IRL: Kentucky: Scott Sharp Saturday report

Sharp to Start Eighth in Kentucky Scott Sharp will start eighth in Sunday's Amber Alert Portal Indy 300 after qualifying was rained out this afternoon at Kentucky Speedway. Sharp, who recorded the sixth fastest time in each of two 45 ...

Sharp to Start Eighth in Kentucky

Scott Sharp will start eighth in Sunday's Amber Alert Portal Indy 300 after qualifying was rained out this afternoon at Kentucky Speedway. Sharp, who recorded the sixth fastest time in each of two 45 minute practice sessions prior to qualifying, will be making his sixth IndyCar Series career start on the Sparta oval. In addition to being a former polesitter at Kentucky Speedway, he holds two top-five finishes including a runner-up result in 2001.

Scott Sharp, #8 Delphi Panoz/Honda/Firestone:
"It was a good day for the Delphi team. I am really excited about the thought and the energy and the work done by the engineering staff to keep moving our car along. The Fernandez team comes to Kentucky with a good setup based on last year's results. We are starting eighth but I feel we would have started a little bit higher if had the chance to qualify. It looked like we probably could have been third or fourth. I think we have a pretty good package for tomorrow, and I am excited for the race."

SCOTT SHARP FAST FACTS: Will be making his sixth IndyCar start at Kentucky-- was the 2001 pole sitter-- has claimed two top-five finishes with a best result of second in 2001-- enters the weekend seventh in the championship standings, only 15 points out of fifth-- best qualifying effort to date this season was third at Japan and Indianapolis-- recorded best finish to date this season of second in Japan and has three additional top-five finishes-- will be making his 110th IndyCar Series start and record 102nd consecutive start-- is in his 10th season of IndyCar Series competition, and is the only driver to have contested every season of IndyCar Series competition since the inception of the IRL 10 years ago-- career record includes eight wins, five pole positions and 31 top-five finishes-- was the 1996 IndyCar Series co-champion and the 2001 Indianapolis 500 MBNA Pole winner-- is a former two-time SCCA Trans-Am Champion and three-time SCCA National Champion-- 37 years old from Norwalk, Connecticut-- currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.

-www.fernandezracing.net

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