CHAMPCAR/CART: Vancouver: Team Target 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 five top-5 starts this year, four of them coming on road courses.

Currently stands 6th in points.

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

Junqueira has qualified no worse than 8th in all 7 races so far this year.

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.

His 8th place start last week was the lowest of the season.

Currently stands 2nd in points.

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

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 finished in the top-10 in 7 of 9 races.

Currently stands 8th in points.

Team Target

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

Team Target has recorded a podium finish in 4 of the last 5 races.

Team Target has captured 38 career victories.

Team Target has scored at least one championship point in 19 of the last 20 races, including 13 in a row.

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 34 of the 121 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 $10,350.

QUOTES:

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

"Vancouver is a nice place to visit and to race. The fans are very enthusiastic about our sport and are also very knowledgeable. I really like the track there. It has some long straights which allows for some passing. The Target team is very pumped up about going to Vancouver. We have had a couple of strong results over the last two races and the team has a lot of confidence right now. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going this weekend up in Vancouver."

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

"I really like racing up in Canada. The fans are great! It's great to have that kind of support. We had some bad luck in Cleveland when we lost an engine. That's pretty rare with our Toyota engines. Hopefully, we won't have to worry about that for the rest of the season. At least Cristiano had some problems also, and we were able to stay in the points race. We have a bunch of races left and I think we still have time to challenge for the championship."

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

"What a beautiful place Vancouver is. I always like going up there for this race. It's a super nice city with great people. With each week that passes, our team gets better and better. A lot of it is chemistry. We learn more about each other and what I like with the car. That helps us to unload with a better setup on the car. Last week, we had a fast race car, but a driveshaft broke on our first pit stop. I think that we could have had a top-5 finish if that didn't happen. I'm excited about this weekend. Hopefully, we can have another strong result and maybe get our first win of the season."

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