CHAMPCAR/CART: Las Vegas: RuSPORT preview

As RuSPORT heads into the final leg of its maiden Champ Car season, the team is proud to have both veteran driver Michel Jourdain Jr. and rookie driver A.J. Allmendinger sitting in the top-ten in the overall Drivers' Championship points-standings.

As RuSPORT heads into the final leg of its maiden Champ Car season, the team is proud to have both veteran driver Michel Jourdain Jr. and rookie driver A.J. Allmendinger sitting in the top-ten in the overall Drivers' Championship points-standings. Allmendinger sits in 8th and Jourdain Jr. is in 10th.

RuSPORT has found success at the oval events so far this season. Michel drove the #9 Gigante car to the team's first Champ Car podium, finishing 3rd in Milwaukee in June. A.J. wasn't far behind in his first career Champ Car oval race; he finished 5th.

After surpassing Bobby Rahal and Michael Andretti in consecutive Champ Car starts at the last event at Laguna Seca, Jourdain will mark another milestone this weekend with the green flag of the Bridgestone 400. Michel will make his 150th start this Saturday night, ranking him 12th in Modern Era total starts. Michel made his Champ Car debut in 1996.

American 22 year-old A.J. Allmendinger comes into his first super-speedway weekend leading the Rookie of the Year battle. He is currently 31 points ahead of Britain's Justin Wilson.

Last season Jourdain finished on the podium at all oval events (3rd in Germany, 1st in Milwaukee) including his first Champ Car win at Milwaukee. This year he's on the same path as he collected another oval podium at Milwaukee, taking a strong 3rd.

Although RuSPORT is new to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pilot Michel Jourdain Jr. has raced here previously in 1996 (Team Scandia) and found success. Jourdain finished 2nd here that year.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Michael Andretti , Bobby Rahal , A.J. Allmendinger , Michel Jourdain