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IndyCar Series Return to Infineon Raceway a Homecoming for Sharp The IndyCar Series makes its second stop of the season on a permanent road course this weekend with the Infineon Indy Grand Prix at Infineon Raceway. The 2.26-mile, 12-turn track...

IndyCar Series Return to Infineon Raceway a Homecoming for Sharp

The IndyCar Series makes its second stop of the season on a permanent road course this weekend with the Infineon Indy Grand Prix at Infineon Raceway. The 2.26-mile, 12-turn track is familiar territory to Scott Sharp, who is a past winner at the Sonoma Valley circuit in Trans-Am competition (1993). Sharp is also a former Northern California resident, who spent three years in the Danville/Alamo area northeast of San Francisco, which is the hometown of wife Kim and father-in-law/Trans-Am veteran Greg Pickett.

Sharp finished 12th in the IndyCar Series' inaugural event at Infineon Raceway last year. That race had marked only his second time behind the wheel of an open-wheel car in a non-oval event in over 10 years. Since then, Sharp has recorded three top-10 drives in the road/street course races held to date.

Sharp will be doing double-duty this weekend at Infineon as he teams with his father-in-law to contest the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race on Saturday afternoon.

Scott Sharp - #8 Delphi Dallara /Honda/Firestone: "This track is certainly one of my favorite road courses. The variety that it throws at you as a driver with the elevation changes and mix of tight, fast, slow corners is both challenging and thrilling. And the setting in the rolling hills of Sonoma is hard to beat. It is a great spectator track. Some of the characteristics which make this track so endearing can also give you headaches on the engineering side. There is a lot to get right to have a good handling car here in all areas of the circuit. That is something the team is really focused on, and I feel good about this weekend."

-credit: www.delphifernandezracing.net

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Greg Pickett