Just got around to watching the race, Speed Report and WindTunnel. 5 of the top 10 were Champ Car teams w/ NHL winning. How about that? Of course the ovals are a different story, but I think this race does confirm that the CC teams have some pretty damn good engineers and mechanics when it comes to setting up a car from scratch. They will soon be at the front battling with AGR, Chip and Roger every race.
I thought it was a pretty good race, TV commentating aside. Just having more than 15 cars makes the racing better. To hear Ryan Briscoe (I think) blaming a backmarker for crashing; then the commentator's tell everyone that Jay Howard wasn't a backmarker but was leading Briscoe; classic. Its good to know that even the new and improved American open wheel racer can blame the other guy still.