IRL: Michigan: Kelley Racing Friday report

Brooklyn, MI (July 30, 2004)---Kelley Racing and Scott Sharp returned to the track today in a practice session for the Michigan Indy 400. Sharp and the Delphi crew ran in two practice sessions and mainly worked on their race set-up for Sunday.

Brooklyn, MI (July 30, 2004)---Kelley Racing and Scott Sharp returned to the track today in a practice session for the Michigan Indy 400. Sharp and the Delphi crew ran in two practice sessions and mainly worked on their race set-up for Sunday. Sharp turned a fast lap of 211.773 mph good for 20th on the day. Practice for the Michigan Indy 400 will resume tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. with qualifying set to begin at 11:00 a.m. Sunday's 200-lap event is scheduled for a 3:25 p.m. green flag (local time) and will be televised live on ABC.

Scott Sharp -- #8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone--Quote

"Today was really not a bad day. We worked on the race car the whole day. In our present situation we knew we weren't going to be at the top of the charts plus we've been carrying a lot of fuel in practice. But I feel like we have a good race car that can draft pretty well and hopefully by spending our time today it sets us up to have a good race car on Sunday and then we don't have as much to do late tomorrow afternoon."

Practice Session Results
Speed: 211.773 mph
Time: 33.978 seconds
Position: 20th

Fast Facts

*The Michigan Indy 400 will be Sharp's 92nd career start, his 84th consecutive IRL IndyCar start--an IndyCar record-- and his seventh season with Kelley Racing.

* Michigan Record--In 2003 Sharp started 10th and finished fourth and in 2002, he started 16th and finished ninth

*Sharp is currently in 15th place in the IndyCar Series points standings with 155 points.

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

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