Motegi: Chip Ganassi Racing preview

Target Chip Ganassi Racing Did You Know?: 1996 CART Champion Jimmy Vasser scored the pole position for Target Chip Ganassi Racing when the series made its first visit to Twin Ring Motegi in 1998. Juan Pablo Montoya scored another pole ...

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Did You Know?: 1996 CART Champion Jimmy Vasser scored the pole position for Target Chip Ganassi Racing when the series made its first visit to Twin Ring Motegi in 1998. Juan Pablo Montoya scored another pole position for TCGR in 2000 as Vasser's teammate, but the team's only win at Motegi came with Bruno Junqueira in 2002 after he scored the team's third pole. Finally, Dixon claimed pole position in the 2003 event en route to the IndyCar Series title.

Piece of Open Wheel History: To date, Target Chip Ganassi Racing has entered 328 open wheel races since 1990, resulting in 57 wins, 55 poles and 8,461 laps led.

Scott Dixon and the No. 9 Target Honda Team

Dixon Searching for First Win at Motegi: 2003 IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon has 11 IndyCar Series victories, including the season opener at Homestead-Miami, but he's never finished better than fourth at Motegi. Can he win the season's second oval race?

Dan Wheldon and the No. 10 Target Honda Team

Wheldon eyes return to Victory Lane: After second-place finishes at Twin Ring Motegi in each of the last two seasons, Dan Wheldon will attempt to return to Victory Lane - the place he called home in both 2004 and 2005. In five starts at Motegi, Wheldon has led 354 of 1,000 laps (35.4%). Can he become the series first three-time winner at the track?

CHASSIS INFO

No. 9 Target Honda: Chassis (IR6-4), N/A.

No. 10 Target Honda: Chassis (IR6-5), the same primary car the team entered in St. Petersburg, where they finished 12th.

-credit: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing