James Hinchcliffe is a Firestone Indy Lights Driver and member of the Pace Car Team. In this post “Hinch” describes his participation during the Firestone 550K Race at Texas Motor Speedway.
When the manager of the Pace Car Team told me I was going to Texas Motor Speedway for the latest round of the IZOD IndyCar Series, I was stoked! What she neglected to mention was that it was going to be 1000 degrees and 800% humidity! Being a pasty Canadian fellow, this presented a problem. But armed with SPF 85, a full brimmed hat and those crazy wrap-around sunglasses that old people in Florida wear, I was good to go!
This trip I got to go down with CK, whom you all know from his famous underwear line. OK, it’s not THAT CK, it was fellow PCT member Charlie Kimball. We flew down Friday morning and when we walked out of the plane it felt like we got hit by a Mack Truck of heat!