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Tracy secures fourth KV seat for Indy 500

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Sunday 18th April, 2010 - 12:57pm

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Kevin Kalkhoven, Paul Tracy and Jimmy Vasser at the announcement today

Kevin Kalkhoven, Paul Tracy and Jimmy Vasser at the announcement today

Paul Tracy will start in a fourth KV Racing Technology IndyCar in this year’s Indianapolis 500 in May.

The Canadian, 41, will line-up in the #15 Geico-backed KV entry. While he won the 2003 Champ Car title, he wants to tick the Indy 500 box and says he has a good chance this year.

“I want to thank (co-owners) Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser of KVRT and GEICO for the opportunity to return to the world’s biggest auto race,” Tracy said at Long Beach.

“I have won races and championships at the top level during my racing career, but what I’m missing is a win at Indy.

“I feel I have some unfinished business at the Brickyard and, with the support of GEICO and an outstanding team like KV Racing Technology, I feel good about our chances at this year’s 500.”

Tracy will partner regular KV Racing Technology drivers E.J. Viso, Mario Moraes and Takuma Sato.

His best result in the classic race is second place in a controversial 2002 race.

Part-owner Jimmy Vasser says that Tracy is good enough to win.

“It is tremendous to bring Paul back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway again this year,” Vasser said.

“Paul was very competitive last year in the Geico machine in his first Indy 500 in seven years. After last year’s return to the Speedway, we believe Paul will be a contender for the win.”

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