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IndyCar’s James Hinchcliffe: Road America’s greatness

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Hey guys. Hinch here, coming to you from one of the world’s great racetracks, Road America. After a three-week respite, we’re back to race pace on Sunday. After an eight-year break, the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Road America for the running of the Kohler Grand Prix. The green flag drops at 1:15 p.m. eastern. You can catch all the action on NBCSN. For me, the day can’t come soon enough.

Racing an IndyCar around Road America has always been a dream of mine. It’s just such a classic racetrack—a four-mile, 14-turn piece of history. It wasn’t designed using some formulaic approach. It was designed by racers. It’s not all on big, clear, parking lot-type property. It runs through the woods. There’s elevation, something you don’t quite see at new tracks anymore.

We were up here last week to kinda prep for this weekend and, again, I gotta say it was great. There are so many diehard IndyCar fans in this part of the country. Losing Milwaukee on the calendar, I think maybe it breathed a little bit more life into this race than there would’ve been already. We’re hearing that tickets for general seating and camping spots are sold out. I mean, everybody’s excited to go racing. But, as ever, I’m just that much more eager than most.

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