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Mark Dismore and his MCI WorldCom crew captured their first podium finish of the season with a third place finish at the Colorado Indy 200. Dismore's performance today placed him to 10th place overall in the driver championship standings with a...

Mark Dismore and his MCI WorldCom crew captured their first podium finish of the season with a third place finish at the Colorado Indy 200. Dismore's performance today placed him to 10th place overall in the driver championship standings with a total of 176 points. Kelley teammate Scott Sharp ended the day in 22nd due to brake problems on the #8 Delphi Automotive Systems car. Despite Sharp's bad luck this afternoon, he is currently in a three-way tie for 7th place in the championship with driver Jeff Ward and Eddie Cheever, Jr.

#8 Scott Sharp, Delphi Automotive Systems/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear car: "We had a brake problem from the very get go. That's why we went a lap down. We lost the front brakes, and it made for slow pit stops for our Delphi team. I had to be very careful, especially out on the track in traffic. Overall, the car was great. It's too bad about the brake problem because the car was a sure top five finisher. We'll need to turn our focus to Las Vegas and Dallas, and do a little points catch-up."

#28 Mark Dismore, MCI WorldCom/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear car: "I'm tickled to death. I'm so happy we got on the podium today. This really helps us push forward in the championship standings. The MCI WorldCom crew gave me a great car today. They are a great bunch of mechanics and I' m excited for all of us. We battled a little understeer out there, and I really couldn't do much on the straightaways. I tried to catch Greg Ray and Davey Hamilton, but they both had great cars. The hard work is finally paying off. "

Kelley Racing will visit Las Vegas, Nevada for Round Ten of the 1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Championship series. Race weekend is scheduled for September 24-26. Live television coverage can be seen on ESPN2, September 26.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Jeff Ward , Davey Hamilton , Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore