IndyCar chief executive officer Randy Bernard seemed to be picking up positive vibes at the
"I'm very tickled with the way it's going," Bernard said during a meeting with a small gathering of media Sunday morning. "The Andretti group has done a good job organizing the event and J.P. Grant has stepped up. All the venders have been taken care of, eliminating any embarrassment."
Bernard also said he was pleased with the Saturday crowd for the American Le Mans Series race Saturday and expects to see even a bigger crowd today.
Baltimore to be back on schedule?
As to whether the Grand Prix will return to Baltimore, Bernard said the
"I want one announcement for the schedule," he said. "As for Baltimore, I had a very good conversation with J.P. Grant. He's been a huge supporter of this race and wants it to work for the city. He definitely would like to see it back on the series schedule."
Bernard said he expects to have a 19-race schedule next season.
Changes to course
IndyCar officials have announced several changes on the course for today's Grand Prix IndyCar race.
* A short stack of tires has been placed at the apex of the turn. The tire stack is short enough so drivers can see over it.
* The wall on drivers' left has been moved to a less harsh angle
* The wall at drivers' right was not moved.