IRL: Drivers meet fans in Atlanta

HARRISBURG, N.C., Tuesday, April 24, 2001 - The drivers of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series are hard to catch under the lights of Atlanta Motor Speedway at more than 220 mph. Fortunately for the fans, several of these drivers will slow down...

HARRISBURG, N.C., Tuesday, April 24, 2001 - The drivers of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series are hard to catch under the lights of Atlanta Motor Speedway at more than 220 mph. Fortunately for the fans, several of these drivers will slow down long enough to be at Planet Hollywood on Thursday, April 26 for a meet-and-greet session.

The autograph session will run from 7-8:15 p.m. Drivers scheduled to appear at Planet Hollywood (218 Peachtree St. N.W.) include*:

Sam Hornish Jr. -- The winner of the first two Northern Light Series races at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Jeff Ward -- The former AMA Supercross champion has won two poles in Indy Racing Competition, including the last race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Robby McGehee -- Finished second last season at Texas Motor Speedway, losing to Scott Sharp by .059 second, the closest finish in Indy Racing history.

Felipe Giaffone -- The Treadway-Hubbard Racing driver currently sits third in the Northern Light Series point standings.

Greg Ray's Indy Racing car will be on display to give fans a chance to see an Indy 500 machine up close.

The Atlanta 500 Classic is the final event before the Indianapolis 500 and takes on special significance for the teams as the last opportunity to shake down the cars in a competitive situation. The race takes place Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Qualifying takes place Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m., with practice sessions beginning earlier that day at 2:30 p.m

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby McGehee , Greg Ray , Felipe Giaffone , Jeff Ward , Scott Sharp , Sam Hornish Jr.