CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: RuSPORT preview

* As RuSPORT heads into Round 2 of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford in Monterrey, Mexico, the event will be another special stop on the circuit for the new team. Since Monterrey is one of two races held in...

* As RuSPORT heads into Round 2 of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford in Monterrey, Mexico, the event will be another special stop on the circuit for the new team. Since Monterrey is one of two races held in Mexico, veteran Mexican driver Michel Jourdain Jr. considers this a "home" race of sorts. The Monterrey Grand Prix is also important for RuSPORT commercial partner Gigante, one of the largest retailers in Mexico with more than 270 stores located throughout the country. Michel will be keeping a very busy schedule this weekend and hopes to bring home great results for over 1500 Gigante guests comprised of partners, vendors and regional employees.

* Not only is Monterrey special to Jourdain because of its location in Mexico, but the Fundidora Park track itself has also been good to Michel. In his last two visits, Jourdain qualified in the top 6 and finished in the top 4. Last year he just missed the top step of the podium, finishing a strong 2nd.

* RuSPORT teammate A.J. Allmendinger may be a rookie this year, but he's no stranger to the Monterrey Grand Prix. In 2003, A.J. made his Toyota Atlantic series debut here and qualified an impressive 3rd. A first turn race incident left him to battle back and still finish in the top ten on his way to a record-breaking Toyota Atlantic Championship with RuSPORT.

* With just one race under their belts, the RuSPORT team brings both drivers in the top 12 for the Championship's point standings as they head into this weekend.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers A.J. Allmendinger , Michel Jourdain