CHAMPCAR/CART: Cleveland: Chip Ganassi Racing preview

KENNY BRACK, BRUNO JUNQUEIRA AND SCOTT DIXON TEAM TARGET PREVIEW: CLEVELAND What: Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland When: Sunday, July 14. Broadcast: 1:30 p.m. Eastern live on CBS. Coverage of practice, qualifying and the race is also live on ...

KENNY BRACK, BRUNO JUNQUEIRA AND SCOTT DIXON
TEAM TARGET PREVIEW: CLEVELAND


What: Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland
When: Sunday, July 14.
Broadcast: 1:30 p.m. Eastern live on CBS. Coverage of practice, qualifying and the race is also live on CART.com.
Qualifying -- Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13.
Where: The 2.106-mile temporary road course in Cleveland, OH.

Fast Facts:

Kenny Brack - No.12 Target Toyota/Lola Bridgestone

Kenny Brack won 4 races, 6 poles and led 621 laps last season. These were season-highs in the three categories.

Brack led 581 laps on ovals last year.

Brack led at least one lap in 7 of the 8 oval races in 2001.

In 2001, Brack qualified 8th or better in every oval race.

Brack has finished 2nd in 2000 and 6th last year at Cleveland.

Brack has five top-5 starts this year, four of them coming on road courses.

Currently stands 7th in points.

Bruno Junqueira - No. 4 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

Junqueira has qualified no worse than 7th in all 8 races so far this year, including 7 straight starts of 5th or better.

His qualifying average of 3.75 is second among all CART drivers.

Junqueira captured his second career victory in Motegi, Japan.

Junqueira won his second pole this year at last month's 86th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Has finished 4th or better in 4 of the last 6 races.

Currently stands 2nd in points.

Scott Dixon - No. 44 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

With his win last year in Nazareth, Dixon became the youngest winner (20 Years, 9 months) in major open-wheel racing history.

Dixon captured the 2001 Jim Trueman Rookie-of-the-year award.

Dixon won the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship with 6 victories in 12 races.

Was the 2001 leader in laps completed.

Finished 8th in the championship last year.

Has recorded 7 top-10 finishes this year, including 5 straight top-7 finishes since joining Team Target.

Has finished in the top-10 in 7 of 8 races.

Last week, Dixon qualified 9th and his 5th place finish was his best of the season.

Currently stands 6th in points.

Team Target

Team Target has qualified a car in the top-5 in seven straight races.

Team Target has recorded a podium finish in 4 straight races.

Team Target has captured 38 career victories.

Team Target has scored at least one championship point in 18 of the last 19 races, including 12 in a row.

Team Target won 34 of the 92 CART FedEx Series events from 1996 through 2000.

Team Target has claimed four CART FedEx Series championships (1996-1999) and won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000.

Team Target drivers have claimed 34 of the 120 pole positions since 1996.

For the sixth straight season, Target Chip Ganassi Racing is raising money for Target House at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by donating $5,000 for victories, $1,000 for pole positions and $25 for each lap led. The team has donated

more than $240,000 since 1997. So far this year, the team has donated $12,325 to Target House, eclipsing last year's total of $10,350.

QUOTES:

Kenny Brack - No. 12 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"Team Target has had good results in Cleveland and so have I, so it should be a good weekend for us. It's a very exciting track, both for the fans and for the drivers. It has a lot of good places for overtaking, so it should be a great race. We've been really strong on the road and street courses this season and our result last week in Toronto proved that."

"We need to keep our momentum going to stay in the championship race. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since I'm a big fan of music, it makes Cleveland an even better place to visit."

Bruno Junqueira - No. 4 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"I'm looking forward to getting back out on the track this weekend after what happened to us in Toronto. Cleveland is a good track that produces a lot of passing. It seems like forever since our last win in Motegi. I think that it's time to win again. We need to start scoring points again to stay in the championship race."

Scott Dixon - No. 44 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"We've had a lot of consistent finishes this year and that's very encouraging for this team. Team Target has given me good cars so far this year and we haven't finished worse than 7th. I'm confident that a win is not too far away for us. I always look forward to racing in Cleveland. It's a great track to race on. The wide straights and corners allow for a lot of passing. I can't wait to get up there this weekend."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Scott Dixon , Kenny Brack , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing