George Foreman Grills Andrettis

Posted by Iannucci | 8/25/2006 | 3 comments »
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SONOMA, Calif. – Few people stand taller than Mario Andretti in the eyes of George Foreman -- though the former world heavyweight champion towers over the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner.

Foreman had an opportunity to meet Mario, Michael and Marco Andretti during a tour of the garage area at Infineon Raceway. His visit, however, wasn’t solely social.

Foreman is seriously interested in becoming involved in the IndyCar Series – first aligning with an existing team and eventually forming his own team. Foreman and his eldest son, George, toured the Infineon Raceway facility, getting a look at the cars and drivers in action from various vantage points around the 2.26-mile, 12-turn course. He lunched with Indy Racing League officials and Infineon Raceway president Steve Page, and met with a few IndyCar Series team owners “to pick their brains.” (MORE)


  1. Jennifer Coomer // August 26, 2006 8:56 AM  

    Team George Foreman Grill? Brillant!

  2. Iannucci // August 26, 2006 9:06 AM  

    I'm imagining a race call along the lines of "...and now it appears the #45 George Foreman Grill Racer is leaking grease..."

  3. Anonymous // August 26, 2006 1:48 PM  

    I love this! Beautiful!