IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-02-03

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Feb. 3, 2006 Today's IRL headlines 1. Wheldon to appear in Super Bowl ad 2. Homestead Test, Media Day Schedule released 1. Wheldon to appear in Super Bowl ad: 2005 IRL IndyCar® Series champion Dan Wheldon...

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Feb. 3, 2006

Today's IRL headlines
1. Wheldon to appear in Super Bowl ad
2. Homestead Test, Media Day Schedule released

1. Wheldon to appear in Super Bowl ad: 2005 IRL IndyCar® Series champion Dan Wheldon is among the athletes who will appear in a Super Bowl commercial to promote ESPN's new mobile phone service.

Wheldon, the first driver to capture the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 championships in the same season, is the only race car driver featured in ad. The 60-second ad promotes ESPN Mobile, which will offer a variety of sports programming and analysis to subscribers' cell phones. The service launches on Feb. 5.

The ad, which showcases a fantasy world populated by athletes and sporting events, will appear during the second quarter of Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5. Also featured in the ad are several IndyCar Series cars.

Among the other athletes to appear in the ad are baseball players Jim Edmonds, Torii Hunter, Juan Pierre, Huston Street and David Wells, basketball players Baron Davis Stephon Marbury, Lisa Leslie, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, football player Antonio Gates, golfer Mike Weir, tennis player Robbie Ginepri and Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson.

2. Homestead Test:

The Open Test will be divided into two segments with testing on the road course scheduled for March 2-3, and oval testing scheduled for March 5. IRL Indy Pro Series cars will test on the road course on March 4, and on the oval on March 6.

IndyCar Series Schedule:

Thursday, March 2
IndyCar Series testing (Road Course)

Friday, March 3
IndyCar Series testing (Road Course)

Saturday, March 4
IndyCar Series testing (Oval)

Indy Pro Series Schedule:

Saturday, March 4
Indy Pro Series testing (Road Course)

Monday, March 6
Indy Pro Series testing (Oval)

Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on March 6 when testing will end at 4 p.m.

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Dan Wheldon , David Wells