Welcome back to Long Beach, where word butchers sneak into media centers and pretend to belong. (Shhh!) The Firestone Indy Lights qualifying is going to begin soon, so before I race back out there here are some pics I snapped for your morning enjoyment.
The first bit of news is Helio's arrival, and Mr Fun-tastic was eagerly greeted with big hugs from Jack Arute and others. (Check the twitter feed to note that your humble host also got a hug from Arute, but not for anything related to jury deliberations.)
Team Penske gave Helio a round of applause on his arrival, and he was definitely his bouncy exuberant self in anticipation of getting back into a race car.
Even Rick Mears was looking giddy to see Helio. Love is all around today.
Meanwhile, Will Power's ride was being prepped nearby. I think the car is black but I couldn't tell since the sidepods were being hidden in and undisclosed location.
In other news - Tony Kanaan is powered by the Doctor. Fetching.
Rafa Matos has a cool "Air Force" and "Monster.com" livery this weekend. He'll try to keep it from going into a port-o-let this weekend.
OK, back to the track. Time for some FIL qualifying. This area is definitely secure.
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