Dominguez Set for IndyCar Return this Weekend at the Camping World GP

03.07.2008: Dominguez Set for IndyCar Return this Weekend at the Camping World GP

Event: The Camping World Grand Prix

Round: 10 of 18 of the 2008 IndyCar Series

Where: Watkins Glen International Raceway

TV: July 6, 2008 live at 3:30 pm ET on ABC Radio: XM Radio 145 at 3:30 pm ET

IndyCar Return: Dominguez and the PCM team will return to IndyCar action this weekend at Watkins Glen International. PCM last competed at Texas Motor Speedway where Dominguez started 24th and finished 21st in the 28-car field. The team remained at their California-based headquarters throughout the month of June to prepare for the remainder of their modified season, which included building a back-up car for competition.

Watkins Glen Return: This weekend’s Camping World Grand Prix will be Mario’s first time on the historic track, but the PCM team is familiar with the venue, they raced there twice in 2006 while competing in the Rolex Grand Am series, and earned two top-ten finishes. They finished eighth in the sprint race and 10th in the six-hour event.

Road Racer: Dominguez scored 11 of his Champ Car podiums on road or street courses.

Something Familiar: Dominguez will arrive at Watkins Glen from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Thursday. A "transition" driver from Champ Car, Dominguez has two top-ten finishes, including a fifth Rexall Grand Prix’s at the Edmonton City Centre Airport and spent the day Wednesday promoting next month’s event.

 

Mario Dominguez #96 Visit Mexico City/PCM/Honda/Firestone

Mario Dominguez: "I am so excited to race at Watkins Glen. It is a track that I have always wanted to compete on and I always hoped I would get the opportunity. We’ve spent the last week strengthening our program and I’ve been training up to three hours everyday, so we are ready for our return to IndyCar action.

The last time we were on a road/street circuit we finished on the podium, which was at the Champ Car finale in Long Beach in April. Even though we’ve been racing on ovals most recently, I’ve logged hundreds of miles on my go-kart practice the road course techniques. We are certainly hoping for and planning for a successful weekend in the Visit Mexico City car."

 

Mario’s Mexico City Travel Tip: "All of the world’s most popular performers play in Mexico City. When you are visiting, make sure to see what is schedule at the Auditorio Nacional (National Auditorium). This venue is amazing inside and out. It was built in 1952, and hosted the gymnastic events at the 1968 summer Olympics.

It was re-built to its new design in 1990 and was named the "Best Concert Venue in the World" in 2007 by the American magazine Pollstar and also by Billboard Touring. The Auditorio is also home to the largest pipe organ in Latin America and it is magnificent!

Whether you are there to see the orchestra, a ballet, the Miss Universe Pageant or Madonna, you will definitely enjoy the experience!" For assistance planning your next vacation to Mexico City, visit www.mexicocity.gob.mx.  

 

-Katie Brannan-

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03.07.2008 / MaP

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