Track Talk: COTA’s dramatic layout perfect for INDYCAR

The circuit: The second-longest permanent road course on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule at 3.41 miles (Road America is 4.048 miles, although it only has 14 turns to COTA’s 20).
Cota has varying track width, from 39 to 52 feet.
Watch INDYCAR’s 30-minute cutdown of the race here: Fast Forward.
Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden came close to bucking that trend, finishing second at COTA and going on to win the championship.
Patricio O’Ward, who was Herta’s Indy Lights teammate in 2018, had his strongest run of last season in a Carlin car at COTA.
O’Ward waged a dramatic battle with Rahal in the middle part of the race.

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