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IndyCar Looks For Rebound At GP Of Houston

IndyCar Looks For Rebound At GP Of Houston
Posted June 28th, 2014 @ 8:02am by The Associated Press

Grand Prix of Houston promoter Mike Lanigan has spent almost $1 million to improve the temporary street course at Reliant Park after a rough IndyCar return last year.

Lanigan said Friday that $700,000 was spent on safety improvements alone. The fence that Dario Franchitti hit when his car went airborne has been fortified and the grandstands were removed.

Another $300,000 was spent on work to the pavement. Last year, a bump in the track altered the championship race.

IndyCar will run a doubleheader this weekend, with races on Saturday and Sunday. Lanigan hopes the only issue will be the heat, with drivers facing temperatures in the low 90s.


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