IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2004-04-07

Indy Racing League News and Notes -- April 7, 2004 Today's IRL headlines Hornish Gets Fitted For Big Day Brack Back On Stage This Weekend Hornish Gets Fitted For The Big Day As a precursor to his June 5 wedding, two-time IndyCar Series ...

Indy Racing League News and Notes -- April 7, 2004

Today's IRL headlines
Hornish Gets Fitted For Big Day
Brack Back On Stage This Weekend

Hornish Gets Fitted For The Big Day

As a precursor to his June 5 wedding, two-time IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. will visit the Chicago Hugo Boss store on April 10 to get fitted for his tuxedo.

Hornish's entire wedding party will join him and be fitted for their own designer tuxedos.

"I'm excited to go and get fitted for my tux," Hornish Jr. said. "I'm amazed that we were able to find a day that all 12 of us could make it, so I'm really happy we can all do this together. Plus, I think it's great of Hugo Boss to do this for me and my friends and family in the wedding. I just can't thank them enough."

Hornish will be joined by his five groomsmen, four ushers, his father and the father of his fiancee Crystal Liechty. Hornish and seven members of the party will be making the drive from Defiance, Ohio, while the other four will join them in Chicago.

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Brack Back On Stage This Weekend

Kenny Brack will work on his mental rehabilitation as well as physical conditioning this week.

Brack, who is recovering from injuries sustained in a crash at Texas Motor Speedway in October, returns to the concert stage before more than 5,000 fans on April 10 at the local hockey arena in his hometown of Karlstad, Sweden.

Brack will play his Gibson guitar alongside two of his musical heroes -- Swedish rock group Sven Ingvars and singer Christer Sjogren.

"It's going to be fantastic to play guitar with the Sweden guys," Brack said. "Sven Ingvars started in the 1950s and were very big in Sweden and Europe, and Christer played with The Vikings for years, too. They were some of my heroes in music when I was growing up. So it should be pretty exciting before the big crowd at home. Plus I think I have improved on the guitar since playing back in Sweden last time. "

Brack is keeping up with his daily physical rehab schedule while in Europe in hopes of returning to the Team Rahal No. 15 Pioneer/Argent Mortgage Panoz G Force/Honda/Firestone entry.

"The rehab is coming along very well," he said. "I feel better and better each day, and I should know pretty soon if I can get back in a race car in the near future. That is my goal right now."

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The 2004 IRL IndyCar Series season continues with the Indy Japan 300 at 11:30 p.m. (EDT) on April 16 at Twin Ring Motegi. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and the IMS Radio Network. The Menards Infiniti Pro Series Futaba Freedom 100 will take place at 2 p.m. (EDT) on May 22 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast live by ESPN2.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Kenny Brack , Sam Hornish Jr.