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Tue 11 Jan 2005
Celebrating Milt MinterHeadline

Celebrating Milt Minter

There was no passing of a torch when Milt Minter died on December 23, 2004. Minter was an original. Known most particularly for his endurance drives in Porsche sports cars from the 60s to this current decade, Milt was one of those guys who could...

Mon 12 Sep 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Mo Nunn closes a chapter in his lifeHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Mo Nunn closes a chapter in his life

Morris Nunn has pretty much seen it all and done it all in motorsports. Nunn has worked with and/or owned Formula One teams, done the same in Champ Car and the Indy Racing League and now, well, maybe it might be time to play a bit more golf with...

Tue 07 Jun 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy trims the competition in MilwaukeeHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy trims the competition in Milwaukee

Paul Tracy had an easy drive to his fourth Champ Car victory on the historic Milwaukee Mile this afternoon, snagging the lead from polesitter Jimmy Vasser after the first of three caution periods ended on lap 18 and romping away to a 3.370 margin...

Fri 27 May 2005
IPS: Cole Carter becomes third generation Brickyard driverHeadline

IPS: Cole Carter becomes third generation Brickyard driver

When Duane "Pappy" Carter Sr. first raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1947, he had no idea his offspring would still be hurtling across the famous yard of bricks nearly six decades later. Though the 11-time Indy 500 starter and...

Fri 28 Jan 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman readies for 24 hours in DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman readies for 24 hours in Daytona

As the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series prepares to begin its new season with upwards of 30 Daytona Prototypes on hand for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the sanctioning organization took a few minutes to look at one special team with one special...

Sun 02 Jan 2005
Dakar bike division wide openHeadline

Dakar bike division wide open

Richard Sainct will be sorely missed at the 2005 Dakar Rally and Nani Roma has followed Stephane Peterhansel to cars, but there is still no shortage of challengers ready to claim this year's bike title. KTM team testing: a tribute to ...

Tue 01 Feb 2005
Williams launches the FW27 at ValenciaHeadline
F1

Williams launches the FW27 at Valencia

On January 31st it was the turn of Williams to launch its 2005 challenger and the FW27 was revealed at Valencia in Spain. As with other new cars that have been launched, the appearance of the FW27 shows the effects of the new regulations for this...

Tue 05 Apr 2005
IRL: AGR quartet sweeps streets in St. PeteHeadline

IRL: AGR quartet sweeps streets in St. Pete

In a 100-lap street brawl promoted by Andretti Green Promotions, it seemed appropriate that the four members of Andretti Green Racing would sweep the inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race ...

Thu 24 Nov 2005
Legge pilots Minardi F1 carHeadline

Legge pilots Minardi F1 car

Form followed function for Katherine Legge today as the three-time 2005 Toyota Atlantic Championship race winner clocked 27 learning laps at speed on the Autodromo Vallelunga road course near Rome. Katherine Legge. Photo by ...

Sat 18 Jun 2005
Mon 19 Sep 2005
Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedyHeadline
WRC

Solberg handed Welsh rally win amid tragedy

Sebastien Loeb had a comfortable 42-second victory in the Rally of Great Britain today, but with the event marred by a tragedy, Markko Martin's co-driver Michael Park killed in an accident on SS15 in his home rally (see separate story), Loeb took...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Honda riders earn front row in IstanbulHeadline

Honda riders earn front row in Istanbul

The Movistar Honda riders came up today with a 1-2 in the qualifying session at the Istanbul Park Circuit for this weekend's first MotoGP Grand Prix of Turkey. Sete Gibernau took the pole position, leaving behind, by just one tenth of a second,...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
East keeps challengers at bay for IRP winHeadline

East keeps challengers at bay for IRP win

Despite predictions of thunderstorms, the final USAC Silver Crown Series pavement event of 2005 was completed on a dry track at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Part of the three-day Kroger Speedfest, the J.D. Byrider 100 was the last pavement race for...

Thu 13 Jan 2005
Hines takes 2005 Chili Bowl titleHeadline

Hines takes 2005 Chili Bowl title

Hines Escapes Tulsa with Narrow O'Reilly Chili Bowl Victory BY: Lonnie Wheatley TULSA, Okla. (January 8, 2005) -- The checkered flag flew none too soon for Indiana's Tracy Hines in Saturday night's 19th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget...

Sun 16 Jan 2005
Dakar trucks set for an exciting 2005Headline

Dakar trucks set for an exciting 2005

The truck category of the Dakar Rally looks to be set for even more excitement than usual in the 2005 edition of the famed cross-country event. Pre-prologue in The Netherlands: trucks leaves. Photo by Team de Rooy. Kamaz is back with...

Mon 21 Nov 2005
BUSCH: Newman wins NBS season finale at HomesteadHeadline

BUSCH: Newman wins NBS season finale at Homestead

Ryan Newman started on the pole but looked stuck in a second place finish before a late race caution changed his fate. Biffle was leading by a second advantage over Newman with six to go when a late race caution gave Newman his ...

Tue 08 Mar 2005
IRL: Wheldon holds on to score win in HomesteadHeadline

IRL: Wheldon holds on to score win in Homestead

After turning his two laps in time trials yesterday afternoon, Dan Wheldon said -- to no one in particular -- "we suck in qualifying and we need to work on that." But the Briton went on to state, "I think we've got an incredible car for tomorrow's...

Fri 24 Jun 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lou Gigliotti: A lap of ClevelandHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lou Gigliotti: A lap of Cleveland

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the SCCA SPEED World Challenge and the American Le Mans Series to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. The Burke Lakefront Airport 2.106-mile temporary circuit on...

