IRL: Texas II: Kelley Racing preview

Kelley Racing Fast Facts *This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing. *Kelley Racing drivers have made 169 starts, scored nine victories and eight poles in IRL career competition. Scott Sharp, No. 8 ...

Kelley Racing Fast Facts

*This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing.

*Kelley Racing drivers have made 169 starts, scored nine victories and eight poles in IRL career competition.

Scott Sharp, No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone---Fast Facts and Quote

*Texas will be Sharp's 97th career start, his 89th consecutive IRL IndyCar start--an IndyCar record-- and his seventh season with Kelley Racing.

*Sharp is currently in 14th place in the IndyCar Series standings with 258 points.

*Sharp won this event in 2000 and 2001 and he has also seven top-ten starts at Texas and five top-five finishes. *In fall 2003 at Texas Sharp started 20th and finished sixth.

*Sharp's victory in April 2003 at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan was his eighth career victory.

Quote on the Chevy 500

"It is always exciting to go back to Texas Motor Speedway! The side-by-side races there always have our fans talking about how great our on-track product is. All drivers will want to end the season on a positive and go into the off-season feeling good about their last race, so I expect the racing to be even more thrilling and wilder than usual. This has been the most difficult season I have had in racing. Everyone on the team is very competitive and we all want to do well. When you go through a season where you just plain don't have the speed week in and week out, it gets really tough. But, I want to thank everyone on the Delphi team who have never given up and work to finish as high as we possibly can each week. Historically, Texas has been a great track for Scott Sharp and Kelley Racing, so we intend to end the season on our highest note!"

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