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04/25/07
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Frankie Muniz Atlantic Feature Posted on People.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Jensen Motorsport rookie driver Frankie Muniz (#13 Chandler Development) found a special way to commemorate his first time competing as a member of the Cooper Tires Presents The Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda in Long Beach earlier this month.

The successful actor-turned-professional-race-car-driver captured all the action of his first Atlantic race on the storied streets of Long Beach through a unique video feature. People Magazine approached Muniz about filming a special celebrity video diary around his debut pro race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 13-15, and the 21-year-old Los Angeles resident was happy to oblige.

Using a camera supplied by People.com, Muniz and the Jensen MotorSport team shot home video of the driver in action throughout the weekend as they competed at Round 2 of the Atlantic Championship. Highlights of Muniz and his weekend at Long Beach are currently posted as a front-page feature on the magazine’s official web site – www.People.com.

After winning the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race at Long Beach in 2005, Muniz put his acting career on hold as he joined the Jensen MotorSport team to pursue his dream of being a race car driver. The former star of the Malcolm in the Middle television show and feature films such as Agent Cody Banks, raced for the Jensen team in the Formula BMW USA series in 2006 before making his Atlantic debut this season, He hopes to continue to refine his skills in North America’s top open-wheel development series and to someday join the Champ Car World Series.

Mixing in personal appearances, autograph sessions for fans and team strategy meetings in with his on-track action, Muniz enjoyed a successful weekend at Long Beach. He went the distance for the first time in his Atlantic career at his home track, securing a 19th-place finish among the 30 series entries.

To learn more about Muniz and the rest of the 2007 Atlantic competitors, log on to www.champcaratlantic.com. To see highlights from Frankie’s celebrity video diary from Long Beach, visit the link http://www.people.com/people/video/diary/0,,20036491_20036490,00.html or www.People.com/frankieracing

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