Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway

News from TMS


by TMS Media Relations | Mar 02, 2012
The IZOD IndyCar Series has rescheduled its open test at Texas Motor Speedway for May 7, officials announced today.

"With our teams in the midst of preparations for the first four road/street events of the season, it is more beneficial to move the oval Open Test to early May," said Beaux Barfield, president of competition, INDYCAR. "Teams won't be forced to switch to an oval setup then back to a road course setup the week before the season opener under this new schedule. Additionally this will open the door for teams to utilize this time for one last road course test before the season opener."

Three drivers - Ryan Briscoe of Team Penske, Tony Kanaan of KV Racing Technology and Alex Tagliani of Team Barracuda BHA - tested at Texas Motor Speedway on Feb. 21 to assist the IZOD IndyCar Series in determining the aero package on high-speed ovals for its new car.

"We were pleased with the outcome of our first test at Texas," said Will Phillips, vice president of technology, INDYCAR. "We were able to establish a baseline and try a variety of aero packages on the new car. We are now analyzing the data and driver feedback from the test to determine the aero package we will use for our Open Test."

Keyword Tags


Related Articles

Upcoming Race Fan Events

Apr 24 Thu
Apr 25 Fri
Apr 26 Sat
Apr 27 Sun
Jun 06 Fri
Jun 07 Sat
Jun 13 Fri
Jun 20 Fri
Jun 27 Fri
Jul 11 Fri
Jul 18 Fri
Jul 25 Fri
Sep 06 Sat
Sep 07 Sun
Sep 12 Fri
Sep 13 Sat
Oct 03 Fri
Oct 04 Sat
Oct 05 Sun
Oct 30 Thu
Oct 31 Fri
Nov 01 Sat
Nov 02 Sun

NASCAR/IndyCar Leaders