Fifth Gear: Five Takeaways from Barber Test

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is driving closer to the start of the 2021 season, and a private test Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Barber Motorsports Park – site of the season opener Sunday, April 18 – has us ready to go after getting a glimpse of what’s to come. Team Penske will start four drivers this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the first time it has done so consistently since 2015-17 as Josef Newgarden (No. Though Tuesday’s test was a private show, it was an important one. Unlike Sebring, where teams tested in late January and early February, Barber is on the INDYCAR schedule. Sure, it’s only testing, but teams that hit on something could get a strong start to the season April 18 in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. A handful of teams are scheduled to test in the first 10 days of March, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Barber. But none of those sessions will have as many cars as the 12 that turned laps Tuesday at Barber.

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