CHAMPCAR/CART: Tenneco Automotive Detroit Grand Prix confirmed for 2001

June 5, 2000 -- Detroit, Michigan -- The 2001 Tenneco Automotive Detroit Grand Prix -- sanctioned by CART -- will take place next year as planned. There was an inaccurate report carried in the June 4 edition of the Indianapolis Star that...

June 5, 2000 -- Detroit, Michigan -- The 2001 Tenneco Automotive Detroit Grand Prix -- sanctioned by CART -- will take place next year as planned. There was an inaccurate report carried in the June 4 edition of the Indianapolis Star that indicated that there would not be a 2001 Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) race in Detroit.

"The Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit will celebrate its 20th Anniversary next year. It's very disappointing to all of us that someone would take the time to inaccurately report the status of Detroit's race." commented Grand Prix President Bud Stanner. "A few months ago, CART asked us to locate a new racing venue for any events after the 2001 racing season. We are involved in that process now."

"Reports of a discussion of a buy-out of the remainder of the contract of the Detroit Grand Prix are entirely false," stated Andrew Craig, CART Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. "CART has a contract with IMG that covers the years 2000 and 2001. In fact we are currently working closely with IMG to locate and secure an alternative race venue in Detroit for future years."

Tickets are on sale now for next week's Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit. To order tickets, please call 1-800-498-RACE or 313-870-7223. Also, tickets can be purchased at any Ticketmaster location. Any one interested in being a part of the race as a volunteer should contact the Detroit Grand Prix Association at 313-872-3472. Visit www.imgmotorsports.com for further event and ticket information.

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