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“It’s not as different as people would think from Cup to IndyCar” - Pearn

The last time a veteran NASCAR engineer made the first-time switch to IndyCar, it didn’t take long for wins and a trip to victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 to follow. That was Team Penske’s Brian Campe, who applied his vast stock car knowledge to the new task of open-wheel racing when Juan Pablo Montoya returned to IndyCar in 2014, and with their win at the 2015 Indy 500, Campe demonstrated how technical talent can transfer between vastly different disciplines. Cole Pearn, the man who helped Martin Truex and the Furniture Row Racing team author NASCAR’s big championship upset in 2017, hopes to emulate Campe as he dives into his first IndyCar engineering assignment with Conor Daly...
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