Fan Info - INDYCAR 101 - The Car Dallara - Road vs. Ovals

Superspeedway vs. Short Oval vs. Road Course Configurations

The car illustrations here represent the Dallara IC-12 chassis with the Universal Aero Kit adopted for 2018.

Superspeedway 2018

Speedway Car Configuration:

Front Wings (Yellow): Single element wing used on 1.5-mile oval tracks and larger

Rear Wing (Orange): Single element wing used on speedways.

Cockpit Padding (Purple): More padding for driver’s head on his right. Oval racing is all left turns. The padding counters this constant force on drivers.

Brake Ducts (Red): Minimal ducting is used.

Tire Camber/Suspension (Blue): Tire camber has both tires leaning to the driver’s right. This allows the car to sit more balanced at speed on the banking of oval tracks. It also is a setup used for only turning to the left..

Race Distance: Races run to distance regardless of time.


Short Oval 2018

Short Oval Car Configuration:

Front Wings (Yellow): Multi-element wing used for added downforce on shorter ovals.

Rear Wing (Orange): Multi-element wing used for added downforce on shorter ovals.

Cockpit Padding (Purple): More padding for driver’s head on his right. Oval racing is all left turns. The padding counters this constant force on drivers.

Brake Ducts (Red): Minimal ducting is used.

Tire Camber/Suspension (Blue): Tire camber has both tires leaning to the driver’s right. This allows the car to sit more balanced at speed on the banking of oval tracks. It also is a setup used for only turning to the left..

Race Distance: Races run to distance regardless of time.


Road/Street 2018

Road/Street Car Configuration:

Front Wings (Yellow): Multi-element wing used for added downforce.

Rear Wing (Orange): Multi-element wing used for added downforce.

Cockpit Padding (Purple): The padding is equal on both side.

Brake Ducts (Red): Larger ducts used front and rear to allow more cooling.

Tire Camber/Suspension (Blue): All tires are pointed inward. This helps the car at speed to turn both left and right and maintain a good contact patch to the road surface.

Race Distance: Races run to distance or time limit, whichever comes first.