CHAMPCAR/CART: CART statement on Andretti Green Racing announcement

INDIANAPOLIS (September 17, 2002) - With the announcement today of the new Andretti Green Racing team's decision to take current CART FedEx Championship Series drivers Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan out of the series, ...

INDIANAPOLIS (September 17, 2002) - With the announcement today of the new Andretti Green Racing team's decision to take current CART FedEx Championship Series drivers Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan out of the series, Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc. President and CEO Christopher R. Pook made the following statement:

"While it's unfortunate that Andretti Green Racing did not choose to join the current lineup of teams that have recently committed to CART's future such as Patrick Racing, Newman/Haas Racing, Player's/Forsythe Racing, Team Rahal, Fernandez Racing and Walker Racing today's announcement expedites the decision-making process that will allow our current and prospective teams and drivers to finalize their plans for what will be a very exciting and competitive 2003 racing season. We will concentrate our focus on growing the CART FedEx Championship Series and cultivating the talented drivers and teams that are coming up through the CART ladder system of driver development. In addition, we will continue to build the strength of the series on our successful race venues and the superb quality of our teams."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Dario Franchitti