Colby Ware, Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2011
Grand Prix fans veered off the racetrack for a trip down Memory Lane, all for a good cause -- increasing awareness of breast and prostate cancer, and raising money for the Cool Kids Campaign. They headed to Ram's Head Live for "Pink and Blue for Two," an event hosted by pop star Olivia Newton-John (pictured with John Easterling) and NFL legend Terrell Owens.
The man in the driver's seat this particular evening was event founder Emerson Newton-John, the singer's nephew and former racecar driver who had brought all his passions together for the night.
"Right now, all I care about is family, friends and racing," he said, as he shepherded his aunt through the VIP area.
"Emerson is a good friend and it's great to be able to play [this party] around the Grand Prix," said Larry Foyt, A.J. Foyt Enterprises team director, whose team was participating the Baltimore race.
However, singer Newton-John found the race was -- in a way -- playing around her. "The cars are going around the track right outside my hotel window. It's quite a lot of fun," she said with a laugh.
Up until now, the car race she was most associated with was that in her iconic 1978 movie "Grease," a film her co-host Owens admitted he had never seen.
"But, now that I've met her, I'm more inclined to do so," he said. --Sloane Brown