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Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Impact Angle Caused Greg Moore's Death

CHAMPCAR/CART: Impact Angle Caused Greg Moore's Death

Angle of impact caused Moore's death Changes in wall, pavement at track proposed to prevent repeat of fatal wreck By Robin Miller The Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 7, 1999) -- The on-board telemetry said Greg...

Sat 25 Sep 1999
Kevin Gobrecht Suffers Fatal Injuries at I-80 Speedway
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Kevin Gobrecht Suffers Fatal Injuries at I-80 Speedway

Gobrecht Suffers Fatal Injuries at I-80 Speedway By Richard Day GREENWOOD, NE (September 24) - Kevin Gobrecht suffered fatal injuries in a freak crash late in the Preliminary Feature Friday when the ...

Thu 13 May 1999
Krista Dwyer - Tony Stewart Engagement Announced

Krista Dwyer - Tony Stewart Engagement Announced

DWYER - STEWART ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Dr. Daniel and Phyllis Dwyer of Rockville, Indiana are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Krista to Tony Stewart, son of Mrs. Pam Boas of Dayton, Indiana and Nelson Stewart of ...

Wed 06 Oct 1999
Jeff Gordon Signs Lifetime Agreement with Henrick Motorsports

Jeff Gordon Signs Lifetime Agreement with Henrick Motorsports

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Oct. 6, 1999) Jeff Gordon, whose 48-win, three NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship career has been achieved entirely with Hendrick Motorsports, Wednesday announced a "lifetime agreement" with Rick Hendrick that will make him...

Tue 31 Aug 1999
LSR: Pontiac Firebird Breaks 300 MPH at Bonneville

LSR: Pontiac Firebird Breaks 300 MPH at Bonneville

DETROIT (August 31, 1999) - At this year's Bonneville Nationals Land Speed Trials on the fabled salt flats race course in western Utah, the Kugel & LeFevers Pontiac Firebird entry driven by Joe Kugel became the first stock-bodied passenger...

Fri 10 Dec 1999
USF3: Volkswagen Named Official Race Engine
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USF3: Volkswagen Named Official Race Engine

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY --- Carsten Kroger, Commercial Director, Volkswagen Motorsport, and Andre van der Watt, Director of Motorsport, Volkswagen AG, formally announced that Volkswagen will be the official race engine to be used in the United States...

Fri 01 Oct 1999
Kevin Gobrecht Funeral
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Kevin Gobrecht Funeral

NEW OXFORD, PENNSYLVANIA - by Ellen S. Siska - motorsport.com As a native of southcentral Pennsylvania, the so-called "Sprint Car Mecca" of the world, I've followed the racing action at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway for many ...

Sun 22 Aug 1999
Dean Clattenburg IPSC Special Appearance

Dean Clattenburg IPSC Special Appearance

(Aug. 22) - Dean Clattenburg, a native of Dartmouth, NS, who now resides in Concord, North Carolina, will be at Scotia Speedworld on August 28th for the Atlantic CAT 150 - Round 5 of the six race $560,000 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge...

Mon 08 Nov 1999
Christen Powell portrait turning heads

Christen Powell portrait turning heads

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 8) - She's not the World's Fastest Teenager anymore (she turned 20 in March), but Top Fuel and Funny Car driver Cristen Powell is still a convincing ambassador for the sport of NHRA Championship Drag Racing. The ...

Sat 08 May 1999
Ken Clapp Retires

Ken Clapp Retires

NASCAR executive Clapp retires DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 23, 1999) Ken Clapp, a long-time executive with NASCAR who most recently was serving as vice president of marketing development, has announced his retirement. Clapp will continue to ...

Sat 11 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Gonzalo Rodriguez Dies in Crash at Laguna Seca

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gonzalo Rodriguez Dies in Crash at Laguna Seca

Monterey, Calif. (September 11, 1999) - Gonzalo Rodriguez, 27, of Montevideo, Uruguay, lost his life in a tragic accident at Laguna Seca Raceway this morning after his car slammed into a concrete barrier at the entrance to the corkscrew.

Fri 29 Jan 1999
Rolex 24 At Daytona Starting Lineup
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Rolex 24 At Daytona Starting Lineup

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Starters for Saturday's 37th Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway, Round One of the USRRC Can-Am and GT Championships with qualifying position, car number in parenthesis, team, drivers with hometowns, class,...

