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Five lessons and questions from IndyCar at Iowa

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series’ fifth and sixth rounds, the Iowa 250s at Iowa Speedway, generated several talking points. David Malsher-Lopez discusses the five principal topics.

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Damaged rollhoop and aeroscreen on Rinus VeeKay's Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet.

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I don’t know if there is reason to say that last Friday night IndyCar’s new-for-2020 aeroscreen saved Rinus VeeKay’s life, because no one can be sure that it’s true. I recall several accidents in open-wheel racing where I feared I was watching a driver suffering severe head trauma and they have escaped with nothing worse than a headache.

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