The IRL Firestone 400 was delayed by two and a half hours Sunday, but at the finish line it was Helio Castroneves who finally brought it home after dueling it out the better part of the race with Vitor Meira, who finished second. Team Ethanol driver Jeff Simmons came in 10th to post his fourth consecutive top ten finish.
Simmons and Meira were both out pumping for ethanol last week prior to the race in Michigan, along with Governor Jennifer Granholm and fellow racers Buddy Rice and Kosuke Matsuura. They are all pictured here from left to right – Jeff, the gov, Buddy, Kosuke and Vitor (who looks kinda like Ben Stiller to me).
Chuck interviewed both Jeff and Vitor at the event.
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Jeff here Jeff Simmons Interview (2 min MP3)
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Vitor here Vitor Meira Interview (1:30 min MP3)