CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston: Alex Figge preview



Houston Roots: Although Figge is a native of Davenport, Iowa and a resident of Denver, Colorado, most of his family is from and lives in Houston. Alex will have a large crowd cheering for him as he makes his Houston debut this weekend on the 1.658-temporary street circuit.

Creating New Fans: In addition to his large contingency of Houston based family cheering him on, Alex and his teammate Ryan Dalziel can count on a cheering section of brand new Champ Car fans this weekend. They will host 25 children and their parents from the local Ronald McDonald House at 11:30 on Friday. Figge and Dalziel will have lunch with the kids at the PCM hospitality unit and then give the kids an inside look of the PCM garage with a tour and photos.

Alex Figge on the Grand Prix of Houston: "Most of my family is from Houston so this is an event I have been looking forward to. I am sore from my accident last weekend, but I've put it behind me and I am ready to get back in the Imperial Capital Bank car and work on a good result this weekend. The three in a row thing is tough, especially for a new team, we're tired, but that's the way it goes and we're going to go out there and give it 100% this weekend in Houston."

-credit: pcm

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Alex Figge