Watkins Glen II: CGR no. 01 qualifying report

DIAZ DRIVES GANASSI-PREPARED DP TO FOURTH-PLACE GRIDDING FOR COMPUSA 200 WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 11, 2005) -- When you have Grand American, NASCAR Busch and NEXTEL Cup Series races blanketing your schedule in a three-day span at Watkins ...

DIAZ DRIVES GANASSI-PREPARED DP TO FOURTH-PLACE GRIDDING FOR COMPUSA 200

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 11, 2005) -- When you have Grand American, NASCAR Busch and NEXTEL Cup Series races blanketing your schedule in a three-day span at Watkins Glen, the average race car driver might quiver at the mere thought of the state of exhaustion awaiting him come Sunday night after a "triple". But CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates' Scott Pruett will be up to the task this weekend as he looks to complete the trifecta of races at the 2.45-mile course nestled in New York's Finger Lake region. He proved that point today by patiently watching co-driver Luis Diaz who qualified the team's no.01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley comfortably in the second row, enjoying the calm before the Watkins Glen weekend storm.

In Diaz' last trip to "Thunder Road", he was able to complement Pruett's drive for the team which resulted in their fourth podium finish (third) of the season. Once again, Diaz and company are in striking distance of SunTrust Racing who holds a 14-marker advantage over the 2004 Daytona Prototype champs.

"We're just working pretty hard to fix some details regarding the read-end being loose," said Diaz. "We're losing time in the corners, and I had some traffic, but we have some good ideas and a strategy for getting the car up to speed tomorrow. My first stint tomorrow in the race should be in the daylight, so I'll leave the tough stuff up to Scott-- he should have enough laps around this place by then to get around it in the dark."

Fans of CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates can catch the no.01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley in action at the CompUSA 200 in Watkins Glen, N.Y., tomorrow night at 10:00 pm ET (Tape Delay, SPEED Channel). Follow the team's progress throughout the race weekend by logging on to the Rolex Sports Car Series website at www.grandamerican.com for free live timing, and keep up with the team's successes throughout the 2005 season by logging onto the official website at www.chipganassiracing.com for news, features, photos and much more.

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