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Sun 10 Dec 2006
IRL: Foyt IV to replace Franchitti at Chicagoland

IRL: Foyt IV to replace Franchitti at Chicagoland

Three-year Indy Racing League IndyCar Series racer A.J. Foyt IV will make an impromptu return to the cockpit for the season finale at Chicagoland. Foyt, who drove for his grandfather A.J. Foyt's team, will substitute for injured driver Dario ...

IRL: Panther's prowl back from the ashes

IRL: Panther's prowl back from the ashes

The team that had been one of the most successful in IndyCar series history was on the verge of folding in December of 2005. Sponsors fled, team members departed and equipment was auctioned off. But Panther Racing had always been the little team...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal races moved to MondayHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal races moved to Monday

Forecasters predicted a 90 percent chance of rain for Sunday's Champ Car Grand Prix of Montreal, and hit the nail right on the head. Series officials red-flagged the event after six laps of racing due to heavy rain showers. First lap:...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais clinches Montreal pole

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais clinches Montreal pole

On a track on which he has never won, Champ Car points leader Sebastien Bourdais will start tomorrow's race from a prime position to check the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve off his victory list. Bourdais set pole by over three tenths over A.J.

TRG Pontiac powers to Lime Rock win

TRG Pontiac powers to Lime Rock win

The Racer's Group Pontiac GTO.Rs have been a cut above the rest of the GT class this season, winning five times overall and taking another dominant victory at Lime Rock Park. The ...

Tue 24 Oct 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais secures third straight championship

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais secures third straight championship

The flying Frenchman had an off day today in Surfer's Paradise, but 8th place was still enough for Sebastien Bourdais to clinch his third straight Champ Car World Series crown. Bourdais has been a dominant force since coming to America in 2003,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Philippe scores maiden victory at Surfers Paradise

CHAMPCAR/CART: Philippe scores maiden victory at Surfers Paradise

The one wild card in the Champ Car season is usually at Surfer's Paradise and this year proved no different, as Nelson Philippe won his first career race to continue the trend of no repeating winners in the event's sixteen- year history. Philippe...

Sun 22 Oct 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Power retains pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Power retains pole at Surfers Paradise

Well, Australians haven't had this great a chance at a hometown triumph since the Champ Car circus first visited in 1991. Will Power held onto his provisional pole and the Queensland native, driving the Team Australia no. 5 entry, will lead the...

Carrio claims championship in Monterey

Carrio claims championship in Monterey

Following a consistent season with a pair of victories and nine top five finishes, eight of which were podiums, Monument, CO's Adrian Carrio wrapped up the Star Mazda series title today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. A caution-filled race was ...

Sat 14 Oct 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Long break leads to interesting tidbits and rides

CHAMPCAR/CART: Long break leads to interesting tidbits and rides

The month-long gap in between Champ Car events at Road America and Surfer's Paradise have yielded several newsworthy items. For starters, Ryan Briscoe's appointment at RuSPORT was confirmed earlier in the week. Rocketsports announced they will run...

Wed 04 Oct 2006
Germany, South Africa win in Zandvoort

Germany, South Africa win in Zandvoort

A1GP raised the curtain on their second season at Zandvoort, a track which was not part of the inaugural campaign. Both Germany and South Africa captured their first wins in competition, South Africa in the morning's sprint race and Germany...

Sun 13 Aug 2006
Krohn Racing rolls to another win at Barber

Krohn Racing rolls to another win at Barber

The Krohn Racing duo of Jorg Bergmeister and Colin Braun has caught fire of late, and they scored their third victory in the last four races with a win at the Barber Motorsports Park. Braun qualified the team's Ford Riley on pole and led early ...

Fri 11 Aug 2006
IRL: Patrick, Fisher headline Kentucky weekend

IRL: Patrick, Fisher headline Kentucky weekend

This weekend's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series event at Kentucky has no shortage of story lines. The championship battle couldn't be tighter, with only 56 points separating series leader Helio Castroneves from 5th-placed Vitor Meira. Sarah...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
IRL: Fisher to climb back into an IndyCar at KentuckyHeadline

IRL: Fisher to climb back into an IndyCar at Kentucky

Move over, Danica. The IndyCar Series' original female star will indeed make a return to the series at the next round of competition to be held at the Kentucky Speedway. Sarah Fisher, now 25 and out of IndyCar racing since 2004, will fill the seat...

Sun 30 Jul 2006
Redemption, victory for Matos in San Jose

Redemption, victory for Matos in San Jose

Raphael Matos recovered from the agony of defeat in Edmonton with a statement in San Jose. The Brazilian captured his third pole of the season and finally scored his first win, after leading all 45 laps in what was an action-packed event. Matos...

Sat 29 Jul 2006
Iowa Speedway, Rolex Series team up in '07

Iowa Speedway, Rolex Series team up in '07

Iowa's famous "Field of Dreams" in Dubuque County will have competition as the top tourist attraction come next season, with Iowa Speedway fully operating in high gear. Today track officials and Grand-American Rolex Series officials announced an...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais grabs provisional pole in Edmonton

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais grabs provisional pole in Edmonton

After starting a season-worst 10th in Edmonton last year, but still winning the race, Sebastien Bourdais will have an easier road en route to repeating at the JAGflo Speedway this year. The Frenchman, who has watched A.J. Allmendinger win the...

Tue 25 Jul 2006
Pagenaud picks up first victory at Edmonton

Pagenaud picks up first victory at Edmonton

The misfortune of one driver turned into the benefit for another, as Simon Pagenaud scored his breakthrough win in the Champ Car Atlantic series event at Edmonton. Pagenaud started 2nd and ran there for a majority of the race, but capitalized...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson triumphs in Edmonton for first win of the year

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson triumphs in Edmonton for first win of the year

The forgotten man in Champ Car's title chase, Justin Wilson, finally reached the top step of the podium today in Edmonton. Wilson started strongly with four runner-up finishes in the first five races but a DNF at Cleveland and 4th in Toronto ...

