CHAMPCAR/CART: NHR's Newman on Tonight Show

Champ Car Team Owner Paul Newman To Race Tonight Show Host Jay Leno on Friday Night's Show on NBC BURBANK, Calif. (April 7, 2005) -- Long-time Champ Car team owner and legendary actor Paul Newman will carry the Bridgestone Presents The Champ...

Champ Car Team Owner Paul Newman To Race Tonight Show Host Jay Leno on Friday Night's Show on NBC

BURBANK, Calif. (April 7, 2005) -- Long-time Champ Car team owner and legendary actor Paul Newman will carry the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford flag into battle Friday night as he appears on NBC's famed Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Newman, who co-owns the 2004 series championship-winning Newman/Haas Racing team, will appear on the NBC late-night program Friday night at 11:30 p.m., talking with host Jay Leno about his movie career as well as the Champ Car World Series, which opens its season on the streets of Long Beach this weekend.

After their discussion, the scene will shift to the parking lot where Newman will square off against Leno in a go-kart race, with play-by-play commentary provided by Champ Car television announcer Derek Daly. Newman and former Champ Car driver Memo Gidley will then leave the set in the 750 hp two-seat Champ Car.

The 2005 Champ Car World Series season will open at this weekend's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and can be seen live on NBC beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Qualifying for the season opener begins on Friday with a final session coming Saturday afternoon.

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Series INDYCAR
Drivers Memo Gidley , Paul Newman , Derek Daly , Jay Leno
Tags TV