IRL: Indy: Behind the Barriers, Carb Day

Behind the Barriers Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500 May 22, 2003 Interested visitors Part of Robby Gordon's entourage from Charlotte included NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and car owner Richard Childress. Gordon returned to ...

Behind the Barriers
Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500
May 22, 2003

Interested visitors

Part of Robby Gordon's entourage from Charlotte included NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and car owner Richard Childress. Gordon returned to Charlotte for practice in his stock car immediately after finishing up on track at the Speedway.

Honorary starter

Pete Dye, who designed the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, was the honorary starter for Carb Day and the final on track practice session.

Memorial service

Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon will take part in the 45th 500 Festival Memorial Service at 11:15 a.m. May 23 at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. The service is open to the public.

New IndyCar game

Codemasters launched the new IndyCar Series video game this month with 16 drivers facing off in pairs in 10 lap races. Vitor Meira beat Dan Wheldon in the final round. The Codemasters game is available for Playstation2 with PC and Xbox versions coming in June.

Strong field

Every row in the Sunday's starting field contains at least one driver with an IndyCar Series victory. The field combines for 154 IRL or CART wins.

Latest fashion

The CARA Fashion Show will be held at 11 a.m. at the Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. The annual show features drivers and their significant others modeling the latest fashions.

True Grit Award

Rick Long of Speedway Engines was awarded the "True Grit" award. The award, along with $10,000, was presented to Long by Team Penske President Tim Cindric. The award is courtesy of C & R Racing and Stoops Freightliner.

Clint Brawner Award

Sarah Fisher's chief mechanic Bill Miller won the Clint Brawner "Mechanical Excellence" award.

Home entertainment

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions announced today a marketing agreement to distribute home video products featuring programming from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Volume one of the DVD series, "The 60s: A Decade of Change," features a recap of every Indy 500 from the 1960s along with never before seen archival footage. Visit www.sportsdvdheadquarters.com for more information.

Film and book signing

The PBS documentary "For Gold and Glory," the story of the black auto racing circuit of the 1920s and '30s, will be shown in the Indiana State Museum auditorium on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Producer Todd Gould will be signing copies of his companion book to the documentary from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the museum gift shop.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Sarah Fisher , Dan Wheldon , Vitor Meira
Teams Team Penske