INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Fittipaldi will be back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday in his car, but it's not 2-time 500 champion Emerson.
His nephew Christian, who earned Indy rookie of the Year honors himself when he finished second in the '95 race is a top Grand Am driver.
He's won the last two events, and is excited about taking to the road course against the likes of INDYCAR drivers Sebastian Bourdais, Rubens Barrichello and current 500 champion Tony Kanaan.
"TK, obviously has some great memories about this place," said the 42-year-old Fittipaldi. "Only two months ago he definitely left the speedway as the happiest guy on the planet and Rubens has been to this place already before in a Formula One car. So we definitely have a good bunch. Hopefully one of us wins this weekend."
The Grand Am drivers practice and qualify Thursday, and race on Friday.
A one-mile stretch of State Road 135 was closed Friday as firefighters battled a house fire, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
The Indiana Sports Corporation unveiled the logo for the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four on Friday morning.
Hundreds of students at IPS School 46 received special gifts on Friday from Kroger and Pacers Sports.