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Tue 09 Apr 2002
BITD: Johnny Campbell injured in NevadaHeadline

BITD: Johnny Campbell injured in Nevada

Las Vegas (April 6) - Honda rider Johnny Campbell was injured while competing at the Terrible Town's 250. Campbell crashed early in the race and was airlifted to the Las Vegas Medical Center where he underwent tests for possible fracture of two...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF championHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Spicer repeats as SRF champion

Richard Spicer won his second consecutive SCCA National Championship in the Spec Racer Ford class after a race-long battle with Mike Davis. Many of the previous races at this year's Valvoline Runoffs® have featured good competition behind ...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long BeachHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long Beach

Michael Andretti won the Grand Prix of Long Beach after holding off a charging Jimmy Vasser. Andretti's Team Green used pit strategy and luck to get him in front and a canny restart by Michael with 10 laps to go prevented a pass from an obviously...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
SCC: Doncaster Racing wins Daytona finale and championshipHeadline

SCC: Doncaster Racing wins Daytona finale and championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 9, 2002) - Doncaster Racing won the Grand-Am Cup Series six-hour race, part of the Dark Dog Grand American Finale at Daytona International Speedway, en route to capturing this year's Grand Sport I team championship.

Wed 04 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to BuschHeadline

BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to Busch

Ray Evernham appears to have fallen out of step with his earlier commitment. Numerous times this year he boasted, "Casey [Atwood] is the future of Evernham Motorsports." The future appears to have been rather brief. On Monday, December 2, Casey...

Wed 03 Apr 2002
BTCC: Matt Neal, James Thompson win at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Matt Neal, James Thompson win at Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch hosted the opening two rounds of the 2002 MSA British Touring Car Championship. The races, which formed part of a Superweekender along with the British Formula Three and GT Championship races, attracted large crowds during the Easter...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championshipHeadline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Daughtery takes sixth SSB championship

Thirty-eight Showroom Stock B's took the green flag for the second SCCA National Runoffs at Mid-Ohio. Not wasted any time, the drivers were easily going side-by-side bumper-to-bumper on the first lap. Providing plenty of excitement, David Roush...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch seriesHeadline

BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch series

Mooresville, North Carolina (December 17, 2002) - Braun Racing announced today that it will field an entry in the 2003 NASCAR BGN Series with Rookie driver Chad Blount. Last week the team announced that they would field an entry for Steadman...

Sun 12 May 2002
IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at IndyHeadline

IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at Indy

Back in early April, Springfield, Illinois' popular 40-year old Donnie Beecher, a four time Indy 500 veteran, rode one of A.J. Foyt's Indy cars into a wall at the IRL season opener in Homestead, Florida, suffered a concussion, and spent a night ...

Fri 22 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players announces 2003 lineupHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players announces 2003 lineup

Montreal, Quebec, November 19, 2002 Team Player's announced its drivers' lineup for the 2003 CART Championship today, as Patrick Carpentier returns for his sixth season and fellow Canadian Paul Tracy signs on as his new teammate. "We are...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at MiamiHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at Miami

MIAMI (October 6, 2002) - Newman Haas teammates Cristiano da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi finished one-two in the inaugural Grand Prix Americas at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Da Matta's seventh victory of the season clinched the 2002 CART...

Thu 24 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Papis signs with Sigma for 2002 seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Papis signs with Sigma for 2002 season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Sigma Autosport announced today that Massimiliano (Max) Papis, one of the top stars in the CART FedEx Championship Series, has signed a contract to drive the ...

Mon 19 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins at Road AmericaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins at Road America

Cristiano da Matta won today's 240-mile race at Road America, using good fuel mileage, superior pit strategy and a little luck to win over Alex Tagliani and Bruno Junqueira. A lap 40 crash between Paul Tracy and Kenny Brack brought out the yellow...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
IRL: Mo Nunn Racing to field two-car team in 2003Headline

IRL: Mo Nunn Racing to field two-car team in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Nov. 11, 2002) -- Mo Nunn Racing will double up its efforts for the 2003 Indy Racing League season by expanding to a two-car team and partnering with Toyota as the championship engine manufacturer turns its attention to the...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek DalyHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek Daly

Over the next several months, SPEED Channel will profile members of its on- air team as well as key figures behind the scenes at the nation's fastest growing sports cable network. The fourth profile in this series highlights veteran racer Derek ...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira remains with Ganassi RacingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira remains with Ganassi Racing

Indianapolis, Indiana - Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that Bruno Junqueira will team with Kenny Brack for the 2002 CART FedEx Championship series. In 2001, his rookie season, Junqueira scored one victory and one pole position while ...

Sun 15 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at RockinghamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at Rockingham

Dario Franchitti won his first oval race at his home circuit in Great Britain. He ran near the front of the field for most of the race and benefited from a late quick pitstop to take the lead from Kenny Brack. Franchitti held off a late challenge...

Thu 03 Oct 2002
RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000Headline

RACE: Valvoline Runoffs: Fergus does it again in S2000

The first race of the 2002 Valvoline Runoffs was another runaway Sports 2000 victory for John Fergus, his second in a row and third in the last four years. Fergus pulled away at the start and gradually increased his margin over Hans Peter until...

Tue 29 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rookie Dominguez steals the thunder at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rookie Dominguez steals the thunder at Surfers Paradise

Rookie driver Mario Dominguez earned a milestone first victory for Herdez Competition in Round 17 of the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series, following a wet and wild day on the streets of Surfers Paradise. Dominguez's victory places him in the...

Sun 10 Feb 2002
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti to return to Indy 500Headline

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti to return to Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 - Team Green announced Feb. 7 that Michael Andretti will return to Indianapolis for the second consecutive year to compete in the 86th Indianapolis 500. Andretti will drive the Motorola/Archipelago entry for...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
IRL: Helio Castroneves unveils image on Borg Warner TrophyHeadline

IRL: Helio Castroneves unveils image on Borg Warner Trophy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, April 15, 2002 - Last year's Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves from Sao Paulo, Brazil and living in Miami, Florida was honored this evening in ceremonies at the Hall of Fame Museum. His sculptured image was added to the six foot...

Tue 05 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: 2002 champion Da Matta heads to Formula 1Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2002 champion Da Matta heads to Formula 1

Dominant 2002 season sends reigning CART Champion Cristiano da Matta to Formula One with two-year Toyota contract. INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2002) - 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series champion Cristiano da Matta will leave the Champ Car series...

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crashHeadline

BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crash

Birmingham, AL - Jack Roush's private plane crashed late Friday into a lake near Troy, Alabama. Roush was airlifted to University Hospital in Birmingham. His condition is critical, but stable at this time. Roush owns the Winston cup teams of...

Tue 10 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test BellHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test Bell

Minardi continue with the enthusiastic trying out of new drivers it has been doing lately with another American, former Barber Dodge Pro and CART racer Townsend Bell. Minardi formerly had Bryan Herta behind the wheel and Bell is set to take to an...