Watkins Glen: AFS/Andretti Green Racing preview

J.R. Hildebrand Facts: * Won his first race of the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights season at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. * Finished second in events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and The Milwaukee Mile. * Hildebrand is currently leading the...

J.R. Hildebrand Facts:

* Won his first race of the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights season at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

* Finished second in events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and The Milwaukee Mile.

* Hildebrand is currently leading the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights championship point standings.

J.R. Hildebrand on the Corning 100: "I'm really looking forward to going to Watkins Glen and getting back to some road course racing. It's always a bit of a toss-up trying to figure out what the track is going to be like up there, but I think we've got a great baseline and should be able to adjust as necessary. It's an awesome circuit, and hope to have a successful weekend there."

Sebastian Saavedra Facts:

* Won his first career Firestone Indy Lights race at Kansas Speedway in April.

* Currently sits fourth in the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights championship points.

* 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.

* 19-year old rookie of the year candidate from Bogota, Columbia.

Sebastian Saavedra on the Corning 100: "We had a tough weekend in Iowa but now comes the road courses. The AFS/AGR team have always been successful on the road course circuits. We had a productive test a while back so I'm confident we will be strong this weekend. We need to focus on strong finishes and gaining as many points as possible so we can stay in contention for the championship."

-credit: agr

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