IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2004-03-11

Indy Racing League Notebook Hemelgarn 91 Johnson adds Silver Crown Entry INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 11, 2004 -- Hemelgarn 91 Johnson Motorsports will be pulling double duty at Phoenix International Raceway later this month. The IRL Menards...

Indy Racing League Notebook
Hemelgarn 91 Johnson adds Silver Crown Entry

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 11, 2004 -- Hemelgarn 91 Johnson Motorsports will be pulling double duty at Phoenix International Raceway later this month.

The IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series team has added a USAC Silver Crown entry for the Copper World Classic on March 21. The No. 191 Spirit of Knoxville entry will be driven by NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standout Carl Edwards. The entry will be supported by R.E. Technologies from its shop in Memphis, Tenn.

"It's exciting to have a proven winner like Carl in the car," car owner Ron Hemelgarn said. "He's just coming off his NASCAR Truck Series win at Daytona. My hope is that Carl will do his famous standing back flip after the race in Phoenix."

The team will make their Silver Crown debut in the 2004 season opener at Phoenix International Raceway March 19-21. During the same weekend, the team will compete in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series Phoenix 100 with driver Paul Dana behind the wheel.

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Castroneves Featured In Magazine Debut: Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will be featured in the debut issue of espn360.

Launched by ESPN - the Magazine, espn360 is a new and innovative lifestyle magazine about today's A-list professional athletes and action sports stars. The quarterly magazine will celebrate where they live, how they dress, what they collect and what motivates them, bringing readers a full view of their private lives.

Castroneves' office and home in Miami will be featured in the article.

The inaugural issue will be inserted in ESPN - the Magazine and will be available on newsstands on April 12.

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On the road: A Delphi IndyCar Series car will be on display in the Nazareth Speedway booth during the Syracuse Motorsports Show March 12-14 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.

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The 2004 IRL IndyCar Series season continues with the Copper World Indy 200 at 4 p.m. (EST) on March 21 at Phoenix International Raceway. The race will be broadcast live on ABC and the IMS Radio Network. The Menards Infiniti Pro Series Phoenix 100 will take place at 2:45 p.m. on March 20. The race will be broadcast by ESPN2 on a tape-delayed basis on March 25.

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Carl Edwards , Paul Dana