSNBC.

  2. Yes, everything I have seen says the race is on NBCSN today at 11:30 EDT.

  3. Apparently, you are both correct. The original release said MSNBC. We left out of their shortly after I posted this. Now I have to remotely change by DVR. Sorry for the confusion. – GP

    • George, we just “cut the cord” at midnight last night (at which time a transformer exploded 200 yards from our house and caused a rather large fire, but that’s another story) so I’m bummed I won’t be able to watch. Gonna have to check in with Mark, Jake and the bunch on the radio….

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