Hi, there is one thing that I cannot really understand. At a very beggining of the IRL in spring of 1996. Both IRL and CART were using the same machinery, although IRL used form years before -usually 1995, but also 1994.
1) Was it mandated, or teams simply could not afford new equipment from 1996?
2) Since it was basically the same equipment and schedule didnt clash much, why didnt other cart teams (apart from Della Penna) comit to both championships -so that they can be eligible for 25 instead of 8?