CHAMPCAR/CART: Special show to showcase series

Champ Car Drivers, Owners and Teams To Be Featured on The History Channel's Tactical To Practical Show INDIANAPOLIS (November 24, 2004) -- Part of the History Channel's program lineup this season includes an exciting new series about military...

Champ Car Drivers, Owners and Teams To Be Featured on The History Channel's Tactical To Practical Show

INDIANAPOLIS (November 24, 2004) -- Part of the History Channel's program lineup this season includes an exciting new series about military inventions that go mainstream and over the next few weeks drivers, team owners, and engineers of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford will be featured on two upcoming episodes.

Each week the show Tactical to Practical explores the innovations developed for combat that have developed into useful tools for civilian life. The episode on Tuesday, November 30, which airs at 1 p.m. Eastern and again at 7 p.m. Eastern, reviews the history of military aerodynamics and explores how the civilian world incorporates those military aerodynamic breakthroughs into everyday life.

Host Hunter Ellis, a former Navy Fighter Pilot who is widely recognized as a contestant on the reality show "Survivor: Marquesas", interviews the drivers, owners, and engineers from various Champ Car teams including Newman/Haas Racing, RuSPORT, PKV Racing, and Forsythe Championship Racing, as well as Champ Car Executive Vice President of Operations, John Lopes to explain the vital role that aerodynamics plays in racing and winning in the Champ Car World Series.

Filmed at the Grand Prix of Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in September, Tuesday's episode is the first of two Tactical To Practical shows to highlight Champ Car racing. The second episode, featuring g-force, can be seen on Monday, December 13 at 11 p.m. Eastern as the show examines the new designs that keep race car drivers from blacking out during extreme g-force acceleration.

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