CHAMPCAR/CART: Book donation made to Indianapolis schools

INDIANAPOLIS (October 15, 2004) -- Headquartered in the Racing Capital of the World, it seemed only fitting that the Champ Car World Series provide a chance for the next generation of racing fans to learn about the heroes and legends of the series...

INDIANAPOLIS (October 15, 2004) -- Headquartered in the Racing Capital of the World, it seemed only fitting that the Champ Car World Series provide a chance for the next generation of racing fans to learn about the heroes and legends of the series and the sport.

To that end, members of the Champ Car communications staff went out Friday and donated racing books to a number of public and private schools in the Indianapolis area. Each school received a copy of Gordon Kirby's book Mario Andretti, which chronicles the exploits of the four-time Champ Car titlewinner, a copy of Dan Proudfoot's Greg Moore: A Legacy of Spirit as well as three of the Autocourse Champ Car Yearbooks from past seasons. Students were also given the latest copies of the Champ Car media guides and record books.

"We have made our homes here in Indianapolis, as have many of our team members, and we wanted to give something back to the communities and the schools," said Champ Car President and CEO Dick Eidswick. "Hopefully these books will be enjoyed by not only the next generation of Champ Car fans, but also the young men and women that will grow up to be race engineers, team executives and even racers themselves."

The Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford next races October 22-24 in the streets of Surfers Paradise, Australia in the 13th of 14 rounds that make up the 2004 season. Next Sunday's race can be seen on Spike TV Sunday, October 24 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time/3 p.m. Central.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Andretti