The star of our lead shot, former drag-racer Danny Ongais adapted well to 900hp Indy cars. As a rookie in 1977, he took a win and three poles. In ’ 78, only unreliability stopped he and Interscope taking the title. He led 870 laps, but finished only seven races – winning five of them! DANNY ONGAIS: THE “FLYIN’ HAWAIIAN”
Is there a power/downforce/grip equation that will make IndyCars
more demanding to drive and more entertaining to watch?
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