Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay wins the pole for the inaugural IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix.
Just moments before noon Saturday, a horde of black-jacketed officials waltzed onto the fourth floor of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center. Reaching a set of socially-distant chairs laid out for guests, the crew parted like the Red Sea, as men with golden bowties on the backs of their jackets on the left and red-lettered “Honda” logos to the right.
Up on stage, IndyCar president Jay Frye was flanked by two of the biggest names in American motorsports. Notably, it was a picture without any new faces, but all the familiar characters present.
Fans with eagle eyes on the sport since the spring had been hoping for a third section in Saturday’s seating chart, ideally filled by Italian sun-tanned faces with the legendary Prancing Horse logo of Ferrari featured somewhere prominently on