Watkins Glen: Chip Ganassi Racing preview

On a Roll: Chip Ganassi Racing, Inc. (CGR) has continued to build upon its impressive start to the 2008 season. The Indianapolis-based team has won six of its first 11 races this year (IndyCar and Rolex Series). Target Chip Ganassi Racing...

On a Roll: Chip Ganassi Racing, Inc. (CGR) has continued to build upon its impressive start to the 2008 season. The Indianapolis-based team has won six of its first 11 races this year (IndyCar and Rolex Series). Target Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar teammate Scott Dixon added the most recent victory with his win at the 92nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. With 95 total wins across all series (IndyCar, NASCAR, ARCA, Rolex), the team now stands five wins shy of CGR's 100th career win since the team's inception in 1990.

Looking back at Laguna: At Round #5 in Monterrey, Pruett and Rojas used 39.07 US Gallons of fuel, 849,750 engine revolutions, 1274 up and down shifts and two sets of tires to produce their third place podium finish at Laguna Seca.

Pruett in Charlotte: Pruett spent Tuesday and Wednesday (June 3-4) in Charlotte, North Carolina with CGRFS' NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) team to test and prepare for his upcoming NNS race at Montreal in August.

Book Signing: Pruett will participate in two Racing through the Alphabet book signings at Watkins Glen International on Friday (June 6). He'll be at the Grand-Am Merchandise Trailer in the Grand-Am paddock at 12:40 PM and at the Watkins Glen Pyramid Souvenir store at 1:00 PM.

Dixon's Win: Rojas reflects on TCGR IndyCar teammate Scott Dixon's Indianapolis 500 win. "I watched the entire race and am very proud to be part of this team. Scott did an awesome job and the team was excellent. I was witness of how they (TCGR team) began preparation for that race since January. Awesome job to everyone on the team!"

Memo on The Glen: Rojas especially enjoys racing at Watkins Glen because he has always had a podium finish at the track, even when he raced in Formula Ford 2000. He considers The Glen one of America's finest tracks and considers the esses his favorite turns because they are flat-out and very quick.

Still Sitting P1: Pruett and Rojas will enter Saturday's event at The Glen with a 19-point advantage over the No.91 car as the TELMEX team continues to hold the championship points lead into Round #6. The TELMEX duo has entered each race this season as the points leader. Pruett continues to stand atop the laps led ranking with 198 in the 2008 Rolex Series season.

CHASSIS INFO

No.01 TELMEX:  Four previous race starts.  Two wins, Homestead-Miami and
VIR (2008).  One pole position, Mexico City (2008)

-credit: cgr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing