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Tung To Become First Chinese Driver To Attempt Indy 500

Last updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Chinese driver Ho-Pin Tung has a ride for this month’s Indianapolis 500.

Tung will drive the number-eight car for Schmidt Dragon Racing.

The team is a collaborative effort of Sam Schmidt Motorsports and Jay Penske's Dragon Racing.

Tung will be the first driver from China to attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.

Tung has been a test driver for the formula one Lotus Renault team for the past two years.

He tested for Fazzt Racing at Sebring, Florida last fall.

Fazzt Racing has since been bought out by Sam Schmidt Motorsports.

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