CHARLOTTE, Monday, August 5, 2002 - Shane Lewis of Jupiter, Florida will appear on ESPN2's highly acclaimed motorsports' news program, RPM 2Night on Tuesday, August 6th. Lewis, a regular on the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Grand-Am Cup ...
CHARLOTTE, Monday, August 5, 2002 - Shane Lewis of Jupiter, Florida will appear on ESPN2's highly acclaimed motorsports' news program, RPM 2Night on Tuesday, August 6th. Lewis, a regular on the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Grand-Am Cup circuits is scheduled to make his NASCAR Winston Cup debut this weekend, August 11th, at Watkins Glen International. Lewis will be driving the #09 National Healing Corporation/ Otto Motorsports Ford Taurus prepared by Last Lap in the Sirius Satellite Radio At The Glen.
The 16-time 24-hour event starter will be piloting a special tribute car at 'The Glen.' The two-tone blue and yellow entry is owned by Edgar Otto, Jr., of Boca Raton, Florida and honors his father, Edward Otto, Sr. Otto, Sr. will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame in Darlington, South Carolina on August 31st. The elder Otto was NASCAR 's first vice president and was heavily involved in promoting events, particularly in the northeast, for the stock car sanctioning body in the early years of the Winston Cup, then Grand National, division. Among the events that Otto promoted was the first NASCAR event at Watkins Glen International 45 years ago.
Lewis will appear on the longtime auto racing news source with host John Kernan to discuss his first Winston Cup race as well as the unique honor of representing National Healing Corporation, Edward Otto, Sr.'s induction and the anniversary of that first NASCAR road race. RPM 2Night is scheduled to air at 6:30 pm (EDT) on ESPN2 with several re-airings on the cable sports giant to follow. Check your local listings to confirm times in your area.
Shane Lewis is the 1998 Professional Sports Car Rising Star award winner and has multiple race wins in the IMSA Supercar and SCCA Pro series. He has driven in 16 24-hour races including two 24 Hours of Le Mans, six 24 Hours of Daytona and six 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2002, he is competing as lead driver for both the #43 Orison Marketing-Planet Earth Motorsports Corvette Z06 in the Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series and the #45 American Viperacing Dodge Viper in the American Le Mans Series.