IPS: Series news 2004-01-26

Pollard will join IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series' full time. INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 25, 2004 -- Brad Pollard has signed with Kenn Hardley Racing to compete in the Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series' for the full 2004...

Pollard will join IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series' full time.

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 25, 2004 -- Brad Pollard has signed with Kenn Hardley Racing to compete in the Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series' for the full 2004 season.

The entry will be sponsored by X-Box.

Pollard, a cousin of the late Indianapolis 500 veteran Art Pollard, made two starts on the IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series in 2003. He started eighth and finished 11th in the Natural Golf/Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry at Fontana, Calif., and started and finished 15th (accident) in the season finale at Texas in the Arrow Karts/Motorsport Ranch/SSM entry.

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Luyendyk prepares for Rolex 24: Arie Luyendyk Jr., who will compete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan. 31-Feb. 1, will be one of three drivers making an appearance at DAYTONA USA at noon Jan. 30.

The appearance will be a "fan forum," with fans encouraged to ask questions of the participants.

Luyendyk, 22, will drive the No. 9 Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype car. A rookie in the event, Luyendyk will team with Mike Borkowski, Paul Mears Jr. and Nick Ham in the SpeedSource entry.

Luyendyk's father, Arie, was the 1998 Rolex 24 At Daytona winner, driving a Momo Ferrari SP333 with teammates Didier Theys, Mauro Baldi and Gianpiero Moretti.

The 2004 IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series season begins Feb. 29, 2004, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will be broadcast on ESPN2 on tape at 4 p.m. (EST) March 4.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Didier Theys , Mauro Baldi , Sam Schmidt , Paul Mears Jr. , Brad Pollard , Nick Ham , Gianpiero Moretti , Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Teams SpeedSource