CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car driver Bourdais to co-host Speedweeks edition

INDIANAPOLIS (February 12, 2004) -- Last season's Champ Car Rookie of the Year Sebastien Bourdais of Newman/Haas Racing made his mark on the Champ Car World Series competition in his series debut, earning five poles and three wins in the...

INDIANAPOLIS (February 12, 2004) -- Last season's Champ Car Rookie of the Year Sebastien Bourdais of Newman/Haas Racing made his mark on the Champ Car World Series competition in his series debut, earning five poles and three wins in the open-wheel championship that boasts the truest test of driver and machine. This Friday night from 8:00 -- 9:00 p.m. ET, the Frenchman will make his debut as a co-host on the popular motorsports radio show Focus on Racing Radio with their coverage from the Mobil 1 Speedweeks party in Orlando, Florida.

Bourdais will join the program with regular hosts Billy Edwards and Bob Varsha when they broadcast to 70 nationwide affiliates on the CBS/Westwood One Radio Network from the Orlando Hilton in front of a live audience. Topics for the hour-long show will include Bourdais and his preparation for the start of the 2004 Champ Car World Series season with the 30th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 18.

The 24-year-old Champ Car standout returns to the Sunshine State once again after a recent visit to Daytona International Speedway to watch NHR co-owner and accomplished driver Paul Newman compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Bourdais, a qualified sports car driver in his own right before making the move to Champ Cars, has competed in 24-hour races at Le Mans and Spa, in addition to multiple wins in the 2002 FIA Sportscar championship.

Focus on Racing Radio provides coverage of all major racing venues, including the Champ Car World Series, with trackside reports from all races along with news and human interest features concerning drivers and teams. Now in its 22nd year of production, Focus on Racing Radio is celebrating its third season on the CBS/Westwood One Radio Network.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Newman , Sébastien Bourdais
Tags TV