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Others, like Bayne who drives for The Wood Brothers, was just happy to turn laps on a track he’s not that familiar with.
“I had an opportunity to do this in ‘11, but unfortunately, I was in the hospital and Greg Biffle came out and tested for me,” Bayne said. “Last year, I came back and finished 16th and hopefully, I can come back and improve like that again this year.”
One way to solve the tire-wear issue would be cooler temperatures, and after the state legislature approved the Motorsports Initiative last week, there has been talk of installing lights.
Speedway officials will have access to a loan for up to $5 million for 20 years to complete capital improvement projects but have not said what they intend to do. The possibility of night racing at Indy is an idea Bayne and Gordon support.
“I’m game for night races because that’s what I grew up doing,” Bayne said. “It would probably be better with the heat in July, so it would be a win all around for me.”
It might even help improve attendance, which has been on the decline, too.
But on Tuesday, most of the talk around Gasoline Alley was all about speed.
“We never stop competing do we?” Gordon said.
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