The NTT IndyCar Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway later this month for the XPEL 375, round 2 of the 2022 season, and the first oval race of the year.
The race will be a completely different animal compared to the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding on the streets of St Petersburg last weekend according to Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud.
Speaking exclusively to Paddock Eye this week, the Frenchman said that the car set-up is completely different on an oval compared to a road and street course.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Jimmie Johnson will make his oval race debut in Texas in the No.48 Carvana American Legion Honda.
Devlin DeFrancesco, David Malukas and Callum Ilott will also make their oval race debuts.