IndyCar champ Newgarden in Chevy test at Texas of new kits

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden believes the sleeker cars with new universal aero kits look more like an open-wheel car.

Newgarden was part of the first test of the new Chevrolets at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday.

"Everything getting lower I think is preferred, the side pods getting pushed forward - those are the big aesthetic differences we really wanted," Newgarden said. "The shaping of the side pod looks like a proper open-wheel car. The engine coming lower, having a blow-through roll hoop signifying that's a turbocharged car. Those little things I think make it look really, really good."


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