05/24 02:51 CDT Servia, team preparing for final race of 2013
Servia, team preparing for final race of 2013
By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Oriol Servia is doing everything possible to keep racing
He's strung together back-to-back finishes of sixth and fourth, and he'll start
from the No. 13 spot Sunday in the Indianapolis 500. He's taking his sales
pitch for sponsorship public, and he's even spoken to other teams about a new
But unless he wins Sunday, it may not be enough.
Servia's team owner, Dennis Reinbold, announced last month that the team would
fold after this weekend's race because of a lack of sponsorship. So far,
nothing has changed for the team or Servia, who is off to a quick start and
comes to the 2.5-mile oval eighth in points.
It's turned the season's biggest race into something even more for this team -
a battle for survival.