IRL: Chicagoland: Kelley Racing preview

Kelley Racing Fast Facts *This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing. *Kelley Racing drivers have made 167 starts, scored nine victories and eight poles in IRL career competition. Scott Sharp, No. 8 ...

Kelley Racing Fast Facts

*This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing.

*Kelley Racing drivers have made 167 starts, scored nine victories and eight poles in IRL career competition.

Scott Sharp, No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone---Fast Facts and Quote

"I think Chicago is a special stop on the IndyCar schedule for all of the drivers and teams. It's one of the largest markets we're in and it always has a supportive and sold out crowd that gets to see a race that perennially produces a two to three wide finish! For me, it's also a race that Delphi sponsors so it's critical that we have a good showing. Chicagoland is one of the tracks on our schedule where qualifying position is not indicative of a good race car. If we don't have the speed in qualifying, but our car still drafts well, we can suck our way towards the front on race day!"

Fast Facts

*The Delphi Indy 300 will be Sharp's 96th career start, his 88th consecutive IRL IndyCar start--an IndyCar record-- and his seventh season with Kelley Racing.

* Chicago Record--In 2003 Sharp started 17th and finished 11th while in 2002, Sharp started 16th and finished 7th and in 2001 he started 3rd and finished 25th after an accident.

*Sharp is currently in 14th place in the IndyCar Series points standings with 217 points.

*Sharp's victory in April 2003 at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan was his eighth career victory.

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