McGee named director of special operations

Jim McGee, one of the most successful managers and
chief mechanics in open wheel racing history, has returned to Newman/Haas
Racing as director of special operations.

McGee served as team manager for NHR in 1993 and 1994, when
Mario Andretti and Nigel Mansell drove for the team. Mansell won
the series championship the first year.

"Motor racing is changing, and we need to make the best of the
new opportunities being presented to us," said Carl Haas, who
co-owns Newman/Haas Racing with actor-racer Paul Newman. "Jim
McGee will add to our ability to maximize these opportunities."

McGee has spent 45 years in the racing industry, amassing 90
victories as a team manager or chief mechanic. His record includes
four Indianapolis 500 wins and nine series championships.

"For me, this is like coming home," said McGee, who had been
general manager of Patrick Racing in CART since 1995. "I feel that
Carl has always been able to pick the best drivers in the business
and, to me, that was a real factor in my decision."

The current Newman/Haas drivers are Bruno Junqueira and
Sebastien Bourdais, who will race this season in the Champ Car
World Series.