Team Rahal driver Michel Jourdain Jr. ( ...
Team Rahal driver Michel Jourdain Jr. (#9 Gigante Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) will be featured along with Roush Racing's NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver Jon Wood on ESPN's RPM2Night on Thursday as the two drivers take fans on a trip to discover Ford race machines of the past, as well as to look at some of the marque's future offerings.
Jourdain, who is in the midst of the best of his seven seasons in the CART FedEx Championship Series, joined the up-and-coming Wood on a trip through the famed Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan on Wednesday to see the myriad of classic Ford racers on display. The two drivers will be featured in a series of segments to air on the ESPN nightly racing show in the coming weeks, the first of which comes tonight (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time) where the two drivers take a look at the new version of the timeless GT40 racer.
The two drivers were guided through the display and given background information and stories by the museum's transportation curator Bob Casey. The Dearborn museum has a number of venerable Ford racers on display, including the 1901 machine with which Henry Ford beat Alexander Winton in the famed match race that allowed Ford to start the company that bears his name.
Jourdain spent Wednesday in the Michigan city before heading to Vancouver where he will compete in this weekend's Molson Indy Vancouver (SPEED Channel, Sunday 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).