Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Stanton Barrett sitting out Indy race at Texas

Stanton Barrett is out and Jacques Lazier is in the Team 3G entry for this weekend’s Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Barrett, a Hollywood stuntman and NASCAR veteran, was the driver for the Team 3G car to start the season. He did not qualify for the 33-car field in the Indianapolis 500.
Lazier is expected to drive the Team 3G car for one race.
“As we continue to lay the foundation and improve as a team, we believe Jaques’ experience with these cars will help our team tremendously,” team co-owner Steve Sudler said. “Now is the time to start building toward 2010 for programs and sponsorship, and we look forward to giving Stanton a competitive car later this season for Japan and some other events.”
Lazier is an IndyCar Series veteran with two career poles, at Richmond and Chicagoland, and one career win at Chicagoland.
“I am really looking forward to rejoining the IndyCar Series,” Lazier said. “I have been talking with Greg (Beck) and Steve since Indy, and I feel really comfortable with where the team is headed and how we can work to grow the program on ovals and with my sponsors, as well.”
Team 3G isn’t the only IndyCar Series team making changes for this weekend’s race at Texas. A.J. Foyt Racing is putting A.J. Foyt IV in its car and Alex Tagliani is returning to drive the Conquest Racing car after missing last weekend’s race at The Milwaukee Mile.

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