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• The race is 500 miles, 200 laps on the 2.5-mile oval.

• The race becomes official after 101 laps.

• The pit road speed is 60 mph.

• The pit speed zone starts at a cone approximately 300 feet inside pit lane.

• The green flag to start the race will be shown on the third time past the flag stand.

• The pace speed on the parade laps will be approximately 110 mph.

• At the start of the race, no passing is allowed until the start/finish line.

• The restart zone is located between Turns 3 and 4. The lead car may accelerate at any time after that zone.

• Cars may pass as soon as the green flag waves.

• There will be no tow-ins or returns from the garage within 20 laps of the end of the race.

• Only two tires may cross the blend line at the exit of pit lane. Crossing the line with all four tires may result in a penalty.
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Firestone manufactures 30,000 tires
a year for the IndyCar series.

In May alone, 5,000 tires will be used
during practice, qualifying and the race.