SERVIA AND PANTHER DRR READY TO TAKE TO THE STREETS OF SAO PAULO

INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2013)Advance Notes

  • Oriol Servia will drive the No. 22 Valspar Panther DRR Chevrolet in the 2013 Sao Paulo Indy 300

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  • Panther DRR and Servia are heading to Brazil on the heels of their best finish of the 2013 season, a 6th place at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

  • Servia finished 5th in the 2011 Sao Paulo Indy 300

  • Panther DRR tied it's best finish in the Sao Paulo Indy 300 when Servia drove to an 11th place finish last year

  • The 2013 Sao Paulo Indy 300 will feature 75 laps around the 2.536-mile, 11-turn street circuit in the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • The race will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network at 11 a.m. (ET) on Sunday, May 5

  • After 3 of 19 races, Servia sits in 14th position in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series point standings

ORIOL SERVIA, NO. 22 VALSPAR PANTHER DRR CHEVROLET: "I am excited to return to Sao Paulo this weekend. The fans in Brazil are fantastic and I am sure IndyCar's super competitive field will put on a good show for them. We had a good race in Brazil last year under difficult circumstances so I am looking forward to seeing what we can do with Chevy power. We're coming off a great 6th place finish in Long Beach, now we will keep pushing and proving what we are capable of."