IROC ICON PRUETT NOMINATED FOR PLACE IN SERIES HISTORY INDIANAPOLIS (April 18, 2005) -- Although CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates pilot Scott Pruett's day was cut short in the Crown Royal IROC Series Round 2 race at Texas Motor...
IROC ICON PRUETT NOMINATED FOR PLACE IN SERIES HISTORY
INDIANAPOLIS (April 18, 2005) -- Although CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates pilot Scott Pruett's day was cut short in the Crown Royal IROC Series Round 2 race at Texas Motor Speedway, helping to ease the pain was his recent nomination for a program to honor IROC's all-time great champions.
Pruett, a seven-year IROC veteran and two-time racewinner, is one of 12 drivers, including current drivers Mark Martin and Steve Kinser, nominated for the honor dubbed the "Crown Royal Legends of Victory Lane." Finalists were selected by an esteemed media panel, and narrowed down from 125 drivers spanning nearly three decades of IROC racing.
"To be included in the Legends of Victory Lane voting is a great honor for me," said defending Rolex Series Daytona Prototype Champion Pruett. "Anytime you get mentioned in the same breath as Mario Andretti, Dale Earnhardt and Mark Donohue you have to be very proud. Although we've run up front, I've had some pretty tough luck in the first two rounds this year. Hopefully I can catch a break and finish one of these things."
Cast your vote for the Chip Ganassi Racing pilot at www.crownroyalracing.com as fan voting will determine four all-time "Legends of Victory Lane" to be announced at the IROC finale in Atlanta in October. Voting is divided into three segments representing the kings of IROC from stock car, open wheel and road racing-- the latter of which Pruett is nominated in and currently the leading vote getter for.
"For nearly three decades we have been privileged to work with true champions in IROC," said IROC President Jay Signore. "This program was designed to pay tribute to the first all-time team, as well as thank the fans for their support of the IROC Series over the past 29 years."
The Crown Royal International Race of Champions will resume September 8th at Richmond International Raceway with Round 3 of 4 in the fight for the $1,000,000 (US) purse. In the meantime, catch Pruett and teammate Luis Diaz in their CompUSA Daytona Prototype in Round 4 of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, the U.S. Sports Car Invitational, May 1st at 3 p.m. ET (LIVE, SPEED Channel) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
About CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Founded in 2004, Indianapolis-based CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates fields the no.01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class for American driver and defending Rolex Series Champion Scott Pruett, and Mexican pilot Luis Diaz.