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IndyCar unveils 2018 race car at auto show in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — IndyCar unveiled its 2018 race car — and Mario Andretti is evidently a fan.

"I hear a lot of positives, and there is a negative in all this," the 77-year-old Andretti said playfully. "I don't have a ride yet."

Andretti's talk of getting behind the wheel again was a light moment during IndyCar's upbeat presentation Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show. Josef Newgarden, the defending series champion, described the new car at length, saying he hopes it will be a step in the right direction in terms of safety, aesthetics and racing excitement. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles sounded confident as well.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Jan. 17
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Martin Truex Jr.50401
2Kyle Busch50352
3Kevin Harvick50333
4Brad Keselowski50304
5Chase Elliott23775
6Denny Hamlin23536
7Matt Kenseth23447
8Kyle Larson23208
9Ryan Blaney23059
10Jimmie Johnson226010
11Austin Dillon222411
12Jamie McMurray222412

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