The champ bags his first oval track victory, and a two-time Formula 1 champion tests both an oval track and an IndyCar for the very first time. This, and more, in this week’s TrackTalk.

This week’s edition of TrackTalk was supposed to recap the Long Beach Grand Prix. I should be talking about James Hinchliffe’s win, Sebastien Bourdais’ second podium in as many races, or the abysmal day Will Power and the entire Andretti Autosport Team had. I was going to write about that until IndyCar dropped the biggest bombshell since Nigel Mansell quite Formula 1 (as champion) to join IndyCar. If you’re reading this article then you probably already know- current McLaren Formula 1 driver and two-time champion, Fernando Alonso, is going to SKIP the Monaco Grand Prix and run the Indy 500 for Andretti Autosport.