It's come down to the final event in the 2004 Champ Car World Series as Newman/Haas Racing Team drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Bruno Junqueira vie for the Vanderbilt Cup and a piece of Champ Car history in Mexico City.
In an interview with Champ Car earlier this month, Valiante said, "Over the past year I've been so close so many times to racing a Champ Car that to have it all finally come together is a real thrill. It's taken a lot of hard work and help from a lot of people to get to this point, and I'd like to thank Derrick Walker and my sponsors for this opportunity.
Round Two qualifying is all set for Saturday afternoon when the final sprint to secure starting positions begins. Solid starting spots for both Newman/Haas drivers will be crucial to a spectacular event as the Champ Car title hasn't been decided in the series final race in the past four seasons.