Mon 24 Jul 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais retains pole in Edmonton

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais retains pole in Edmonton

Sebastien Bourdais will start on point for the first time since Milwaukee following a wild second round of qualifying for Sunday's West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix presented by The Brick. The 30-minute session had to be extended four minutes...

Mon 10 Jul 2006
Montoya leaves F1 for NASCAR in 2007
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Montoya leaves F1 for NASCAR in 2007

In an unprecedented move, Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving Formula One for NASCAR in 2007. In a press conference this morning, Montoya announced he would be rejoining his former team owner, Chip Ganassi, behind the wheel of the Havoline Dodge for...

Wed 05 Jul 2006
IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in KansasHeadline

IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in Kansas

Despite being thoroughly dominant for a second straight race, Sam Hornish Jr. had to fend off a late race challenge from Dan Wheldon. But Hornish delivered and won his second consecutive event to capture the IndyCar Series points lead from his ...

Thu 29 Jun 2006
Krohn Racing wins the second Daytona stop

Krohn Racing wins the second Daytona stop

Braun, Bergmeister outlast competition to win second Daytona stop It was only a matter of time before Krohn Racing's No. 76 Ford Riley earned a victory with their usual driving duo. Colin Braun and Jorg Bergmeister won on fuel strategy and ...

Sat 24 Jun 2006
Braun scores and loses first career pole at Mid-Ohio

Braun scores and loses first career pole at Mid-Ohio

Evidently missing a race didn't slow down Grand-Am's fastest teenager. Colin Braun ran his fastest lap in the closing moments of qualifying to capture the pole for Saturday's EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Braun's fastest...

Wed 21 Jun 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmedinger scores elusive first victory in Portland

CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmedinger scores elusive first victory in Portland

A.J. Allmendinger made a career-defining statement today in Portland. He stopped the Sebastien Bourdais juggernaut right in its tracks en route to a dominant first victory in Champ Car. His debut with Forsythe was near perfect, starting with ...

Tue 20 Jun 2006
Hinchcliffe snatches victory in Portland

Hinchcliffe snatches victory in Portland

A common tune sung in school buses nationwide is "100 bottles of beer on the wall". In the rather elongated song, they all fall and only one is left standing. The song was an apt way of describing today's Champ Car Atlantic series event in ...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira racks up pole at Portland

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira racks up pole at Portland

At the end of a pressure-packed and drama-filled second qualifying session in Portland, a Newman/Haas car came out on top once again in Champ Car World Series qualifying. Somewhat surprisingly, though, it was not Sebastien Bourdais. Instead, ...

Sat 17 Jun 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger snags provisional pole in Portland

CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger snags provisional pole in Portland

It certainly was a good start for A.J. Allmendinger in his new ride. Fresh off the recent three-driver, three-team swap, Allmendinger resurfaced at Forsythe and ran the quickest lap of first day qualifying at the checker. Allmendinger uncorked a...

Fri 16 Jun 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger shifts to Forsythe

CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger shifts to Forsythe

A.J. Allmendinger was unemployed for just four days before Forsythe Championship Racing made it official - he's going there for the remainder of the season. The announcement was made this morning. His release from RuSPORT was surprising to say...

Thu 15 Jun 2006
Bessette looks forward to series return

Bessette looks forward to series return

A familiar face will make his comeback to the Champ Car Atlantic ranks in Portland. Canadian Antoine Bessette, who won two races last year as a rookie, will drive the Western Union No. 14 car for Gelles Racing, in place of South African Stephen...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez, Forsythe part company

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez, Forsythe part company

For the second time in less than a week, a major Champ Car team has decided to reshuffle its driving lineup. Following a one-plus year relationship, Mario Dominguez and Forsythe Racing have decided to go their separate ways. Dominguez joined ...

Sun 11 Jun 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger out, da Matta in at RuSPORT

CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger out, da Matta in at RuSPORT

A surprising move sent shock waves through the Champ Car world, with today's decision that Cristiano da Matta would be replacing A.J. Allmendinger in Carl Russo's No. 10 RuSPORT entry. The change is effective immediately and will be for the ...

Fri 09 Jun 2006
Conway to fill in for Pla at Silverstone
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Conway to fill in for Pla at Silverstone

British Formula 3 championship leader Mike Conway will make his GP2 Series debut at the next round in Silverstone, at DPR Direxiv in place of Frenchman Oliver Pla. Pla injured his wrist more severely than was originally believed. He started the...

Thu 25 May 2006
GT class gets to shine in Lime Rock

GT class gets to shine in Lime Rock

The general scope of the motorsports viewing public may be fixated on Indianapolis or Charlotte this weekend, but not to be overlooked is Lime Rock, just as much a Memorial Day tradition as the other two. The Grand- American Rolex Series GT class...

Wed 17 May 2006
Pruett, Diaz notch third 2006 win in Phoenix desert

Pruett, Diaz notch third 2006 win in Phoenix desert

In each race there is usually a dominant car, but luck doesn't always fall its way. However, this was not the case Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, as Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz were a cut above the rest of the field and took home...

Sat 13 May 2006
Fernandez, Said take DP, GT qualifying wins

Fernandez, Said take DP, GT qualifying wins

Early 5-car-pileup in Daytona Prototype race causes controversy The Lowe's Fernandez Racing team has had an up-and-down first year in the Rolex Series, failing to post a podium finish so far. However, they start tomorrow's Gainsco Grand Prix at...