IRL: Milwaukee: Kosuke Matsuura preview

Matsuura Hoping to Gain Ground in Milwaukee The IndyCar Series 2006 season is quickly winding down with five races remaining leading into the ABC Supply Company -- AJ Foyt 225 at The Milwaukee Mile this weekend. Kosuke Matsuura is anxiously ...

Matsuura Hoping to Gain Ground in Milwaukee

The IndyCar Series 2006 season is quickly winding down with five races remaining leading into the ABC Supply Company -- AJ Foyt 225 at The Milwaukee Mile this weekend. Kosuke Matsuura is anxiously awaiting his return to the racetrack following a promising run at Nashville last weekend that had the makings of a top-three finish and would have marked his career-best result. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem with 37 laps to go eliminated the #55 Panasonic machine but the end result has not hampered Matsuura's confidence heading into this Sunday's 225-lap event.

Matsuura has recorded five top-eight runs to date this season and currently sits 10th in the point standings, six points out of eighth place.

Kosuke Matsuura -- At-A-Glance:

* Will be making his third career start at Milwaukee

* Claimed best result at Milwaukee in 2004 finishing 10th

* Finished 11th last year

* Has started 20th in both previous starts at Milwaukee

* Recorded five top-eight finishes in nine races to date

* Currently sits 10th in the championship standings, 13 points out of seventh place

* Will be making his 43rd IndyCar Series career start this weekend

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I had a pretty good car with the Panoz for the race last year, but I think we gave something up to the Dallaras. I am looking forward to going back to Milwaukee in the Dallara this year to see what we can do. This can be a difficult track and I would like to get a good result here and I'm looking to also get a better qualifying result. Both times that I have been here, I have started 20 th . The team is doing a great job and I have a lot of confidence for this weekend."

-www.superagurifernandezracing.net

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