Conquest Racing Ready To Hit Texas High Banks

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Texas Motor Speedway

The IZOD IndyCar Series will make history this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway when the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval plays host to Firestone Twin 275s doubleheader on Saturday evening. The Twin 275s will be the open wheel series' first two-race event since its debut.

Conquest Racing's No. 34 entry will be one of 30 cars entered in the Firestone Twin 275s -- the largest field ever at Texas. This will be rookie Sebastian Saavedra's first IndyCar race at Texas, where the racing action is always exciting. The 20-year-old Colombian will also face the challenge of racing under the lights in this first night race of the season.

Traditional two-lap qualifying Friday will set the field for the first race. The field for the second race will be set by a blind draw on the frontstretch stage immediately after the first race.

Sebastian Saavedra, Conquest Racing
Sebastian Saavedra, Conquest Racing

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

The IZOD IndyCar Series will make history this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway when the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval plays host to Firestone Twin 275s doubleheader on Saturday evening. The Twin 275s will be the open wheel series' first two-race event since its debut.

Conquest Racing's No. 34 entry will be one of 30 cars entered in the Firestone Twin 275s -- the largest field ever at Texas. This will be rookie Sebastian Saavedra's first IndyCar race at Texas, where the racing action is always exciting. The 20-year-old Colombian will also face the challenge of racing under the lights in this first night race of the season.

Traditional two-lap qualifying Friday will set the field for the first race. The field for the second race will be set by a blind draw on the frontstretch stage immediately after the first race.

Sebastian Saavedra, No. 34 Conquest Racing "I'm very excited to be in this race. I've watched the IndyCar races at Texas on TV the last two years, and now I can finally race in it live. The entire Conquest team is very positive on a good result here, as the track is similar to Homestead. Having the twin races will make the racing a lot more aggressive knowing that there's less time to make things happen, but it's the same for everyone and I'm sure fans will love it!"

Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing Team Owner "IndyCar Series races at Texas Motor Speedway are always exciting for the fans. The Firestone Twin 275s are sure to bring that experience to a whole new level with 30 cars on the track under the lights. With a blind draw for the second race, who knows what will happen in that shootout?"

Sebastian Saavedra, No. 34 Conquest Racing "I'm very excited to be in this race. I've watched the IndyCar races at Texas on TV the last two years, and now I can finally race in it live. The entire Conquest team is very positive on a good result here, as the track is similar to Homestead. Having the twin races will make the racing a lot more aggressive knowing that there's less time to make things happen, but it's the same for everyone and I'm sure fans will love it!"

Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing Team Owner "IndyCar Series races at Texas Motor Speedway are always exciting for the fans. The Firestone Twin 275s are sure to bring that experience to a whole new level with 30 cars on the track under the lights. With a blind draw for the second race, who knows what will happen in that shootout?"

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