(WATKINS GLEN, NY) - The IndyCar Series runs the first of three-straight road races this weekend as they get ready for Sunday's Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen international.
Practice and qualifying are scheduled for Saturday.
Ryan Hunter-Reay will defend his 2008 win at the Glen as he runs his third race for AJ Foyt.
Hunter-Reay is the third driver to sit in the number-14 ride since regular driver Vitor Meira suffered a severe back injury during the Indianapolis 500.
Target-Ganassi racing's Dario Franchitti enters the weekend with a one-point lead over teammate Scott Dixon in the championship standings.
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