KV Racing Technology drivers Tony Kanaan, Rubens Barrichello and E. J. Viso will contest just their second oval race of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season when they compete in the Firestone 550, June 8-9 on the 1.5-mile D-shaped Texas Motor Speedway oval in Ft. Worth, Texas.
RUBENS BARRICHELLO, NO. 8 BMC/EMBRASE KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET AND RYAN BRISCOE, NO. 2 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, met with member of the media at Texas Motor Speedway to discuss preparations for Saturday’s running of the Firestone 500 for the IZOD IndyCar Series. Quotes from press conference:
For nearly a decade, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards qualifying record had stood without a true challenge at Pocono Raceway. New pavement on the 2.5-mile surface, though, ended that run this afternoon.
Minneapolis-based Target celebrates its 23rd anniversary in motorsports with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2012. Since its formation, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) has amassed 88 victories and nine titles (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), including four Indianapolis 500 victories (2000, 2008, 2010, 2012).
“Racing at the Texas Motor Speedway is always a great show. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team is looking forward to some great side-by-side racing. Charlie has had three top-10 finishes in the last three events and we are getting close to a win. The track at Texas Motor Speedway is a great place to showcase the Honda V6 Twin-Turbo.”
“The Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing team is looking forward to being back in Texas. We’ve had a really goodrace car these past couple races but just haven’t been able to show that in the results. At some point we’re going to break through that, so we’re looking to go there and get some points. "
After two straight races that saw Team Penske finish outside of the top three, a trip to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) is just what the doctor ordered. Team Penske has seven IZOD IndyCar Series wins in its history of racing at Texas Motor Speedway.