More Riders Added To Line-Up For Red Bull Indianapolis GPreview September 11

More Riders Added To Line-Up For Red Bull Indianapolis GPreview September 11

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Danica, Foyt coming to Indy for race; Hayden, Edwards added to GPreview fan sessions INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 Even if there aren’t Indy cars on track, A.J. Foyt and Danica Patrick can’t resist the lure of Indianapolis. Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Foyt and 2005 Indianapolis 500 Chase Rookie of the Year Patrick plan to attend the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race Sept. 12-14 at IMS. Foyt will take some of his ABC Supply IndyCar Series crew members to watch the race from his suite adjacent to Turn 2 of the oval, which will provide a great view of Turns 5 and 6 of the 2.621-mile road circuit. The legendary Foyt said he planned to attend from the time the event was announced in July 2007. “I’ve liked watching the motorcycle races on TV, but I’ve never been to a big motorcycle race before, so when they said it was coming to Indy, I knew it would be something I wanted to see in person,” Foyt said. “I think they’ll put on a great show.” It will be Patrick’s second visit to IMS in a week, as she drove laps around the IMS oval Sept. 5 in the famed “Madden Cruiser” bus in which NBC football analyst John Madden travels around the country. “The MotoGP race is going to be really cool,” Patrick said. “I’ve never been to a bike race before. I think those guys are crazy. It will be really cool just to see what they look like, how fast they are around here, and they definitely sound good, so I’m excited.” More riders added to GPreview: More MotoGP riders, including 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden and fellow American star Colin Edwards, will participate in question-and-answer sessions with fans on the Pagoda Plaza stage during the Red Bull Indianapolis GPreview on Thursday, Sept. 11 at IMS. Other riders added include Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, James Toseland and Andrea Dovizioso. The complete Q&A schedule (subject to change): “¢Noon-12:15 p.m.: Randy de Puniet “¢12:15-12:30 p.m.: Andrea Dovizioso “¢1-1:15 p.m.: Casey Stoner, Marco Melandri “¢1:15-1:30 p.m.: Toni Elias, Sylvain Guintoli “¢1:30-1:45 p.m.: Shinya Nakano, Alex de Angelis “¢1:45-2 p.m.: John Hopkins, Anthony West “¢2-2:15 p.m.: Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi “¢2:15- 2:30 p.m.: Dani Pedrosa “¢2:30-2:45 p.m.: Valentino Rossi “¢2:45-3 p.m.: Jorge Lorenzo “¢3-3:15 p.m.: Colin Edwards, James Toseland “¢3:15-3:30 p.m.: Nicky Hayden Other activities include the pit walk from 2-5 p.m. for Race Day ticket holders, the Vendor Marketplace in Gasoline Alley where more than 40 motorcycle equipment and apparel vendors will display and sell their products, and a concert with classically-trained pianist and Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP rider Toseland, accompanied by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians, at 5 p.m. in the Pagoda Plaza. *** Street signs honor MotoGP riders: Twelve street signs have been erected in downtown Indianapolis to honor MotoGP World Champions and current American riders during Race Week of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 12-14 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The street signs feature the names and numbers of these riders, in various colors: Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden, John Hopkins, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Kenny Roberts Jr., Valentino Rossi, Kevin Schwantz, Freddie Spencer, Ben Spies and Casey Stoner. The signs are located in the popular Wholesale District of downtown Indianapolis. *** Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets: Tickets are on sale for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008. Three-day tickets can be purchased either online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com at any time; on the phone by calling (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; or visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office on the first floor of the IMS Administration Building at 4790 W. 16th St. in Indianapolis from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Single-day general admission tickets will be available at the gate Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. The one-day tickets are $10 each Friday and $20 each Saturday. These tickets only can be purchased at the gates with cash.

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