Sonoma: Chip Ganassi Racing preview

Mike Hull on Sonoma Test Last Week: "Sonoma gave Dario and Scott a great opportunity to work on their respective race set-ups, share information and prepare for the upcoming Infineon IndyCar Race. There were 12 entries running, so it was very much...

Mike Hull on Sonoma Test Last Week: "Sonoma gave Dario and Scott a great opportunity to work on their respective race set-ups, share information and prepare for the upcoming Infineon IndyCar Race. There were 12 entries running, so it was very much like race conditions with the 'rubber down' and weather very similar to what we'll see. A bonus was that Infineon opened the day to spectators and they had a great turn out. California has a passionate fan base and we appreciate that they took a vacation day to interact and watch our Target guys perform. It's a great venue that demonstrates the skill level required to get it done on Sunday."

Dario Franchitti and the No. 10 Target Team

Media Alert: Two-time Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti will be at Kern's Fine Jewelry to celebrate the launch of the TW Steel Dario Franchitti Edition watch on Thursday, August 19 at 7:3 pm. Kern's Fine Jewelry is located at 214 Lorton Avenue Burlingame, CA 94010.

Dario at Sonoma: In four starts at Sonoma, Franchitti has one victory, two poles, three top-five and four top-10 finishes, leading 137 laps along the way.

Where it all started: 12 years ago this week (August 16, 1998) Franchitti captured his first career Indy car win. He led 23 laps en route to victory at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin during the CART Era. Franchitti now has 25 career wins in Indy car racing, with 15 coming in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Streaking: Since his 18th-place finish at Iowa June 20th, Franchitti has not finished off of the podium (one win, a second, and two third-place finishes). He is also hoping to add to his qualifying steak. In the last eight races this season, he has not qualified outside of the top-five.

Points: After his win at Mid-Ohio, Franchitti remains second in the championship with 420 points - just 41 points behind leader Will Power.

Scott Dixon and the No. 9 Target Team

Points: After finishing fifth at Mid-Ohio, Dixon remains third in the championship with 379 points -- 82 points out of the top spot.

-source: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi , Will Power , Mike Hull
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing