LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (March 5, 2001) --- Current Newman/Haas Racing driver Christian Fittipaldi and previous team driver Michael Andretti will be appear as guest stars in an episode of the Disney Channel's original series, "The...
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (March 5, 2001) --- Current Newman/Haas Racing driver Christian Fittipaldi and previous team driver Michael Andretti will be appear as guest stars in an episode of the Disney Channel's original series, "The Jersey," on March 8 at 5 PM PT/ET and 4 PM CT. "The Jersey" is the No. 1 rated show on The Disney Channel, which is seen in approximately 62 million homes nationwide and is also seen internationally.
Fittipaldi and Andretti will join a roster of previous guests that include many of the world's top athletes. Some of the football greats that have appeared on the show include Steve Young, Kurt Warner, Payton Manning, Marshall Faulk, Terrell Davis and Doug Floutie. Basketball icons Lisa Leslie and David Robinson as well as National Hockey League heavy hitters Jeremy Roenick and Sergei Federov have also appeared on the show. Major League Baseball All-Stars Nomar Garciaparra and Gary Sheffield as well as other top athletes including Michelle Kwan, Brandi Chastain, Tony Hawk, Michael Johnson and Dominique Dawes, as well as many others have made a guest appearance as well.
Fittipaldi and Andretti shot the segment on October 25, 2000 at Irwindale
Christian Fittipaldi, MICHAEL (Galeota), CHRISTIAN (Copelin), and Michael Andretti. Photo: NHR.
"We filmed the episode a few days before our last race of the season and I won so I hope the show brings me the same luck at the first race
The Podium shot... Photo: HNR
Christian in make up Photo: NHR.
In the episode entitled "Three Boys and a Nephew," Nick Lighter (Michael Galeota) desperately wants to be bumped-up to first string on the football team. He tries to win points with Coach Clifford by babysitting his eight-year-old nephew, but the Jersey transports the boy into the race car of Andretti while he, Fittipaldi, and the other series drivers race at speeds over 200 mph.
Repeat performances of the show will air on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:00 PM; Tuesday, March 20 at 5:00 PM and Monday, March 26 at 5:00 PM. For behind-the-scenes footage of the filming of the episode or photos, please contact Kathi Lauterbach at 317-297-8064.