Action Express Racing will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins as the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series heads for the Brickyard.
Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa took victory at both Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen, following a further podium in Detroit, and will be looking to cash in on their run of form and make it three in a row at Indianapolis. The duo now lie in fourth in the Grand-Am standings, but are at the top of North American Endurance Championship.
The race at Indianapolis will be the first in nearly 20 years that Fittipaldi has raced at the iconic circuit, taking second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500, and would want nothing more than to go one better in the #5 Corvette DP.
“Indy for the Fittipaldi family is hot and cold,” said Fittipaldi of his family’s history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I finished second there so hopefully now going back, I can change the story! It is one of the most important tracks in the world, so going there and doing well at Indy would be very special.”
The team will also be celebrating a milestone in the sister #9 car, as Burt Frisselle celebrates his 100th career Rolex Series start.
“I am really surprised that it has already been 100 starts,” said Burt, who will race alongside his brother Brian. “That for me is exciting and what makes it even more special is that it is taking place at a track that made me dream of racing cars as a child. I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to race in 100 Rolex Series races. To race at Indy will be special. It is a place with so much history and prestige that as a racer you can’t help but dream of driving across – and at the end hopefully kissing – the bricks!”