On this week’s More Front Wing podcast, we start things off with an in-depth chat with the driver of the #83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing machine, Charlie Kimball. Kimball recounted his team’s early season struggles and more recent resurgence from a behind-the-scenes perspective, and he also shared some other details of the inner workings of one of IndyCar’s most successful organizations. He also discussed his thoughts on the double-header weekends, standing starts, and what he thinks it’s going to take to make that one final step up to the top of an IZOD IndyCar Series podium. (The blog we discuss at the end of the interview, by the way, is charliekimball.blogspot.com.)
Following that, Paul and Steph are joined by a surprise guest (even to us!) from NBC Sports Motorsports Talk, long-time friend of the podcast Tony DiZinno. The three of us examined the time sheets from Wednesday’s open test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and extrapolated those into a preview of the upcoming race weekend there — which, of course, included a three-ways-to-Sunday analysis of exactly how likely it is that Scott Dixon will repeat. We also looked at some of the other major headlines in the Series at the moment such as Lucas Luhr joining Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing for Sonoma, Kurt Busch looking to join the grid for Fontana, the current status of engine use by all entrants and how the rules around engine changes may impact the championship end game, and much more.
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