Sparta, Kentucky – October 1, 2011 – Conquest Racing’s Dillon Battistini qualified the No. 34 Conquest Racing / Honda / Dallara / Firestone car in the 25th position for Sunday’s 200-lap Kentucky Indy 300. After a successful rookie test last week at the same track, the British rookie had a positive start to the weekend as he adapted to the challenges involved in driving an IZOD IndyCar Series racecar, having the Conquest Racing crew helping him get up to speed and work on the right setup to get around the 1.5-mile oval track. This weekend will represent the first IZOD IndyCar Series event for Battistini who is a a graduate of the Road to Indy program which focuses in feeding talent to the series through a ladder system that trains drivers in all aspects of open-wheel racing.
After 15 years, Conquest Racing continues its commitment of giving raising stars like Dillon the opportunity to prove themselves at the IndyCar level and the team is optimistic about this weekend’s race. The British driver will look to work his way through the field on Sunday and focus on a consistent pace and strong pit work from the Conquest crew in order to achieve a successful result on his debut race.
This Sunday teams and drivers are scheduled to receive the green flag for the Kentucky Indy 300 October 2 at 2:00 PM ET. Versus TV and IMS Radio Network affiliates, XM Radio 94 and Sirius 212 will provide LIVE coverage of the 200-lap race. Live Timing & Scoring will be available through indycar.com.
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Dillon Battistini Driver No. 34 Conquest Racing/ Honda /Dallara /Firestone “I am happy to get my first day of running at the race event under my belt today. We ended up a bit off the pace we were hoping to achieve in qualifying, but we know which direction we want to take for the race. It’s a long race tomorrow and I expect to be able to move up through the field with a solid race car set up underneath me.“