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Posted on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 : 12:02 p.m.

Two chances to see new documentary about U-M's solar car team

By Jenn McKee

According to CBS Detroit and WWJ, "Racing with the Sun," a 30 minute documentary about the University of Michigan's solar car team, will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Michigan Theater screening room, at 603 E. Liberty St. Admission is free, and members of U-M's team will be on hand to answer questions afterward.

Those who can't make the screening will have a second chance to view the film when TV's Big Ten Network airs the doc on Friday, Feb. 10, immediately following the U-M/Michigan State hockey game.

The film focuses on the World Solar Challenge, which took place in October 2011. Michigan's team placed third, behind teams from Japan and the Netherlands.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.