IRL: #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Team Notes and Quotes

New Addition To Team Cheever Crew: ...

New Addition To Team Cheever Crew: #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Team Crew Chief Dane Harte and his wife Jane celebrated the birth of their first child, a son named Taylor Cameron Harte, on May 2 in Indianapolis. Mother, father, and young Taylor are all doing fine. "Anybody who has ever had a baby knows that it is the best thing in the world," enthused the proud new dad. "It's absolutely better than winning the Indianapolis 500."

Cheever To Serve As Honorary Chairperson of Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show: Eddie Cheever Jr. will join WXIN's Cheryl Adams and WTHR's Anne Ryder as co-chairpersons of the "Winning With Strides: Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show and Luncheon" on Friday, May 5. The event will take place from 11:30am - 2:00pm at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, and includes a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets for the show - which will feature fashions from Parisian - please contact the American Cancer Society at 317-347-6670. The Cancer Society benefit luncheon will actually be Cheever's second appearance on May 5 - the 1998 Indianapolis 500 Champion will host the first Motorsports Breakfast at the prestigious Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis that morning.

On The Road With Eddie: Following his whirlwind tour of Indianapolis on May 5, Eddie Cheever Jr. will head home to Orlando for the weekend before returning to the Midwest for major Indy Racing Northern Lights Series announcements on May 8. Cheever will join IRNLS President Tony George, NASCAR chief Mike Helton, and several NASCAR stars including former Indy Racing champion Tony Stewart at press conferences in Chicago and Kansas City to announce the 2001 races at the new Joliet, IL track and Kansas Speedway, respectively. Cheever will be the featured IRNLS driver at both events, and will even pilot the #51 Excite@Home for a demonstration lap at Chicago's Navy Pier.

Primary Sponsorship of the #51 Indy Car comes from Excite@Home. The company is based in Redwood City, California, at the heart of Silicon Valley. Associate Sponsors of Team Cheever include Infiniti, Firestone, Indy Promotional Products, Menards, Ceramiche Ragno, Bosch and Pennzoil.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Eddie Cheever , Tony George , Mike Helton