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J.R. Hildebrand Facts: * Hildebrand is currently leading the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights championship point standings by 90 points over teammate Sebastian Saavedra and can clinch the championship with a finish of 13th or better on Saturday. *...

J.R. Hildebrand Facts:

* Hildebrand is currently leading the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights championship point standings by 90 points over teammate Sebastian Saavedra and can clinch the championship with a finish of 13th or better on Saturday.

* Captured his fourth win of the 2009 season at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

* Finished second in events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The Milwaukee Mile and on the streets of Toronto.

* Hildebrand has nine top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes this season.

J.R. Hildebrand on the Chicagoland 100: @ "I've been looking forward to Chicago all season. I picked up some debris and got a flat tire last year. We've had a lot of bad luck on the 1.5 mile ovals so far this year, so I'm hoping to make up for that this weekend and finish things off right."

Sebastian Saavedra Facts:

* Sits second in the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights championship, 90 points behind Hildebrand.

* Has two wins this season -- one at the Grand Prix of Toronto and the other at Kansas Speedway, which was his first career series win.

* Achieved the first pole position and first podium finish of his Firestone Indy Lights career with a second-place finish in Race #2 at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg back in April.

* Saavedra has seven top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes this season.

Sebastian Saavedra on the Chicagoland 100: @ "There are only two races to go so I'm looking forward to finishing the season with good results. This is the first time I will be racing at the Chicagoland Speedway so I am looking forward to it. I know the team dominated the front row last year so I hope it will be the same this year. I want to secure the second position in the Championship so I will keep doing my best."

-credit: afs/agr

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Sebastian Saavedra , J.R. Hildebrand