INDIANAPOLIS -- We caught up with KV Racing's Eric Cowdin the other day to talk about the importance of the electronics and engineering when it comes to getting a top finish at the Indy 500 race.
KV Racing, which scored a third place finish with Tony Kanaan on Sunday (May 27) at the Indy 500, is supported by both Mouser and Littlefuse.
Cowdin said his team "relies very heavily" on its partners, Chevy and Ilmor engineering for most of the engine work, but also does its own gearbox and clutch tuning to the driver's specifications.
“But we all work as a team to try to get the best out of the driver and out of the car,” he said.
This year, KV Racing showed up to the track with a brand new car, which meant the team had to thoroughly test its vehicles in a wind tunnel before the Indy 500, which had also changed the specs about two months prior to the race.
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[Learn more about the Indy 500 at Littelfuse's Speed2Design site.]