Mon 01 Feb 1999
Copper World Classic Quick Facts

Copper World Classic Quick Facts

U.S. TOBACCO COMPANY COPPER WORLD CLASSIC QUICK FACTS WHAT: The 22nd Annual U.S. Tobacco Company Copper World Classic Second of 15 events on the 1999 Coors Light Silver Bullet Series schedule WHERE: Phoenix ...

Mon 31 May 1999
Clearfield Mountain Speedway (Revised)

Clearfield Mountain Speedway (Revised)

ICE CHIPS, by Debi Domby The AC Delco/Murray's Iceman Series officials, drivers and crews traveled over 300 miles to reach race ...

Thu 05 Aug 1999
Nike sponsors Jarrett, Labonte, Stewart

Nike sponsors Jarrett, Labonte, Stewart

THE GREEN FLAG WAVES FOR NIKE RACING Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, Adam Petty and Al Unser Jr. join the Nike family of athletes INDIANAPOLIS - Since its inception, Nike has been dedicated to creating athletic footwear that...

Wed 15 Sep 1999
AMA/Prostar Atco Final Qualifying
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AMA/Prostar Atco Final Qualifying

ATCO, New Jersey - Final qualifying results after 4 round(s) of qualifying at the 35th annual AMA/Prostar US Motorcycle Nationals, held at Atco Raceway, shown with position, name, hometown, make, elapsed time and speed in mph: TOP FUEL 1,...

Thu 15 Apr 1999
Gary DeHart Returns to Hendrick

Gary DeHart Returns to Hendrick

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Nov. 22, 1999) One of NASCAR's more successful tandems, veteran crew chief Gary DeHart and driver Terry Labonte will once again join forces in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. DeHart, who as crew chief helped lead...

Tue 20 Apr 1999
Mercedes-Benz CLR for Le Mans Presented

Mercedes-Benz CLR for Le Mans Presented

DaimlerChrysler Presents Mercedes-Benz CLR for Le Mans Three New Prototypes To Participate in 24 Hour Race HOCKENHEIM, Germany (April 20, 1999) -- DaimlerChrysler presented the new Mercedes-Benz CLR and the drivers' squad for the 1999 Le Mans 24...

Tue 14 Dec 1999
Terry Elledge Signs With Bill Davis Racing

Terry Elledge Signs With Bill Davis Racing

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Engine builder Terry Elledge recently signed a three-year contract with Bill Davis Racing. It is the first official contract between the two since Elledge joined Bill Davis Racing at the conclusion of the 1997 NASCAR Winston...

Wed 01 Sep 1999
Joy Fair Retirement

Joy Fair Retirement

TOLEDO, OH: Legendary driver Joy Fair, the Automobile Racing Club of America's (ARCA) all-time win leader, has announced his retirement from racing. Fair, who turns 69 September 10, will be honored in pre-race ceremonies at the Budweiser Glass...

Mon 16 Aug 1999
AMAPROSTAR-INDY: Final Qualifying
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AMAPROSTAR-INDY: Final Qualifying

FINAL QUALIFYING: AMA/Prostar Pingel Thunder Nationals INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, 08/16/99 05:59:59 -- Qualifying results after 4 round(s) of qualifying at the AMA/Prostar Thunder Nationals, presented by Pingel Enterprises, held at Indianapolis ...

Fri 23 Apr 1999
Ballyvaughan Hillclimb Entry List

Ballyvaughan Hillclimb Entry List

Galway Motor Club Hillclimb, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare Class 1. 52 Roland Doherty Co.Limerick Vauxhall Nova. 11 Des Cullen Dublin Opel Corsa 111 Tony Murtagh...

Sun 14 Nov 1999
Pomona Skydiver, Lawrence Yohn, suffers fatal accident

Pomona Skydiver, Lawrence Yohn, suffers fatal accident

POMONA CA - SUMMIT FastNews - Lawrence (Larry) Yohn, 59, from Perris, Calif., was pronounced dead at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center at approximately 11:30 AM today from injuries received in a skydiving accident during pre-race ceremonies...

