Driver: Danica Patrick Car: ...
Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Danica Patrick Facts: -Patrick has five 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 Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen: "Personally I think I have gotten stronger on the road courses over time. We tested at The Glen a few weeks ago, and overall it was a successful test. Track position is key on any road course, so qualifying is going to be very important. I know the Boost Mobile/Motorola car is ready for the challenge and I hope we have another strong finish this weekend."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Tony Kanaan Facts: -Kanaan is currently seventh in the championship
-Kanaan captured his first podium finish in 2009 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a third-place finish.-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 Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen: "It's been a while since we raced on a road course so it is nice to race on the road course again. I had a podium (3rd) finish at Watkins Glen last year so I hope we will do well there again. It would be a good chance to get the first win for the team this year."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Marco Andretti Facts:
-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 Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen: "The #26 car ran well at The Glen last year and I'm looking forward to returning this weekend. I think as a team AGR has learned a lot about our road course package this season; we left Long Beach with good information and were able to test there (Watkins Glen) a couple weeks ago. For me, this is as close to a home town race as it gets. It's great to have the fan support and to have so many friends at the track. I'm hoping the fans and friends get to see a strong finish for the Venom boys."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Hideki Mutoh Facts:
-Mutoh finished fourth at the SunTrust Indy Challenge last weekend and third at Iowa the weekend before.
-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 Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen: "We have had strong finishes the past two races and I hope to keep the trend going until the end of the season. I finished ninth last year at Watkins Glen International, so I definitely would like to have a better finish this weekend. I'm very thankful for the Formula Dream team, they have been working so hard and continue to give me a great car each weekend. So, I hope to do well and get our first win this weekend."