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Matsuura Eager for Return to Road Racing Action at Infineon Raceway Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif, site of the 13th round of IndyCar Series competition this weekend, holds special memories for Kosuke Matsuura. Matsuura made his U.S. road ...

Matsuura Eager for Return to Road Racing Action at Infineon Raceway

Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif, site of the 13th round of IndyCar Series competition this weekend, holds special memories for Kosuke Matsuura. Matsuura made his U.S. road course racing debut on the rolling 2.26-mile, 12-turn circuit last year and finished sixth. With a career based entirely on road and street circuits prior to joining the series, Matsuura had last competed on a permanent road course in Europe in 2003.

Matsuura's current IndyCar Series road/street course record includes three top-seven results in five starts. He finished seventh on the streets of St. Petersburg at the start of the season, but was eliminated in a very wet road course race at Watkins Glen in June. With only two races remaining on the 2006 schedule, Matsuura is hoping to end the season strongly and is aiming for a top-five run at Infineon Raceway this weekend.

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I really enjoyed racing at this track last year. It is quite different from most of the road courses that I had raced on in the past. This track is physically demanding for the drivers, and it is also a challenge in getting the setup just right. We finished sixth here last year, and my goal is a top-five finish this weekend."

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