What driver will make a run at the IndyCar series championship as the duel in Detroit wraps up?

What driver will make a run at the IndyCar series championship as the duel in Detroit wraps up?

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What driver will make a run at the IndyCar series championship as the duel in Detroit wraps up?

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Joining the show is Mark Jaynes, the voice of IndyCar radio and the voice of the Indianapolis 500.  He talks to Greg Rakestraw who is filling in for DD about the aftermath of the Indy 500 and what to expect for the rest of the IndyCar season.  The Detroit Grand Prix just wrapped up Sunday night as Josef Newgarden won the first race and Scott Dixon won the second race. 

How tough for a racing team is it to run two separate races in Detroit in two days?

"Well I think that the setup of the racecar is the biggest challenge because of how different the conditions were.  I mean this is what they do and I think for all of us there is a little bit of a hangover from everything that goes in to the month of May with the Indy Grand Prix and then qualifying for the 500.  It's a pretty short turnaround time but I'm sure they've prepared their road to streak cars because they don't have those oval cars for Texas next weekend.  It is a pretty tough stretch of about 4-6 weeks with each race.  But this is what they do and what they are accustomed to and if anybody had an issue  those teams would make contact and the damaged race cars.  That's when it becomes an issue but I think, the challenge came with the constantly changing conditions going from wet to dry and oddly enough we had a 50 minute delay before the second half of qualifying yesterday because in turn 6 they do the qualifying different than the knockout round at the IndyCar Grand Prix.  It's essentially two 30 minute sessions but each group gets 12 minutes.  It went off without a hitch but all of a suddent there was a little bit of contact in turn 6 and hit a hole of water and that water came out onto the race track.  It put a halt in the proceeding for 50 minutes in order to get the water off the tires and off the race track.  So there we were with blue skies and sunshine but still with a little bit of water.  As always the case, Detroit throws a little bit of everything at the drivers."

1070 The Fan will keep you up to date as more races begin to start and the drivers head down to Texas this weekend.

 

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