I write about racing for @TheAthleticAUTO. Personal account: @jeff_gluck2.
Day 1 at Indy is a wrap, and it was…well, pretty damn weird. Here’s what drivers said about the vibe with no fans:
For those asking: Not sure what happened to Bowman. He's P14 now. Maybe someone can tell me.
NASCAR just released a photo of the garage pull rope that was fashioned into a noose at Talladega.
BREAKING: The Confederate flag has just been BANNED from all NASCAR events and properties, effective immediately.
I’ll say this one time: Absolutely NOT a Jussie Smollett situation. Do not blame Bubba Wallace. He never saw it and wasn’t the one to report it. He was TOLD about it by NASCAR and reacted like anyone else would.
Apologies for not knowing who originally created this image, but it has been making the rounds on Twitter and turned out to be correct. You can see in the left photo the rope was in noose form — apparently as a handle — last year and then cut for evidence Sunday.