CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Newman/Haas Racing announces Indy car test

NHR to test Indy car in hope of competing in '04 Indy 500 LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (August 26, 2003) --- Newman/Haas Racing announced today that they are in the process of finalizing details for an upcoming Indy car test with the hope of competing...

NHR to test Indy car in hope of competing in '04 Indy 500

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (August 26, 2003) --- Newman/Haas Racing announced today that they are in the process of finalizing details for an upcoming Indy car test with the hope of competing in the 80th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2004.

"If the logistics, sponsorship and engineering components can be put together, the team will attempt to qualify for the 2004 Indianapolis 500," said Carl A. Haas, who along with Paul Newman are co-owners of Newman/Haas Racing. "We need some test time and don't want to take on this challenge without adequate preparation."

The team is still finalizing the specifics of the racing package as well as the location of the test but it would likely be The California Speedway in Fontana, Calif., as it is a Superspeedway like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Newman/Haas Racing driver Bruno Junqueira, polesitter for the 2002 Indianapolis 500, would handle testing duties.

-NHR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Paul Newman