INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2002 - Two-time Indy Racing League champion Sam Hornish Jr. will be a guest of ABC Sports at the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl Jan. 2 in Miami.
"To have ABC Sports invite me to attend this game as their guest is a real privilege," said Hornish, who will watch No. 3 Iowa battle No. 5 USC from the sidelines of Pro Player Stadium.
The football game will be televised live at 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC.
ABC Sports will provide live coverage of the IRL season-opening Toyota Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, March 2. Hornish has won both IRL events at the 1.5-mile South Florida oval.
In addition to the Miami event, ABC Sports will provide live coverage of 9 of 16 Indy Racing League events during the 2003 season. ABC Sports will broadcast the Indy Japan 300 on a same-day delay basis, while ESPN will provide live telecasts of five IRL events.