CHAMPCAR/CART: National Geographic Channel crew filming in Miami

INDIANAPOLIS (October 2, 2002) - Looking to capture what it takes to travel at speeds of over 200 mph - as well as what happens when things go wrong at that speed - Foxstar Productions and Van Ness Films will be heading to this weekend's Grand...

INDIANAPOLIS (October 2, 2002) - Looking to capture what it takes to travel at speeds of over 200 mph - as well as what happens when things go wrong at that speed - Foxstar Productions and Van Ness Films will be heading to this weekend's Grand Prix Americas CART FedEx Championship Series event to film some of the Champ Car action for an upcoming documentary that will air worldwide.

The crew will be interviewing drivers Adrian Fernandez and Christian Fittipaldi as well as CART Director of Medical Affairs Dr. Steve Olvey and CART Chief Orthopedic Consultant Dr. Terry Trammell to discuss a number of issues for their documentary, tentatively titled Race Car Drivers. The hour-long show will focus on the sport from the point of view of the human body - the dangers and stresses encountered at 200 mph - as well as the evolution of auto racing in relation to the increased knowledge about the human body under physical and mental stress. The documentary will also examine the increasing level of celebrity surrounding race car drivers and uncover what it takes to elevate someone to the top of the competitive world of racing.

The show is to be aired on the new National Geographic Channel in the summer of 2003 and will feature teams, personnel and drivers from CART, NASCAR and IRL.

-www.cart.com

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Series IndyCar
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