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Oriol Servia finished ninth in his inaugural IndyCar Series season with 358 points, just 21 points out of sixth place. Servia scored seven top-10 finishes (five on road/street circuits) including five top-five showings (season high fourth at...

Oriol Servia finished ninth in his inaugural IndyCar Series season with 358 points, just 21 points out of sixth place. Servia scored seven top-10 finishes (five on road/street circuits) including five top-five showings (season high fourth at Detroit and fifth's at Long Beach, Richmond, Mid-Ohio and Edmonton). Servia was the best of the drivers transitioning from Champ Car to the IndyCar Series this year, especially on ovals. He tied for the best finish on an oval of any transition driver, fifth in Richmond, and had the best finish of the transition drivers on five of the ten ovals, Homestead, Indy, Milwaukee, Richmond and Kentucky.

*The Nikon Indy 300 will be Servia's 143rd career start, 107th on a road/street circuit, 34th for the team, 18th in the IndyCar Series.

*This will be Servia's ninth start at Surfers Paradise. In the eight previous races at Surfers, Servia has qualified in the top-10 five times including the top- five twice and the pole in 2005. He has finished in the top-10 twice with a best finish of fifth in 2005.

Will Power finished 12th in his inaugural IndyCar Series season with 331 points and third in the Bombardier Learjet Rookie of the Year race 15 points behind Hideki Mutoh, who finished 10th in the standings. He earned sixth top-10 finishes of the season (four on road/street circuits including three top-five showings (win in Long Beach, fourth in Mid-Ohio and fifth on the oval in Chicago) with one victory. Power was third highest in the standings of the drivers transitioning from Champ Car to the IndyCar Series. He tied for the best finish on an oval of any transition driver when he earned a oval career high fifth at Chicago. He had the highest oval finish of any transition driver twice in 10 oval races, the fifth in Chicago and a ninth at Iowa, and the second highest three times, Indy, Texas and Nashville.

*This is Power's fourth season (three in Champ Car - 2005-2007, two full seasons plus two races in 2005), first in the IndyCar Series and first with KV Racing Technology.

*The Nikon Indy 300 will be Power's 48th career start, 37th on a road/street course, 18th in the IndyCar Series, 18th with KV Racing Technology.

*This will be Power's third start at Surfers Paradise. In both his two previous races at Surfers, Power has qualified on pole.

-credit: kvr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Oriol Servia , Will Power , Hideki Mutoh
Teams KV Racing Technology