Fri 18 Jun 1999
Argo Manufacturing Joins ISPC Family

Argo Manufacturing Joins ISPC Family

ARGO MANUFACTURING JOINS IPSC FAMILY (June 15) - Officials for the International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) are please to announce that Argo Manufacturing has joined the growing list of corporations who see the new racing...

Sun 03 Oct 1999
ALLSTAR: Bill Knisley Suffers Fatal Injuries at Eldora Speedway

ALLSTAR: Bill Knisley Suffers Fatal Injuries at Eldora Speedway

Sprint Car Driver Killed at Eldora ROSSBURG, OH - Sprint car driver Bill Knisley, age 37, of Loveland, Ohio was pronounced dead at Coldwater Hospital Saturday evening following a hot laps accident during the All Star Circuit of Champions...

Sun 22 Aug 1999
Grandview Race Results

Grandview Race Results

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. AUGUST 21, 1999 . . . "There was a pretty good cushion there, and it kind of rough with the big dogs coming up (Mayberry, Gilmore and Jon Keller). I knew those guys were going to be tough. The track was getting harder. We kept...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Top Sprint Wrench Glen Niebel Dead

Top Sprint Wrench Glen Niebel Dead

USAC car owner dies: Glen Niebel, who owned both the Silver Crown car and sprint car that Tony Stewart drove to USAC championships in 1995, died Dec. 11 in Shelbyville, Ind. Stewart also won the midget title that year for an unprecedented sweep...

Wed 08 Sep 1999
Worlds collided at Indy-F1 series at Monza
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Worlds collided at Indy-F1 series at Monza

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 8, 1999 -- So steep is the Monza banking that climbing it -- even in ideal circumstances -- is a near impossibility, but if there is enough incentive it can be done, as Jimmy Bryan proved. While practicing for the 1957...

Mon 04 Jan 1999
Winter Heat Late Model Results

Winter Heat Late Model Results

Groskreutz has 5,000 reasons to smile TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan. 4, 1998) Marc Groskreutz, who won the last NASCAR Late Model event during Tucson Raceway Park's NASCAR Winter Heat Series, also clinched the championship in the Winston Challenge Triple...

Mon 12 Jul 1999
Dale Jarrett and Jeff Gordon

Dale Jarrett and Jeff Gordon

Jarrett, Gordon trade paint and barbs By Dave Rodman LOUDON, N.H. (July 12, 1999) For the most part, Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett have had an amicable relationship. The battle for the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship escalated by...

Mon 16 Aug 1999
Supermodified Fatality at Jennerstown

Supermodified Fatality at Jennerstown

FATALITY AT JENNERSTOWN ISMA SUPERMODIFIED EVENT JENNERSTOWN, PA, August 14, 1999 - Randy Witkum, 25, was killed Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway when his ...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Pikes Peak Champion Nick Sanborn Dead

Pikes Peak Champion Nick Sanborn Dead

It was reported in the Wednesday Indianapolis Star that Nick Sanborn of Colorado Springs, a former Pikes Peak Hillclimb champion and later President of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Association died Monday after complications from surgery to remove a...

Fri 12 Nov 1999
Pomona No Serious Injuries from Doug Herbert Engine Explosion

Pomona No Serious Injuries from Doug Herbert Engine Explosion

POMONA, Calif. -- NHRA track emergency officials reported 14 spectators received only minor injuries from debris when the engine on Doug Herbert's Snap-on Tools dragster suffered an explosion during Friday's Top Fuel qualifying session at the...

Mon 22 Feb 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG Pace Car Team Tuning Up

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG Pace Car Team Tuning Up

(February 22, 1999) - Members of the all-female PPG Pace Car Driving Team, which paces the field at all FedEx Championship Series events, recently completed their annual refresher course at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving...

Tue 26 Oct 1999
Texas Motor Speedway Names New General Manager

Texas Motor Speedway Names New General Manager

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (October 25, 1999) -- Texas Motor Speedway General Manager Eddie Gossage today announced the promotion of Kenton Nelson to the position of Assistant General Manager for the Speedway. Nelson, 33, has worked for Texas Motor ...

Thu 15 Apr 1999
Danish Driver Jason Watt Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash
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Danish Driver Jason Watt Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Jason Watt (Denmark) crashed during a promotional photo session in Copenhagen on October 13th. He suffered spine and chest injuries. The chest injury was so massive, that it was necessary to treat it first, in order to save his life. Due to ...