Kentucky: Round 13 preview

FAST FACTS Kentucky 100 Date / Time 9:15 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Aug. 9 Track Kentucky Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Distance 67 laps/100 miles TV ESPN2 (Taped) 2 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 14 Radio IMS Radio Network 2007...

FAST FACTS

Kentucky 100

Date / Time
9:15 p.m. (EDT)
Saturday, Aug. 9

Track
Kentucky Speedway
(1.5-mile oval)

Distance
67 laps/100 miles

TV
ESPN2 (Taped)
2 p.m. (EDT)
Aug. 14

Radio
IMS Radio Network

2007 Winner
Hideki Mutoh

2007 Polesitter
Hideki Mutoh

Kentucky 100 Race Notes:

Familiar names race in Kentucky

The Kentucky 100 entry list features several drivers hoping to emulate their family's success in open-wheel racing

* Richard Antinucci, the nephew of 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever Jr., drives the No. 7 Lucas Oil/Sam Schmidt Motorsports car. The defending race winner at Mid-Ohio will attempt to maintain his series points lead at Mid-Ohio.

* Sean Guthrie, driver of the No. 4 Carcrafters Guthrie Racing car, is the son of three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Jim Guthrie. Guthrie will make his second start at Mid-Ohio this weekend in search of his first win.

* Arie Luyendyk Jr., driver of the No. 26 Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing car, also seeks his first win at Mid-Ohio. The second-generation driver, who makes his first start at Mid-Ohio, is the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk.

Season To Date:

* A record-tying seven drivers have won races this year - Dillon Battistini, Raphael Matos, Richard Antinucci, J.R. Hildebrand, Bobby Wilson, Ana Beatriz and James Davison. Battistini and Matos have the most wins with three (Homestead, Indianapolis and Iowa). Antinucci is the only other multiple winner with two wins.

* A record-tying six drivers have won the SWE Pole Award this season - Raphael Matos, Dillon Battistini, Pablo Donoso, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Franck Perera and James Davison. Matos is the only driver to win more than one pole (Homestead, St. Pete and Mid-Ohio).

* Richard Antinucci has finished on the podium in seven of the 12 races this season. He won St. Petersburg 2 and Watkins Glen 2 and finished second at Homestead, St. Petersburg 1, Indianapolis and Watkins Glen 1. Antinucci was third at Mid-Ohio #1.

Milestones:

* Arie Luyendyk Jr. will attempt to make his 59th Firestone Indy Lights start at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, which would extend his series record.

* Bobby Wilson will attempt to make his 41st consecutive start, which is second on the all-time list. Jaime Camara holds the series record with 42 consecutive starts from 2005-2007.

* Raphael Matos moved into a tie with Wade Cunningham for fifth on the Firestone Indy Lights all-time win list with his victory at Mid-Ohio.

* James Davison claimed Sam Schmidt Motorsports 26th Firestone Indy Lights victory at Mid-Ohio, extending the team's series record for wins by a team.

Schedule (local time):

Aug. 8
10-11 a.m. - Firestone Indy Lights practice
1:15-2:15 p.m. - Firestone Indy Lights practice (two groups)
5 p.m. - SWE Pole Qualifying

Aug. 9

5:30 p.m. - Meijer Indy 300 pre-race
6:30 p.m. - Meijer Indy 300 (200 laps/300 miles)

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Arie Luyendyk , Jim Guthrie , Sam Schmidt , Richard Antinucci , Pablo Donoso , Wade Cunningham , Jaime Camara , James Davison , Bobby Wilson , Sean Guthrie , J.R. Hildebrand , Hideki Mutoh , Ana Beatriz , Dillon Battistini , Franck Perera , Arie Luyendyk Jr.