The popular CBS crime drama CSI: Miami got a 750hp turbocharged boost for this past Monday night's episode, and rode that power to the number-three spot overall in the Nielsen ratings for the evening.

The episode, which stars former NYPD Blue actor David Caruso, was centered around a fictional CART Champ Car team and a murder committed at September's Grand Prix Americas Presented by on the streets of Miami. The episode was filmed on location during race week and featured the American Spirit Team Johansson and Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing teams along with showing actual race footage from the event won by Mario Dominguez of Herdez Competition.

The episode earned a 12.0 rating and a 19 share, which translates to 12,960,000 households that tuned in to see the show, making it not only the third-highest rated show of the evening, but also the third highest installment of CSI: Miami in the show's history.

"It was a great experience working with the teams, everyone at CART and the Grand Prix Americas. The cooperation we received from all parties involved was extraordinary," said the show's executive producer Scott Shiffman. I think we all agree it was a worthwhile venture we can all be proud of. We are all looking forward to the race in Long Beach when we can reconnect again."

CART Champ Car teams were not the only entities that were prominently featured in the show as series sponsors Ford and Bridgestone received numerous mentions, as did exclusive engine manufacturer Cosworth. The episode also went into detail on many of the aerodynamic features of the Champ Cars, explaining some of the factors that make the cars the most technically advanced race machines in North America.



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