IRL: Indy 500: Scott Sharp Carb Day report

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Scott Sharp - #8 Delphi Dallara /Honda/Firestone -- Starting 8th : "I am really pleased with our Carb Day performance. It was a bit of a crapshoot with the [weather] condition change, and there is going to be another condition change for the race. We made a few subtle changes in the pits, but everything was very minor. I really feel like we have a great car. We'll keep our fingers crossed and hope we can make whatever subtle changes we need for race day conditions, and I think we will be in good shape."

Scott Sharp Fast Facts:

* This will be his 12th Indianapolis 500

* Qualified in the middle of the Third Row in eighth position with a four-lap average of 225.231 mph

* Has started on the Front Row twice, capturing the 2001 MBNA Pole and qualifying third last year

* Claimed his best result in the Indy 500 last year, finishing seventh

* Is in his 11th year of IndyCar Series competition and is the only driver to have contested 10 full seasons since the inception of the IRL

* Is the 1996 IndyCar Series Co-Champion

* Finished fifth in the championship last year, and claimed his ninth IndyCar Series career win with his victory at Kentucky

* Has made a record 118 IndyCar Series career starts and record 110 consecutive starts

* Currently sits 11th in the point standings, one point shy of the top 10, following a DNF in Motegi -- his first since June of 2005

* IndyCar Series career record includes nine wins, five pole positions and 33 top-five finishes

* Is a former two-time SCCA Trans -Am Champion and three-time SCCA National Champion

* 38 years old from Norwalk, Connecticut

* Currently resides in Jupiter, Florida, with wife Kim, daughter Brianna (10) and son Jackson (7)

* Father is six-time national SCCA champion Bob Sharp

* Father-in-law is Trans-Am legend Greg Pickett


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Greg Pickett , Bob Sharp