CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: RuSPORT preview

. The Grand Prix of Denver is always a special stop on the Champ Car World Series calendar for RuSPORT, as it is the team's home race. Denver was also where the team collected their first open-wheel championship as they clinched the Toyota...

. The Grand Prix of Denver is always a special stop on the Champ Car World Series calendar for RuSPORT, as it is the team's home race. Denver was also where the team collected their first open-wheel championship as they clinched the Toyota Atlantic Series title in their debut season in 2003 with then rookie A.J. Allmendinger.

. The RuSPORT pair of Allmendinger and Justin Wilson, along with the team, is only in their second year of Champ Car competition, but that isn't holding them back. Wilson and Allmendinger have each captured their first career pole positions this season, along with two all- RuSPORT front-rows. Justin has also earned his first Champ Car victory in Toronto, and A.J. was on his way to his first win in Edmonton, leading a dominating 40 laps before contact ended his day earlier with just eight laps to go.

. The solid performances of both Justin and A.J. in the #9 and #10 cars have them firmly in the top-five in the overall Drivers Championship. Wilson, 27, is currently in the title hunt in 3rd and A.J., 23, is 5th.

. On Denver's tough street-course, qualifying well is of utmost importance. The RUSPORT pair has each qualified in the top-ten for all but one round this season. Allmendinger and Wilson also qualified in the top-ten here last year with A.J. starting 7th and Justin starting 10th. Both went on to translate that into a top-ten finish (A.J. 5th, Justin 7th).

. Not only will A.J. be representing the "home team", but he will again carry the yellow and black livery of Western Union on his #10 Ford- Cosworth /Lola. This is the second year Western Union joins Allmendinger for the Grand Prix of Denver, as the monetary transaction leader has its world headquarters also here in the Mile High City.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Allmendinger