Harrington to Appear on 'RPM2Night' on Thursday And at Louisville Collector Car Show on Sunday INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 20 - Scott Harrington, who won the 1999 Sprint PCS Rookie of the Year title in the Indy Racing...
Harrington to Appear on 'RPM2Night' on Thursday And at Louisville Collector Car Show on Sunday
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 20 - Scott Harrington, who won the 1999 Sprint PCS Rookie of the Year title in the Indy Racing League in his CertainTeed Dallara Aurora #66, is scheduled to be John Kernan's guest on the ESPN2 television show "RPM2Night" tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 21. Pending any unforeseen schedule changes, the show is slated to be broadcast at 7 p.m. Eastern time.
On Saturday and Sunday the CertainTeed show car will be on display at the Louisville Collectors' Car Festival and Custom Car Show at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Ky. The Tom Williams Collector Car Auction is run in conjunction with this show, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The car will be located on the west side of the west wing.
On Sunday Harrington himself will be at the show to sign autographs from noon to 2:30 p.m. He will be stationed near the CertainTeed show car.
Harrington, one of the most popular drivers in the Indy Racing League, finished sixth in last Sunday's Mall.com 500 at Texas Motor Speedway to win the series' top prize for first-year Indy car drivers. Harrington and his team overcame great challenges to achieve this goal, as the team was only formed last Christmas and it operated with a far smaller budget than most of the other teams. Despite the fact that the team used only one Olds Aurora engine since June, Harrington recorded four top-10 finishes in the 10-race 1999 season. His best qualifying result was fourth and his best finish was a fifth.
Harrington suffered two broken legs, a broken foot and broken ribs when a wheel collapsed on his car at over 200 mph during practice for a race at Texas Motor Speedway in June. He became an instant fan favorite for his perseverance and determination when he continued to race while his injuries were healing, using crutches to maneuver to the cockpit of his race car.
Harrington was the 1992 Shelby pro Can-Am champion. He started only three Indy car events prior to this season. One of those events was the 1996 Indy 500, in which he finished 15th.
A native of Louisville, Harrington resides in Indianapolis. He and his father, Gene, a well-known Louisville businessman and race car driver himself, own their own Indy Racing League team, which operates out of an office in Louisville and a shop and office in Indianapolis.