Texas: Justin Wilson preview

Justin looks forward to Texas Motor Speedway Justin and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing will compete at this Saturday night's Bombardier Learjet 550k at the Texas Motor Speedway, their third race in as many weeks. The saying ‘Everything is...

Justin looks forward to Texas Motor Speedway

Justin and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing will compete at this Saturday night's Bombardier Learjet 550k at the Texas Motor Speedway, their third race in as many weeks. The saying ‘Everything is bigger in Texas' certainly applies to the 24-degree banking in the turns of the 1.5-mile oval and Justin is looking forward to the challenge.

"The steepest banking I have run on so far is Kansas or Homestead so I'm looking forward to getting on track in the McDonald's car and experiencing the banking at Texas for myself," said Justin. "I have no idea what to expect physically. I know it's pretty demanding; the loads are more vertical than they are on some of the lower banked tracks. It will be different, but I should be able to adapt pretty quickly."

Texas Motor Speedway has featured the closest racing in IndyCar Series history. In the 18 races held at the track, 13 have been determined by less than one second, while six races, including last year's, had a margin of victory of less than one-tenth of a second.

"I've heard that Texas Motor Speedway produces intense racing because everyone is in a tight pack, flat-out, running nose to tail," said Justin. "The emphasis is on not making a mistake and trying to be around drivers you can trust. You also need a good pit strategy to try to get some positions and move up the order."

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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