Plainfield, IL (June 5, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci is looking forward to taking on his second oval race of the season this weekend as the NTT IndyCar Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the DXC Technology 600.
The Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year picked up his best IndyCar career finish a couple of weeks ago at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a seventh-place after an impressive performance in his maiden oval event.
While this weekend will be the 21-year-old’s first race at Texas Motor Speedway, Ferrucci is familiar with the 1.5-mile circuit having done his initial rookie orientation at the track in October 2018 during a private team test.
“I think coming off of Indy, I feel really comfortable on an oval,” expressed Ferrucci, who will be making his 13th IndyCar career start this weekend. “We tested at Texas Motor Speedway last fall which was my first taste of an oval track, and we were quick. I’d like to have another solid Top-10 finish and have a little bit more fun. I’m looking forward to it very much.”
The NTT IndyCar Series field will get two hours of practice Thursday evening and another hour of practice on Friday afternoon before taking on qualifying Friday evening at 5:45pm local time (6:45pm ET).
The 248-lap race at Texas Motor Speedway will go green on Saturday, June 8 at 7:45pm local (8:45pm ET) and will be broadcast live on NBCSN. All practice sessions and qualifying will be streamed on the NBC Gold app, with qualifying also broadcast on NBCSN.