Texas starting lineup

CROWN ROYAL IROC Race Two Texas Motor Speedway, Friday April 15 The following is the Crown Royal IROC starting lineup for Friday's 67-lap, 100.5-mile race. The start time is 6:00 p.m. Central Time and will be broadcast by Speed Channel at 8:00...

CROWN ROYAL IROC Race Two Texas Motor Speedway, Friday April 15

The following is the Crown Royal IROC starting lineup for Friday's 67-lap, 100.5-mile race. The start time is 6:00 p.m. Central Time and will be broadcast by Speed Channel at 8:00 p.m. ET. Starting positions for race two are determined by inverting the order of finish from race one (Daytona).

<pre> 1st Sebastien Bourdais (#2 Yellow) Tampa Bay, Fla. Champ Car World Series 2nd Steve Kinser (#11 Green) Bloomington, Ind. World of Outlaws 3rd Scott Pruett (#01 Gold) McMinnville, Ore. Grand American Road Racing 4th Kurt Busch (#97 Red) Charlotte, N.C. NASCAR Nextel Cup 5th Helio Castroneves (#03 Day Glow) Miami, Fla. IRL IndyCar Series 6th Danny Lasoski (#20 Orange) Higginsville, Mo. World of Outlaws 7th Max Papis (#16 Magenta) Miami, Fla. Grand American Road Racing 8th Buddy Rice (#15 Burgundy) Phoenix, Ariz. IRL IndyCar Series 9th Matt Kenseth (#17 Purple) Mooresville, N.C. NASCAR Nextel Cup 10th Bobby Hamilton (#4 Dark Blue) Mt. Juliet, Tenn. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 11th Martin Truex Jr. (#8 Black) Mayetta, N.J. NASCAR Busch Series 12th Mark Martin (#6 Lt. Blue) Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR Nextel Cup

</pre> Crown Royal IROC Driver Max Papis Quote "It feels like two completely different race tracks going from an Indy Car to a stock car here in Texas. The biggest learning curve for the open wheel guys is learning to close the distance between cars. When you're running with the open wheel guys they don't get quite as close as the IROC test drivers with their NASCAR experience, they're right on your bumper, which makes the car feel different. So, still a lot to learn and it's going to be a very different track than Daytona. I feel patience is going to pay off, but you also have to be aggressive, so it's also going to be about striking a balance between the two."

IROC is auto racing's All-Star Game. It is an invitational auto racing series that matches 12 drivers from different disciplines of auto racing in equally prepared cars. The Series consists of four 100-mile races with points awarded for finishing positions. At the end of the fourth race, points are tallied and a champion of champions is named.

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Series IROC
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Matt Kenseth , Kurt Busch , Helio Castroneves , Max Papis , Scott Pruett , Danny Lasoski , Sébastien Bourdais , Steve Kinser , Buddy Rice , Martin Truex Jr. , Mark Martin