IRL: Watkins Glen: Scott Sharp preview

Sharp Resumes Long History with The Glen Scott Sharp practically grew up on the rolling hills of Watkins Glen International, watching his father Bob Sharp -- a six-time SCCA champion -- compete, and later achieving his own success on the...

Sharp Resumes Long History with The Glen

Scott Sharp practically grew up on the rolling hills of Watkins Glen International, watching his father Bob Sharp -- a six-time SCCA champion -- compete, and later achieving his own success on the historic circuit. As the IndyCar Series prepares for its debut on the 3.37-mile, 11-turn road course, Sharp is looking to add an open-wheel win to his resume at The Glen. With two races remaining on the 2005 calendar, Sharp is also battling for a top-five finish in the final standings. The 1996 IndyCar Series co-champion last broke into the top-five in 2001, finishing third in the championship.

* Claimed two wins at The Glen in Trans-Am competition ('91 and '93) in addition to wins in SCCA amateur competition

* Currently sits sixth in the championship standings, 10 points shy of fifth place

* Claimed his first win of the season in Kentucky

* Season-to-date record includes five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes

Scott Sharp, #8 Delphi Panoz/Honda/Firestone:
"I am so excited for the IndyCar Series to go to Watkins Glen. The starting field roaring up through the Esses on the opening lap will be an awesome spectacle. Watkins Glen is one of the tracks that I have the earliest memories of as a child following my dad around, and when I first started driving when I was 18. I have enjoyed a lot of success there and won in a variety of cars. I'm certainly planning on The Glen being our best road course showing of the year."

SCOTT SHARP FAST FACTS: Will be making his 114th IndyCar Series career start and 106th consecutive start-- is in his 10th season of IndyCar Series competition, and is the only driver to have contested every season of IndyCar Series competition since the inception of the IRL 10 years ago-- career record includes nine wins, five pole positions and 32 top-five finishes-- was the 1996 IndyCar Series co-champion and the 2001 Indianapolis 500 MBNA Pole winner-- is a former two-time SCCA Trans-Am Champion and three-time SCCA National Champion-- 37 years old from Norwalk, Connecticut-- currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.

-www.delphifernandezracing.net

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Bob Sharp