Driver: Danica Patrick Car: ...
Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Danica Patrick Facts: -Patrick has four top-five finishes thus far in the
-Patrick finished third at the 2009 Indianapolis 500, her highest career finish in that event.
-Patrick is currently fifth in the championship point standings.
-Patrick won her first IndyCar Series race in 2008 at the Indy Japan 300.
-Patrick had three top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 2008 and finished sixth in the final IndyCar Series point standings.
Danica Patrick on the SunTrust Indy Challenge: "I had a strong car last year in Richmond. The track is a challenge, but I enjoy the track. The race is exciting and I think we give the fans a good show. I think the #7 will be competitive this weekend. We have been consistent this season, and consistency is what wins championships."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Tony Kanaan Facts:
-Kanaan started from the pole and won the 2008 SunTrust Indy Challenge.
-Captured his first podium finish in 2009 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a third-place finish.
-Kanaan is currently seventh in the championship point standings.
-Finished third in the 2008 IndyCar Series championship.
-Has led over 2,500 laps throughout his IndyCar Series career and won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship.
Tony Kanaan on the SunTrust Indy Challenge: "I won in Richmond last year, the Team 7-Eleven car was strong all weekend. We started from the pole and lead most of the race. It's always nice to go back to a track were you have a record of previous wins. It's almost been a year since I won the race so I hope we have a good weekend."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Marco Andretti Facts:
-Andretti started second in the 2008 SunTrust Challenge.
-Andretti is currently eighth in the championship point standings.
-Won his first career pole position when he claimed the pole at Milwaukee (2008), the same place where his father (Michael) recorded his first pole position.
-Andretti finished the 2008 IndyCar Series season seventh in point standings with 363 points.
Marco Andretti on the SunTrust Indy Challenge: "I'm looking forward to returning to Richmond this weekend. I think the #26 has some unfinished business there. We were really strong last year and we in a good position to win the race. Unfortunately we changed our strategy somewhere throughout the night and I think that costs us in the end. Hopefully we'll have better luck for Team Venom Energy this time around."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Hideki Mutoh Facts:
-Mutoh finished third at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 last weekend.
-Mutoh is currently 10th in the championship point standings.
-Mutoh posted a 10th place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was his second top 10 at the 500 in two career starts.
-Mutoh captured the 2008 Bombardier Learjet Rookie of the Year award by finishing 10th in the IndyCar Series championship.
Hideki Mutoh on the SunTrust Indy Challenge: "I was unable to finish the race last year in Richmond, but I hope to this time around. Tony won the race there last year and AGR has always been strong there. We had a great finish last weekend in Iowa so I hope we can keep the momentum going for the #27 car and have another a good result this weekend."