IRL: Milwaukee: Scott Sharp preview

Sharp Looking for a Change of Fortune in Milwaukee Scott Sharp and the Delphi Fernandez Racing team head to the historic Milwaukee Mile circuit this weekend for the second short-oval race on the 2006 IndyCar Series schedule, the ABC Supply...

Sharp Looking for a Change of Fortune in Milwaukee

Scott Sharp and the Delphi Fernandez Racing team head to the historic Milwaukee Mile circuit this weekend for the second short-oval race on the 2006 IndyCar Series schedule, the ABC Supply Company -- AJ Foyt 225. Deemed "the oldest, continually operating motor speedway in the world", The Mile is also one of the most challenging. Sharp claimed his best result on the one-mile oval last year by finishing 10th but battled an extremely loose car throughout. A strong showing in the last short -oval race at Richmond with a front row starting position and fifth-place finish has the team optimistic for Sunday's 225-lap race.

With two DNF's [did not finish] in the past two events due to mechanical issues, Sharp will be looking to take home as many points as possible in the 10 th of 14 races. He is currently 11th in the championship standings, seven points out of eighth place and 73 shy of the top five where he finished last season.

Scott Sharp -- At-A-Glance:

* Will be making his third career start at Milwaukee

* Recorded best results at Milwaukee last year, starting 13th and finishing 10th

* Started second and finished fifth in the last short-oval race at Richmond

* Claimed six top-10 finishes, including two top-five results, in nine races to date

* Currently sits 11th in the point standings, six points out of eighth, following two DNF's [did not finish] in the past due events due to mechanical issues

* Will be making his 125th IndyCar Series career start and record 117th consecutive start this weekend

Scott Sharp - #8 Delphi Dallara /Honda/Firestone: "I've put the last two races behind me and I'm looking forward to this weekend. In the same breath I have to say how disappointing those results were for everyone with the Delphi Fernandez team, especially last weekend in Nashville where I had a great car. We'll focus forward and work to get the job done at Milwaukee. This is definitely a challenging race track and one that I really enjoy. There are multiple lines for passing that you usually don't find on a one-mile circuit. Add the history of the track, and it is just a great to be able to go there and race and put on a good show for the fans."

-www.delphifernandezracing.net

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