INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2003) - The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship will be well-represented on the first week of nightly "Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain" programs on SPEED Channel, as the series' points leader will be a featured guest on the ...
INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2003) - The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship will be well-represented on the first week of nightly "Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain" programs on SPEED Channel, as the series' points leader will be a featured guest on the Tuesday, August 5 broadcast and a team owner in the series will be the featured guest on Wednesday, August 6.
A.J. Allmendinger, driver of the #4 RuSPORT Toyota/Swift, who picked up his third consecutive Toyota Atlantic victory and his fifth of the season in Sunday's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, will join Brickyard 400 winner Kevin Harvick on Tuesday's show. Allmendinger will be live in the studio with Despain to field questions from the host as well as from viewers via telephone. The rookie currently leads the 2003 CART Toyota Atlantic Championship point standings by 34 points over Scotland's Ryan Dalziel with four of 12 races remaining on the schedule.
Twenty-four hours later, first-year Toyota Atlantic team owner and former Atlantic competitor Bobby Rahal will be the featured guest on the program. Rahal is the owner of Danica Patrick's #24 Argent Mortgage Company Toyota/Swift, who qualified a Toyota Atlantic career-best of fourth and finished fifth in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. The three-time CART Champ Car champion also fields a car for Michel Jourdain Jr. in Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, and is one of the principals of the Champ Car Stars of Tomorrow karting program. Rahal will be the Toyota Atlantic team's second representative to appear on the show, as Patrick was the featured guest on Friday, June 20 on the weekend of the G.I. Joe's 200 at Portland International Raceway.
After airing one night a week since early this spring, "Wind Tunnel" now airs Monday through Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET. Viewers are encouraged to call 1-866-W-TUNNEL to ask questions of Despain and the guests.