Wednesday, May 23, 2007

George Foreman buys into Panther Racing team

George Foreman (left) and Vitor Meira, a Panther Racing driver

Two-time IndyCar Series Champions Panther Racing announced today that two-time heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman and his sons will become the team’s newest co-owners.

Foreman, a 1968 Olympic gold medalist and an ordained minister, is making his first return to professional sports since he retired from boxing in 1997.

The team is currently in preparations for the 91st Running of the Indianapolis "500" -- which is set for this Sunday, by the way. The qualifiers are NASCAR driver John Andretti, who is making a one-race return to Indy-car racing, Kosuke Matsuura – 2004 Rookie of the Year at Indianapolis – and Vitor Meira, who finished second in the Indy 500 in 2005.

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