CHAMPCAR/CART: Emerson Fittipaldi special event news

INDIANAPOLIS (September 2, 2003) -- Former CART Champ Car World Series champion and current team co-owner Emerson Fittipaldi has been one of the biggest celebrities in Brazil for many years, dating back to his championship-winning days as a...

INDIANAPOLIS (September 2, 2003) -- Former CART Champ Car World Series champion and current team co-owner Emerson Fittipaldi has been one of the biggest celebrities in Brazil for many years, dating back to his championship-winning days as a Formula One driver in the 1970s and '80s.

As one of the country's most recognizable stars, Fittipaldi will award the next generation of Brazilian talent when he serves as a co-presenter Wednesday night in Miami with Cuban singer Willy Chirino and Brazilian vocalist Daniela Mercury in the 4th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The show airs live from Miami's American Airlines Arena at 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

Fittipaldi will be presenting the award for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album and will be joined by many of the stars of the Latin entertainment and sporting world for the ceremony, which celebrates the achievements of Latin artists in the past year.

The Latin GRAMMY Awards structure includes 41 award categories, including four general categories: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. Latin GRAMMY fields include: Pop, Rap/Hip-Hop, Rock, Tropical, Regional Mexican, Traditional, Jazz, Brazilian, Children's, Classical, Production and Music Video.

Fittipaldi is enjoying his first season as co-owner of Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing in the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford with co-owner James Dingman. Portugal's Tiago Monteiro (#7 Fittipaldi-Dingman Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone) handles the driving duties for the first year squad as the series heads to South Florida later this month for the Grand Prix Americas Presented by Sportsbook.com in downtown Miami, September 26-28.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tiago Monteiro , Emerson Fittipaldi