CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Ganassi Racing preview

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...

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.

Qualified 3rd last year in Toronto.

Brack has four top-5 starts this year, three of them coming on road courses.

Currently stands 11th in points.

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

Bruno Junqueira qualified fifth and finished second last week in Chicago.

Junqueira has qualified no worse than 7th in all 7 races so far this year

His qualifying average of 3.86 leads all CART drivers.

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.

Junqueira has four top-5 finishes in his last five races, including two straight 2nd place finishes.

Currently stands 2nd 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 6 top-10 finishes this year, including 4 straight top-7 finishes since joining Team Target.

Has finished in the top-10 in 6 of the 7 races.

Last week, Dixon qualified 9th and finished 6th.

Currently stands 6th in points.

Team Target

Team Target has captured 38 career victories.

Team Target has scored at least one championship point in 17 of the last 18 races, including 11 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 119 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.

Team Target has qualified a car in the top-5 in six straight races.

QUOTES:

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

"I'm looking forward to getting up to Toronto this week. It's a great city and a great place to have a race. We have been really strong on the road and street courses so far this season. We ran near the front at Long Beach, Laguna and Portland. I've had good cars week in and week out, we just need to stay focused and keep working at it. I have a lot of confidence in this team and I know that we can win races. Hopefully, we can start winning this weekend."

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

"We have had a lot of success so far this year. It's been great to work with such a great bunch of guys. Everyone has worked really hard this year to give me good cars and it shows on the track. It feels great to be so competitive this early in the season, but we still have a long way to go. Toronto is a great city and it's an awesome place to have a race. I had a good run going last year until I was caught up in an accident with a few laps to go. It's a neat track and I think we have a good chance to win this weekend."

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

"Toronto is one of my favorite stops on the CART circuit. The people are great and they are huge fans of our sport. I finished fifth last year up in Toronto and I'm hoping for an even better result this weekend. I've had four solid finishes since joining Team Target and I feel us improving our chemistry each weekend. We had a few problems last week in Chicago and we still finished on the lead lap in 6th place. That says a lot about the Target team."

Mike Hull - Team Target Managing Director

"We have high expectations going into Toronto this weekend. Toronto has been good to us in the past, hopefully that will continue this weekend. Toronto is a great place to have a race. It's a fantastic city and we're honored to have the opportunity to race there. I feel that all 3 of our drivers have an excellent chance to win this weekend. They have all proven that they can win in this series and it would be great to bring home another victory for Team Target."

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