SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA TEAM NOTES

Submitted by on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:43

Team Notes

By Kevin Diamond

 

KV AFS Racing's Sebastian Saavedra will be making his 50th IndyCar career start this weekend at the Iowa Corn Indy 300. Last weekend at Pocono, he tied his oval career best finish of 15th and picked up 30 points to now sit 20th in the standings with 196 points.

 

"We have been struggling on ovals, but Iowa seems to be a good place for the team as past history as shown. I'm looking forward to a good weekend as I have good history there also with a win in Indy Lights in 2010, so hopefully we can repeat that in the Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. - KV AFS Racing car this weekend and earn some points towards the championship." 

 

 
Saavedra is entering his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series season.

The 2014 Iowa Corn Indy 300 will be Saavedra's 50th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 20th on an oval, 12th with KV AFS and sixth at Iowa Speedway (twice in IndyCar and three times in Indy Lights).

Saavedra won the Indy Lights race at Iowa from pole in 2010.

In 49 career Verizon IndyCar Series starts, Saavedra has earned three top-10 finishes with a best finish of eighth last year.  

In 19 previous IndyCar oval starts, Saavedra has a career best finish of 13th and a best start of sixth both at Milwaukee last year.

Saavedra's best road/street course qualifying was at the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis this year where he earned his first IndyCar career pole. His best finish is eighth at Baltimore last year.

Saavedra, 24, is a native of Bogota, Colombia. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Career Verizon IndyCar Statistics

Seasons

4

Top-Five

0

IndyCar Starts

49

Top-10

3

Wins

0

Poles

1

Podiums

0

Laps Led

14

2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Statistics

Starts

11

Top-10

1

Wins

0

Poles

1

Podiums

0

Races Led

2

Top-Five

0

Laps Led

14

2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Results

St. Petersburg Q/S/F

11/11/11

Barber Q/S/F

13/13/18

Long Beach Q/S/F

22/22/9

GP of Indy Q/S/F

1/1/23

Indianapolis 500 Q/S/F

32/32/15

Detroit Race 1 Q/S/F

13/13/14

Detroit Race 2 Q/S/F

9/9/22

Texas

21/21/17

Houston Race 1 Q/S/F

20/20/15

Houston Race 2

20/20/17

Pocono Q/S/F

19/19/15

 

 

Iowa Statistics

2013 Q/S/F

20/18/19

Best Finish

19th (2013)

2011 S/F

25/20

Best Start

18th(2013)

 

 

Laps Led

0

 

 

 

 

 

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