IRL ADDS PEP TO ROSTER, GOING THE (LONG) DISTANCE WITH MCI
MCI was named the official long distance and local
service provider of the Pep Boys IRL and IMS. As part the
deal, MCI and Pep Boys will offer a race fan and an IRL
driver the chance to split $1M. The MCI Pep Boys Million
Dollar Driver sweepstakes begins June 15. To enter, fans
must successfully pick the IRL driver who wins three of the
IRL's TNN-televised races -- Charlotte, Atlanta and Las
Vegas. The fan who picks the driver will be entered for a
chance to share $1M with that driver. Fans who chose the
winning driver of two the races will have the opportunity to
split $100,000 with the winning driver (Pep Boys).
RACING NOTES: TNN, Texas Motor Speedway and True Value
have committed to an Indy 500 sponsorship deal with the
IRL's Greg Ray's Thomas Knapp Motorsports team (DALLAS
MORNING NEWS, 5/22). Also at Indy, FL-based TransWorld
Diversified Services will sponsor the McCormack Motorsports'
G Force Oldsmobile Aurora driven by Raul Boesel this
weekend. The car showcases TransWorld's logo on the top
rear wing, the two front wings and the side engine covers
(TransWorld). ...ProLink golf measuring system wil sponsor
Team Scandia driver Billy Roe at the Indy 500. ProLink's
logo will appear on both sides of Roe's racecar (ProLink).