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Yasukawa lines up 14th for Kansas Indy 300 Roger Yasukawa will line up on Row Seven of the grid for Sunday's Kansas Indy 300 after qualifying the ...

Yasukawa lines up 14th for Kansas Indy 300

Roger Yasukawa will line up on Row Seven of the grid for Sunday's Kansas Indy 300 after qualifying the #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone in 14th position this afternoon. This will be Yasukawa's first start on the 1.5-mile tri-oval. The Kansas Indy 300, Round Eight of the IRL IndyCar Series, will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 1:00 pm ET tomorrow.

"Qualifying was okay. I think we could have moved up a few positions but, unfortunately, we misjudged the gearing and lost a little bit of speed. I think the 14th-place starting position will not affect us since we have a good race car for tomorrow. We just need to keep working like we have been doing and hopefully we will have a good race tomorrow."

FAST FACTS:

Will be making his eighth career IRL IndyCar Series start-- currently leads the Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings-- sits 13th in the championship standings with 112 points-- best IRL career finish was ninth at Texas Motor Speedway-- best IRL career start was 10th at Homestead and Phoenix-- twenty-five years old from Los Angeles-- began his career at the age of 12 in karts, competing in both the U.S. and Italy before moving up the racing ladder through Formula Vauxhall Junior and Formula Palmer Audi in England, and Formula Dodge competition in the United States-- entered the Barber Dodge Pro Series at the age of 21, earning Co-Rookie of the Year honors-- competed in the Atlantic series last year, claiming a win at Milwaukee and two additional podium finishes in a partial season of competition-- resides in West Hollywood, California.

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