IPS: IRL: Behind The Barriers - Chicagoland

Peak Antifreeze announced today a contest that will see fifteen lucky fans drive a single seat Indy car around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during pole qualifying weekend for the 92nd Indianapolis 500. Consumers 18 and older can enter online at...

Peak Antifreeze announced today a contest that will see fifteen lucky fans drive a single seat Indy car around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during pole qualifying weekend for the 92nd Indianapolis 500. Consumers 18 and older can enter online at www.peakantifreeze.com starting today. Entries will be accepted through February 28, 2008. Peak also announced the extension of the their involvement with Andretti Green Racing through the 2008 IndyCar season. Peak is a title sponsor of the IndyCar race at Chicagoland Speedway this weekend.

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Playa Del Racing announced today a program that will put Al Unser III behind the wheel of their Indy Pro Series car in 2008. The team announced a multi year sponsorship deal with Ethos for Earth, a marketing company that owns the rights for Ethos Fuel Reformulator. The product is a non-petroleum based fuel additive and engine lubricant.

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Race officials at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix were pleased with the impressive number of attendees at the first race on the island in six years. While the weekend attendance was announced as 100,000, even more impressive was the 60 event sponsors, with chalets occupying most of the open space adjacent to the paddock.

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Sunday's Indy Pro Series season finale at Chicagoland Speedway is the last chance for fans to make donations to the Best Friends Animal Society through the racinglapsforbestfriends.com Web site. Fans make donations to Best Friends, the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the United States, based on the number of laps Prendeville completes in his races or by buying a raffle ticket for two tickets to the 2008 Indianapolis 500.

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Indianpolis 500 participant Jimmy Kite is making his debut in the Indy Pro Series this weekend. Kite, who was 20th after two practice sessions, managed to qualify 14th.

IndyCar Series Manufacturer and Sponsor News

International Speedway Corporation announced Wednesday changes to its Board of Directors. ISC Chief Executive Officer James C. France was elected to Chairman and President Lesa France Kennedy was elected to Vice Chair of the Company. In addition, Edsel B. Ford II, a long-time executive at Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, has been nominated to fill a vacant directorship. William C. France, who passed away in June 2007, had been elected to a three-year term at the Company's April 2007 annual shareholders' meeting. Ford's formal election by the current directors to fill the remainder of the unexpired term is expected to take place in November.

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Off-Road BorgWarner Trophy - Toyota will host the BorgWarner Manufacturers' Challenge Cup for one year after Johnny Graves drove a Toyota Tundra to victory in the 13th consecutive running of the World Championship BorgWarner Shootout at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Crandon, Wisconsin. The BorgWarner Manufacturers' Challenge Cup, is a hand-crafted trophy made of sterling silver and 18-karat gold. Standing 44 inches tall, the trophy is valued at $125,000. The winning driver receives a smaller replica of the trophy, valued at $7,500, in addition to cash prizes.

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Jimmy Kite , Henry Ford , Al Unser III