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Charlie Kimball gives a first look ahead Road America race

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jul 03, 2020

For now, Charlie Kimball gives us a tour ahead of his first race at Road America.

"Yeah, I've got some race track names over here. Mid-Ohio from my first Indy Car win. I've got a Hinch helmet back there. Indy 500 grid, and then that painting or photo is from Zion National Park and a point called Angel's Landing," Charlie Kimball says.

But Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12? Indy Car and Kimball will race in front of fans for the first time at Road America, the year's first race at Texas, without fans.

"There were a couple of times, it was really spooky for me," Charlie Kimball says. "Everyone's quiet during the anthem, and then when it ends? Typically at an Indy Car race, it's the call to drivers to your cars. And that's when the energy explodes, and everyone's loud and cheering, and it didn't happen at Texas. And it was so weird."

It's a chance for fans to see the new car, up close.

"At nearly 200 miles an hour, you're going almost a football field a second. So you want to be looking a long ways down the road. And once you're looking that far down the road? You look through and past that aero screen pretty quick," Kimball says.

And Kimball is doing his Brian Niznansky impression.

"I put a call in, I don't know if it will work. But I've ordered perfect weather, for everyone to be able to spread out and enjoy the whole size of that Road America facility," Charlie Kimball says.

Wisconsin in July? Anything's possible.

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