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Indianapolis 500: Tidbits and Takeaways from Pole Day

After a long, hot day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there were many things that could be taken away from the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500: 1. Although the DW12 appears to be safer, it crashes ugly
Crashes by Bryan Clauson, Oriol Servia and Ed Carpenter on Day 1 were our first opportunity to see the DW12 crash on an oval. While all three walked away unscathed, the car splintered into pieces. Although this disperses energy (and thus is ultimately beneficial), it was alarming to some.In addition, the DW12 was designed to not go airborne during crashes, and during Ed Carpenter's crash, it did catch some air. It will be interesting to see if the car remains flat during crashes on race day. 2. No Ganassi c...

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