IPS: Indianapolis 2005 race scheduled for Carb Day

Menards Infiniti Pro Series To Race On Carb Day Futaba Freedom 100 to be held on Friday, May 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 -- The Indy Racing League® Menards Infiniti Pro Series will race at the ...

Menards Infiniti Pro Series To Race On Carb Day
Futaba Freedom 100 to be held on Friday, May 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 -- The Indy Racing League® Menards Infiniti Pro Series will race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time on Friday, May 27, 2005, league officials announced.

The Futaba Freedom 100 will be part of the festivities on Miller Lite Carb Day, which moves from its traditional place on the Thursday before the Indianapolis 500 to Friday. Same-day coverage of the race will air on ESPN2.

The Futaba Freedom 100 is the marquee event of the Menards Infiniti Pro Series, the official development series for the IRL IndyCar® Series. The 40-lap, 100-mile race was won by Ed Carpenter in 2003 and by Thiago Medeiros in 2004.

"The addition of the Futaba Freedom 100 to the Carb Day schedule is very exciting," said Roger Bailey, executive director of the Menards Infiniti Pro Series. "Combining the race with the other Carb Day activities will allow our young, up-and-coming drivers to showcase their skills before a large crowd at the premier racing venue in the world."

Other events scheduled for Miller Lite Carb Day include the final IndyCar Series practice before the 89th Indianapolis 500, the Checkers/Rally's Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge and the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert.

The remainder of the 2005 Menards Infiniti Pro Series schedule will be announced in the near future.

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The 2004 Menards Infiniti Pro Series season continues with the California 100 on Oct. 2 at California Speedway. The race will be broadcast at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) on Oct. 7 by ESPN2. The IRL IndyCar Series season continues with the Toyota Indy 400 at 3 p.m. (EDT) Oct. 3 at California Speedway. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN and the IMS Radio Network.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Roger Bailey , Ed Carpenter