CHAMPCAR/CART: Las Vegas: Herdez, Mario Dominguez preview

Superspeedway Success: Herdez Competitions last race on a superspeedway was in 2003 when the Champ Car World Series competed at the Eurospeedway in Lausitz, Germany. It was also one of the best battles of the season; featuring Mario Dominguez and...

Superspeedway Success: Herdez Competitions last race on a superspeedway was in 2003 when the Champ Car World Series competed at the Eurospeedway in Lausitz, Germany. It was also one of the best battles of the season; featuring Mario Dominguez and Sebastien Bourdais. The duo exchanged the lead, back and forth and just before the checkered flag Dominguez ducked underneath Bourdais, kept control while hitting the grass and charging until the very end. He was second to the Frenchman in a really close finish. This Saturday night don't be surprised if these two hard chargers pick up where they left off.

Mr. Consistency:Mario's results this season have shattered all of his previous Champ Car statistics. He has started in the top-five in seven of 11 races and in the top-ten in eight of the 11 races completed. He has led three races this season, finished in the top-five in five races and the top-ten in eight races and set the fastest race lap two weeks ago at Laguna Seca. Dominguez is ranked sixth in the championship with 186 points.

Vote for Mario: Mario was recently nominated for the Fox Premios "Outstanding Latin American Motorsports Driver" award. The category includes four other nominees, including Juan Pablo Montoya. There are twelve categories in which Latin American athletes and personalities will be honored for their achievements in their respective sports as well as their contributions to the community. A hero in his native land on and off the track, Mario spends as much time as possible at his home in Mexico City. Dominguez set a Champ Car record earlier this season when he earned the longest consecutive run (8) of top-ten finishes by a Mexican driver. Don't forget to vote for Mario at premiosFOXsports.yahoo.com.

Mario on Las Vegas:"What a fantastic event this is going to be Las Vegas and the Champ Car World Series seem to be the perfect fit; lot's of energy and lots of exciting entertainment. Our expectations are very high for the weekend, and I think probably others will expect a lot out of us as well. They should because we are very competitive on ovals, particularly my teammate at Milwaukee! The last time we raced at a superspeedway, in Germany last year, we also extremely competitive. It was one of the most exciting races of my career, and certainly one of the best battles. Our engineers have done a lot of extra work preparing for this event and I am sure the hard work will pay off. We tested here last month and we learned a lot during the test, I am confident we will have a good weekend."

-www.TeamHerdez.com

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