Mid-Ohio: Chip Ganassi Racing report

DIAZ TO START EMCO GEARS CLASSIC 26th AT MID-OHIO LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 23, 2006) -- Although Rolex Series team points leader Luis Diaz of CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates posted the second fastest time in qualifying with a lap of...

DIAZ TO START EMCO GEARS CLASSIC 26th AT MID-OHIO

LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 23, 2006) -- Although Rolex Series team points leader Luis Diaz of CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates posted the second fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 1:20.325 (101.199mph), the no.01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley will start tomorrow's EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 26th after failing post-qualifying technical inspection.

The top three qualifying Daytona Prototypes were sporting Riley chassis when the fifteen-minute session concluded (no.76 Ford-Riley and no.12 Pontiac-Riley), but all three cars were ordered to the rear of the field following Grand American technical inspection.

Diaz' original result would have placed the no.01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley on the front-row for the fifth time this season after eight events. Instead, the team will have to charge from the last row to earn its fourth win of the season in the 2:45 minute "sprint" race.

Tomorrow's EMCO Gears Classic, Round 9 of the Rolex Sports Car Series season, airs Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET on SPEED Channel.

-cgr-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Luis Diaz , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing