Paddock Buzz: Costly ‘500’ Car Crunch for Sato

The PPG 375 at Texas Motor Speedway was every bit the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ version of the Wild West. A promising weekend was complimented by a sixth-place qualifying result but ended abruptly and cruelly on Lap 48. 27 AutoNation Honda suffered a mechanical issue and ended up retiring after 97 laps, finishing 27th. “I asked the team if that was my fault,” Kirkwood said. A miserable weekend for Graham Rahal was capped off with a vicious crash on Lap 223. With nowhere to go, Rahal collided into the back of DeFrancesco, with the front of Rahal’s No. It was the second consecutive year both DeFrancesco and Rahal were part of a crash in Turn 3 that ultimately ended in early retirements.

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