INDYCAR Rolls Out More Aero Changes For TMS
Indy cars will have a different look at Texas Motor Speedway. (INDYCAR/LAT USA)
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Safety modifications to INDYCAR’s new superspeedway aero kits continued Tuesday, when the sanctioning body announced it will implement the use of closure panels to the rear wheel guards of both Chevrolet and Honda packages beginning this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
The rival manufacturers each have developed a closure panel for the front and back of their rear wheel guards – a change from the package utilized during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24. This component is designed to eliminate lift when an Indy car is traveling backward at a high rate of speed during an incident.
Saturday’s Firestone 600 will be Race No. 9 of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. But “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race” will mark just the second time the aero kits will be used on a superspeedway, and the first time they will be run during a race on a layout like TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval, featuring turns banked at 24-degrees.
INDYCAR also announced the modifications will be utilized during races at the Read the full story »