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Wed 22 Jan 2003
NASCAR releases new access policy at Winston Cup racesHeadline

NASCAR releases new access policy at Winston Cup races

Access policy for NASCAR Winston Cup addresses safety, security. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has instituted an access policy for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series garage and pit...

Sun 26 Jan 2003
Ferrari mourns Giovanni AgnelliHeadline

Ferrari mourns Giovanni Agnelli

Ferrari is mourning the passing of Giovanni Agnelli, the honourary chairman of parent company FIAT, who died aged eighty-one. Agnelli was the grandson of the founder of FIAT and was chairman of the company for thirty years until the mid-nineties.

Fri 12 Sep 2003
NASCAR R&D Center showcased

NASCAR R&D Center showcased

NASCAR showcases its Research and Development Center. CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2003) -- Focusing primarily on the areas of safety, competition and cost containment, NASCAR unveiled its state-of-the-art Research and Development Center today to ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Lanier National Speedway under new ownership

Lanier National Speedway under new ownership

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 12, 2003) - Though one of the nation's top weekly short tracks recently experienced a change in ownership, the management, premier facilities, and outstanding racing which fans have come to expect at Lanier National...

Sun 09 Feb 2003
Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Mid-Ohio founder Griebling died

Les Griebling passes away at 78 after brief illness. DUBLIN, Ohio, February 7, 2003 - Les Griebling, founder of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, passed away Thursday afternoon in Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida, ...

Wed 18 Jun 2003
Greenville Pickens Speedway sold

Greenville Pickens Speedway sold

Greenville, SC (June 17, 2003)- After over 47 years of continual private ownership, THE GREENVILLE PICKENS SPEEDWAY, Nascar's second oldest facility, was sold on Monday, June 16, 2003. Greenville automobile dealer Kevin Whitaker purchased the ...

Sun 27 Apr 2003
Motorsport.com announces new look

Motorsport.com announces new look

Motorsport.com's ongoing commitment to high-quality, professional journalism on the Internet has now resulted in a new website design. The new look is even easier to navigate, still loads quickly, and is also pleasing to the eye of the ...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
ATK buys out Cannondale Motorsports inventory

ATK buys out Cannondale Motorsports inventory

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003--America's second oldest motorcycle manufacturer, ATK Motorcycles has taken delivery of all remaining Cannondale Motorsports inventory, paving the way for Cannondale dealers to resume providing parts...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundupHeadline

IRL: Open-Wheel Racing Summit roundup

INDIANAPOLIS - SportsBusiness Journal held the second annual Open-Wheel Racing Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking over the fourth floor Media Center that overlooks the 2.5-mile historic oval's front ...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Joe Granatelli 1919 to 2003

Ace Indianapolis 500 mechanic Joe Granatelli dies at 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 -- Joe Granatelli, Andy Granatelli's older brother who helped fabricate the famed turbine race car that nearly won the 1967 Indianapolis 500, died Sept.

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Hyperbaria - Latest advance in Sports Car racingHeadline

Hyperbaria - Latest advance in Sports Car racing

Speed itself is not the only way to win endurance races. It is usually done with a combination of thorough preparation, fast equipment, teamwork and great strategy. Now you have to add physiology and understanding the human half of the equation to...

Tue 08 Jul 2003
IMS's Clarence Cagle passed away

IMS's Clarence Cagle passed away

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 7, 2003 -- Clarence Cagle, who helped save the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from oblivion after World War II and served as track superintendent for 30 years, died July 5 in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 88. Cagle, a native...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
Valvoline Cup National Class Champions named

Valvoline Cup National Class Champions named

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2002) -- The Valvoline Co. is proud to announce the winners of the 2002 Valvoline Cup, presented by Campbell Hausfeld, national points championship. The top driver from across the country in each of the thirty-one...

Fri 10 Jan 2003
Subaru brings the Impreza WRX STi to North America

Subaru brings the Impreza WRX STi to North America

It would seem that this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan is centered on sport utility vehicles. The attention to sports cars this year has been little, with one exception: Subaru introduced the 2004 Impreza WRX...

Fri 06 Jun 2003
Gritton names Daytona Guest Services manager

Gritton names Daytona Guest Services manager

DIS names Jay Gritton Manager of Guest Services DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (June 5, 2003) -- Daytona International Speedway continues to build on its Fans FIrst! initiative by naming Jay Gritton as Manager of Guest Services. In his new role, Gritton...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!

Two of the three principals of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven, spoke to the media today about their plans for the future of the "racing series formerly known as CART." That's right, formerly! While the CART...

Thu 22 May 2003
Wed 12 Mar 2003
Scott Speed forms own company

Scott Speed forms own company

Scott Speed forms marketing company. Scottsdale, Az. (March 10) -- Scott Speed, the aspiring american open-wheel racing driver, who was selected in the hotly contested Red Bull Formula 1 Driver Search, has announced today the formation of ...

Mon 13 Jan 2003
John Force wins AARWBA's Titus AwardHeadline

John Force wins AARWBA's Titus Award

POMONA, Calif. -- John Force made more history Saturday night as the first four-time winner of the Jerry Titus Memorial Award presented each year to the driver earning the most total votes in balloting for auto racing's official All-America Team...

