Half of captain Steve Stricker’s side have never played in the biennial contest before.
There's always a steady line around Romain Grosjean, who patiently works his way through the crowd accommodating as many fans as possible because this outpouring of appreciation was such a pleasant surprise in his transition from Formula One to IndyCar. It's next to impossible to get the hat branded “The Phoenix” — the acknowledgement to Grosjean's F1 crash last November in which he walked out of a ball of fire. Grosjean estimates he's been gifted at least 15 shirts — Sunday's race at Laguna Seca is the 15th of the season — and the one handed to him Saturday shot to the top of his list of favorites.
The family of Brian Laundrie, Petito's 23-year-old fiancé, told police in Florida on Friday that they haven’t seen him since Tuesday.