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Preview – 2019 DXC Technology 600

By Dylan Reynolds, The Open Wheel

The INDYCAR season continues this weekend with the NTT IndyCar Series DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The Open Wheel will be on-site covering the action all weekend so stay tuned to this site and our Twitter page @openwh33l for all of the latest news.

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NTT IndyCar Series Preview: DXC Technology 600 – Race: Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:00PM (ET) NBCSN – Previous driver experience at Texas shows five former winners in the field in Scott Dixon (3), Will Power (2), Ed Carpenter (1), Tony Kanaan (1), and Graham Rahal (1). The active leaders in laps led at Texas are Dixon (484), Power (432), Kanaan (372), James Hinchcliffe (196) and Carpenter (92). Dixon and Power have won the last two races. Looking at box scores from 2018 and 2017, Pagenaud is the only driver to finish in the Top 5 in each of the last two years. If that’s expanded to the Top 10, he is joined by Dixon, Rahal, and Takuma Sato. My pick to win: Alexander Rossi – Rossi has been so fast over the last few races without a win to show for it. That’s due to change soon, so why not this weekend? He was obviously fast at Indy and arguably had the best car at Texas last year so he’s my pick to fire the guns in victory lane this weekend.

My picks: Alexander Rossi, Will Power, Sebastien Bourdais, & Colton Herta – You know my thoughts on Rossi. Power always races well at Texas and will be hungry to make up for recent struggles and misfortune. Bourdais and his Dale Coyne Racing team have produced great cars at Texas in recent years. You know Herta will be fast, you just have to hope he can make it ’til the end whether that’s luck or a tough first trip to Texas for the rookie.