News & Multimedia

2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis 101: Oval vs Road Course Configurations

The 2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis marks the first time that INDYCAR's will race on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  There are significant differences between the Oval and Road Course configurations of the INDYCAR chassis.  The above graphic in combination with the below descriptions should assist you in learning the differences:

 

  Oval Road Course
Front Wings (Yellow) Single element wing used on speedways Multi-element wing for added downforce.
Rear Wing (Orange) Single-element wing used on speedways Multi-element wing for added downforce.
Cockpit Padding (Purple) More padding for driver's head on right.  Oval racing is all left turns.  The padding counters this constant force on drivers. The padding is equal on both sides.
Brake Ducts (Red) Minimal ducting used. Large ducts used front and rear to allow more cooling.
Tire Camber/Suspension (Blue) Tire camber has both tires leaning to the driver's right.  This allows the car to sit more balanced at speed on the banking of oval tracks.  It also is a setup used for only turning to the left. All tires pointed inward.  This helps car at speed to turn both left and right and maintaining a good contact patch to the road surface.
Race Distance Races run to distance regardless of time Races run to distance or time limit: whichever comes first.

The

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis 101: Oval vs Road Course Configurations
 
2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis 101: Oval vs Road Course Configurations
The 2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis marks the first time that INDYCAR's will race on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There are significant differences between the Oval and Road Course configurations of the INDYCAR chassis. The above graphic in combination with the below descriptions should assist you in learning the differences:
Read More
Related Media
INDYCAR 2018 Schedule
 
Verizon IndyCar Series Releases 2018 Schedule
Consistency and stability, plus the return of a favored track in the Pacific Northwest, highlight INDYCAR’s announcement of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule that again contains 17 races.
Read More
Tony Kanaan
 
Kanaan Joins AJ Foyt Racing for 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Season
Tony Kanaan and A.J. Foyt, two of Indy car racing’s most iconic names, will join forces for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, AJ Foyt Racing announced today at the Foyt Wine Vault in Speedway, Indiana, next door to the team’s secondary race shop.
Read More
Josef Newgarden
 
Newgarden Hopeful for Indy 500 Victory Following Championship
He didn’t know if or when that would happen. Now that it has in his first season with Team Penske, the accomplishment has enhanced the 26-year-old Tennessean’s perspective on being a champion, his personal growth and the influential role bestowed upon him as an energetic ambassador representing the sport.
Read More
Sauce Father Daughter
 
Father, Daughter Turn Competition into Family Affair on Track at SCCA Runoffs
Mike Sauce made a promise to his daughter, Megan, when both first started racing against each other in SCCA events. “I made a commitment years ago,” Mike Sauce said. “I said when you get fast enough to beat your dad, then I’ll quit. Well, I lied.”
Read More
IMS Month of May Bronze Badges Now On Sale
 
Value-Packed Bronze Badges Available Now for IMS Insider Access during May 2018
Bronze Badges for the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the most treasured keepsakes and best values in sports, are available for fans seeking insider access to the INDYCAR Grand Prix and 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 540
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact IMS Sales Department at (317) 492-8739 or email at hospitalitysales@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
It's Pole day on @CrownRoyal Armed Forces Weekend & we can't wait to see you! Check out details on the day: https://t.co/yKQ6Db3YRK
May 21