CHAMPCAR/CART: GP of Denver date set

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2001) -- The Grand Prix of Denver will take place on Labor Day weekend 2002, August 30 through Sept. 1, it was announced on Tuesday. The race, which will be a round of the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series, will...

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2001) -- The Grand Prix of Denver will take place on Labor Day weekend 2002, August 30 through Sept. 1, it was announced on Tuesday. The race, which will be a round of the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series, will be run on a nine-turn, 1.65-mile temporary road course on the streets surrounding Pepsi Center adjacent to Denver's Lower Downtown area. "I can't tell you how excited I am that we'll run on Labor Day weekend," said George N. Gillett, Jr., chairman of the Grand Prix of Denver. "We already knew this was going to be a great event, but it just got better. We'll make it a Labor Day weekend to remember and the beginning of a great tradition for Denver." The CART FedEx Championship Series is the leading U.S. open wheel motorsports race series, with 20 races annually in eight countries including Australia, Brazil, England, Japan, Germany, Canada and Mexico. The series features a field of internationally known drivers such as Michael Andretti, Helio Castroneves, Jimmy Vasser, Dario Franchitti, Paul Tracy, Gil de Ferran, Kenny Brack and Adrian Fernandez. The race weekend will also feature a number of support races, a Lifestyle Expo and live entertainment. The Grand Prix of Denver is a privately funded event owned and operated by Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:DVD), in cooperation with Denver-based Kroenke Sports Enterprises, and sanctioned by Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH). Tickets go on sale Oct. 29. For more information on the Grand Prix of Denver, or to inquire about purchasing tickets, call (888) 82-SPEED or visit www.grandprixofdenver.com. Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (www.doverdowns.com), operates a multi-purpose entertainment complex conducting NASCAR auto racing, pari-mutuel harness horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast harness and thoroughbred horse races and video lottery (slot) machine operations in Dover, Del. The company also operates the historic Nashville Speedway USA at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds; owns and operates the new Nashville Superspeedway; Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park, and organizes and promotes the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Adrian Fernandez , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti