Behind the Barriers Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500 Monday May 5, 2003 Jimmy Kite shook down the PDM Racing entry. He turned 17 laps, taking the Chevrolet-powered Dallara to a best lap of 211.279 mph. Kite has not been named as...
Behind the Barriers
Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500
Monday May 5, 2003
Jimmy Kite shook down the PDM Racing entry. He turned 17 laps, taking the Chevrolet-powered Dallara to a best lap of 211.279 mph. Kite has not been named as the team's driver and is still seeking sponsorship to solidify a deal with the team.
Tony Kanaan has been cleared to drive and will be behind the wheel of the Andretti Green Racing Honda-powered Dallara at 11:00 am on Tuesday. Kanaan suffered a broken wrist in the Japan Indy 300 at Twin ring Motegi on April 13.
Users of mobile phones and personal digital assistants can receive daily Indy Racing League information for free after completing a quick registration at www.indyracing.com. Internet users can get a view of all the action at the speedway from three web cameras at the track. Visit www.indy500.com for views of Gasoline Alley, the media center and the front straight.
Defending Indy Racing League champion Sam Hornish lists his racing hero as Danny Sullivan.
Tickets are still available for one of May's biggest galas. The "Racing to Recovery -- An Evening with Christopher Reeve" gala will benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. A limited number of tickets for the benefit are available by calling (317) 639-0729.
A.J. Foyt IV will turn 19-years-old on race day May 25. The young Texan enjoyed a successful test at the Speedway April 21-23. After turning a lap at 228 mph, his famous grandfather came on the radio saying, "Congratulations, you finally went faster than I did at Indy."