CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Chip Ganassi Racing preview

Kenny Brack - No.12 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone Kenny Brack won 4 races, 6 poles and led 621 laps last season. These were season-highs in the three categories. Brack led 581 laps on ovals last year. Brack led at least one lap in 7 of the...

Kenny Brack - No.12 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

Kenny Brack won 4 races, 6 poles and led 621 laps last season. These were season-highs in the three categories.

Brack led 581 laps on ovals last year.

Brack led at least one lap in 7 of the 8 oval races in 2001.

In 2001, Brack qualified 8th or better in every oval race.

Brack has six top-5 starts this year, five of them coming on road courses.

Brack has started in the top-10 in every road course race this season.

Has five top-6 finishes on the road courses this season.

Currently stands 10th in points.

Bruno Junqueira - No. 4 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

Junqueira has qualified 12th or better in all 12 races so far this year.

In April, Junqueira captured his second career victory in Motegi, Japan.

Junqueira won his second pole this year at last month's 86th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Junqueira won his third pole of the season last weekend in Elkhart Lake.

Finished 3rd last weekend.

Has four podium finishes this season.

Has 11 top-10 starts in 12 races this season

Currently stands 2nd in points.

Scott Dixon - No. 44 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

Last week in Mid-Ohio, Dixon climbed from his 15th starting position to finish 5th.

With his win last year in Nazareth, Dixon became the youngest winner (20 Years, 9 months) in major open-wheel racing history.

Dixon captured the 2001 Jim Trueman Rookie-of-the-year award.

Dixon won the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship with 6 victories in 12 races.

Was the 2001 leader in laps completed.

Finished 8th in the championship last year.

Has recorded 8 top-10 finishes this year.

Currently stands 11th in points.

Team Target

Team Target has qualified a car in the top-8 in 13 straight races.

Team Target has captured 38 career victories.

Team Target has scored at least one championship point in 16 straight races.

Team Target won 34 of the 92 CART FedEx Series events from 1996 through 2000.

Team Target has claimed four CART FedEx Series championships (1996-1999) and won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000.

Team Target drivers have claimed 35 of the 124 pole positions since 1996.

For the sixth straight season, Target Chip Ganassi Racing is raising money for Target House at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by donating $5,000 for victories, $1,000 for pole positions and $25 for each lap led. The team has donated

more than $240,000 since 1997. So far this year, the team has donated $12,325 to Target House, eclipsing last year's total of $11,675.

QUOTES:

Kenny Brack - No. 12 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"It's good to put last weekend behind us. We had a strong car, just like we've had all year long. I'm excited to get up to Montreal this weekend. Not only is it a beautiful city, but it is going to be a great event. The Canadian fans always welcome us here and turn out in huge numbers to watch us race."

Bruno Junqueira - No. 4 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"We had a good result last week, winning the pole and finishing third. Hopefully, we'll keep that momentum going this weekend in Montreal. The track looks like it is going to be both challenging and fun to race on. There are some long straights and several

different types of corners. There are fast corners, slow corners and chicanes. We need to keep having good finishes to stay in the championship race. We're in second now, and I feel that we have a chance to win it...But a couple of wins would make it much easier."

Scott Dixon - No. 44 Target Toyota/Lola/Bridgestone

"Montreal is a great city. It's clean and the people are super-nice. It's going to be an exciting weekend, that's for sure. If it's anything like the other Canadian races, there's no doubt that it will be a huge success. I like racing on new tracks because it's a new challenge to me. I never shy away from a challenge. Last week, we qualified 5th and I felt like we had a really strong car. We were running times consistent with the leaders, when I had a problem with the rear brakes. Hopefully, our luck will come together this weekend and we can have a shot to win it."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Scott Dixon , Kenny Brack , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing