IRL: Andretti Green Racing hire Paul Harcus

ANDRETTI GREEN RACING HIRES PAUL "ZIGGY" HARCUS AS TEAM MANAGER INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2008) -- Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today it has hired racing veteran Paul "Ziggy" Harcus as team manager. Harcus, who has nearly 30 years of...

ANDRETTI GREEN RACING HIRES PAUL "ZIGGY" HARCUS AS TEAM MANAGER

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2008) -- Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today it has hired racing veteran Paul "Ziggy" Harcus as team manager. Harcus, who has nearly 30 years of racing experience, will join AGR's management team and oversee various aspects of AGR's four-car IndyCar Series program.

Harcus spent the previous three racing seasons as the director of operations for the Champ Car World Series. As the director of operations, Harcus oversaw all technical aspects of the race cars. He was charged with administrating all inspections as well as managing all race officials.

Harcus also spent two seasons working in the IndyCar Series with Kelley Racing where he served in the team manager role. He directed all aspects of the two-car operation and worked with drivers Al Unser Jr., Scott Sharp and Tony Renna.

Before his stop in the IndyCar Series, Harcus spent more than 10 years working at PacWest Racing. Harcus began working as a chief mechanic before moving into the team manager position of PacWest's Indy Lights program and working with future IndyCar Series champions Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon.

"Paul is a great addition to our team," said Andretti Green's chief executive officer Kim Green, who co-owns Andretti Green with partners Michael Andretti and Kevin Savoree. "He has a wealth of experience and great knowledge that allows him to join Andretti Green and make an immediate contribution to our organization."

Andretti Green, which is in its sixth year of operation, continues to field four cars in the IndyCar Series and also campaigns a single-car effort in the American Le Mans Series. In January of 2008, Andretti Green announced a partnership with AFS Racing to operate a two-car Indy Pro Series operation. AGR also owns the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which will see its fourth-annual event April 4-6, 2008.

Andretti Green has won three of the last four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005 and 2007) and won its second Indianapolis 500 in May of 2007. Its first Indy 500 win came in 2005.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Michael Andretti , Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Tony Renna , Kim Green