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SPORT NEWS – Rookie quartet prepped for Friday oval check at Texas Speedway

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Rookie quartet prepped for Friday oval check at Texas Speedway



The American racing tour for Crew Penske’s Scott McLaughlin will attain its pre-season finish on Friday when the New Zealander takes half in his first oval check at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Kiwi, who set the third-fastest time at IndyCar’s Spring Coaching session at Circuit of The Americas, will look to move his oval rookie check on the daunting 1.5-mile high-banked circuit together with fellow rookies Oliver Askew from Arrow McLaren SP (photograph above), who was seventh at COTA; Dale Coyne Racing with Crew Goh’s Alex Palou, who was ninth; and Rinus VeeKay from Ed Carpenter Racing, who was 18th.

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“It was actually cool to be on monitor this week at COTA with the drivers and names I’ve appeared as much as for therefore lengthy, and to be within the prime 10 was wonderful,” Askew, the 2019 Indy Lights champion, informed RACER. “Now we’re headed to the Texas oval to do extra studying and extra homework.”

“I believe we made an impression with each Arrow McLaren SP Chevys — Pato O’Ward and myself,” Askew added. “Coming from operating the Freedom 100 at IMS final 12 months, Texas Motor Speedway will probably be rather a lot quicker and extra thrilling. I can’t wait; ovals actually go well with me as a driver.”

Oval veteran Ed Carpenter may also participate within the TMS check, in addition to Penske’s Josef Newgarden.

SPORT NEWS – Rookie quartet prepped for Friday oval check at Texas Speedway
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