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2014 Texas: KVSH Racing & KV AFS Racing IndyCar Race Preview



Firestone 600, June 6-7, 2014


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KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais heads to Texas Motor Speedway for just the second time in an Indy car. In his last four races Bourdais has earned a season-high fourth at the GP of Indianapolis, a career-high seventh at the Indy 500, a solid 13th in Detroit Race No. 1 and a disappointing 20th in Race No. 2. He began the month of May in 17th place in the championship standing, but now sits 10th with 170 points.

• Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive championships, taking the Champ Car World Series title in 2004 through to 2007.
• Bourdais is entering his ninth Verizon IndyCar Series season (previously ran five in Champ Car and three with IndyCar).
• The 2014 Firestone 600 will be Bourdais' 121st Verizon IndyCar Series start, 16th on an oval, eighth with KVSH and second at Texas Motor Speedway.
• Bourdais made six oval starts in Champ Cars winning at Las Vegas in 2004, 2005) and Milwaukee in 2006.
• Bourdais has made nine IndyCar oval starts (six in 2013) with a best qualifying of fourth at Fontana in 2013 and a best finish of seventh this year in the Indy 500.
• Bourdais ran and won the IROC event at TMS in 2005.
• In 120 career Verizon IndyCar Series starts, Bourdais has won 31 races placing him eighth on the all-time list and earned 31 pole positions, seventh all-time.
• Bourdais contested 27 Formula One races (2008-2009)
• Bourdais won the 2014 Rolex 24-Hour sports car race at Daytona
• Bourdais, 35, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Firestone 600 - June 6-7, 2014

KV AFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra has put last month behind him and is ready to take on the high-banked oval at Texas Motor Speedway. He is coming off a mixed doubleheader weekend in Detroit which saw him earn his best qualifying (ninth) in race two, but could only manage a best finish of 14th in race one. Saavedra sits 21st in the championship standings with 125 points, 16 from 15th.

• Saavedra is entering his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series season.
• The 2014 Firestone 600 will be Saavedra's 46th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 18thon an oval, eighth with KV AFS and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway.
• In 45 career Verizon IndyCar Series starts, Saavedra has earned three top-10 finishes with a best finish of eighth last year.
• In 17 previous oval starts, Saavedra has a career best finish of 13th and a best start of sixth both at Milwaukee last year.
• In three previous attempts at Texas, Saavedra has a best start of 11th in 2011 and a best finish of 14th last year.
• Saavedra's best road/street course qualifying was at the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis this year where he earned his first IndyCar career pole. His best finish is eighth at Baltimore last year.
• Saavedra, 24, is a native of Bogota, Columbia. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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