This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin break down the IndyCar season opener in St. Petersburg, won by Scott McLaughlin. They discuss the exciting personality of the second year Team Penske driver, and the similarities between the start of McLaughlin’s second season and defending series champion Alex Palou’s 2021 season opener.
They break down Palou’s impressive second place run after crashing in practice Saturday. Kevin and Curt discuss some more drivers who impressed at St. Pete, along with those who are looking to improve going to Texas later this month. They talk about some recent news tidbits, including a potential NASCAR street race in Chicago and IndyCar’s desire to race in Mexico.
Later in the show, Kevin and Curt talk about Will Power’s comments on backmarkers and IndyCar’s need for a blue flag rule, plus Alexander Rossi’s disappointing day in St. Pete and Kyle Kirkwood’s future.