IRL: IRL Transporter Convoy Makes Stop in Denver

INDY RACING LEAGUE TRANSPORTER CONVOY STOPPING IN DENVER FOUNTAIN, Colo. - At least six of the most beautiful Pep Boys Indy Racing League team 18-wheel transporters will be on display free to the public at Park Meadows Mall from 11 a.m. to 1...

INDY RACING LEAGUE TRANSPORTER CONVOY STOPPING IN DENVER

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - At least six of the most beautiful Pep Boys Indy Racing League team 18-wheel transporters will be on display free to the public at Park Meadows Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

After the Hauler Corral, the rigs will make the short journey south to Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Several of the top Indy Car teams will display their sleek racers, and some of the IRL drivers are expected to be hand to sign autographs.

NFL'S HARBAUGH, DRIVER GOODYEAR LOOKING FOR IRL TOUCHDOWN

Scott Goodyear grew up as a staunch hockey fan in Canada, but he is being converted to a football follower by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Jim Harbaugh, one of the four co-owners of Pennzoil Panther Racing.

Goodyear, a veteran from Carmel, Ind., who is tied with Kenny Brack for fourth in the IRL, joined the new Pennzoil Panther Racing team last winter after some soul-searching about staying as the second driver to two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk on the Treadway Racing team.

Goodyear, a Toronto native, naturally is a hockey follower. But he has been converted to football since becoming associated with Harbaugh.

Goodyear and Harbaugh are close to the same age and each is a star in his own arena. But Harbaugh said he can't compare himself to a race driver.

"These guys actually put their lives on the line," Harbaugh said. "I don't know what that's like, I don't pretend to."

Harbaugh said there is a tremendous amount of teamwork involved in both sports. He said it is not just the driver against the other 32 in the race, but everybody who prepares the car and services it against other teams up and down the pits.

Harbaugh said it is fun to watch the crew members head-butting, giving high fives and displaying their game faces and seeing Goodyear emotionally charged just as he is before a game.

"It's great," he said.

Harbaugh makes no suggestions in the pits during the race. He is learning and told the crew to treat him like he is a fourth-grader.

"Because that's kind of my level right now," he said.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Arie Luyendyk , Scott Goodyear , Kenny Brack
Teams Panther Racing