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This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin welcome A.J. Foyt Racing rookie Kyle Kirkwood to the show. They discuss last week’s rookie test at Texas, which was his first time on a superspeedway. We hear from Kyle about what challenges the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway will present later this month and his thoughts on his IndyCar debut at St. Pete.

They break down what was learned at the recent rookie test at TMS, including who Ryan Hunter-Reay was mentoring and what RHR’s future plans entail. We discuss what factors have led to potentially only having 33 cars for the Month of May, and Ed Carpenter’s recent announcement that he’ll compete in the Indy 500 in the number 33 Chevy. Kevin and Curt talk about the controversy that F1 report Will Buxton spun up with a recent tweet about the aeroscreen.

In the second hour, we hear from Graham Rahal regarding the recent major concert announcements for the Iowa doubleheader weekend with Hy-Vee sponsorship, and the guys talk about the benefit to having Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton play at Iowa.