IRL: Las Vegas Guererro Pennzoil Preview

For More Information Contact: Al Larsen Cohn & Wolfe 404-880-5267 Guerrero Feels Good About IRL Finale Pennzoil Pagan driver Roberto Guerrero, currently seventh in Indy Racing League...

For More Information Contact: Al Larsen Cohn & Wolfe 404-880-5267 Guerrero Feels Good About IRL Finale Pennzoil Pagan driver Roberto Guerrero, currently seventh in Indy Racing League (IRL) points, heads to Las Vegas this week looking for his first IRL win and second straight top five finish in final series points. Guerrero and his Pagan Racing teammates finished fourth at the new 1.5 mile oval a year ago and posted that same position on the speed chart in last month's open IRL test. Guerrero on... ...the value of September's open test at Las Vegas: "It was very valuable. When we first went out, we were way off. We started with more of a set-up like we used at Charlotte or Dallas. But, Vegas has a lot less banking than those tracks, so we changed the set-up drastically. It was 180 degrees different when we were finished. If we had started race weekend like that without testing -- getting one hour of practice here and one hour of practice there -- we would never have caught up. Now that we have a good baseline, I think we can stay with it and have a really good weekend out there." ...chances of getting first IRL win at Las Vegas: "With the test that we did and the set-up that we have, I think realistically we have a good chance to win. There are always those certain things that are out of your control, but when it's your day, it's your day. My goal for this race is simply to win. We need to go out and run the best we possibly can and then let the rest take care of itself." ...racing Las Vegas at night versus in the daytime: "I think the biggest difference will be the wind, which carried a lot of dust with it last year. I don't think we'll see very much wind running at night, which should eliminate that problem." ...importance of a good starting position at Las Vegas: "Like any oval, if your car is working during the race, it really won't matter where you start. This track may be a little slippery, and if that's the case, then it's just a matter of being there at the end." Guerrero's IRL record at Las Vegas Race S F LC TL Status Winnings Las Vegas 500k (1996) 9 4 198 200 Running $75,000

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