WHO CAN CATCH FLYIN’ RYAN?
Eight winners spread over 15 races,
a four-way title battle to the
penultimate round, and a heart-stopping finale made the IZOD
IndyCar Series memorable in 2012.
With teams now entering their
second year with Dallara’s DW12,
and the turbocharged Honda vs.
Chevrolet head-to-head beginning
its next chapter, will we see more
or fewer players in starring roles?
There are at least five guys who
could drag Ryan Hunter-Reay
from his throne, and if you’re
wondering about potential race
winners, start at a dozen.
Double-headers return at
Detroit, Toronto and the revived
Houston event, and the second
race at each of these will feature
a standing start. Pocono’s tri-oval
is back after a 23-year hiatus with
a 400-mile race that forms the
second leg of (another revival)
the Triple Crown of enduros, along
with the “500s” at Indy and
Fontana. And, speaking of Indy,
two drivers will be trying to win it
for a record-equaling fourth time.
As usual, whatever shenanigans
are going on behind the scenes,
IndyCar’s on-track package will
thrill, so expect the unexpected.
SEASON STARTS MARCH 24
NBC SPORTS NETWORK / ABC
ABC’s highlight, aside from Indy, is the
Texas race’s prime time Saturday slot