By Adam Tate, Associate Editor
IndyCar has struggled to get the balance right at Texas Motor Speedway since the advent of the DW12 six years ago. Races have alternated from frenetic pack racing to strung out fields with little passing. Last year’s race was the most intense and out of control I’ve ever personally witnessed after years of enjoying IndyCar at TMS.
With the arrival of the universal aerokit for 2018, expectations were high that IndyCar might finally rediscover their mojo on the high banked 1.5 mile oval. Yet after practice and qualifying opinions among the drivers were all over the map; from the quiet optimism of four time series champ Scott Dixon, to the doom and gloom predicted by Tony Kanaan.
In the end we got a great race that rewarded the best drivers of the night, one that featured many passes, but strayed from the familiar pack racing spectacle that equally entertains and terrifies. In true fashion, the cream of the crop rose to the top and Scott Dixon put on a clinic. The highlights cover all the main points of the race and will leave IndyCar fans with plenty to savor while they wait for the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America on June, 24th.