Bruno Junqueira And Memo Gidley, Team Target Pre-Race Fact Sheet/News: Portland What: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 - Round seven of the 21-race CART FedEx Championship Series. When: Sunday, June 24. Broadcast: 4 p.m. Eastern, live on ...
Bruno Junqueira And Memo Gidley, Team Target
Pre-Race Fact Sheet/News: Portland
What: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 - Round seven of the 21-race CART FedEx Championship Series.
When: Sunday, June 24. Broadcast: 4 p.m. Eastern, live on ESPN. Broadcast live on CART Radio Network affiliates. Coverage of practice, qualifying and the race is also live on CART.com. Qualifying --- Saturday, June 23. Practice - Friday, June 22.
Where: The 1.969-mile permanent road course in Portland, Ore.
History: Since 1995, Team Target has recorded four podium finishes, two victories (Zanardi '96, '98) and two poles (Zanardi '96, Montoya '99). From 1996 to 1999, Team Target led 190 of 372 laps at Portland.
Including the Indy 500, Bruno Junqueira has finished in the top 10 four times this season (ninth at Long Beach, seventh at Nazareth, fifth at Indy and fourth at Milwaukee).
Bruno Junqueira claimed the first pole position of his young, six-race CART career on May 6 at Nazareth and started second last week in Detroit.
Junqueira ranks 12th in the 2001 CART point standings, 51 points behind leader Kenny Brack.
Junqueira's top finish is fourth at the Milwaukee Mile on June 6.
Junqueira placed fifth in this year's Indy 500, his first-ever race on the famed 2.5-mile oval.
Memo Gidley will pilot the No. 12 Target Toyota-Lola in place of Nicolas Minassian this weekend.
Gidley has competed in 22 CART FedEx Series events over the past two years with his career-best sixth-place finish coming at Road America in 2000, while driving for Della Penna Motorsports.
Junqueira and Gidley replace Juan Montoya, the 1999 CART champion, and Vasser, the 1996 CART champion.
Junqueira claimed the 2000 European F3000 Series championship, earning four victories.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing won 34 of the 96 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 32 of the 97 pole positions since 1996.
For the fifth consecutive season, Target Chip Ganassi Racing will raise money for Target House at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by donating $5,000 for victory, $1,000 for each pole position and $25 for each lap led. The team has donated more than $230,000 since 1997. This year the team has donated $1,325 to Target House.