Special Sub-Topic: Indy Racing League 2003
|Which substitute driver won a race in the #27 Andretti-Green car in 2003?|
Bryan Herta. Bryan Herta, who was substituting for the injured Dario Franchitti won the 2003 race at Kansas. Dario was recovering from surgery on his back after a motorcycle accident.
|Scott Dixon, the 2003 series champion, drove for which team?|
Ganassi. Scott Dixon moved from CART to the IRL along with the Target Chip Ganassi team.
|Which team had a car with sponsorship from 'Jim Beam'?|
Andretti-Green. Dan Wheldon drove the #26 'Klien Tools - Jim Beam' car for Andretti-Green Racing in 2003.
|Which 2003 Champ Car driver did not run in the 2003 Indy 500?|
Paul Tracy. Paul did not attempt the race in 2003, after having the race stolen from him by Tony George's biased ruling in favor of Helio Castroneves.
|NASCAR driver Tony Stewart did not attempt to run the Indy 500 in 2003.|
True. Tony wanted to defend his 2002 NASCAR championship and decided running the Indy 500 on the same day as the Coca-Cola 600 would not facilitate this plan.
|Which former Formula One driver started an IRL team in 2003?|
Aguri Suzuki. Suzuki's F1 career in the '80s and '90s included drives with Larousse and Footwork.
|A former Formula 1 driver that started an IRL Team in 2003, had a partner from the CART Champ Car ranks. Who was the CART partner?|
Adrian Fernandez. Aguri Suzuki joined forces with CART Owner-Driver Adrian Fernandez to start Super Aguri-Fernandez racing. Driver Roger Yasakawa drove the #55 car for them in 2003.
|Team Cheever replaced its regular driver during the season. Who was the replacement driver?|
Alex Barron. Eddie Cheever released Buddy Rice and replaced him with 2003 race winner Alex Barron, who signed to drive for the team in 2004.
|Which driver was supported by 'Corteco' in 2003?|
Al Unser Jr.. Corteco was the primary sponsor for the #31 Kelley racing car driven by Al Unser Jr.
|Which driver drove for Hemelgarn racing during the 2003 season?|
Richie Hearn. Hemelgarn racing released driver Buddy Lazier during the season and replaced him with Richie Hearn.
|Which driver won a race for Mo Nunn racing in 2003?|
Alex Barron. Alex Barron, driving for the injured Felipe Giaffone, won the race at Michigan in 2003.
|Which driver retired in 2003 after the Indy 500?|
Michael Andretti. Michael made his final Indy 500 attempt in 2003, and did not win it yet again.
|Who helped Chevrolet get their engine program turned around in 2003?|
Cosworth. Cosworth, a Ford division, actually helped rival Chevrolet with its new engine to combat Japanese giants, Honda and Toyota.
|According to fellow drivers and the media, which driver was "seriously in over his head" throughout the 2003 season?|
AJ Foyt IV. AJ Foyt IV was much slower than everyone else and seriously off the pace in almost every venue. Luckily for him, his grandfather owns the team and the IRL wasn't going to make AJ Foyt pull his grandson.
|Which driver used the #13 in 2003?|
Greg Ray. Greg Ray drove the Access Motorsports #13 Honda sponsored by Trim Spa.
|Which of the following sponsors was not on the Panther Racing #4 car in 2003?|
Brita. Water purifier 'Brita' was actually a Target Team Ganassi racing sponsor.
|Which driver was seriously hurt in the 2003 season finale after his car went airborne and broke up in the catch fencing?|
Kenny Brack. Kenny Brack, driving for Team Rahal, was hurt seriously and may not drive until 2005. Rahal has signed Buddy Rice to drive as a substitute in 2004.
|How many wins did Tomas Scheckter have in 2003?|
0. Tomas did not win at all in 2003, although his teammate Scott Dixon did, and also won the Championship.
|Which pharmaceutical company sponsored an IRL car in 2003?|
Aventis. Aventis, as well as their 'Allegra' brand sponsored the Dreyer and Reinbold Team in 2003.
|How many cars had substantial sponsorship from 'Pioneer' in 2003?|
Two. Two Teams sported Pioneer decals: Team Rahal #15 (Kenny Brack) and Mo Nunn #12 (Tora Takagi).
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