IndyCar: Deposits placed for aero kits

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Teams have submitted their initial deposit on the new aero kits coming to the Verizon IndyCar Series for 2015.

Via IndyCar.com, 2015 entrants have submitted a 25 percent deposit of the $75,000 package price with their aerodynamic bodywork kit order to respective suppliers Chevrolet and Honda.

The aero kits will make their official on-track debut March 16 and 17 at Barber Motorsports Park for the series’ official spring training test.

That actually falls a week after the 2015 season opener in Brasilia, Brazil on March 8, so it’s going to be a tight and hectic turnaround for teams to add the body kits on following a race outside the U.S.

Unconcerned though is Derrick Walker, IndyCar’s president of competition and operations, who expects the teams will get it done.

“The manufacturers will give them a good product and I don’t think it will take long for (teams) to get their heads around it and have good racing at St. Pete,” Walker said, via IndyCar.com. “It will be an exciting start to the season.”

Walker had a long-ranging conversation with NBCSN IndyCar pit reporter Kevin Lee and the Indianapolis Star‘s Curt Cavin on Tuesday night’s “Trackside” radio show in Indianapolis, where he expanded on aero kits and more “inside baseball” type topics about IndyCar at the moment.