National Guard Panther Racing Team set to make a climb through IndyCar field tomorrow.
LEEDS, Alabama – National Guard Panther Racing driver JR Hildebrand will start tomorrow’s Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in the 24th position after IndyCar Series qualifications on Saturday.
Sunday will mark Panther’s fourth start on the 17-turn, 2.38-mile track at Barber Motorsports Park and its third with Hildebrand. Panther has completed 270 of a possible 270 laps at Barber the past three years with Hildebrand and Dan Wheldon.
Hildebrand’s fifth-placequalification effort last year was Panther’s best non-oval start since 2005 and the first time Hildebrand advanced to the Firestone Fast Six in qualifications.