Rossi: IndyCar title fight may be decided by Laguna Seca grid

David Malsher

The 2.238-mile track in Monterey, CA., which will feature topline U.S. open-wheel racing for the first time since 2004, is not renowned for its passing zones, although it is easy for drivers to make mistakes given the amount of sand and dust that can blow onto the track – or get dragged on by wayward rivals – to vary the grip levels.

Although IndyCar’s current Dallara universal aerokit has been praised for improving the racing at most road and street courses, still the expectation is that Laguna Seca will be one of the toughest tracks on which to pull off a successful pass.

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