IndyCar Preview and Predictions: Firestone Twin 275s at Texas

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IndyCar Preview and Predictions: Firestone Twin 275s at Texas
Briscoe outlasts Danica in 2010

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and it appears that rings true with the IndyCar Series as well. Saturday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway will be much different than last year's race, which provided a lot of drama and excitement, as Ryan Briscoe narrowly beat Danica Patrick to the finish line.

Known formerly as the Firestone 550k, the Twin 275 races will consist of two full-field 275 kilometer races, with two race-winners being recognized by the sanctioning body. Half points will be awarded in both races, which are 114 laps in length. Last year's race under the lights featured 10 lead changes, amongst seven drivers, as Briscoe won from pole position.

This year, I don't really know what people are expecting, but it will surely be an interesting Saturday night in Texas. Paul Tracy and Davey Hamilton will return to the famous speedway, and rookie phenom Wade Cunningham will make his official debut with Creatherm Sam Schmidt Motorsports in the No. 99 car.

Qualifications are Friday afternoon, with the race festivities getting underway around 7pm on Saturday.

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