CHAMPCAR/CART: Fan get autograph books

DETROIT (August 7, 2000) - With the help of FedEx, Champ Car fans can take home the memories from their day at the track and the time they met a racing star through the 2000 season Autographix Autograph book. Distributed during race weekends,...

DETROIT (August 7, 2000) - With the help of FedEx, Champ Car fans can take home the memories from their day at the track and the time they met a racing star through the 2000 season Autographix Autograph book. Distributed during race weekends, the free booklets offer photographs of every CART driver in the FedEx Championship Series along with the perfect spot to capture their signatures.

FedEx Racing provided 35,000 complimentary 2000 season Autographix Autograph books, starting with the July 2 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar. Inside the book is a showcase of each driver in the CART series, including images and biographical information. Fans can pick up a copy of the book on race weekends at the CART Merchandise Trailer, CART Registration, CART Hospitality, Winners Circle Fan Club Meetings and at all Fan Appreciation Activities.

"The production and distribution of these autograph books certainly demonstrates the commitment that FedEx has to both Champ Car fans and drivers," said CART Senior Vice President of Marketing Patrick Leahy. "These books offer fans the opportunity to capture the memories of meeting their favorite racing heroes and allows them to hold onto those memories for years to come."

Champ Car fans have the ability to obtain autographs from their favorite drivers through the all-driver autograph sessions as part of the Fan Appreciation Day activities at each CART race venue. A 45-minute session takes place every race weekend on either Friday or Saturday after the day's on-track activities. All of the drivers are available, including such stars as Michael Andretti (Big Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Lola), Max Papis (Miller Lite Ford Reynard), and Juan Montoya (Target Toyota Lola).

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) owns, operates and markets the FedEx Championship Series. CART's 2000 schedule consists of 20 races in five countries on four continents. The season opened March 26 at Homestead and concludes October 29 at California Speedway east of Los Angeles. Series champions Montoya (1999), Andretti (1991) and Jimmy Vasser (1996) 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 FedEx at www.fedex.com and about CART's open-wheel racing series at www.cart.com.

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Series Automotive , IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Max Papis