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Klein to Test Andretti Green IndyCar Series Machine Monday at Historic Milwaukee Oval INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 7, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing Indy Pro Series driver Jonathan Klein will test one of Andretti Green Racing's IndyCar Series cars ...

Klein to Test Andretti Green IndyCar Series Machine Monday at Historic Milwaukee Oval

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 7, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing Indy Pro Series driver Jonathan Klein will test one of Andretti Green Racing's IndyCar Series cars Monday at The Milwaukee Mile.

The test, which is anticipated to last for half of Monday's test session, is a result of a new Indy Racing League program announced late last year allowing Indy Pro Series drivers to receive IndyCar Series testing time.

The program allows IndyCar Series teams that field full-time entries in the Indy Pro Series to earn a bonus test for their IndyCar Series program after every four races - up to six extra test days for a two-car effort. Andretti Green fields entries for Klein and teammate Jaime Camara through a collaborative effort with Sam Schmidt Motorsports.

Klein, who ranks third in the Indy Pro Series standings this year, will share time with Klein Tools/Canadian Club driver Dario Franchitti in an Andretti Green Racing Honda-powered Dallara on Monday. Andretti Green rookie Marco Andretti will also test that same day behind the wheel of the #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone.

Both the Indy Pro Series and IndyCar Series are slated to race at Milwaukee later this month with the Pro Series event scheduled for July 22 and the IndyCar Series event on July 23.

Jonathan Klein, #27 Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging & Design Dallara/Firestone:
"This will be my first time in an IndyCar, so I'm excited, for sure. We're just going to go through a conservative plan. I'm only going to do what they ask me to do, start learning, gain experience and just have fun. I never figured I'd get to drive an IndyCar this soon. This is obviously a really good thing and a positive step.

"I'm looking forward to the horsepower, although Milwaukee won't be the best place to feel that because it is such a tight track. We'll spend most of our effort tuning on the car's setup and balance. But, I like running at Milwaukee. It's a fun racetrack. I like the small ovals because you have to drive the car. Small ovals are a great equalizer."

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Sam Schmidt , Marco Andretti , Jonathan Klein