CHAMPCAR/CART: Corby: Herdez Competition preview

Mario Domínguez - Driver "I'm really looking forward to the race on the Rockingham oval. Our Chief Engineer Tom Brown really knows how to prepare a car for an oval track so I'm expecting we'll be fast. But it is going to be hard, no matter ...

Mario Domínguez - Driver

"I'm really looking forward to the race on the Rockingham oval. Our Chief Engineer Tom Brown really knows how to prepare a car for an oval track so I'm expecting we'll be fast. But it is going to be hard, no matter how good my car is. We have only one day to get the car set up properly so it will be a challenge. I'm also looking forward to his race because, in many ways, it's like our second 'home' race. We have so many people involved in our team from the UK, we really want to do a great job for them as well."

Fast Facts

* The Rockingham 500 marks Domínguez's 15th start in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

* While Herdez Competition is Mexican-owned and operates from an Indianapolis, Indiana base, it has a strong "English accent" with five team members hailing from the UK.
o Managing Director Keith Wiggins (London)
o Chief Engineer Tom Brown (Kilwinning, Scotland)
o Business Manager Kevin Lee (Northuberland)
o Development Engineer Bill Trowbridge (Dorset)
o Chief Mechanic Mark Mason (Birmingham)

What's Next
As the Rockingham 500 is a two-day event, Friday morning's practice will be an extended two hour and 15 minute session beginning at 9:15am local time. Single-car qualifying will begin at 2:00pm local time. The local "English Summer Time" is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the United States.

Event Coverage
Television coverage of qualifying will air on cable network SPEED channel beginning at 4:30pm ET on Saturday. Live timing and scoring will be available online at www.cart.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Mario D , Tom Brown