CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: RuSPORT, Allmedinger race report

A.J. Allmendinger drove a steady race, skillfully avoiding a first turn incident on the opening lap of today's Grand Prix of Denver. Allmendinger continued on to run with the leaders and the ...

A.J. Allmendinger drove a steady race, skillfully avoiding a first turn incident on the opening lap of today's Grand Prix of Denver. Allmendinger continued on to run with the leaders and the #10 Western Union crew delivered top-notch pitstops to move up the grid and bring home A.J.'s fifth top-ten result in just nine starts. Allmendinger's drive today also keeps him in the top-ten in the Drivers' points standings and extends his lead over Justin Wilson in the Rookie of the Year battle (137 to 124).

A.J. Allmendinger

"We had a very good race today and I'm really proud of myself. I drove a smooth race and stayed out of trouble. I'm also really proud of my engineers David (Brown) and Chris (Lerch). They did a great job of getting a good race car under me and they worked hard all weekend. My crew just did a phenomenal job on the pitstops, especially the last one which got me around Oriol (Servia). The whole RuSPORT crew just kept at it all weekend and I'm happy we brought home a top-five finish for Western Union at their home race."

Carl Russo, Team Owner

"After a bit of a mixed weekend, qualifying seventh, we fought our way to fifth today. The team did an excellent job with pitstops and got A.J. out ahead of (Oriol) Servia. Then A.J. just drove away to a very solid result. He did a tremendous job and also extends his lead in the Rookie of the Year contest. The whole team worked together and delivered a strong finish for our Western Union partners here in Denver."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Allmendinger , Carl Russo