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 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard says the series' $5 million challenge to other drivers has attracted plenty of interest.
Bernard said Monday that some 15 drivers or their representatives have contacted him since IndyCar offered $5 million in February to any driver who beats the open-wheel professionals in their championship race in Las Vegas.
He says overtures have come from NASCAR, Formula 1, Supercross and Rally.
Bernard says some of the names are ``fantastic.'' He says the promotion is intended to improve television ratings and gain the credibility to say ``our drivers are the best drivers in the world.''
The season-ending championship race will be held Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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