Newton, IA – June 24, 2012 – The night ended early for the #76 Jeffrey Mark Motorsport car as engine issues forced Juan Pablo Garcia into the pits.  IndyCar officials called him into pit lane after noticing a distorted sound coming from the #76 car.  The car was checked and released before being called in for good at lap 71 of 115.

Rain delays forced the Firestone Indy Lights Sukup 100 to start after the Izod IndyCar Series event.  Once the green flag dropped around midnight,  Juan Pablo Garcia and the whole Indy Lights grid ran a fairly clean race with only minor issues.  This occasion marks Garcia’s first DNF of the season.

“There is not too much I can say about this race,” noted Garcia.  “It was an engine failure and out of my control. The beginning of the race was good but once the engine started to slow down it was really hard to maintain the speed.  The car felt very tough and it was difficult to go flat everywhere.  It was not a really good race for me and I am really sad about that but I know we will bounce back in Toronto.  The Jeffrey Mark Motorsport crew worked super hard this weekend and I really wish we could have finished the race.  Special thanks to Jeffrey Mark and Bryan Herta for all the support they have shown me this season.  I am looking forward to finishing out the season strong.”

Firestone Indy Lights will take the weekend off before heading up to Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday July 7th with the green flag set for 4pm ET.