Jeff Clinton's co-drivers take tribute laps at Homestead

Jeff Clinton's co-drivers take tribute laps at Homestead

MIAMI, Fla. (March 02, 2002) -- Archangel Motorsport Services drivers Jeff Tillman and Curtis Francois took two tribute parade laps in memory of their co-driver Jeff Clinton before the start of today's Indy Racing League Grand Prix of Miami....

MIAMI, Fla. (March 02, 2002) -- Archangel Motorsport Services drivers Jeff Tillman and Curtis Francois took two tribute parade laps in memory of their co-driver Jeff Clinton before the start of today's Indy Racing League Grand Prix of Miami. Tillman and Francois were slated to co-drive with Clinton in the #21 Budweiser/GreyEagle.com Nissan Lola in the SportsRacing Prototype II class this season.

Archangel Motorsport drivers Jeff Tillman and Curtis Francois took two tribute parade laps in memory of their co-driver Jeff Clinton before the start the IRL Grand Prix of Miami.
Photo by Grand American Road Racing Association.

Tillman and Francois both rode in Archangel's second Nissan Lola, which the team decaled to look like the #21 Budweiser/GreyEagle.com car that was involved in the fatal accident during Friday's practice session that took the life of Clinton. Tillman drove the Lola clockwise on the Homestead-Miami Speedway oval in a traditional memorial lap in the reverse direction of race traffic, while Francois rode in the Lola carrying a checkered flag.

During the Rolex Sports Car Series driver meeting earlier today, drivers signed the official Nextel 250 checkered flag, which will be given to Clinton's family. G&W Motorsports also provided 'In Memory of 21' decals, which the majority of the 34-car field will be displaying during today's race.

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