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Tue 12 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan track president resigns

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan track president resigns

By Tim Packman BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 12, 2000) Gene Haskett, president of Michigan International Speedway, is stepping down after 14 years at the 2-mile oval. Haskett, whose resignation is effective Jan. 5, said he is leaving to...

BUSCH: Fox names pits reporters

BUSCH: Fox names pits reporters

FOX announces pit road reporters By Tim Packman NEW YORK (Dec. 7, 2000) FOX Sports has announced the three pit reporters to fill out its inaugural broadcast team for NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series events. Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes and...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
FRAM named Official Filter of the SCCA

FRAM named Official Filter of the SCCA

DANBURY, Connecticut, November 27, 2000 -- When it comes to automotive DIY interest, it's hard to imagine people more excited about cars than the members of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). FRAM has tapped into that enthusiasm by becoming...

"Rogaine Hair-Raising Pass of the Day" announced

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 7, 2000) -- The Speedvision World Challenge, in conjunction with At Speed Motorsports, has announced Rogaine as the official sponsor of the "Rogaine Hair-Raising Pass of the Day" for the 2001 Speedvision GT season. ...

Speedway Children's Charities to award $100,000 in grants

Speedway Children's Charities to award $100,000 in grants

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) will award $100,000 in grants to local groups on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. SCC will present checks to 11 local charities that directly impact the ...

Chevy to lead 2002 Olympic Torch Relay

Chevy to lead 2002 Olympic Torch Relay

Dec. 4, 2000: CHEVY TO LEAD OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY ACROSS COUNTRY . . . Chevrolet will drive the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay to hometowns across the country, beginning Dec. 4, 2001. Chevrolet, along with the Salt Lake Organizing Committee and ...

Irwindale Speedway year two review

Irwindale Speedway year two review

Thirty-six nights of outstanding automobile racing action at Irwindale Speedway culminated with the 60th running of the legendary Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thursday, November 23. Fan favorite Tony Stewart won the 100-lap race for USAC midgets...

Martinsville Speedway toy drive successful

Martinsville Speedway toy drive successful

MARTINSVILLE, VA. (December 2, 2000) -- Bitter cold winter weather was no match for warm hearts at Martinsville Speedway Saturday. More than 800 toys and over $2000 were raised during the Seventh Annual Souvenir Day Toy Drive at the track...

WWS: Potashnick signs sponsor

WWS: Potashnick signs sponsor

SIKESTON, Mo. (Dec. 5, 2000) NASCAR Winston West Series driver Sammy Potashnick has announced his SP Racing team's No. 65 Chevrolet Monte Carlos will be sponsored by Lucas Oil Products for the 2001 season. Potashnick, who finished the 2000...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Stage set for Washington D.C. Motorsports Expo

Stage set for Washington D.C. Motorsports Expo

The capital region will host its first auto racing trade show when the Washington, D.C. Motorsports Expo opens on Friday, December 8 at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The stage is set for the three-day celebration of racing...

Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 announcments

Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 announcments

The three day auto racing trade show is set to open on Friday, January 12, 1 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m. Sunday, January 14. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the 16th edition of the "Mid-Winter Motorsports Happening" taking place...

Octagon, Silverstone reach agreement on British GP

Octagon, Silverstone reach agreement on British GP

LONDON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Lowe, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Octagon and Jackie Stewart , President of the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), announced today that the Boards of Octagon and Silverstone had reached an agreement to...

Darlington Dragway names new manager

Darlington Dragway names new manager

DARLINGTON, SC - (December 1, 2000) - Larry Hensley, a longtime and highly successful drag racing track operator, promoter and former-competitor, has accepted the position as general manager of Darlington International Dragway (DID). In making...

Texas, Speedway Charities light tree

Texas, Speedway Charities light tree

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Nov. 30, 2000) - The holiday season springs to life at Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with the annual holiday tree lighting. In addition, Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) will be awarding more than $350,000 in ...

Seminars big part of Pennzoil Motorsports 2001

Seminars big part of Pennzoil Motorsports 2001

FORT WASHINGTON, PA DECEMBER 1, 2000 . . . Racers are advised to bring their notebook, pencil and even tape recorder because there will be a lot of very useful, very helpful information being offered at Pennzoil Motorsports 2001. The three...

Racing legends nominated Eagle One-Shav Glick Award

Racing legends nominated Eagle One-Shav Glick Award

John Force, Parnelli Jones, Rick Mears, Wally Parks and Les Richter have been nominated for the second annual Eagle One-Shav Glick Award, presented by the appearance care products company for distinguished achievement in motor racing by a ...

Texas Motor Speedway mascot gets sponsor

Texas Motor Speedway mascot gets sponsor

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (November 28, 2000) - Texas Motor Speedway's mascot, Sparky (aka: "The Fastest Mascot in the West") today signed a sponsorship agreement with NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. "We are delighted that the fine folks at NGK Spark...

Sears Point names new manager, sponsorship sales

Sears Point names new manager, sponsorship sales

SONOMA, Calif. (November 28, 2000) - Frank Gullum has been named Manager, Sponsorship Sales and Services, at Sears Point Raceway, it was announced by raceway officials. Gullum comes to Sears Point Raceway at an exciting time as the ...

