Milwaukee: Justin Wilson preview

Justin aiming for success at Milwaukee Mile On Sunday, Justin will compete in The Milwaukee Mile, also known by the snappy title of the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225. Though a rookie in IRL terms, Justin is no stranger to this particular oval ...

Justin aiming for success at Milwaukee Mile

On Sunday, Justin will compete in The Milwaukee Mile, also known by the snappy title of the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225.

Though a rookie in IRL terms, Justin is no stranger to this particular oval circuit. In his Champ Cars debut season with Mi-Jack Conquest, Justin finished 11th here. In 2005, his first year with RuSPORT, he improved to 4th. The following year, the last time Champ Cars ran at Milwaukee, Justin took 2nd place in his only podium finish on an oval to date.

Looking forward to the weekend, Justin said: “Each year that I’ve gone to the Milwaukee Mile, we have done better and better. I really enjoy the track; I think it is a very challenging, low banked oval. It’s going to be nice to race on an oval that we have been on before. The key will be working out the set-up quick on the McDonald’s car because the IndyCar Series weekends are short and you don’t have a chance to really develop the car much. Hopefully we can be on the pace straight away and have a good, solid weekend.”

All drivers who are transitioning from the Champ Car World Series as well as any other rookies have been given a one-hour practice session on Friday afternoon to get acclimatised to the new racing package and Justin is thankful for the opportunity. “The one-hour “rookie” practice on Friday should help a lot because it will give us a chance to get up to speed in our own time whereas once everyone else comes out, they are flat out from Lap 1 and we would still be getting used to the car and the feel of the place. It gives us a little bit of breathing time to get up to speed and feel comfortable and check everything out. It helps us to get a good start to the weekend."

This event, which consists of 225 laps of the one-mile circuit, begins at 10pm UK time. Delayed coverage is due to be shown on Sky Sports 2 starting at 10:30pm, and the event can also be followed at www.indycar.com

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Foyt