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Starworks Earns Repeat Victory In Brickyard Grand Prix

Ryan Dalziel teamed with Alex Popow to win the second annual Brickyard Grand Prix GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race Friday, July 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dalziel and Popow drove the No. 2 Soloson BMW Riley Daytona Prototype to the victory, giving Starworks Motorsport its second consecutive Brickyard Grand Prix triumph in the three-hour race on the 13-turn, 2.534-mile IMS Grand Prix course. Popow joined with Indianapolis 500 veteran Sebastian Bourdais to win last year.

“It's just crazy,” Dalziel said. “I said to the guys on the radio, ‘I don't know if I should kiss everybody or kiss the bricks first.’”

Said Popow, “It’s amazing being here for the second time in a row winning at Indy.”

Indianapolis 500 veteran Scott Pruett and teammate Memo Rojas finished second Friday in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW Riley fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, 3.438 seconds behind the winners. With their performance, Pruett and Rojas clinched the North American Endurance Championship presented by VISITFLORIDA.com in the Daytona Prototype class, earning a $100,000 bonus. The NAEC consists of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen and the Brickyard Grand Prix.

Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty finished third in the No.99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP, with Brendon Hartley, Pierre Kaffer and Scott Mayer finishing fourth in the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport BMW Riley.

Rubens Barrichello and Doug Peterson placed fifth in their No. 77 3Dimensional.com Ford/Dallara after Barrichello, who won the 2002 United States Grand Prix at IMS, saw his bid to become the first driver to win two major events at IMS come to an end when he headed to pit lane for gas late in the race while leading.

2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan joined with Joey Hand in finishing ninth in the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates NTT BMW Riley, while Bourdais and Emilio DiGuida drove the No. 4 8Star Motorsports Corvette DP to an 11th-place finish.

Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 veteran Max Papis teamed with Jeff Segal to win the GT class, placing 14th overall in the R. Ferri/Aim Motorsport Ferrari 458.

In the Brickyard Sports Car Challenge for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the team of Bryan Sellers and Mark Boden teamed up for a victory in the No. 46 Trim-Tex/BCKSTGR/Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 in a race that ended under caution.

Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra teamed to win the ST class in the No. 23 Automotive Chemicals BMW Group/Excelda Manufacturing BMW 128i.

2000 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya drove his No. 42 Target Chevrolet to the day’s fastest lap during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session on the famed IMS 2.5-mile oval. Montoya’s fastest lap was 185.410 mph. Kurt Busch was second at 184.347 in the No. 78 Furniture Row/Beauty Rest Chevrolet.

Four-time Brickyard winner and defending winner Jimmie Johnson was 13th fastest at 181.591 in his No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, with four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon 21st at 179.917 in his No. 24 Pepsi Max Chevrolet.

Brian Vickers was fastest overall after two NASCAR Nationwide Series morning practice sessions, with a top speed of 177.855 in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota in the second session. 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner and Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. posted a best lap 175.138 mph in his No 12 Wurth Ford during the first practice session.

NASCAR racing will continue on the 2.5-mile IMS oval Saturday. The Sprint Cup Series will practice at 9 a.m. and qualify at 2:10 p.m. for the Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com, which takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will qualify at 12:05 p.m. Saturday and then race in the Indiana 250 at 4:30 p.m.


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General admission tickets will cost $25 for Saturday, July 27 and $30 for Sunday, July 28.

Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free any of the four days of the Super Weekend at the Brickyard when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket.

Reserved tickets for the Saturday and Sunday action also will be available at various price ranges.
 

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