CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee: Team Target Chip Ganassi Racing preview

Kenny Brack, Bruno Junqueira and Scott Dixon - Team Target. What: Miller Lite 250, round four of the 20-race CART FedEx Championship Series. When: Sunday, June 2. Broadcast: 12:30 p.m. Eastern live on CBS. Coverage of practice, qualifying and...

Kenny Brack, Bruno Junqueira and Scott Dixon - Team Target.

What: Miller Lite 250, round four of the 20-race CART FedEx Championship Series.

When: Sunday, June 2. Broadcast: 12:30 p.m. Eastern live on CBS. Coverage of practice, qualifying and the race is also live on CART.com. Qualifying --- Saturday, June 1.

Where: The 1.032-mile oval in West Allis, WI.

History: Last year, Kenny Brack started from the pole and won the race. Bruno Junqueira started 12th and finished fourth. Scott Dixon started 8th and finished third.

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.

Kenny Brack is the defending champion of the Miller Lite 250.

All four of Brack's victories have come on oval tracks.

In 2001, Brack qualified 8th or better in every oval race.

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

Bruno Junqueira qualified 12th last year in Milwaukee and finished 4th.

Junqueira captured his second career victory last month in Motegi, Japan.

Junqueira has won two consecutive poles, including last week's 86th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Junqueira recorded 5 top-10 finishes on ovals last year, including a fifth place finish in his first Indianapolis 500.

In his very first oval race in Nazareth last year, Junqueira scored the first pole position of his CART career.

Junqueira's qualifying average of 3 leads all CART drivers.

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.

Team Target

Team Target has captured 38 career victories.

Team Target has scored at least one championship point in 12 of the last 13 races.

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 115 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 $9,325 to Target House.

QUOTES:

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

"We had a good test up here a few weeks ago and we should be in good shape this weekend. I really like the Milwaukee Mile. Last year I won the pole and won the race, so it's easy to fall in love with a place like this. It's a flat, technical oval and you have to have a good setup on the car to get around this place. I'm excited for this weekend."

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

"I have a lot of confidence going into this race. The pole at Indy really helped out a lot. I wish that we didn't have the problem that we had. I felt like we had the car to beat. But I am looking forward to getting back in the car this weekend in Milwaukee. I had a good race there last year when I finished fourth. We have a good streak going so far this year and hopefully we can keep it up this weekend."

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

"It's great to be a part of Team Target," Dixon said. "This team has shown over the past decade that they know how to win races and that's what I'm all about...winning races. It's unfortunate that things didn't work out with PWR, but it's exciting to stay with the Toyota family. They have committed a lot of resources to building a world-class engine and I can't wait to get up to Milwaukee and begin this exciting new chapter in my career."

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