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Dominguez's Debut Delayed, PCM Puts Final Touches on the ...

Dominguez's Debut Delayed, PCM Puts Final Touches on the #96 Visit Mexico City Car

Indianapolis, IN (May 4, 2008) - Just 14 days ago the PCM crew familiarized themselves for the first time with their #96 Visit Mexico City/Dallara. Since then the car has been stripped, painted, re-built before making the 3-day traverse across the country.

Mario Dominguez was scheduled to make his rookie debut today in orientation, but some last minute details kept the PCM squad from taking to the track for the first time. "Once we rolled through tech, three of the four wishbones on the car were deemed unusable by the series. These are suspension pieces that we received with our car and we were not aware these parts are no longer being used," said team owner, Tyler Tadevic. "The guys have been working hard, we're back to being rookies again. We disseminating tons of information trying to catch up and we'll make sure Mario gets through his orientation tomorrow."

For all of the latest news and results, please visit or Rookie orientation practice kicks off Sunday, May 4th and continues through Monday, May 5th. Practice for the entire field kicks off Tuesday, May 6th at noon.

Noteworthy: Five drivers from Mexico have previously competed at the Indy 500; Josele Garza, Bernard Jourdain, Michele Jourdain Jr, Hector Rebaque and most recently, Adrian Fernandez. Adrian Fernandez holds the highest finishing position by a Mexican driver in the History of the Indianapolis 500; he started sixth and finished seventh in 2004.

Eight rookies have won the Indy 500. This year, 13 rookies have entered.

-credit: pcm

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Mario Dominguez , Bernard Jourdain , Josele Garza