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Kenny Brack, Bruno Junqueira and Scott Dixon Fast Facts: Kenny Brack - No.12 Target Toyota/Lola Bridgestone Kenny Brack won 4 races, 6 poles and led 621 laps last season. These were season-highs in the three categories. Brack led 581 laps on...

Kenny Brack, Bruno Junqueira and Scott Dixon

Fast Facts:

Kenny Brack - No.12 Target Toyota/Lola Bridgestone
Kenny Brack won 4 races, 6 poles and led 621 laps last season. These were season-highs in the three categories.
Brack led 581 laps on ovals last year.
Brack led at least one lap in 7 of the 8 oval races in 2001.
In 2001, Brack qualified 8th or better in every oval race.
Brack has five top-5 starts this year, four of them coming on road courses.
Currently stands 7th in points.

Bruno Junqueira - No. 4 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone
Junqueira has qualified 12th or better in all 10 races so far this year.
In April, Junqueira captured his second career victory in Motegi, Japan.
Junqueira won his second pole this year at last month's 86th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Has three podium finishes this season.
His 12th place start last week was his lowest of the season.
Currently stands 3rd in points.

Scott Dixon - No. 44 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone
With his win last year in Nazareth, Dixon became the youngest winner (20 Years, 9 months) in major open-wheel racing history.
Dixon captured the 2001 Jim Trueman Rookie-of-the-year award.
Dixon won the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship with 6 victories in 12 races.
Was the 2001 leader in laps completed.
Finished 8th in the championship last year.
Has recorded 7 top-10 finishes this year.
Currently stands 11th in points.

Team Target
Team Target has qualified a car in the top-8 in 10 straight races.
Team Target has recorded a podium finish in 4 of the last 6 races.
Team Target has captured 38 career victories.
Team Target has scored at least one championship point in 20 of the last 21 races, including 14 in a row.
Team Target won 34 of the 92 CART FedEx Series events from 1996 through 2000.
Team Target has claimed four CART FedEx Series championships (1996-1999) and won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000.
Team Target drivers have claimed 34 of the 122 pole positions since 1996.

For the sixth straight season, Target Chip Ganassi Racing is raising money for Target House at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by donating $5,000 for victories, $1,000 for pole positions and $25 for each lap led. The team has donated more than $240,000 since 1997. So far this year, the team has donated $12,325 to Target House, eclipsing last year's total of $10,350.

QUOTES:

Kenny Brack - No. 12 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"It was nice to have a week off of our hectic schedule, but I'm itching to get back in the car. We've had a lot of success on the road courses so far this year, so I'm really looking forward to it. We had a nice little point-scoring streak going until we had that first lap problem last week. I know that the team will have a good car for me this weekend. I'm ready to get our first victory of the season."

Bruno Junqueira - No. 4 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"The road courses are where I learned how to drive race cars. Mid-Ohio reminds me a lot of the tracks that I used to race on when I was young. It's a great track with a combination of fast and slow corners. (On his week off) "I was able to go back to Brazil for a couple of days. It was really nice to see my family and friends, especially during the race season."

Scott Dixon - No. 44 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"It's been a great transition here at Team Target. The guys have accepted me with open arms and we have done pretty well on the track so far. We qualified 4th in Vancouver two weeks ago and I feel that we would have challenged for the victory there, if not for the problem that we had. The guys have given me a good car week in and week out and we have had a bunch of top-10 finishes to show for it. But it's getting to that point in the season where I really want to win some races. Points are nice, but I'm hungry to get a win. Hopefully, we can get one this weekend."

-cgr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Scott Dixon , Kenny Brack , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing