Champ Car Back in ESPN’s Garage

The Champ Car World Series will return to ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC in 2007.

The networks will air at least 11 events from the international open-wheel-racing series in 2007, gaining exclusive access to the entire season the following year.

The starter’s pistol will fire April 22 with the race from Houston’s Reliant Park street circuit.

“Having the Champ Car World Series back on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC is a tremendous addition,” ESPN senior vice president of programming and acquisitions John Wildhack said in a prepared statement.

“This series produces competitive and exciting racing and adds more strength to the lineup of world-class motorsports and automotive programming we are offering our viewers, particularly on ESPN2 as it becomes the destination for motorsports fans,” he added.