De Ferran turning attention to business

Updated: August 7, 2009, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Former Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran will retire as a driver of his American Le Mans Series team at the end of the season.

De Ferran said Friday he wants to concentrate on the business side of his de Ferran Motorsports program. The 41-year-old driver said he'd like to add a second car to his ALMS team next year and is considering bringing a two-car team to the IndyCar Series.

De Ferran won the CART title in 2000 and 2001 while driving for Roger Penske. He later captured the 2003 Indy 500 before leaving the open-wheel circuit after that season.


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