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2004 Menards Infiniti Pro Series Preview -- Roth Racing Roth Tackles Double Duty of Owner-Driver INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004 -- Marty Roth has two responsibilities this year. Not only will he be the owner of the No. 4 Roth Racing ...

2004 Menards Infiniti Pro Series Preview -- Roth Racing
Roth Tackles Double Duty of Owner-Driver

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004 -- Marty Roth has two responsibilities this year. Not only will he be the owner of the No. 4 Roth Racing Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone in the IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series, he'll be driving the car.

Roth, 45, a racing veteran, came back to open-wheel racing in 2002 after a 12-year absence. Driving in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series, he finished 10th in the point standings.

The Toronto resident recorded three top-10 finishes in six starts for Brian Stewart Racing. After the season, he decided to form his own team and purchased the equipment of Panther Racing, which fielded cars in 2003 for Menards Infiniti Pro Series champion Mark Taylor.

"Roth Racing has come together beautifully," Roth said. "With Mark Moore as team manager and engineer, Butch Winkle as chief mechanic and Matt Shuett we were able to assemble a talented and dedicated team. We have had a lot of support from the Indy Racing League, and from teams and suppliers such as Sinden Racing Services, Impact Racing, Corby Design and Free Lance Graphics just to name a few, and I want to personally thank everyone for their encouragement and best wishes."

CAPSULE LOOK AT ROTH RACING
Chassis/engine: Dallara/Infiniti
Owners: Marty Roth
Drivers: Marty Roth
Team manager: Mark Moore
Chief mechanic: Butch Winkle
Engineer: Mark Moore

DRIVER VIEWPOINT

Marty Roth: "As far as the first race in Homestead goes, I couldn't be more excited. Last year we started the season off with a lot less banking for the first two races, but now with Homestead increasing their banking to 20 degrees we'll be getting right into it. High speed -- wheel-to-wheel, open wheel racing. It's what Indy-style racing is all about."

The 2004 IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series season begins with the Homestead-Miami 100 at 11:45 a.m.. (EST) on Feb. 29, 2004, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will be broadcast on tape delay by ESPN2 at 4 p.m. on March 4.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Mark Taylor , Marty Roth
Teams Panther Racing