Kansas: Foyt Racing preview

Darren Manning: ABC Supply No. 14 Dallara/Honda/Firestone * Darren Manning on Kansas: "Kansas Speedway is one of the superspeedway tracks that I call big pack racing. Qualifying doesn't matter as much here because you can drop to the...

Darren Manning: ABC Supply No. 14 Dallara/Honda/Firestone

* Darren Manning on Kansas: "Kansas Speedway is one of the superspeedway tracks that I call big pack racing. Qualifying doesn't matter as much here because you can drop to the back and come to the front because of the help you get in the draft. It's important to have a comfortable car in the race. I feel pretty good about our car because we came away from this race last year with a good race set-up. And after last weekend in Japan, we learned some things that will help us here. I think you'll see improvement from us with every race we run this year."

* Best Finishes at Kansas: Darren Manning's best finish at Kansas is seventh (after starting fifth) in 2005 driving for Ganassi. A.J. Foyt Racing's best finish at Kansas was their victory in 2002 with Airton Dare. Earlier that day, A.J. Foyt IV won the inaugural Infiniti Pro Series race there.

* ABC Supply roofing customer Joe Davis Roofing of Bucklin, KS won the 'Your Name Here' contest for the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300. The company name will be atop the sidepods of the No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda. The contractor will receive selected merchandise, race tickets, hospitality and garage passes, plus a Meet and Greet with Darren Manning. The "Your Name Here" promotion selected winners by random drawing from a pool of entries sent in by ABC Supply customers earlier this year.

* Last race: In the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi, Manning started 12th and finished 8th after he had to duck into the pits for a splash of fuel with eight laps to go. The ABC Supply crew flew back to Indy on Monday and stayed there this week to prepare the car for Kansas.

-credit: ajfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Airton Daré , A.J. Foyt IV , A.J. Foyt