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Pit PerspectiveIndy's long frontstretch which requires a lot of horsepower reminds me of Pocono, and it looks like the cars are going into a funnel in Turn 1 with stands on both sides. Then you wonder how they are ever going to turn left. An Indy car is going to turn left because they're not hard to turn, but with 3,400-pound stock cars running nose to tail even during a test you never think they're going to make it through OK.
Finish LineI talked about confidence earlier, and a good feel for the track goes hand in hand with confidence. Again, it's a 3,400-pound car with lots of horsepower, and you have to get through the corners. You've got to keep up momentum. Although I didn't list him as one to watch,
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