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Tue 23 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: High tech meets high speedHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: High tech meets high speed

One of the biggest U.S. cities yet to host a major motorsports event is finally getting a chance: San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a tentative agreement with Champ Car to run a race downtown to a potential crowd of 120,000...

BUSCH: Harvick scores season finale at HomesteadHeadline

BUSCH: Harvick scores season finale at Homestead

Kevin Harvick scored the win in what was a wild NASCAR Busch Series finale at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway oval on Saturday. The race ended with the green-white-checkered sequence, with Harvick clinching his 13th career Busch ...

Mon 22 Nov 2004
Win the championship and get a bikeHeadline

Win the championship and get a bike

For long-time followers of motorcycle racing the notion of winning a championship and keeping the bike would come as no surprise. In the earlier days of motorcycle racing this was a common gift given to the victor. Valentino...

Sun 21 Nov 2004
Biffle paces final practice at HomesteadHeadline

Biffle paces final practice at Homestead

Greg Biffle paced the final practice in his No. 16 Roush Racing Ford at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series finale on Sunday. Biffle has emerged as a strong contender to win the Ford 400; he qualified second and was quickest...

Kurt Busch on pole for season finaleHeadline

Kurt Busch on pole for season finale

NASCAR Nextel Cup series points leader Kurt Busch made his stand going into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, who leads the standings by just 18 points, will start the No. 97 Roush Ford from the pole for the Ford ...

Button not reason for Richards' departureHeadline
F1

Button not reason for Richards' departure

When Honda announced it is to become part owner of BAR, it was also made known that team principal David Richards will be leaving. Speaking in teleconference once the news was made official, Richards denied that there was any bad feeling between...

Martin sentimental favorite heading into finaleHeadline

Martin sentimental favorite heading into finale

Earlier this season Mark Martin announced that 2005 will be his final year in NEXTEL Cup racing. After 23 years in NASCAR's premium league where he racked up 33 wins, Martin is the sentimental favorite to win the title. Press conference:...

Sat 20 Nov 2004
A review of ESPN's upcoming Earnhardt biopicHeadline

A review of ESPN's upcoming Earnhardt biopic

A review of ESPN's upcoming Dale Earnhardt biopic Special to Motorsport.com by Bill King Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 16, 2004 - The house lights came up as images faded on the big screen. Three score ink-stained wretches and talking heads from...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationshipHeadline

Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationship

Ducati has confirmed the rumors of the Italian MotoGP outfit running on Japanese tires in 2005. In its maiden year, Ducati shocked the MotoGP paddock by taking its first-ever MotoGP win in only its sixth appearance. By its second year, though, ...

Albers to test Jordan at JerezHeadline
F1

Albers to test Jordan at Jerez

Jordan has confirmed that DTM star Christijan Albers will test for the team at Jerez on December 1st. The test was originally scheduled for September but Albers postponed it so he could concentrate on the DTM season. The 25 year-old Dutchman...

Red Bull to remain in the UKHeadline
F1

Red Bull to remain in the UK

Jaguar may have become Red Bull Racing this week but the team will remain at its Milton Keynes headquarters in the UK. Some rumours suggested Red Bull might move its HQ to Austria but owner Dietrich Mateschitz is in no rush to change things. Team...

Xaus a blue-rider?Headline

Xaus a blue-rider?

Ruben Xaus. Photo by Fabrice Crosnier. According to Spanish publications, Spaniard Ruben Xaus and his manager have managed to sever their contract with the D'Antin MotoGP team. With all the Honda seats taken, the MotoGP rookie of the...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night featureHeadline

Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night feature

From his first tentative shakedown laps Wednesday, both the local veterans and visiting USAC contingent whispered Charles Davis, Jr. would prove one to watch. The SCRA points runner-up made good on those predictions by dominating the second leg of...

Ambrose puts champagne back on iceHeadline

Ambrose puts champagne back on ice

The V8 Supercar series returned to Symmons Plains in country Tasmania for the first time since 1999 this weekend. Defending champion Marcos Ambrose in the Stone Bros Pirtek Ford raced here yesterday for the first time in front of his home crowd...

Tue 16 Nov 2004
Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's recordHeadline
WRC

Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's record

On the final day of Rally Australia it was just a matter of concentrating and driving carefully, and Sebastien Loeb took care of business, adding a sixth World Rally Championship victory this year to his 2004 WRC ...

Mon 15 Nov 2004
Jordan confirms Toyota engine supplyHeadline
F1

Jordan confirms Toyota engine supply

Jordan has completed its negotiations and confirmed that Toyota will supply engines to the Silverstone based team for 2005. The one-year deal was sealed on Friday; Jordan will purchase the 2005 spec Toyota RVX-05 engines at an 'affordable price'...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Gronholm on top in Rally AustraliaHeadline
WRC

Gronholm on top in Rally Australia

Marcus Gronholm was back in his element on the first day of Rally Australia, holding a 21-second lead over Sebastien Loeb after a day on the gravel roads of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. Marcus ...

USAC returns to the 50th stateHeadline

USAC returns to the 50th state

After torrential rains flooded various parts of the island of Oahu over the past two weeks, the sun finally emerged in time to greet USAC's Southwest Sprint Car drivers upon their encore visit to the 50th State. Eight mainland drivers, including...

