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Dominguez, PCM make the switch to IndyCar

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TSN.ca Staff
4/22/2008 8:28:49 AM
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Pacific Coast Motorsports appears to be the latest former Champ Car team to make the switch to the IndyCar series.

The California-based team has scheduled an announcement in Mexico City Wednesday to confirm that Mario Dominguez will pilot their entry in a limited IndyCar program in 2008.

The news comes on the heels of Dominguez' third place finish in the final Champ Car race in Long Beach over the weekend.

Following the unification announcement in February, PCM said it would attempt to enter the IndyCar series with a two-car team. However, those plans quickly fell by the wayside and the team was unable to make the starting grid in Miami.

At Long Beach, the team showed its potential and Dominguez spoke of possibly returning to race at the Indianapolis 500.

"Knock on wood, we'll be there with Pacific Coast Motorsports and myself as a driver by the Indy 500," he said. "Every since I can remember, I've always wanted to race in the Indy 500."

"It is a sad moment for me because I will miss Champ Car, I loved Champ Car and I will always be so proud to have won in Champ Car. But, there has to be one series; that is very clear.

"The future is bright, I am sad but at the same time happy, in the end, the fans will be the winners and that is terrific and I hope to be part of that. This is where I made my name and this is where I made my career, but my future starts right now."

Pacific Coast Motorsports would join KV Racing Technology, Conquest Racing, Dale Coyne Racing, Newman/Haas/Lanigan and HVM Racing as former Champ Car teams who have made the switch.

Mario Dominguez (Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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