- Byrd Brothers, with partner team KV Racing Technology, have announced a return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 with Bryan Clauson.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Nine Cars To Test At IMS Wednesday

Nine cars are set to test new aerodynamic changes to the DW12 chassis in preparation for next months Indianapolis 500 Wednesday at IMS.

Split between 5 Chevy drivers and 4 Honda pilots, Tony Kanaan, Ed Carpenter, Marco Andretti, JR Hildebrand, Helio Castroneves, Justin Wilson, Scott Dixon, Mike Conway, and Takuma Sato are all slated to participate.

The scheduled test from 9am-5pm with an hour lunch from Noon-1, will be open to the public with the South Terrace grandstand and Turn 2 viewing mounds available.

"I'd be disappointed if we didn't get to that 220-222 (mph) range, and that last little bit will come as teams dial the cars in to the track during the week of Indy and 225 is the target," said Phillips

With a minimum weight of 1,535 lbs and generating 550-570 horsepower, teams are permitted to experiment with rear-wing mainplate angles between 0 & -10 degrees, underwing strakes and sidewall extensions, wickers on the front and rear-wing mainplanes & the beam wing as well as the radiator inlet shutters.
If weather cancels the test the cars will return Thursday.

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