PLYMOUTH — The return at Road America. IndyCar fans are back on-site at a race and three-time Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves says it just feels right.
Some drivers say they can smell the campsites and brats cooking at the track. Castroneves says normalcy feels good.
“We are here and it’s so beautiful. The track is supportive of camping. It’s great to be coming back to the new normal,” Helio Castroneves says.
The Road America track is just slightly more than four miles surrounded by 690 acres. Being socially distant is a way of life there.
“We brought chairs. Masks. We are constantly sanitizing,” Dawn Smith says.
“We have hand sanitizer and we are social distancing from people,” Kevin Smith says.
By the way, once a racer, always a racer. Now a fan, Castroneves got a speeding ticket in Sheboygan last night
“My man I tell you. Yesterday I got a speeding ticket,” Castroneves says with a laugh. “I was distracted man. When I come back to race in two weeks, I will deliver that fire on track over there...I was distracted. I was listening to th emusic. I was so excited,” Castroneves says.
The fans like to see people drive fast.