Helton becomes third NASCAR president

Helton becomes third NASCAR president

By Marty Smith DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2000) Mike Helton ascended another rung higher on the career ladder Tuesday afternoon. Helton, who as NASCAR senior vice president and chief operating officer has overseen the day-to-day operation...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico Tickets

CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico Tickets

PHOENIX, AZ - - November 29, 2000 - Indy Car Travel has been names as United States outlet for ticket and travel information for the Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico, March 8-11, 2001 at Parque Fundidora (Fundidora Park) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon,...

Tue 28 Nov 2000
Team Jeg's vehicles go on display

Team Jeg's vehicles go on display

Team Jeg's recently loaned Race Rock some vehicles for display in their restaurants. At the Race Rock in Las Vegas, NV you can find one of the Jeg's Mail Order Olds Cutlass driven by '00 NHRA Winston Pro Stock Champion Jeg Coughlin, Jr. In ...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
O'Reilly Chili Bowl live at Pennzoil Motorsports Show

O'Reilly Chili Bowl live at Pennzoil Motorsports Show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2000 . . . Live auto racing, the U.S.Tobacco/A-Plus Mini Markets Ms Motorsports Pageant along with 275,000 square feet of "everything motorsports" will be featured on Saturday, January 13, as part of the 16th...

Maxim is the champion's chassis choice

Maxim is the champion's chassis choice

MAXIM Race Chassis has been reaffirmed as the number one choice of Sprint Car champions during the 2000 season with point titles earned nationwide. Steve Kinser led the parade of satisfied MAXIM customers by winning his 16th World of Outlaws ...

Lampus contracts Solutioneers to head sponsorship hunt

Lampus contracts Solutioneers to head sponsorship hunt

HOUSTON (Nov. 22) -- Newly-crowned NHRA Rookie of the Year Top Fuel drag racer Don Lampus has retained Solutioneers Consulting, Ltd., to secure sponsors for his promising racing operation. The Houston-based company is currently working through ...

Schatz keeps ParkerStores as 2001 sponsors

Schatz keeps ParkerStores as 2001 sponsors

CLEVELAND, OH (November 22) -- Parker Hannifin Corporation, along with the more than 300 affiliated ParkerStores worldwide are, pleased to announce they will extend their sponsorship with Donny Schatz Motorsports for the 2001 racing...

Speedvision schedule change

Speedvision schedule change

Stamford, Conn., Nov. 17 - DEAR SPEEDVISION VIEWER: In order to provide you, our audience, with the best programming available, we sometimes find it necessary to make adjustments to our schedule after it has been published. Some minor changes...

USF3: New motor deal encourages two-car teams

USF3: New motor deal encourages two-car teams

Per se, single car teams can lease a second motor for an additional $22,500 for the full 2001 USF3 race season. The lease package does not include rebuilds of the motor; as may be necessary. "Several teams have shown a keen interest to expand to...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Reynard's Ashmore moves to Champ team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Reynard's Ashmore moves to Champ team

Reynard Motorsport today announced that after seven years with the Company, Bruce Ashmore, President of North American Operations, leaves to join one of the top Champ Car Teams as Technical Director. Bruce was instrumental in establishing Reynard...

Wed 22 Nov 2000
RaceFan, Inc. launches

RaceFan, Inc. launches

Birmingham, AL -- Take two motorsports enthusiasts, with a multi- faceted marketing plan that stretches from local 1/8-mile drag strips and 1/4-mile oval tracks to the virtual superspeedway known as the Internet, and what do you have? RaceFan,...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Era ends at Atlanta

Era ends at Atlanta

Atlanta race marks end of television era By Tim Packman HAMPTON, Ga. (Nov. 20, 2000) The NAPA 500 was not only the end of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. It also closed the curtain on an era of television coverage for the sport. ESPN ...

Turkey Night television time change

Turkey Night television time change

ESPN2 has notified us that Thursday's Home Depot "Turkey Night Grand Prix" USAC MCI WorldCom National/Western Midget Car race at Irwindale, Calif. will air at 10 pm (ET) Sunday night (Nov. 26), 1/2-hour later than the originally scheduled 9:30 ...

Valvoline partners with Evernham

Valvoline partners with Evernham

"This is one more important step in the road we've taken to assure the Dodge program has nothing but the best racing technology," said team owner Ray Evernham. "I've won many races and a Winston Cup championship with Valvoline and I couldn't be...

Irwindale's pace car will have new owner on

Irwindale's pace car will have new owner on "Turkey Night"

Irwindale, Calif.- - Someone is going be heading home from the 60th running of the USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix for Midget Race Cars at Irwindale Speedway with something more tangible than just great memories of a classic 100-lap race with its...

IRL: IMS chairman donates gift for spinal cord research

IRL: IMS chairman donates gift for spinal cord research

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 20, 2000 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman Mari Hulman George is contributing $2.7 million to Purdue University and Indiana University to establish endowed professorships at both schools for their joint paralysis ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IMAX 'Super Speedway' success

CHAMPCAR/CART: IMAX 'Super Speedway' success

DETROIT (November 20, 2000) - Success on the streets and ovals has found its way to success on the big screen for Champ Car racing. The IMAX film, "Super Speedway," has now hit 80 giant screens world-wide, bringing the story of CART's Newman/Haas...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Free Monster Truck rides at Washington DC Motorsports Expo

Free Monster Truck rides at Washington DC Motorsports Expo

Chantilly, VA (Nov. 17, 2000) - NASCAR drivers Kevin and Wayne Grubb are the latest additions to the list of drivers making personal appearances at the Washington, D.C. Motorsports Expo to be held December 8th through the 10th at the Capital...

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