Hot topic Following a storm of criticism of its
safety crew’s response to Simona de
Silvestro’s fiery crash in Texas, IndyCar pledged
to use canisters of Cold Fire extinguisher
rather than water as a first response.
IndyCar hopes it can fill the seats rahal’S Short-aNd
like this when it returns to New
Hampshire next summer.
One-off with D&R at Iowa
could just be for starters
Graham Rahal’s ongoing efforts to
regain full-time status in the IndyCar
Series got a boost from Dreyer &
Reinbold Racing, which installed him in
its No. 24 car for Iowa and indicated it
was interested in pursuing a more long-
term association with the second-
generation racer. Although Paul Tracy
took over the car for Watkins Glen, D&R
general manager Larry Curry indicated
Rahal was the team’s top choice to
replace Mike Conway on a regular basis
while the Briton recovers from injuries
suffered in his crash at Indianapolis.
Indeed, the team had considered
running a third car for Rahal at the Glen
before Justin Wilson’s crash at Iowa
created an equipment shortage.
wIll the thIrd tIme be a charm?