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 |  Mar 15 2011, 11:41 AM

Money is a great motivator. It makes people do things they normally won’t and take on new challenges. It is the main reason why some people take part in reality TV shows.

Now professional race car driver’s are gearing up for a serious reality event. It was announced earlier this year, that the last race on the IZOD IndyCar Series will present a new twist. Any racing driver who is not currently racing full-time in the IndyCar series, can win $5-million if they finish the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16, in first place.

This has caused a bit of a frenzy, as professional racing driver’s from NASCAR, Formula-One, FIA Rallying and even Supercross are trying to take part in this lottery event.

IndyCar series boss Randy Bernard said that only five spots will be available, and drivers like Jacques Villeneuve (1997 F1 World Champion), A.J. Allmendinger (NASCAR), Petter Solberg (FIA Rallying) and James Stewart (Supercross) are just among the few who are hoping to take part in this event. According to Bernard, 15 drivers have shown interest so far.

Who will get the five race seats remain to be seen, but it looks like the series ending race will be a spectacle worth watching.

[Source: Auto123, Autoweek]

  • Ralph Weeks

    Very cool! This is shaping up to be an American version of the Race of Champions!