The top themes of IndyCar 2014

The top themes of IndyCar 2014

IndyCar 2014 kicks off this weekend after a very long off-season, and while the main parts remain unchanged, the series has plenty of new ingredients that will spice it up, as MARK GLENDENNING explains

Nelson Mandela died. So did Lou Reed and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Seattle Seahawks won the Superbowl. The Winter Olympics came and went. There were 10 point-paying NASCAR Sprint Cup races, and five rounds of the F1 world championship. When your off-season lasts 162 days, a lot can happen in the meantime.

This weekend, IndyCar finally turns the lights back on. None of the really big parts of the puzzle have changed: the DW12 is entering its third year of service, Honda and Chevrolet continue to share the responsibility for making the cars noisy, and aero kits are still a year down the road.

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