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IndyCar: Nearly the entire field set for Mid-Ohio test today

Jul 24, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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A pivotal day of testing will occur today at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as five Verizon IndyCar Series teams seek to gain that crucial edge heading into Mid-Ohio’s Honda Indy 200 next weekend (August 1-3).

All four Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing entries (eight total cars), plus the three from Team Penske, two from Dale Coyne Racing, two from KV Racing and single cars from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Mikhail Aleshin), Ed Carpenter Racing (Mike Conway) and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Graham Rahal) will be testing at the 2.258-mile road course. Add the A.J. Foyt, Sarah Fisher Hartman and Bryan Herta Autosport teams and that’d be your full field right there.

The test will be open to the public.

Perhaps the only interesting nugget here is that Mid-Ohio, in recent years, has been a haven for one-offs and random replacements. But with no expected field changes for Mid-Ohio next week, it doesn’t appear as though we’ll be getting that for 2014.

  1. manik56 - Jul 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Testing at a track you will be racing at? What an idea!

  2. ttnvrl8 - Jul 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Why only 5 teams? Is this a matter of team finances?

  3. worknman24hours - Jul 25, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Indycar needs to require street circuits to do two things-only use asphalt patches on their street circuits and to get the same asphalt company to shave off the bumps in the asphalt that is already there.

    It’s not rocket science and it does’nt take millions of dollars to do it.

    AND ,it makes the pavement better AND safer for the public all year long after the race leaves.

    The drivers deserve a better surface then they had last race especially when the track gets wet to race on.

    As far as Mid-Ohio goes,I love this track and always have.

    Enjoy it teams and drivers-time to have some fun.

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