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IndyCar still straddling line between speed, safety

Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers and riders safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents. Many drivers at Saturday's 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway believe IndyCar officials crossed the line by putting too much downforce on the cars, adding speed and risk at the 2-mile oval. Now the series needs to figure out what to do next. "I don't have an answer," said Tony Kanaan, who finished second to Graham Rahal at Fontana. "How can we make it so we keep drivers happy and fans happy? I wish over the course of this...

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