IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2004-03-05

Indy Racing League Notebook Gatorade To Test IndyCar Series Drivers' Hydration INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, March 5, 2004 -- IRL IndyCar® Series drivers Tony Kanaan and A.J. Foyt IV will participate in testing at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute...

Indy Racing League Notebook
Gatorade To Test IndyCar Series Drivers' Hydration

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, March 5, 2004 -- IRL IndyCar® Series drivers Tony Kanaan and A.J. Foyt IV will participate in testing at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute near Chicago on March 9.

The drivers will participate in the institute's standard sweat test, which provides information on factors which will help athletes maintain better hydration, avoid dehydration, and support mental and physical performance.

Dr. Henry Bock, the IRL's senior director of medical services, will accompany the drivers to the test.

The data gathered by Gatorade Sports Science Institute offers athletes suggestions of how to improve their personal hydration, maintain hydration during events, and teaches athletes how to determine their fluid needs under varying conditions.

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Britton, Access Motorsports part ways: Jeff Britton, race engineer for Access Motorsports and one of the original members of Greg Ray's IndyCar Series team, has been granted his release by the team in order to pursue other opportunities.

"Obviously, we're quite disappointed to be losing someone who has meant so much to our young program as Jeff has," said Ray, owner/driver of the No. 13 Access Motorsports Panoz G Force/Honda/Firestone. "He's one of the original members of our team, and we've had a fantastic working relationship. I felt we performed, on many occasions, beyond the means expected from a start-up, one-car team."

Access Motorsports plans to announce Britton's replacement early next week.

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Coverage Of Indy Racing League Nominated For Emmys: ABC and ESPN's coverage of the Indy Racing League has been nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards in technical categories.

The Indy Racing League broadcast partners were nominated for graphic design for IRL IndyCar Series events. In addition, ABC was nominated for post-produced sound for its Indianapolis 500: X Treme Speed Tease.

In all, ABC and ESPN were nominated for 47 Sports Emmys. The awards will be announced on April 19.

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Going To Disneyland: Visitors to Disneyland will have the chance to view an IndyCar Series car up close this month

Team Rahal's No. 15 Pioneer/Argent Mortgage Panoz G Force/Honda/Firestone will be on display in the Innoventions building in Tomorrowland at the Anaheim, Calif., theme park from March 7 through March 25.

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De Ferran To Speak To SAE: 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran will be part of a panel speaking at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2004 World Congress in Detroit on March 9.

De Ferran, who retired as a driver following his win in the Chevy 500 in October, will join a group of experts in a session entitled "Passion for Performance - The Transfer of Technology from Racing to High Performance Cars."

The session will examine the synergies between motorsports and commercial vehicle engineering and will highlight the impact of racing technology on production vehicles.

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The 2004 IRL IndyCar Series season continues with the Copper World Indy 200 at 4 p.m. (EST) on March 21 at Phoenix International Raceway. The race will be broadcast live on ABC and the IMS Radio Network. The Menards Infiniti Pro Series Phoenix 100 will take place at 2:45 p.m. on March 20. The race will be broadcast by ESPN2 on a tape-delayed basis on March 25.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Greg Ray , Gil de Ferran , A.J. Foyt IV , Tony Kanaan