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“We have no exit strategy plan with Lotus at this time,” he said. “They have four additional years with us, as Chevy and Honda do, too.”

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SNEAK PEAK: IndyCar gave several team owners a sneak peek of the animated movie “Turbo” that DreamWorks is producing about the series. The movie about a snail’s dream of winning the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to be released next season, and the portion shown at Auto Club Speedway was well received.

“It’s going to be the greatest thing,” team owner Chip Ganassi said. “I know it sounds silly, but it’s going to be the greatest thing to hit IndyCar in a long time.”