This week on Trackside, Kevin Lee and Curt Cavin get you ready for this weekend’s buffet of racing, including IndyCar’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. They discuss IndyCar’s future at the 1.5-mile oval that has hosted the series since the track opened in the late 90s, what to expect from the race, how the PJ1 compound on the track will affect things, and some drivers to watch out for. Kevin and Curt speculate about what to expect from Jimmie Johnson, who will make his IndyCar oval debut Sunday, but has won seven times at Texas in the NASCAR Cup Series. The guys break down the recent news that Colton Herta will McLaren’s F1 team for testing.
They talk to Juncos-Hollinger rookie Callum Ilott about his IndyCar oval debut this weekend, and how his season opener at St. Pete went. The former F2 driver talks about his adjustment to IndyCar, the challenges of being on a new team without a teammate, which tracks he is looking forward to most, and how he prepared for the high banked TMS. Ilott takes us through his path to IndyCar and what he hopes to accomplish. Later, Julia Steinbrenner joins the show to discuss her new ownership role in the Andretti-Steinbrenner entry with Devlin DeFrancesco. She talks about how she caught the racing bug and how the race team can help the Yankees and vice versa.