- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scheckter In At Conquest

IZOD IndyCar Series vet and 2-time race winner, Tomas Scheckter, will be back behind the wheel of a Dallara this weekend.  The 29-year-old has signed on with Conquest Racing to replace Rookie Francesco Dracone, who ran the last two rounds in the seat, and Mario Romancini, who piloted the opening 11 events.

Scheckter will run the #36 entry alongside teammate and rookie, Bertrand Baguette, pilot of the #34.

"I'm very happy to be joining Conquest Racing. Eric (Bachelart) and I have been talking for quite a while and when this opportunity to drive for them came up, I immediately took advantage of it.

I'm pretty excited to be getting back into an Indy car at Chicagoland. I really like that track. I've led laps there and last season I had the quickest lap of the race. There's a lot of side-by-side racing and it's always fun to be racing at night. I can't wait.

I know some of the guys on the team for having worked with them in the past and I am really looking forward to working with them again as well as with everyone else. We're coming together a little bit at the last minute but I am confident that we can come out with a good result, there are a lot of good people on this team." - Tomas Scheckter

"Tomas and I have been in contact for quite some time and it is great to finally be able to put a deal together. He brings so much experience to the team. We're really excited to have the chance to work with him. He will also be a good pairing for Bertrand and will be able to help him develop his oval racing skills."I'm looking forward to a good weekend from both drivers." - Conquest Racing Owner, Eric Bachelart

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