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Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix Of Monterrey Round 1 - 2002 Cart Fedex Championship Series Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Mexico - March 10, 2002 Scott Dixon Fast Facts ...

Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix Of Monterrey
Round 1 - 2002 Cart Fedex Championship Series
Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Mexico - March 10, 2002

Scott Dixon Fast Facts
#7 PWR Toyota

* Scott Dixon enters the Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey as the 2001 Jim Trueman Rookie of the year, which he clinched during round 20 in Australia.

* Dixon is the youngest driver ever to win a CART race, at age 20 years, 9 months and 14 days, when he crossed the finish line at Nazareth in 2001.

* He made it to the podium again at Milwaukee when he finished third, following with fourth place results at Chicago, Road America and Laguna Seca.

* In 2002, Dixon scored championship points in 11 of 20 starts.

* Led the CART FedEx Championship Series in laps completed, with 2,521 of possible 2,610, and miles completed, with 4,351.217 of a possible 4,520.983.

* Finished eighth in the 2001 season with 98 points.

* This will be Dixon's second competitive visit to Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Mexico. In 2001, Dixon qualified 14th and finished 13th after leading the race for 14 laps.

Scott Dixon Quote

"Monterrey has very enthusiastic race fans and I'm looking forward to returning there - they really add to the overall excitement of the race," said Dixon. "I'm pleased with our off-season testing and believe we're on the right track and have definitely made progress. With our new Toyota Lola package for 2002, we are very optimistic that we will have a very strong and competitive season. The Toyota engine continues to be solid and reliable. I think being consistent and finishing races will be a strong point for our team this season. I finished the race last year in 13th position, but led the race for awhile, which was very exciting for me considering it was my first Champ Car race. "

Oriol Servia Fast Facts
#17 PWR Toyota

* Servia is the only driver from Catalonia, a region in Spain, racing in the FedEx CART Championship Series.

* This is Servia's third season in the FedEx CART Championship Series.

* His best finish in a CART race was 3rd place at Detroit in 2000.

* Servia's best finish during the 2001 season was 5th place in back-to-back events at Vancouver and Germany.

* Scored championship points in nine of 20 starts during the 2001 season.

* His best starting position in CART was 3rd at Texas Motor Speedway in April 2001.

* Servia was the runner-up for the Jim Trueman Rookie-of-the-Year award in 2000.

* The Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey will be Servia's 41st career CART start.

* Servia was the 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Champion.

* Finished second in the FedEx Championship Series in laps completed, with 2,394 of a possible 2,610; and third in miles completed, with 4,087.727 of a possible 4,520.983.

* Finished 19th in the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series with 42 points.

Oriol Servia Quote

"I am very excited about going back to Monterrey, Mexico," said Servia. "The fans gave us a very warm welcome last year and it's very important to the series that we return to Monterrey. Last year I qualified 8th and finished 14th, but prior to the season opener I didn't complete a lot of testing. This year I've done much more testing and feel it's really going to help me, so I'm confident we'll be up at the front. The team has been building momentum throughout our testing sessions and I think we're just where we want to be going into the season. It's been a whole new challenge for me, especially working with a teammate again. With Scott Dixon, I have somebody to share information with and telemetry data. Scott and I raced in Lights together - he's very quick, very fast, so he will push me to the limit. We will definitely work together to move the team up competitively. Also, I'm extremely happy to be back with Toyota. I raced with them while I was at PPI Motorsports in 2000. It's very clear to me that Toyota is committed to winning and I feel like I've come home again. I'm very honored to start my third CART season with PWR and taking over Mauricio Gugelmin's seat. Mo has done a great job and has always impressed me. I am extremely honored and hope I follow in his footsteps. Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to learn more from him."

SPEED Channel

Broadcast Schedule
Friday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m. EST - CART Qualifying
Friday, March 8 at 10:30 p.m. EST - CART Friday Night Show
Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. EST - CART Qualifying
Sunday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. EST - CART Pre- Race Show
Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. EST - CART Race

Re-Broadcast Schedule
Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 a.m. EST - CART Qualifying
Saturday, March 9 at 3:30 a.m. EST - CART Friday Night Show
Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 a.m. EST - CART Friday Night Show
Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 a.m. EST - CART Friday Night Show
Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 a.m. EST- CART Friday Night Show
Sunday, March 10 at 1:00 a.m. EST - CART Qualifying Sunday, March 10 at 8:30 p.m. EST - CART Race
Monday, March 11 at 1:00 a.m. EST - CART Race

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Mauricio Gugelmin , Oriol Servia