Who: Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh What: Bombardier Learjet 500, Round 6 of the 2009 IndyCar Series Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas When: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 9:40...
Who: Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco
Andretti and Hideki Mutoh
What: Bombardier Learjet 500, Round 6 of the 2009 IndyCar Series
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
When: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 9:40 p.m. (EDT)
Television: Versus, Saturday, June 6, 2009, 9 p.m. (EDT)
Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Danica Patrick Facts:
-Patrick is coming off of a fifth-place finish at The Milwaukee Mile, her fourth top-five finish so far this season.
-Patrick finished third at the 2009 Indianapolis 500, her highest career finish in that event.
-Patrick is currently fourth in the championship points 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 Bombardier Learjet 500: "I think we are ready and confident for the race this weekend in Texas. We have had a great season so far and hope to keep the momentum going. Our goal is to continue to have strong finishes and keep gaining as many points as possible each weekend for the championship."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Tony Kanaan Facts:
-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 points 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 Bombardier Learjet 500: "The past couple races has been tough for me and the 7-Eleven guys, so I'm hoping we can turn the situation around at the Texas Motor Speedway. The track has always been good to me and it will be a '7-Eleven home race' for us so I hope we can bring home a victory."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Marco Andretti Facts:
-Andretti is currently ninth in the championship points 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 drove to a sixth-place result in the 2009 Road Runner Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway.
-Andretti finished the 2008 IndyCar Series season seventh in point standings with 363 points.
Marco Andretti on the Bombardier Learjet 500: "Texas is always a great race and I'm looking forward to going back. I think we've learned some things on the last two oval events that will benefit the #26 car this weekend. We were running great in Texas last year and were really moving through traffic until the wreck, so I'm eager to return and this time hopefully have a strong finish for Team Venom Energy."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Hideki Mutoh Facts:
-Mutoh is currently 12th 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 heads to Texas riding a string of three-straight top-10 finishes.
-Mutoh captured the 2008 Bombardier Learjet Rookie of the Year award by finishing 10th in the IndyCar Series championship.
Hideki Mutoh on the Bombardier Learjet 500: "I had a pretty good race in Texas last year, so I am looking forward to this weekend's race. It will be the first night race this year so I think it's going to be a nice change of pace for us. I finished sixth last year, but I hope the #27 car make it into the top-five come checkered flag on Saturday."