FONTANA, Calif.--Technology deep dives, trackside insights, scorching heat, pictures, memories and a spectacular race that saw the season's points leader crash early and later return to the track highlighted the last Speed2Design event of the 2012 IndyCar season.
That's what five lucky engineers took home after three days here, Sept. 13-15, part of a the season-long program from Littelfuse designed to get engineers talking to engineers about some of the most advanced vehicles on the planet. During five race events, about two dozen engineers got a chance to spend time in the pits and in the garages, chatting with engineers from KV Racing Technology (sponsored by Mouser, Littelfuse and other technology companies), watching practice and qualifying, and getting up close and personal insights on bleeding-edge automotive technology.
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Here are some outtakes from the program's stop here for the MAVTV 500, Sept. 14-15, 2012:
Built in 1997 by Roger Penske, the AutoClub Speedway here served as the final stop for the 16-race 2012 IndyCar series season. Penske said he'd like the 2013 to finish here as well.
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