IRL: Behind The Barriers: Indy day eight

Stephan Gregoire unveiled the black No. 97 Team Leader Panoz/Honda this morning. The team's effort will be sponsored by Effen, a premium vodka distilled in Holland. *** The world's fastest man waved the ceremonial green flag to start practice...

Stephan Gregoire unveiled the black No. 97 Team Leader Panoz/Honda this morning. The team's effort will be sponsored by Effen, a premium vodka distilled in Holland.

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The world's fastest man waved the ceremonial green flag to start practice today. Justin Gatlin, who is the world record holder for the 100 meters, waved the green flag to start the on track activities. Unfortunately, safety crews were circling the track in attempt to dry it while Gatlin was waving the flag.

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A.J. Foyt Enterprises is offering a VIP ticket package for two to the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the Continental Airlines OnePass frequent flyer program. Fans can bid frequent flyer points to win 2 tickets to the race, two bronze badge garage passes and the opportunity to meet A.J. Foyt and Felipe Giaffone. Log on to Continental's webpage and visit the online auction to bid. At press time the bid was just over 50,000 miles.

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Firestone's "Evening of Giving" benefit concert and auction raised $14,000 for charity. Proceeds from the event, held at the Music Mill on Indy's north side, will be split among Racing for Corey, Indiana children's Wish Fund and IRL Kids.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Felipe Giaffone , Stephan Gregoire , A.J. Foyt
Teams A.J. Foyt Enterprises