IRL: Nazareth: Kelley Racing preview

Kelley Racing Fast Facts *This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing. *Kelley Racing drivers have made 166 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 166 starts, scored nine victories and eight poles in IRL career competition.

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

"Nazareth has been the classic bullring of IndyCars, especially before Richmond came on board. For us to win the race there a couple of years ago was a highlight for us. Being from Connecticut, it's my home track a little bit. I always have a lot of friends and family that come out. Now I'll have to find a new one, now that Nazareth is closing. It's a little bit of a bummer from that perspective, but we're looking forward to giving it a great race. As a team we've been struggling on the short ovals this year, so we're really hoping we can turn that around."

Fast Facts

*The Firestone Indy 225 will be Sharp's 95th career start, his 87th consecutive IRL IndyCar start--an IndyCar record-- and his seventh season with Kelley Racing.

* Nazareth Record--In 2003 Sharp started 16th and finished 12th while in 2002, Sharp scored a victory at the inaugural event after starting 11th.

*Sharp is currently in 14th place in the IndyCar Series points standings with 205 points.

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

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