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Pit & qualifying procedures, Aeroscreen additions, alongs with some technical and safety changes are all part of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season

By Steve Wittich Last night, we shared with you the grid penalties that will be enforced during the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Grid penalties set for a return during the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Since then, we had a chance to look through the new rule book and these are some of the changes...

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Wrapping up NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing from COTA – Part 1

By Steve Wittich & Patrick Stephan First, we’d like to welcome quite a few new subscribers that came on board in the past few days. Second, this will be the first part of a multi-post wrap-up of NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing from Circuit of The Americas. Clearly focused and a hopeful omen. Nobody would ever...

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Preview NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing at COTA – the basics, how the ‘spring training’ winner fares, and Aeroscreen info

By Steve Wittich A quick NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing preview for Circuit of The Americas There are 25 cars with 27 different drivers scheduled to test on the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. The Chevrolet Indy V6 will power an even dozen cars, and the Honda HI20TT will power 13 cars. Seven...

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A baker’s dozen IndyCar drivers were on track yesterday – a trio rookies at Iowa and 10 led by Herta at Mid-Ohio (includes unofficial Mid-O timesheet)

By Steve Wittich A total of 13 cars took part in NTT IndyCar Series testing yesterday. Ten drivers took on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and a trio of rookies tested at Iowa Speedway. Felix Rosenqvist (Chip Ganassi Racing), Santino Ferrucci (Dale Coyne Racing) and Marcus Ericsson (Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) all got...

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Andretti Autosport (unofficially) dominates Iowa Speedway testing.

By Steve Wittich A baker’s dozen IndyCar drivers spent Wednesday at a private test on the 0.894 Iowa Speedway oval in preperation for the Iowa Corn 300, the 11th, and next stop during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Early running was limited due to weepers, but a number of drivers did end up turning...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – Monday -10 PM – close – track improvements, Steve’s happy place, onlookers, a stable platform and more

  By Steve Wittich Always improving If you were watching the live stream of the test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, you undoubtedly saw various spots on the track that was lighter and looked like they had dust coming up. You can watch the test here: We had a chance to catch up with...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – Monday – 3 PM – notes from afternoon practice and timesheet

By Steve Wittich The track went back to green flag conditions promptly at 1 PM, but most teams were still in Gasoline Alley looking at the data that they collected during their first 120 minutes. The 21 drivers collected 1,265 miles of data before lunch. Josef Newgarden, who turned 36 laps was the busiest driver...

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Notes, unofficial times (Power leads) and much more from the Honda manufacturer test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

The Honda manufacturers test on the 2.439-mile, 13-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course got a late start due to chilly morning temperatures. When I left the house at 6 am to head to Tim Horton’s to get some work done, it was 29F, and when I arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway around 10:30 am...

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Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing find success in first run in Verizon IndyCar Series at ISM Raceway

Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing find success in first run in Verizon IndyCar Series at ISM Raceway Avondale, Arizona (February 11, 2018) – After a nine-month hiatus in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Juncos Racing recorded their first laps for the 2018 season at the ISM Raceway test with rookie Kyle Kaiser. Photos @ Indianapolis Motor […]

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Verizon IndyCar Series drivers happy to get back to work at Phoenix open test

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers happy to get back to work at Phoenix open test AVONDALE, Arizona (Friday, Feb. 9, 2018) – The sleek and racy 2018 Indy car had its first en masse showing in the opening day of the preseason open test at ISM Raceway, and it couldn’t have come quickly enough. Twenty-three Verizon...

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