BRYAN HERTA DELPHI INDY 300 PREVIEW

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Who: #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone driver Bryan Herta
What: Delphi Indy 300, Round 14 of the Indy Racing League? IndyCar? Series
Where: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.
When: Sunday, September 12, 2004
Television: ABC (Live), 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Bryan Herta on the Delphi Indy 300:
?This is an important race for our team. So many of our sponsors like XM Satellite Radio, Klein Tools and Forsythe have a large presence in Chicago, and we?d really like to go out there and compete for a victory. Last year we finished third by a few feet and we feel like it?s our turn to get into victory lane.?

Bryan Herta Facts
? Herta travels to Chicagoland ranked tenth in the IndyCar Series point standings. He is
only one point behind ninth-place driver, Darren Manning, and only 19 points from the sixth-place occupant, Sam Hornish Jr. ? Herta finished third in Chicagoland in 2003 in the closest 1-2-3 finish in IndyCar Series history. The margin between race winner Sam Hornish Jr. and Herta was .0100 of a second
? The driver of the XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone is coming off an eighth-place result in the Firestone Indy 225 ? his seventh top-10 result in the past eight races.
? The XM Satellite Radio crew has placed the race car in the top 10 on nine occasions in 2004. That total ties Herta for the fifth-most top-10 results in the IndyCar Series.
? Herta has scored three top-five finishes this season, including a pair of fourth-place finishes at Indianapolis (May 30) and at Richmond (June 26).
? Herta?s best start in the IndyCar Series came at Nashville Superspeedway (July 17) when he wheeled the #7 XM Satellite Radio entry from the inside of the second row.
? Herta has one IndyCar Series victory, which came at Kansas Speedway in 2003.
? Herta has three career major open-wheel racing wins and seven poles.

George Klotz, Team Manager, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone on the Delphi Indy 300:
?Last year we had a really good race in Chicago. We?re going into Chicago with basically the same set up that we left with last year and we?re looking for a good result. We?d like to get back up in the winner?s circle where we belong.?

IRL IndyCar? Series Records Set by Andretti Green Racing in 2004 ? AGR entries have won a record eight of 13 IndyCar? Series events this season.
? Andretti Green entries swept the top three positions at Nazareth on August 29 (Dan Wheldon ? 1st, Tony Kanaan - 2nd, Dario Franchitti - 3rd); the first time in IndyCar? Series history that one team has claimed all three podium positions.
? Andretti Green Racing has had at least one car in the top five in 19 consecutive IndyCar? Series events dating back to Aug. 10, 2003, which stands as the longest active streak in the series.
? Kanaan has led 815 laps, an IndyCar? Series single-season mark.

Andretti Green Racing Team Facts
? AGR has led 1,619 of 2,705 total laps run in 2004 (59.8 percent).
? Andretti Green drivers have led the IndyCar? Series point standings for 12 consecutive events in 2004, dating to Phoenix (March 21).
? Andretti Green Racing drivers occupy the top three spots among IndyCar? Series lap leaders [Kanaan ? 815 (1st), Wheldon ? 397 (2nd), Franchitti ? 347 (3rd)]. ? AGR entries have been present on the front row of the IndyCar? Series grid at nine of 13 events this season.
? AGR has placed two cars in the top five of an event 18 times, including 11 of the past 12 events this season.
? Andretti Green Racing won all three night events on the 2004 IndyCar? Series schedule (Tony Kanaan ? Texas, Nashville; Dan Wheldon ? Richmond).
? AGR has won every IndyCar? Series event thus far in 2004 held at tracks shorter than 1.5 miles in length (Kanaan ? Phoenix, Nashville; Wheldon ? Richmond;

Franchitti ? Milwaukee, Pikes Peak).
? Andretti Green drivers occupy the top two spots in the IndyCar? Series point standings and three of the top five positions [Kanaan ? 503 (1st), Wheldon ? 431 (2nd), Franchitti ? 354 (5th)].
? Andretti Green won both the pole (Wheldon, March 20; Wheldon, April 16; Franchitti, June 10; Kanaan, August 21) and race (Kanaan, March 21; Wheldon, April 17; Kanaan, June 12; Franchitti, August 22) at Phoenix, Twin Ring Motegi, Texas and Pikes Peak.
? All four Andretti Green entries have finished in the top 10 on four occasions this season (Kansas, Kentucky, Pikes Peak and Nazareth). When they did so at the Kansas event, it marked the first time since Sept. 15, 1996 (Las Vegas) that an IndyCar? Series team has accomplished that feat.
? Andretti Green Racing has 10 wins and eight poles since joining the IndyCar? Series in 2003.
? AGR entries have combined for 51 top-five finishes in 29 career IndyCar? Series races.

The Last Time That Andretti Green Racing...
? Won an IndyCar? Series event: Nazareth, August 29, 2004 (Wheldon)
? Claimed the pole position: Pikes Peak, August 22, 2004 (Kanaan)
? Swept the front row in qualifying: Pikes Peak, August 22, 2004 (Kanaan - 1st, Wheldon - 2nd) ? Recorded a ?1-2? finish: Nazareth, August 29, 2004 (Wheldon - 1st, Kanaan - 2nd)
? Registered a ?1-2-3? finish: Nazareth, August 29, 2004 (Wheldon ? 1st, Kanaan ? 2nd, Franchitti ? 3rd)
? Placed three cars in the top five: Nazareth, August 29, 2004 (Wheldon ? 1st, Kanaan ? 2nd, Franchitti ? 3rd)
? Placed four cars in the top 10: Nazareth, August 29, 2004 (Wheldon ? 1st, Kanaan ? 2nd, Franchitti ? 3rd, Bryan Herta ? 8th)

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