CHAMPCAR/CART: John Della Penna Goes Into Veronica's Closet

Della Penna Star Struck on Veronica's Closet Indianapolis, Ind. (Wednesday, November 17) - CART team owner John Della Penna makes his television debut on Veronica's Closet's Thanksgiving show airing Monday, November 22 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time...

Della Penna Star Struck on Veronica's Closet

Indianapolis, Ind. (Wednesday, November 17) - CART team owner John Della Penna makes his television debut on Veronica's Closet's Thanksgiving show airing Monday, November 22 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC. Della Penna purchased the non-speaking walk-on opportunity at the Toyota Grand Prix Charity Ball in Long Beach benefiting AIDS Walk of Greater Long Beach, Children's Dental Clinic, Conservation Corps of Long Beach and Racing for Kids.

"I always purchase an auction item in Long Beach as a way of making a donation to Toyota's worthwhile charities," Della Penna said. "When this item came up for bid, I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to see Kirstie Alley ("Veronica Chase") in person.

"It was a thrill to the have the opportunity to watch the Veronica's Closet cast in action. The creative process intrigued me the most. To see each scene change a little with each shot was fascinating."

Della Penna Motorsports is a full time contender the FedEx Championship Series campaigning American talent Richie Hearn in a Toyota/Reynard Champ Car. Della Penna and Hearn teamed in 1994 securing Rookie of the Honors in the Toyota Atlantic Championship Series and the series championship in 1995. Since entering full-time Champ Car competition in 1997, Hearn has collected 16 top-10 finishes and four top-10 starts.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Richie Hearn
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