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Scott Dixon believes that more testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s revised layout would have allowed IndyCar enough time to set downforce goals that would have avoided the pack racing witnessed last Saturday.
Sebastien Bourdais, currently recuperating from a broken pelvis after his 118G shunt in qualifying for the Indy 500, says he is frustrated by not enough people admitting that the racing at Texas Motor Speedway was too risky.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power says he warned the series that the revised Texas Motor Speedway would produce a pack race as the tires weren’t degrading enough.
Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda duo Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon have admitted they’re heading into tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway with question marks over how much grip can be found at the reprofiled Turns 1 and 2.
Ed Carpenter, who won at Texas Motor Speedway in 2014, clocked fastest time in second and final practice as the teams practiced running in packs with raceday setups.
Charlie Kimball scored the first pole position of his 109-race IndyCar career when he led a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 1-2 at Texas Motor Speedway.
IndyCar’s only fulltime team owner/driver Ed Carpenter says he’s "nervous" that his team’s traditionally strong showing at Texas Motor Speedway may have been affected by the significant track alterations since last year’s race.
Texas Motor Speedway’s track alterations, to ease its weather-related issues, will affect the nature of the IndyCar race as well as require tire compound adjustments, according to Firestone.