Preview: Johnson’s Oval Debut Grabs Big Spotlight in Texas

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns to action this weekend with one of the most accomplished oval-track drivers in motorsports history making his series debut on such a track. For the first time, he will race an NTT INDYCAR SERIES car on this type of track. “Ultimately, I want to run every lap of the race,” he said. Dixon has led each of the past five races, 678 of 1,156 laps in all (58.6 percent). But Dixon is not the only active NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver to succeed at TMS. Castroneves last raced at this track in 2017, the year then-teammate Will Power (No. Castroneves’ wins came in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013. Rahal has finished in the top six in six of the past seven races dating back to his 2016 victory. “There’s not a lot of practice, you go right into qualifying and then you go right into the race,” Rahal said.

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