RUSHVILLE — With a new team this year and Tony Kanaan as a teammate, de Silvestro could be the second woman driver to win an IndyCar event, joining Danica Patrick.
The Honda Indy Grand Prix will be televised on the NBC Sports Network at 2:40 p.m., one of many sporting events on Sunday hoping to lure sports fans.
In other racing news: Just three years ago Denny Hamlin challenged for the Sprint Cup championship, but any hopes of making the Chase all but vanished after he broke his back in a crash in California.
Hamlin will be out of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for an estimated five races. It will be interesting to see if replacement driver Mark Martin can record a win for the Gibbs stable.
With the series racing at Martinsville this weekend, Hamlin was always a threat to win on the paper clip shaped track.