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The season doesn't start until April, but the leaders at Champ Car vowed last year not to repeat the habit of announcing driver lineups at the 11th hour. With one confirmed driver on the grid so far, so much for that vow, writes John Oreovicz.
Oriol Servia, the Champ Car series runner-up in 2005, will rejoin PKV Racing for the 2008 season.
Oriol Servia, a late replacement for Tristan Gommendy on the PKV Racing team, led Friday's provisional qualifying for the Lexmark Indy 300.
Once the rain came, Tristan Gommendy was told to sit tight in the pits and let his previous day's qualifying effort stand for itself.
Oriol Servia landed on his feet after losing his interim Newman/Haas ride, signing on with PKV, writes John Oreovicz.
Katherine Legge will drive a Lola-Cosworth for the PKV Racing team owned by 1996 series champion Jimmy Vasser, Champ Car co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven and Dan Pettit.
Katherine Legge spent two days this week testing a Champ Car to see if she's ready to become the first female driver in the open-wheel series.
After trailing Paul Tracy by two-thousandths of a second for most of Friday's qualifying session, da Matta shaved a few thousandths off for the provisional pole in Cleveland.
Jimmy Vasser and A.J. Allmendinger will share the front row for the Road Runner 225 at the Milwaukee Mile, the first time since 1998 Americans have qualified 1-2 in Champ Car.
Cristiano da Matta's return to the Champ Car series with PKV Racing gives the team a strong look.