Thu 22 May 2003
Homestead-Miami Speedway reconfigured

Homestead-Miami Speedway reconfigured

MIAMI, FL (May 21, 2003) - The fans spoke and Homestead-Miami Speedway listened. As part of a major track reconfiguration project, Homestead-Miami Speedway will increase its track banking to a maximum of 20 degrees in the turns through an ...

Sat 10 May 2003
Toyota and Karcher form partnership

Toyota and Karcher form partnership

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has today announced that Toyota has signed a sponsorship agreement with Karcher, the global manufacturer of cleaning systems, to become a partner of Toyota's Formula 1 team, Panasonic Toyota Racing. Karcher's corporate...

Fri 14 Feb 2003
IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing announces sponsor partners

IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing announces sponsor partners

Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Syntel, Avaya join as new partners to all CGR Teams. Chip Ganassi Racing is proud to announce an innovative new sponsorship program that includes several of the world's top technology companies. Through their long-standing...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
BRDC-Cranfield Awards

BRDC-Cranfield Awards

Two Cranfield students receive their awards at BRDC luncheon As part of the BRDC Awards' Luncheon, Friday 10 January 2003, organised in conjunction with the Autosport International Show, NEC, England, former students from the Cranfield...

Fri 16 May 2003
WGI's Julie Giese promoted

WGI's Julie Giese promoted

Giese named Director of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International and Nazareth Speedway. Watkins Glen, NY (May 14, 2003) - Julie Giese, former Senior Manager of Public Relations for Watkins Glen International, has been promoted to Director...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
KDT offers data acquisition

KDT offers data acquisition

Kart Data Technology offers data acquisition training. Oak Lawn, IL -- A new company, Kart Data Technology (KDT), has been recently formed to aid in the training and technical support for data acquisition analysis for karting and other forms of...

Fri 04 Apr 2003
RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

RACE: Ray Irwin, new owner Heartland Park

For many months, there have been a myriad of unanswered questions about the future of Heartland Park Topeka (HPT), located in Topeka, Kan. On April 3, the most important of those questions were answered in a news conference officially announcing...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Arrows gives up the fightHeadline

Arrows gives up the fight

The OrangeArrows Formula One team has finally gone into liquidation after months of fighting to stay alive. The Leafield squad appointed receivers in December in an attempt to sort out its financial problems but a London High Court has now put ...

Fri 12 Sep 2003
NASCAR mandates second tether

NASCAR mandates second tether

NASCAR mandates addition of second tether to front wheels. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 12, 2003) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that all cars or trucks competing in NASCAR's Winston Cup Series,...

Sat 26 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART safety team featured on TV

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART safety team featured on TV

INDIANAPOLIS (July 24, 2003) -- Heralded across the motorsports landscape as the standard to which at-the-track safety services should be held, the CART Champ Car Simple Green Safety Team will be featured in a video piece to be aired as part of ...

Sat 25 Jan 2003
2002 EMPA awards

2002 EMPA awards

Stewart and Hearn earn Driver of the Year honors. Gant, Economaki, Kelly and Weld go to the EMPA Hall of Fame. Junie Donlavey gets first Donlavey Spirit of the Sport award. LANGHORNE, PA January 18, 2003 . . . Tony Stewart and Brett Hearn ...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
SCCA clarifies Trans-Am name

SCCA clarifies Trans-Am name

Clarification from SCCA regarding the Trans-Am name. TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 19, 2003) -- With the announced agreement this week regarding the acquisition of Trans-Am Racing, LLC by Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. has...

Fri 26 Sep 2003
Enkei and McLaren extend partnership

Enkei and McLaren extend partnership

World leader in street and race wheels Enkei and West McLaren Mercedes are pleased to announce the long-term extension of their Partnership. The Partnership, which began in 1995, is now set to continue with Enkei as the Official Supplier of ...

Thu 03 Jul 2003
Adam Horn named SCCA Pro Racing PR Manager

Adam Horn named SCCA Pro Racing PR Manager

TOPEKA, Kan. (July 2, 2003) -- Adam Horn is the new public relations manager for SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. Horn, 31, brings more than 10 years of experience in sports media relations to SCCA including seven years experience in sports broadcasting. He...

Fri 06 Jun 2003
Shawn Hackman joins World of Outlaws

Shawn Hackman joins World of Outlaws

World of Outlaws hires Hackman to head marketing efforts ALLEN, TX (June 4) -- The O'Reilly World of Outlaws is pleased to announce it has hired Shawn Hackman as its director of marketing. "We're glad to have Shawn join our staff," series ...

Mon 13 Jan 2003
Sauber team up with Kaeser Kompressoren

Sauber team up with Kaeser Kompressoren

Sauber Petronas and Kaeser Kompressoren AG have signed a partnership agreement that is to run over a period of several years, effective immediately. Kaeser Kompressoren AG are responsible for the complex compressed air supply system in Sauber ...