Wed 06 Jul 2005
IRL: Kanaan wins Kansas thrillerHeadline

IRL: Kanaan wins Kansas thriller

Tony Kanaan won a thrilling shootout with Andretti Green Racing teammate Dan Wheldon and Rahal Letterman Racing's Vitor Meira to gain his first victory of the 2005 season in the Argent Mortgage Indy 300. Tony Kanaan takes the checkered...

Thu 15 Sep 2005
Triple 888 wins action packed Sandown 500Headline

Triple 888 wins action packed Sandown 500

Triple 888 Racing yesterday took the chequered flag at the Betta Electrical 500 at Sandown in Victoria. Lead driver Craig Lowndes who got off the line ahead of Rick Kelly in the HSV Commodore set about establishing a handy lead for his French ...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Alonso wins Chinese GP, Renault is championHeadline
F1

Alonso wins Chinese GP, Renault is champion

Fernando Alonso won the Chinese Grand Prix, leading from pole to flag, and with Giancarlo Fisichella fourth Renault celebrated its first constructors' championship as a full works team. In a race of bizarre incidents, that began even before the ...

Thu 27 Oct 2005
IRL: Wheldon's dream seasonHeadline

IRL: Wheldon's dream season

When the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series opened the 2005 season at Homestead Miami Speedway in March, Dan Wheldon provided fans with a preview of what was to come over the next 16 races. The young Englishman's dream season kicked off with a ...

Sun 19 Jun 2005
Alex Job Racing/BAM! win GT2Headline

Alex Job Racing/BAM! win GT2

Alex Job Racing/BAM! with Mike Rockenfeller, Leo Hindery and Marc Lieb won the GT2 class after a race long battle with the White Lightning Racing team of Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and Timo Bernhard. ...

Sat 29 Oct 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 champion Bourdais is biting for moreHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 champion Bourdais is biting for more

Sebastien Bourdais still has mountains to climb in the Champ Car World Series, even after logging his second straight Champ Car World Series championship recently in Australia. The winner of six races this season can clinch his seventh victory of...

Tue 11 Oct 2005
Raikkonen wins thrilling Japanese GPHeadline
F1

Raikkonen wins thrilling Japanese GP

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen made a superb drive to victory from near the back of the grid at the Japanese Grand Prix, overtaking the Renault of Giancarlo Fisichella for the lead on the last lap from the chequered flag. Fisichella came home second and...

Thu 06 Jan 2005
Accidents, injuries on stage six in Dakar rallyHeadline

Accidents, injuries on stage six in Dakar rally

The first really long and demanding stage in the 2005 Dakar cross-country rally took its toll as the competitors on the route from Smara to Zouerat across sand dunes with hidden rocks to the Mauritanian border where the special ...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Sat 05 Feb 2005
IRL: Paul Dana moves up to IndyCarHeadline

IRL: Paul Dana moves up to IndyCar

The Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series was formed to, in part keep costs low and foster competition for some of the smaller teams that were getting locked out of major open wheel racing in the previous decade. Teams like Hemelgarn Racing,...

Wed 19 Oct 2005
Button calls for bigger carsHeadline
F1

Button calls for bigger cars

After Justin Wilson lost out to little Anthony Davidson as Alex Yoong's replacement at Minardi for two races, Jenson Button claims that shorter drivers have an unfair advantage in Formula One. Davidson is five foot three, whereas Wilson is a foot...

Tue 02 Aug 2005
Raikkonen takes cool victory at Hungarian GPHeadline
F1

Raikkonen takes cool victory at Hungarian GP

As the temperatures soared at the Hungarian Grand Prix, McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen took a cool victory and closed the gap to championship rival Fernando Alonso by 10 points, as Alonso failed to score. Michael Schumacher couldn't hold off Raikkonen's...

Tue 24 May 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira plays waiting game for Monterrey victoryHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira plays waiting game for Monterrey victory

Bruno Junqueira played the waiting game while his competition fell by the wayside today in the 76-lap Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey presented by Roshfrans on the 2.104-mile Fundidora Park circuit. Bruno Junqueira. Photo by Luis...

Sun 03 Apr 2005
Alonso storms to pole position for Bahrain GPHeadline
F1

Alonso storms to pole position for Bahrain GP

Fernando Alonso put in a scorching lap to secure pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix, his second consecutive front of the grid start. The Renault man clocked an aggregate time of 3:01.902, nearly half a second quicker than Michael Schumacher,...

Sun 10 Jul 2005
Alonso storms to pole for British GPHeadline
F1

Alonso storms to pole for British GP

Renault's Fernando Alonso put in a storming qualifying lap to take pole position for the British Grand Prix, snatching the top spot from title rival Kimi Raikkonen by just three hundredths of a second with a time of 1:19.905. But the McLaren man...

Mon 12 Sep 2005
2005 Headline

2005 "Chase" field is set to go

After 26 grueling races, that proved anything can happen in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series; the field for the 'Chase for the Championship' is finally set. Tony Stewart maintains his reign at the head of the class leading into the first playoff race...

Sat 02 Apr 2005
Zonta sets the pace in Bahrain GP first practiceHeadline
F1

Zonta sets the pace in Bahrain GP first practice

Toyota third driver Ricardo Zonta put in his usual competent performance to set a fastest time of 1:31.449 in Friday's first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. In what was mostly an uneventful session Michael Schumacher was second...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
Women in winners circleHeadline

Women in winners circle

Has anyone in major motorsport done more to advance the careers of women racers than Lyn St James? The former Indianapolis 500 combatant and sports car driving standout has made it her goal to see a more feminine look to grids, pit roads and ...