CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City: Herdez Competition preview

Mario Domínguez - Driver "This is by far the most important race of my career. Obviously, I'm very excited about racing at a world renowned track like Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. I've raced there before in F3, F3000, and prototypes so this is...

Mario Domínguez - Driver
"This is by far the most important race of my career. Obviously, I'm very excited about racing at a world renowned track like Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. I've raced there before in F3, F3000, and prototypes so this is my really my home track. They've made some changes to it but they're minor from the standpoint of the track layout. But the standard of the track overall has been raised so much - it is truly a world-class facility. I'm proud, as a Mexican, to say that I think it's the best track on the CART circuit. But I'm betting that after next Sunday, most of the other drivers will agree with me.

"It's a big responsibility for us to race in front of all of our sponsors, Herdez, del Valle, Corona, Televisa, Quaker State... but most of all, the Mexican fans. As always, we'll give 110% effort toward giving them all a good result."

Fast Facts
* Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante marks Domínguez's 19th and final start in the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series.

* Domínguez's currently stands 17th of 21 drivers in the series Championship with 37 points. He has locked up the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year Award competition by a margin of 18 points. 

* Domínguez will be appearing along with fellow Mexican drivers Adrian Fernandez and Michel Jourdain, Jr. at a press conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2002, beginning at 12:00 noon at the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental in Mexico City.

* Domínguez will also join the entire field of CART FedEx Championship Series drivers at the official event Press Conference at the Hipodromo de las Americas at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 14th.

What's Next
The Champ Cars will take to the newly renovated Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the first time at 10:00 am local time (equivalent to US Central Time) on Friday, November 15th. Provisional qualifying will follow in the afternoon from 2:15 to 3:15 pm.

Event Coverage
Television coverage of qualifying will air on cable network SPEED Channel beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET and will be followed by CART Friday Night at 10:30 p.m. ET. Live timing and scoring will be available online at www.cart.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Michel Jourdain , Mario D