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KELLEY RACING FIGHTS FOR TOP TEN FINISHES LONGHORN 500K presented by MCI WorldCom Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Race Report -- Saturday, June 12, 1999 Kelley Racing drivers Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp struggled throughout most of...

KELLEY RACING FIGHTS FOR TOP TEN FINISHES

LONGHORN 500K presented by MCI WorldCom Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Race Report -- Saturday, June 12, 1999

Kelley Racing drivers Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp struggled throughout most of the evening at the Texas Motor Speedway to finish the Longhorn 500K in eighth and tenth place. Dismore, who started the race from the pole position in the #28 MCI WorldCom car, had an average lap speed of 148.721 mph and is now currently third in the Pep Boys Indy Racing League Championship standings with total of 97 points. Sharp, piloting the #8 Delphi Automotive Systems car, had an average lap speed of 147.273 mph and is sixth overall in the points championship with a total of 85.

#8 Scott Sharp, Delphi Automotive Systems car (finished in 10th place): " Under the race conditions tonight, our set-up was very hard on the tires. Because of the tire problems, we purposely backed off on the speed just to make sure we were safe out on the track. This loss of speed made for us to drop positions in the field. I'm extremely disappointed, but that's the way it goes. We picked a few more points up in the championship, so I'm pleased about that. We need to turn our focus to the Pikes Peak race and strive to do

well."

#28 Mark Dismore, MCI WorldCom car (finished in 8th place): "We had issues we couldn't control tonight during the race. Our race set-up tonight gave us tire problems, and I'm disappointed because the car was great. We gained a few points in the championship, but I really wanted to try to have a top five finish tonight. My crew guys worked hard all weekend long. We won the pole on Thursday night, and I wanted to finish off on a high note."

Next action for Kelley Racing will be the Radisson 200 at Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs scheduled for Sunday, June 27.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore