Chicagoland: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing preview

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING PREVIEWS PEAK ANTIFREEZE AND MOTOR OIL INDY 300 Buddy Rice and Milka Duno to compete in season finale at the Chicagoland Speedway CARMEL, Ind. - With one race left in the 2008 IndyCar Series Season, Dreyer &...

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING PREVIEWS PEAK ANTIFREEZE AND MOTOR OIL INDY 300
Buddy Rice and Milka Duno to compete in season finale at the Chicagoland Speedway

CARMEL, Ind. - With one race left in the 2008 IndyCar Series Season, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing drivers Buddy Rice and Milka Duno look to end their seasons with solid finishes this weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Both drivers have experience on the 1.5-mile tri-oval with Rice making his sixth start and Duno her second.

Rice's best finish at the track is ninth, which he achieved in 2002, for Cheever Racing, and again in 2007 with Dreyer & Reinbold. His best starting position was second, which he also earned in 2002 for Cheever and in 2005 with Rahal Letterman Racing.

So far this year, his best finish is fourth, which he earned at Watkins Glen, and he's accumulated a total of six top-ten finishes (Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Texas, Watkins Glen, Nashville, Kentucky).

This weekend, he will be piloting a new livery - the #15 Dad's Root Beer/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Honda.

Duno's first race at the track, driving for SAMAX Motorsport in 2007, saw her qualify 22nd and finish 15th.

So far, her best finish in 2008 in the #23 CITGO/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Honda is 16th, which she earned back at the Kansas Speedway. She looks to improve upon her season and career best finishes this weekend.

Practice begins on Saturday, September 6th, at 9:15 a.m. A second session will take place at 12:30 p.m. with two groups getting 30 minutes each. Qualifying will be later at 3:15 p.m. All times listed are in CT. Practice and qualifying sessions can be seen live via streaming video on indycar.com.

The Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 can be seen on September 7th live in HD on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.

QUOTES

#15 DAD'S ROOT BEER/DREYER & REINBOLD RACING Honda Dallara Driver Buddy Rice

"I'm looking forward to ending the season on a high note in Chicago. We've made a lot of progress on the big ovals this year, and I think we should be good this weekend with the Dad's Root Beer Honda. We showed in Nashville and Kentucky that we can hang with the lead pack. I think it's important that we get a solid result in the season finale so we can go into the off-season with a good base to build on for next year."

#23 CITGO/DREYER & REINBOLD RACING Honda Dallara Driver Milka Duno

"I'm excited to end my second season in the IndyCar Series at Chicagoland Speedway, where I finished 15th last year. My fan base has grown within the Chicago area, and I'm grateful for their support. I hope to show them and my team a good result on Sunday."

-credit: drr

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