Loeb inherits Rally Australia leadHeadline
WRC

Loeb inherits Rally Australia lead

The lead in the rally that no one seems to want to win was handed to Sebastien Loeb early this morning, as overnight leader Marcus Gronholm spun out of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. "What can I do?," Loeb...

Theissen hopes for Ferrari agreementHeadline
F1

Theissen hopes for Ferrari agreement

BMW motorsport director Mario Theissen believes the reduction of in-season testing will be a big help towards cutting costs and he hopes that Ferrari will eventually agree. Ferrari has so far not joined the nine other teams in the deal to cut ...

Jeff Gordon seeks to gain groundHeadline

Jeff Gordon seeks to gain ground

With just two races remaining to decide the 2004 Cup series championship, no one is in better position to pull it off than four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Gordon trails leader Kurt Busch by just 41 points entering one of Gordon's strongest ...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
The last Southern 500Headline

The last Southern 500

This weekend NASCAR brings to a close a rich part of stock car racing history: on Sunday, the final Southern 500 will be run at Darlington Raceway. In a world where traditions are as sacred as used tissues, it might not come as a surprise that ...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoCHeadline
F1

Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoC

Sauber's Felipe Massa will compete in the Race of Champions at the Stade de France, Paris, in December and is aiming to beat F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Massa and the 2004 Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan will form the Brazilian team...

Melandri off to Honda in 2005Headline

Melandri off to Honda in 2005

Marco Melandri has been confirmed as the seventh Honda rider for 2005. The young Italian and former 250cc World Champion will ride alongside Sete Gibernau under the Telefonica-MovieStar garage. Marco Melandri on the starting grid. Photo...

IRL: Carpentier to Cheever, Cheever to ToyotaHeadline

IRL: Carpentier to Cheever, Cheever to Toyota

It is rather apropos that Indy Racing League IndyCar Series team owner Eddie Cheever announced the hiring of Patrick Carpentier to partner Alex Barron on Veteran's Day in the United States. Eddie Cheever and Patrick Carpentier. Photo by...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Carpentier leaves Champ Car for IndyCarHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Carpentier leaves Champ Car for IndyCar

Trying to take away the thunder from Indy Racing League IndyCar Series competitors Red Bull Cheever Racing, Forsythe Championship Racing - owned by Open Wheel Racing Series principal Gerald Forsythe - announced the departure of long-time driver ...

Heidfeld and Davidson ready for testHeadline
F1

Heidfeld and Davidson ready for test

Nick Heidfeld and Anthony Davidson are ready for their test with Williams and, obviously, both are eager to please. Williams announced this week that the pair would try out at Jerez in December as the team works towards finalising its driver line...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
IPS: Legge has edge on day 2 of Nunn IPS testingHeadline

IPS: Legge has edge on day 2 of Nunn IPS testing

Temperatures may have been a bit cooler today on the Texas Motor Speedway 1.5-mile oval, but the activity was hot, as seven expert female drivers from around the globe took part in the second of three days of testing for Kathryn Nunn's Menards ...

Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
AMA

Hodgson to AMA SuperBike

After a few weeks in the rumor mill and a dismissal maiden season in MotoGP, Neil Hodgson has finally been officially named the second Ducati Austin rider. The Brit will ride alongside Eric Bostrom. Bostrom campaigned the Ducati Austin ...

McCoy to FP1 in 2005Headline

McCoy to FP1 in 2005

Foggy-Petronas racing has announced its 2005 WSBK rider line-up and one of them is three-time GP winner Garry McCoy. Garry McCoy. Photo by Bob Heathcote. The lanky Australian said: "I am really looking forward to it. It is still only...

Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accidentHeadline

Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accident

Max Biaggi celebrates. Photo by Camel Honda. Max Biaggi has injured his foot/leg (depending on your source) in a SuperMoto training session as the Roman Emperor prepared himself to compete in an FIM SuperMoto round in Italy. According...

Tue 09 Nov 2004
IPS: Six women vie for Nunn IPS seatHeadline

IPS: Six women vie for Nunn IPS seat

Six women were nominated for the Nunn Racing shootout to find a suitable female for Kathryn Nunn's Menards Infiniti Pro Series team that won three races this season with P.J. Chesson at the helm of the ...

Ralf ready to move onHeadline
F1

Ralf ready to move on

Ralf Schumacher decided move on from Williams because he no longer believes he will be able to win the championship with the team. Schumacher, who is now signed to Toyota, was unhappy with the FW26 this season and doesn't think Williams will be...

Earnhardt soars in darkness to PIR winHeadline

Earnhardt soars in darkness to PIR win

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. dominated at Phoenix International Raceway to earn his sixth win of the season. Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon mounted a charge on Earnhardt but a series of late-race cautions slowed their progress. Dale Earnhardt ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais earns the title with victory in MexicoHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais earns the title with victory in Mexico

Besting a field of nineteen drivers, newly crowned 2004 Champ Car World Series champion Sebastien Bourdais put on a dominating performance in winning the Mexico City Grand Prix. Pitstop for Sébastien Bourdais. Photo by Ford Motor ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Morning dawns for championship battle in Mexico CityHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Morning dawns for championship battle in Mexico City

The hotly contested Champ Car World series concludes the years competition today as nineteen drivers will determine the outcome of what has been the most thrilling season in recent memory. Sébastien Bourdais. Photo by Bridgestone - ...