CHAMPCAR/CART: "Biggest Fan" finalists names

DETROIT and SAN FRANCISCO (August 2, 2000) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. and CART's Internet partner Quokka Sports, Inc. announced today that the 10 finalist essays in the Biggest CART Fan Contest are now posted at www.CART.com ...

DETROIT and SAN FRANCISCO (August 2, 2000) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. and CART's Internet partner Quokka Sports, Inc. announced today that the 10 finalist essays in the Biggest CART Fan Contest are now posted at www.CART.com <http://www.CART.com>. A panel of CART drivers selected the finalists from among the many essays submitted online and through the mail. Fellow CART fans can now log onto www.CART.com <http://www.CART.com> and cast their vote for the "Biggest CART Fan." The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the final race of the year in Fontana, California, where they will spend the day with leading CART drivers Michael Andretti, Christian Fittipaldi and Tony Kanaan and their teams.

"I was really impressed with the passion, knowledge and enthusiasm shown by our great fans in this contest," said Kanaan. "We really have the best fans in the world, and it will be exciting to see who emerges as the winner."

"This contest has already been a great success in bringing together fans and drivers in their passion for CART racing. The interactivity afforded fans through CART.com is allowing them to have an entertainment experience closer to the sport and its drivers," said CART Senior Vice President of Marketing Patrick Leahy. "The next step of the contest will be equally as exciting as CART enthusiasts will have the final say in selecting the Biggest CART Fan."

Fans can vote for the Biggest CART Fan by visiting www.CART.com <http://www.CART.com> and selecting from among the 10 finalists' essays. Online voting will end September 8, 2000. Votes will then be tallied and verified. The winner of the Biggest CART Fan Contest will be announced on the CART.com site on September 10, 2000. The Grand Prize includes the following: roundtrip airfare for two to Los Angeles, California; half a day with the Newman/Haas Racing team and drivers Michael Andretti and Christian Fittipaldi; half a day with the Mo Nunn Racing team and driver Tony Kanaan; a CART Fast Laps Ride around California Speedway; hotel accommodations for three nights; $500 in spending money; and CART goodies and merchandise.

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Series Automotive , IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Christian Fittipaldi , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn