After the second Grand Prix of Baltimore Sunday, Will Power, last year’s winner and the current IndyCar Series points leader, “cursed the weather and his awful luck,” according to ESPN.
Baltimore City and IndyCar officials might be cursing the weather and their awful luck as well. Although, surely they made some of that bad luck themselves, taking too long to finalize the race’s return to Charm City.
Although the expected rain Sunday afternoon amounted to just a brief drizzle, it did alter the race. The aforementioned Power dropped from the lead while pit stopping for a change to rain tires — and then back again — a costly decision that winner Ryan Hunter-Reay did not make. Still, despite a number of cautions and restarts, the race was exciting — if for no other reason than the shear amazement of watching the blur of open cockpit metal and rubber maneuvering around downtown’s normally plodding streets.
But whether it was the...