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IndyCar’s Alexander Rossi, Conor Daly take part in big “Race,” but can’t say how they finished

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The IndyCar season is still more than two months away (season opener March 11 at St. Petersburg), but 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly are already racing.

They’re not chasing a checkered flag, but there is a potential $1 million prize on the line for the two drivers.

And instead of racing in Indianapolis, they’ll be found going from New York to Iceland of all places as they take part in tonight’s 30th season debut of “The Amazing Race.”

Rossi and Daly are one of 11 teams taking part in the CBS show (8 p.m. ET). With the show’s taping taking part last fall, after the 2017 IndyCar season had concluded, they’re sworn to secrecy as to how their joint effort eventually plays out in the “Race.”

If they continue to advance through the field, more clues will be released on Daly and Rossi’s progress with each subsequent show. And if that happens, they’re hoping to add more fans for both themselves and the sport.

“There are probably people who watch ‘The Amazing Race’ that have never seen an INDYCAR race,” Daly said in a media release. “I think we’ll probably open ourselves up to a different fan base.”

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”