The Verizon IndyCar Series races at Pocono today (Monday) after Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 was a washout.
The race which is 500 miles is going to be a long one and while team members sit on the pit-wall calculating race strategies and keeping an eye on their drivers in the garages the pack up will already have begun.
For the big teams like Ganassi, Penske and Andretti who run four full time cars in the series it will be an extremely busy time making sure that all the transporters are loaded up and ready to go. When the chequered flag drops there won’t be any hanging around. The teams will head directly to the respective bases driving overnight to ensure they make it back to HQ by Tuesday morning.
The transporters will be unloaded on Tuesday with the teams stripping down the cars and getting them ready with them packed up again probably by Wednesday evening ready to head out on the road again by Thursday morning as we have another race on Saturday with Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway taking place on Saturday night.
For the teams and their crew it has been a long season and with less than a month to go before the end of the season the finish line is in sight however there is still an awful lot of work to be done between now and September 18 the the final race of the year in Sonoma.