Big test at Texas Motor Speedway

Updated: June 8, 2012, 12:06 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas Motor Speedway is the 1.5-mile elephant in the room this weekend.

For the first time since Dan Wheldon's death last October, the IndyCar Series will race on a high-banked oval Saturday night that is similar to the one at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Wheldon lost his life.

Many of the things that led up to that tragic moment are different now, especially the numerous safety advancements of the new cars. But it doesn't change the underlying ...

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