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How fast can Indy cars go?

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An Indy car may routinely break 22 miles per hour during a single race, while the average speed is generally 218 to 227 mph. When determining the top speed of any car, racers suggest taking driving conditions into consideration.

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The highest speed ever achieved on an Indy car track was completed by Mauricio Gugelmin, who brought his vehicle to an astounding 242.333 mph on the California Speedway. Indy cars are generally designed with a 3.5-liter, 600+ horsepower engine. The highest-standing Indy car driver as of September 2014 is Will Power #12, who has earned three wins and 671 points in total this season.

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