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IndyCar hopes to rebound at GP of Houston
Friday, June 27, 2014 4:33 PM EDT
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:09 PM EDT
By Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer
Grand Prix of Houston promoter Mike Lanigan has spent almost $1 million to improve the temporary street course at Reliant Park after a rough IndyCar return last year.
Lanigan said Friday that $700,000 was spent on safety improvements alone. The fence that Dario Franchitti hit when his car went airborne has been fortified and the grandstands were removed.
Another $300,000 was spent on work to the pavement. Last year, a bump in the track altered the championship race.
IndyCar will run a doubleheader this weekend, with races on Saturday and Sunday. Lanigan hopes the only issue will be the heat, with drivers facing temperatures in the low 90s.
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