INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- May 15, 2006 Today's IRL headlines 1. Team Leader adds "500" entry for Jones 2. Brack back at Indianapolis 1. Team Leader adds "500" entry for Jones: Earlier this month, veteran car owners Greg Beck and...
INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- May 15, 2006
Today's IRL headlines
1. Team Leader adds "500" entry for Jones
2. Brack back at Indianapolis
1. Team Leader adds "500" entry for Jones: Earlier this month, veteran car owners Greg Beck and Kent Baker combined their resources to field an Indianapolis 500 entry for Stephan Gregoire. Now that single-car entry has grown into a two-car team.
Team Leader Motorsports announced May 15 that it has entered a second car for the 90th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race for second-generation driver PJ Jones.
"We've heard some buzz in the garage area calling this the 'David vs. Goliath story,'" Team Leader Motorsports co-owner Kent Baker said. "In the beginning we found some humor in that comparison, but we're starting to believe in it now. Now we've added a second rock for our slingshot."
Jones, the son of 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones, will attempt to qualify his second Indianapolis 500 in the No. 98 Curb Records Special Panoz/Honda/Firestone.
This will be Jones' second one-off 500 attempt with car owner Greg Beck's Curb-Agajanian Beck effort. He finished 28th in his first Indianapolis 500 in 2004 backed by the same entry.
2. Brack back at Indianapolis: Kenny Brack's new career brought him back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 15.
The 1999 Indianpolis 500 winner, whose has embarked on a music career with new band called Brack, shot scenes for an upcoming music video at the site of his biggest win.
"Right now we're writing a few songs," Brack said. "We thought it would be neat to come to the Speedway and get some footage, since this is my world, so to speak. It's good to make that association with the music as well."
Brack filmed scenes around the Rahal Letterman Racing garage area in gasoline alley and on pit lane of the historic 2.5-mile oval.
"We've borrowed some equipment from Team Rahal and that's a good fit, too, because I've been with them so long," Brack said. "I'm just glad I could include them in the music video."
The 2006 IRL IndyCar Series continues with the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500 at 1 p.m. (EDT) on May 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ABC will broadcast the race live beginning at noon (EDT). A Spanish-language telecast of the race will be carried by ESPN Deportes. Live coverage on the IMS Radio Network begins at noon (EDT). The IMS Radio Network broadcast also is carried on XM Satellite Radio channel 145 "IndyCar Racing" and www.indycar.com. The fifth season of Indy Pro Series competition continues with the Freedom 100 at 12:30 p.m. on May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be telecast as part of ESPN2's Carb Day coverage on May 26. Live coverage on the IMS Radio Network begins at 12:15 p.m. (EDT).