Watkins Glen: Chip Ganassi Racing preview

TEAMS: Back-to-back Rolex 24 At Daytona Champions TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the No.01 TELMEX Lexus-Riley, Rob Finlay and Michael Valiante in the No.19 Z-Line Designs/Mission ...

TEAMS: Back-to-back Rolex 24 At Daytona Champions TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the No.01 TELMEX Lexus-Riley, Rob Finlay and Michael Valiante in the No.19 Z-Line Designs/Mission Residential/Make-A-Wish Foundation Lexus-Riley.

EXHAUST NOTES: A podium finish May 20th at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca puts Pruett and the TELMEX team back on top of the Rolex points standings...This is the fifth race out of six this season the TELMEX team will start their engine in the points lead...The No. 19 DP starts its third race under the CGRFS umbrella after joining the team back in April, 2007, with Finlay and Valiante settling into their new Lexus-Riley engine chassis combo.

WATKINS GLEN HISTORY AND MORE: The TELMEX team has proven to be a fierce competitor in the six hour event at Watkins Glen International with Pruett collecting a win, a podium and a top 10 Finish in his three career starts from 2004 to 2006. The No. 19 DP of Finlay and Valiante head into their second career start as teammates in this endurance race and posted a 12th place finish together in 2006. CGRFS continues to be the most successful team in Daytona Prototype history-- holding records in wins (14), poles (19) and podium finishes (32).

-credit: cgr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Michael Valiante , Memo Rojas , Chip Ganassi , Rob Finlay , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing