IRL: Kentucky: Kelley Racing preview

Kelley Racing Fast Facts * This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing. * Kelley Racing drivers have made 164 starts, scored nine victories and eight poles in IRL career competition. Scott Sharp, No. 8 ...

Kelley Racing Fast Facts

* This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing.

* Kelley Racing drivers have made 164 starts, scored nine victories and eight poles in IRL career competition.

Scott Sharp, No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone---Fast Facts and Quote

Fast Facts

* The Belterra Casino Indy 300 will be Sharp's 93rd career start, his 85th consecutive IRL IndyCar start--an IndyCar record-- and his seventh season with Kelley Racing.

* Kentucky Record--In 2003 Sharp started 18th and finished 13th while in 2002, Sharp started 21st and finished fourth. In 2001, he started from the pole and led 105 laps en-route to a second place finish while in 2000, he started 18th and finished 24th due to an engine problem on lap 16.

* Sharp is currently in 14th place in the IndyCar Series points standings with 177 points.

* Sharp's victory in April 2003 at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan was his eighth career victory.

Quote on the Belterra Casino Indy 300

"It's always thrilling for me to go back to Kentucky! I like the track and the Delphi team has done well there in the past. Each year, the fans turn out in great numbers to see a very competitive, side-by-side race! The Kentucky track has a lot of similarities to some of our other 1.5-mile tracks, but the surface is a bit rougher and getting the car to work well over the bumps becomes an exciting challenge! "

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