IPS: IRL: Indy: Behind the Barriers, May 20

Behind the Barriers Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500 May 20, 2003 Texas winner now team manager John Paul Jr., who has made seven Indy 500 starts, has moved to the role of team manager. Paul now works with Kenn Hardley Racing...

Behind the Barriers
Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500
May 20, 2003

Texas winner now team manager

John Paul Jr., who has made seven Indy 500 starts, has moved to the role of team manager. Paul now works with Kenn Hardley Racing and driver Paul Dana. During the inaugural Freedom 100, the new team manager found himself in the turn one grandstands working as a spotter.

Gas it

The new IndyCar Series video game, created by Codemasters USA, will be released in May. To help launch this highly anticipated game, several IRL IndyCar Series drivers will compete in a 16-driver tournament on 500 Festival Community Day, Wednesday, May 21, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The competition will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the plaza behind the pagoda.

Party time

The third annual "Front Row Party" takes place in Broad Ripple at Average Joe's, Rock Lobster and the Mineshaft Saloon. Festivities, including live music and a silent auction, kick off Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m.

Win on Sunday buy on Monday

While Team Penske may have Toyota engines strapped in the back of their Dallara and Panoz G Force chassis, team owner Roger Penske owns a local Honda dealership. Through May 21 Penske Honda will be hosting the 2003 Honda Indy Racing display. The display features an interactive racing game, a Honda video presentation and a Honda Racing engine on a custom stand.

Brain's Wish night at the races

Supermodifieds and Figure 8 races are on the card at the Speedrome for the Brian's Wish/Track Forum night at the races on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Pre- sale tickets which benefit the Brian's Wish Fund are $5 (regular admission is $10 at the gate) and are available from Jim Hall at (317) 859-7327.

Art critic

After checking out all the Art in Motion cars downtown, visit www.indystar.com/artinmotion to vote for your favorite. By voting you will be registered to win four tickets to the parade and race.

One of them racing deals

While online auction house Ebay has made an impact on the annual auto racing memorabilia show at the convention center, it's still well worth a visit. Hours are 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Two-day tickets are $10 and Saturday only tickets are $8.

Mario book signing

Mario Andretti is scheduled to appear at Borders Books, 11 S, Meridian St. on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Mario Andretti , Paul Dana , John Paul , Roger Penske
Teams Team Penske