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In a move to attract sponsors and an audience, IndyCar Racing League (IRL) announced that at the series finale this year, five professional racing drivers who are currently not in IRL, would be granted a wild card entry. If any of these drivers go on to win the event, they would receive a prize of $5-million.
This healthy prize has gotten many former racing stars to get out of bed and start knocking on IRL team doors in the hopes of landing a race seat. The latest news is that former Ferrari F1 driver, Jean Alesi might get to compete.
Alesi, whose career highlight was his sole win at the Montreal GP in Canada back in 1995, has been keeping himself busy with open wheel racers recently. Alesi is an ambassador for Group Lotus, and is also a test-driver for the Lotus T125 project. He could join KV Racing Technology, a team affiliated with Lotus, to compete at the Las Vegas Indy. Other big names taunted to get a race seat include Petter Solberg, Jimmy Vasser, Jacque Villeneuve, Juan Pablo Montoya, Paul Tracy and Al Unser Jr.
Race fans have to just wait and see the final line-up, but this has surely got race fans talking about IRL racing.
150 Special Editions offered after model’s 10 year run
After 10 years Bentley has decided to cease production of the regal Arnage. Choosing to go out with a bang rather than a whimper, the British automaker will build 150 “Final Series” models that will make use of the powerful 6.75L twin-turbo V8 engine that will produce 500 hp and 738 ft-lbs of torque. This is enough, says Bentley, to move the 5,700-lb land yacht to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 179 mph.
Inside and out the Arnage Final Series will receive several unique trim options including an 1,100 watt sound system, body colored headlamp bezels, black grilles and 20-inch wheels.
Official press release after the jump: