CHAMPCAR/CART: Arciero-Blair Racing will not compete at Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS (July 23, 2001) -- Arciero-Blair Racing and its driver Max Wilson will not compete in next Sunday's Target Grand Prix Presented By Energizer. The Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) FedEx Championship Series is continuing in round...

INDIANAPOLIS (July 23, 2001) -- Arciero-Blair Racing and its driver Max Wilson will not compete in next Sunday's Target Grand Prix Presented By Energizer. The Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) FedEx Championship Series is continuing in round twelve of 21 events at Chicago Motor Speedway in Cicero, Ill. on Sunday, July 29th.

"We are formally withdrawing from the Chicago race simply due to the accidents at Toronto and Michigan," said Larry Blair, team owner Arciero-Blair Racing. "Our cars are under repair and we will return to CART competition at Mid-Ohio for the Miller Lite 200. Max is fine and has been released by the doctors to return to racing. After our fourth place finish at Portland and leading at Cleveland, the last few weeks have been challenging."

At the recent Molson Indy, Wilson and the Arciero-Blair Winner B2B Ford-Lola was forced into the tire barriers after being clipped by Tora Takagi. Additionally, on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich., Wilson was involved in a single-car incident, sustaining multiple bruised ribs on the left side, according to Dr. Steve Olvey, CART Director of Medical Affairs. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

-ABR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tora Takagi