IRL: Fifth in points: Sam Hornish Jr.

PERSONAL: Driver: Sam Hornish Jr. Car: No. 4 Pennzoil Panther Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone Hometown: Defiance, Ohio Residence: Defiance, Ohio Marital Status: Engaged (Crystal) 2003 SEASON: Points: 398 (41 behind leader Helio ...

PERSONAL:

Driver:
Sam Hornish Jr.

Car:
No. 4 Pennzoil Panther Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone

Hometown:
Defiance, Ohio

Residence:
Defiance, Ohio

Marital Status:
Engaged (Crystal)

2003 SEASON:

Points:
398 (41 behind leader Helio Castroneves)

Place:
5th

Races:
14

Wins:
2 (Kentucky, Chicagoland) (tied for second)

Top fives:
6 (fifth)

Top 10s:
10 (tied for third)

MBNA Poles:
1 (Kentucky)

Laps Led:
351 (fourth)

Laps Completed:
2,634 out of 2,856 (sixth)

Running at the finish:
11 (tied for fourth)

Earnings:
$1,183,865 (fifth)

Races in points lead:
0

CAREER:

IndyCar Series championships:
2 (2001, 2002)

IndyCar Series wins:
10 (Record)

IndyCar Series laps led:
1,807 (Record)

IndyCar Series starts:
50

IndyCar Series earnings:
$6,653,455

Indianapolis 500 victories:
0

Other championships:
Karting (1994, 1995)

QUOTE:

SAM HORNISH JR.:

"We would have been better off if we had the Chevy we are using now, but you have to play the cards you are dealt. We have used it in four races and have two wins and two seconds. If we finished the three races we didn't finish, we would be leading the point standings. Last year, we knew we had to finish races and put points on the board. Now, we know we can win races and take chances. It is going to be very exciting coming into the final races."

For information about Hornish's experience at California Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, please log onto www.indycarseries.com.

INDYCAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS:
1. Helio Castroneves 439
2. Scott Dixon 427
3. Tony Kanaan 425
4. Gil de Ferran 422
5. Sam Hornish Jr. 398

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Sam Hornish Jr.