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Just saw this video which explains why the rear wheel pods are so large on the speedway version. They wanted the cars to do 230+ in qualifying and the pods were necessary to reduce the drag of the rear tires.

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I am a big Indy Car fan and have been sense I was a kid. I think the new car does look better, but most of all moving the down force to the bottom of the car will make the racing even better. The days of open innovation are over unfortunately. Even in F-1 and unlimited sports car racing they are dialing it back. They could make cars that would corner so fast drivers would black out. The bigger problem is money. The innovative cars of the 50s through the 80s were the result of innovative mechanics. Now it requires large engineering firms. The good drivers and crews still innovate, but they have to work on fewer things. The good part is the racing is over the top good. Did you see Newgarden pass Power this past weekend! The roadsters of the 1950 were owned and supported by private business men. The 1960 on saw corporations and big sponsorships come in. The money grew the sport but there are consequences both good and bad.
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I like the look.

Also, I will never complain about the wheel pods. I was actually at the Vegas race where Dan Wheldon died. I don't ever want to see that sort of a wreck again.
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I'm surprised that they are not on the 2018 cars since they were there as a safety device to prevent tire contact & flying cars. Maybe they didn't work as intended. Dixon managed to go flying after contact at Indy this year.
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