IRL: Texas: Sharp preview

Kelley Racing Fast Facts *This is the seventh season of IRL competition for Kelley Racing. *Kelley Racing drivers have made 158 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 158 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

*This will be Sharp's 13th start at Texas Motor Speedway, his 86th career start, his 78th consecutive IRL IndyCar start and his seventh season with Kelley Racing.

*In Spring 2003 at Texas, he started 12th and finished 16th after an accident.

*Sharp is currently in 12th place in the IndyCar Series standings with 78 points.

*Sharp won this event in 2000 and 2001 and he has also seven top-ten starts at Texas and five top-five finishes. In spring 2002 Sharp started 16th and finished 14th.

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

Quote on the Bombardier 500

"Texas is truly one of my favorite races. Eddie Gossage and his team have done a great job to provide our IndyCars with a track that defines IRL entertainment! Flat out at 210, 215 mph, two and three abreast all of the way around the track, sometimes five or six rows deep - is an unbelievable thrill for the fans and all of us drivers. Myself and the Delphi No. 8 team have had a lot of success at Texas and it's one of those races on our schedule where we really expect to run well and help get our season pointed in the right direction!"

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