How a single-car team is turning the tide in IndyCar
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How a single-car team is turning the tide in IndyCar

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A storied European single-seater outfit scored its first IndyCar pole position at Iowa Speedway last weekend. For the single-car team, it was a tangible sign that it is now heading in the right direction after a mixed start to its US adventure

If it escaped anyone's notice that Carlin has been over-performing for a one-car IndyCar team, Conor Daly hammered it home in decisive style at Iowa Speedway last Friday, when he took pole for race one and third for race two. That he ended up only eighth and 13th in the races was not irrelevant, but shouldn't detract from the fact that this third-year team is punching above its weight.

Those who have admired the squad since its inception in 1996 won't be entirely surprised that it is excelling in a spec formula, but the fact that Trevor Carlin's squad is belying the obvious detriment of having just one source of data coming in - on gruellingly rapid-fire race weekends too - is testament to this squad's core strength.

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