PRUETT SET TO PUT THE WRAPS ON 2005 IROC CAMPAIGN IN ATLANTA INDIANAPOLIS (October 26, 2005) -- CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates pilot and defending Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype champion Scott Pruett will pit his ...
PRUETT SET TO PUT THE WRAPS ON 2005 IROC CAMPAIGN IN ATLANTA
INDIANAPOLIS (October 26, 2005) -- CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates pilot and defending Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype champion Scott Pruett will pit his no.01 Gold IROC machine against 11 others representing the sports car, open wheel, stock car and sprint car ranks for the final time this weekend when the Crown Royal IROC Series invades Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Pruett, a two-time IROC racewinner, will contest the fourth and final IROC race of 2005 over 100.5-miles (67-laps) Saturday night around Atlanta's high-speed 1.54-mile quad-oval. Although the California native comes to Georgia with 31 career starts on his IROC resume, this will be his first series start at the majestic structure situated 25 miles south of Atlanta in nearby Hampton.
"It hasn't been the prettiest of IROC seasons for me this year," joked Pruett, who will start Saturday's race on pole position based on the inversion of season point standings. "We were caught up in some unfortunate events in the first few races, so I was just happy to finish the last race in Richmond. But the series is great, and I have so many fond memories of these ultra-competitive races. I'm looking forward to representing Chip Ganassi Racing and the Rolex Series again this weekend. There's one race left to win this year, and hopefully we can be the one's to win it!"
Tune in Saturday, October 29th at 1:30 pm ET on SPEED Channel to watch CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Pruett vie for a third career IROC win in the season finale of the 2005 Crown Royal IROC Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Scott Pruett IROC History
Scott Pruett is no stranger to the Crown Royal IROC Series with 31 career appearances under his belt (1987-'96,'05) and having represented the likes of IMSA, SCCA, CART and Grand American. The California native has two career wins to his credit after taking the checkers at Riverside International Raceway in 1988 and pacing the 1991 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. He has one pole at Talladega (1992), eight top-three finishes, 15 top-fives, four front-row starts and 51 laps led. His average IROC starting and finishing position is sixth, and he's collected 323 total points and earned $347,600 in prize money.
Chip Ganassi Racing IROC History
Last season, IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon represented Target Chip Ganassi Racing on the heels of his 2003 championship campaign, finishing 11th in the standings with 26 points. Other drivers to compete under the Chip Ganassi Racing banner through the years include CART Champions Jimmy Vasser (1997-98) and Alex Zanardi (1997), and Sterling Marlin (2002) who currently drives the #40 Coors Light Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup.
About CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Founded in 2004, Indianapolis-based CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates fields the no.01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class for American driver and defending Rolex Series Champion Scott Pruett, and Mexican pilot Luis Diaz.
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