CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Target Vancouver fast facts

What: Molson Indy Vancouver - Round 14 of the 21-race CART FedEx Championship Series. When: Sunday, Sept. 2. Broadcast: 6 p.m. Eastern, live on ESPN2. Broadcast live on CART Radio Network affiliates. Coverage of practice, qualifying and the race...

What: Molson Indy Vancouver - Round 14 of the 21-race CART FedEx Championship Series.

When: Sunday, Sept. 2. Broadcast: 6 p.m. Eastern, live on ESPN2. Broadcast live on CART Radio Network affiliates. Coverage of practice, qualifying and the race is also live on CART.com. Qualifying --- Saturday, Sept. 1. Practice - Friday, August 31.

Where: The 1.781-mile temporary street course in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

History: Since 1994, Team Target has qualified fifth at Vancouver, including three poles (Alex Zanardi '96, '97, Juan Montoya '99). Since 1996, a Team Target driver has finished seventh or better. In 1999, Montoya recorded his third straight victory of the season in Vancouver.

Fast Facts:

Bruno Junqueira scored his first CART series victory at Elkhart Lake on August 19. This was also the first victory of the season for Team Target.

Junqueira's victory at Elkhart Lake was the 38th career victory for Team Target.

Team Target has scored 16 back-to-back victories.

Memo Gidley's second-place finish at Cleveland on July 1 was his career-best finish.

Gidley led nine laps at the July 29 Target Grand Prix, bringing his total laps led to 134 in six races, which places him fifth in laps led for the season.

Gidley's fifth-place finish at the Target Grand Prix was his second top-five finish of the year.

Including the Indy 500, Bruno Junqueira has finished in the top 10 six times this season (ninth at Long Beach, seventh at Nazareth, fifth at Indy, fourth at Milwaukee, ninth at Michigan and first at Elkhart Lake).

Junqueira claimed the first pole position of his CART career in his third race on May 6 at Nazareth.

Junqueira placed fifth in this year's Indy 500, his first-ever race on the famed 2.5-mile oval.

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 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 32 of the 104 pole positions since 1996.

For the fifth 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 $230,000 since 1997. So far this year, the team has donated $9,900.

-TTCG

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Memo Gidley , Bruno Junqueira , Alex Zanardi , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing