CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx continues support for all-driver autograph sessions

DETROIT (April 26, 2001) - The popular Fan Appreciation activities held at every FedEx Championship Series event will be enhanced once again in 2001, as FedEx Racing has produced autograph booklets featuring all Champ Car drivers. Continuing a ...

DETROIT (April 26, 2001) - The popular Fan Appreciation activities held at every FedEx Championship Series event will be enhanced once again in 2001, as FedEx Racing has produced autograph booklets featuring all Champ Car drivers. Continuing a program that was started during the 2000 season, FedEx has provided 60,000 autograph books for fans beginning with this weekend's Firestone Firehawk 600 Presented by Pioneer.

"FedEx is pleased to provide Champ Car fans with the opportunity to bring a piece of the FedEx Championship Series home," said FedEx Vice President U.S. Marketing, Brian Phillips. "Again this year, FedEx will supply souvenir autograph books--the perfect solution for the age old dilemma of where to preserve sought-after signatures from their favorite FedEx Championship Series stars. In our fourth year of partnership with CART, FedEx is proud to bring you the most fan-friendly professional sport in the world."

The colorful autograph books feature images of each driver on individual pages, as well as biographical information. Fans can obtain copies of the book at the CART Merchandise Trailer, CART Registration, CART Hospitality, all CART Winners Circle Fan Club meetings, and at all Fan Appreciation activities.

"We are pleased that FedEx has decided to continue to provide autograph books for our fans," said Ron Richards, CART Vice President, Corporate Communications. "We believe that these books not only provide the fans a great keepsake from the weekend, but they also help to educate the fans about our drivers and the series. We know that our fans are some of the most passionate in all of sports, and are grateful to FedEx for giving us this opportunity to give the fans a token of our appreciation."

The Fan Appreciation activities at every event feature 30-minute autograph sessions with every FedEx Championship Series driver, and take place at the conclusion of on-track Champ Car activities on either Friday or Saturday of race weekends. Series champions such as Michael Andretti, Jimmy Vasser, Alex Zanardi, and Gil de Ferran - as well as all of their competitors on the track - are available for autographs during the Fan Appreciation activities.

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) owns, operates and markets the FedEx Championship Series. Champions Gil de Ferran, Alex Zanardi, Michael Andretti 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 IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Alex Zanardi