SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Support Series Promotion Manager named

DETROIT (August 29, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) today announced that Robert Dole has joined the company as its Support Series Promotions Manager. Dole will lead efforts to promote and build presence for the ...

DETROIT (August 29, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) today announced that Robert Dole has joined the company as its Support Series Promotions Manager.

Dole will lead efforts to promote and build presence for the CART Development System, with a particular focus on CART's partnership with the Skip Barber Racing School. The position is part of an ongoing relationship between CART and Skip Barber to create a training-development-realization cycle, or ladder system, that is unprecedented in motorsports.

The CART development ladder is comprised of a variety of racing programs, including Champ Car driver Bryan Herta's 'Stars of Tomorrow' karting program; the Formula Dodge Race Series; the Formula Dodge National Championship; the Barber Dodge Pro Series; the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship; and the Dayton Indy Lights Championship. All series are designed to provide development opportunities leading to CART's top racing series, the FedEx Championship Series.

Dole comes to CART after five years with the Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy in Las Vegas as Marketing, Sales and Public Relations Director.

"Robert has a good base of experience in motor racing and, specifically, with the driving school side of our business," said Rich Henley, CART Senior Vice President of Marketing. "We are fortunate to have someone with his level of experience and expertise joining our marketing group. We believe there is significant opportunity to grow CART racing and the CART brand through initiatives created in support of our development series."

Dole is a native of Indianapolis and has a Bachelor of Science in Public Management from Indiana University.

"This is a fantastic opportunity, for me as well as aspiring race car drivers" commented Dole. "Nowhere else in motorsports can you find such a formal system of bringing drivers through the ranks all the way to the top levels of racing. I think this is a key part of CART's new marketing plan and I look forward to contributing to those efforts."

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) owns, operates and markets the FedEx Championship Series. Champions Michael Andretti, Gil de Ferran, Alex Zanardi and Jimmy Vasser are among the drivers who battle for the FedEX Championship Series title on oval circuits as well as temporary and permanent road courses. CART also Owns and operates its top two development series, the Dayton Indy Lights Championship and the Toyota Atlantic Championship. Learn more about CART's open-wheel racing series at www.cart.com.

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Series Atlantic , IndyCar , Indy Lights , Other open wheel
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Alex Zanardi , Bryan Herta , Skip Barber , Derek Daly