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FAST FACTS Carneros 100 & Valley of the Moon 100 Date / Time Carneros 100 2:45 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Aug 23 Valley of the Moon 100 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, Aug. 24 Track Infineon Raceway (12-turn, 2.245-mile road ...

FAST FACTS

Carneros 100 & Valley of the Moon 100

Date / Time

Carneros 100
2:45 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Aug 23

Valley of the Moon 100
2:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, Aug. 24

Track
Infineon Raceway (12-turn, 2.245-mile road course)

Distance
30 laps/69 miles

TV
ESPN2 (Taped) 5 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 27

Radio
IMS Radio Network

2007 Winner
Alex Lloyd (Carneros 100)
Richard Antinucci (Valley of the Moon 100)

2007 Polesitter
Richard Antinucci

Carneros 100 and Valley of the Moon 100 Race Notes

Familiar names race in Kentucky

The Carneros 100 and Valley of the Moon 100 entry list features several drivers hoping to emulate their family's success in open-wheel racing

* Richard Antinucci, the nephew of 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever Jr., drives the No. 7 Lucas Oil/Sam Schmidt Motorsports car. The defending Valley of the Moon 100 race winner at Infineon will attempt to maintain his series points lead at Infineon Raceway.

* Sean Guthrie, driver of the No. 4 Carcrafters Guthrie Racing car, is the son of three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Jim Guthrie. Guthrie will make his third and fourth start at Infineon this weekend in search of his first win.

* Arie Luyendyk Jr., driver of the No. 26 Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing car, also seeks his first win at Infineon Raceway. The second-generation driver, who makes his first start at Infineon Raceway, is the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk.

Season To Date

* A record-tying seven drivers have won races this year - Dillon Battistini, Raphael Matos, Richard Antinucci, J.R. Hildebrand, Bobby Wilson, Ana Beatriz and James Davison.Battistini has the most wins with four (Homestead, Indianapolis, Iowa and Kentucky). Matos (three) and Antinucci (two) are the only other drivers with multiple wins.

* A record-tying six drivers have won the SWE Pole Award this season - Raphael Matos, Dillon Battistini, Pablo Donoso, Arie Luyendyk Jr.., Franck Perera and James Davison. Matos is the only driver to win more than one pole (Homestead, St. Pete, Mid-Ohio and Kentucky).

* Richard Antinucci has finished on the podium in seven of the 13 races this season. He won St. Petersburg 2 and Watkins Glen 2 and finished second at Homestead, St. Petersburg 1, Indianapolis and Watkins Glen 1. Antinucci was third at Mid-Ohio #1.

Milestones

* Arie Luyendyk Jr. will attempt to make his 60th and 61st Firestone Indy Lights start at Infineon Raceway, which would extend his series record.

* Bobby Wilson will attempt to make his 42nd and 43rd consecutive start, which would break Jaime Camara's series record of 42 consecutive starts from 2005-2007.

* Dillon Battistini moved into a tie with A.J. Foyt IV and Richard Antinucci for seventh on the all-time wins list with his fourth career win at Kentucky Speedway.

Schedule (local time):

Aug. 22
10-10:45 a.m. - Firestone Indy Lights practice
1:45-2:30 p.m. - SWE Pole Qualifying

Aug. 23
9-9:15 a.m. - Firestone Indy Lights warm-up
11:15 a.m. - Carneros 100 pre-race
11:45 a.m. - Carneros 100 (30 laps/67.35 miles)

Aug. 24
11 a.m. - Valley of the Moon 100 pre-race
11:30 a.m. - Valley of the Moon 100 (30 laps/67.35 miles)

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Arie Luyendyk , Jim Guthrie , A.J. Foyt IV , Sam Schmidt , Richard Antinucci , Alex Lloyd , Pablo Donoso , Jaime Camara , James Davison , Bobby Wilson , Sean Guthrie , J.R. Hildebrand , Ana Beatriz , Dillon Battistini , Franck Perera , Arie Luyendyk Jr.