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Tue 24 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driver

Motorsport.com has learned through reliable sources in Mexico that a new team for the 2003 CART Champ Car World Series has been formed by Modelo Group. The Corona Racing Team has signed Mexican driver Rodolfo Lavin. Modelo Group formed a ...

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

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2002) - Former Champ Car driver Stefan Johansson announced today the formation of American Spirit Team Johansson, a complete two-car effort that will campaign the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani expresses his thoughtsHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani expresses his thoughts

CART driver Alex Tagliani thinks Team Player's isn't living up to its side of the bargain after dumping him in favour of another Canadian, Paul Tracy, the Globe and Mail reported today. Alex Tagliani. Photo by Gridwork. Although ...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Dominguez completes shoulder surgeryHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Dominguez completes shoulder surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (December 11,2002) - Herdez Competition driver Mario Dominguez underwent surgery last Wednesday (December 4) in Indianapolis to repair damage to his shoulder caused during this season. The injury, not caused by a single incident but...

IRL: Super Aguri Fern?ndez Racing to enter IRL in 2003Headline

IRL: Super Aguri Fern?ndez Racing to enter IRL in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 10, 2002) - Fernández Racing today announced an agreement with former Formula One driver Aguri Suzuki and the Super Aguri Company for the creation of Super Aguri Fernández Racing. The new team will field a ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
IRL: Team Rahal and Honda announce 2003 entry with Brack as driverHeadline

IRL: Team Rahal and Honda announce 2003 entry with Brack as driver

HILLIARD, OH . . . Team Rahal and Honda Performance Development, Inc. today announced a partnership that will see Team Rahal enter a full-season entry in the Indy Racing League in 2003. The single-car entry is sponsored by Pioneer Electronics...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: Mo Nunn announces Takagi as second driver in 2003Headline

IRL: Mo Nunn announces Takagi as second driver in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002) -- CART and Formula 1 driving veteran Tora Takagi has been added to Mo Nunn Racing's lineup for the 2003 Indy Racing League (IRL) season. Takagi, a native of Japan, will join former IRL Rookie of the Year and...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta not scared of SchumacherHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta not scared of Schumacher

Christiano da Matta is looking forward to the challenges of Formula One and says he is not scared of reigning champion Michael Schumacher. However, the new Toyota signing is not expecting to take the world by storm in his debut season. Da Matta,...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta sad at Champ Car regressionHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta sad at Champ Car regression

Christiano da Matta is sad that the CART series is heading into decline as teams and drivers leave, despite it being the best motor racing in America. The Indy Racing League is attracting drivers but da Matta thinks the oval-only racing will not...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
IRL: Cheever Racing signs Buddy RiceHeadline

IRL: Cheever Racing signs Buddy Rice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2002) - Buddy Rice of Phoenix, Ariz., has signed a multiyear contract with Red Bull Cheever Racing to drive in the Indy Racing League championship. "We are pleased to officially sign Buddy" team owner Eddie Cheever...

Tue 26 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dom?nguez picks up Rookie of the Year AwardHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dom?nguez picks up Rookie of the Year Award

INDIANAPOLIS and MIAMI (November 23, 2002) - Herdez Competition driver Mario Dominguez last night accepted the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year Award at the 2002 CART Awards Banquet, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, ...

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...

Thu 14 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexican drivers excited about home raceHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexican drivers excited about home race

Mexican drivers Michel Jourdain Jr., Luis Diaz and Jourdain's father, former driver Michel Jourdain Sr., met with the media in this week's CART teleconference to express their excitement over this weekend's inaugural Gran Premio CART race in the...

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...

Sat 09 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in MexicoHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in Mexico

Former Jaguar test driver Andre Lotterer is to join Dale Coyne Racing for the finale of the CART season in Mexico next week. The 20-year-old German will drive a Ford Cosworth/Lola in the race and Coyne is cautious but thinks Lotterer will do fine...

Fri 08 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: No pressure from fans to Jourdain in Mexico CityHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: No pressure from fans to Jourdain in Mexico City

Mexico City (Mexico) November 7 -- Without feeling pressured by the support of the thousands of Mexican that will encourage him on November 17, Michel Jourdain Jr, will take the green flag for the final race of the 2002 FedEx Championship Series...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez trackHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez track

A track with an enormous tradition was reinaugurated today. The Hermanos Rodriguez track is ready to host the final round of the CART FedEx Championship on 17 November, the Telmex Gigante Mexico Grand Prix, and it is already in great form. With...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira to drive for Newman/Haas in 2003Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira to drive for Newman/Haas in 2003

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (November 5, 2002) --- Four time CART Championship team Newman/Haas Racing announced today that Brazilian driver Bruno Junqueira has been named to drive for the team beginning in 2003. "Paul (Newman) and I were very impressed...

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...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vasser ends dry spell at FontanaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vasser ends dry spell at Fontana

Fontana, Calif (November 3, 2002) - Jimmy Vasser returned to victory lane at the California Speedway after beating Michael Andretti to the finish line by 0.400 seconds. Vasser, who hasn't visited victory lane since Houston in 2000, passed Andretti...

Sun 03 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan knocks Junqueira from Fontana poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan knocks Junqueira from Fontana pole

Fontana, Calif (November 2, 2002) - Tony Kanaan earned the pole position for Sunday's 500 presented by Toyota after averaging 232.483 mph around the 2-mile California Speedway. Kanaan used just one of his two qualifying laps before returning to...

Sat 02 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani fastest in practice at FontanaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani fastest in practice at Fontana

FONTANA, CALIF (November 1, 2002) - Alex Tagliani recorded the fastest lap of the day at the California Speedway while practicing for Sunday's 500 presented by Toyota. Tagliani set his beat lap in the afternoon session after touring the two-mile...

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...

Mon 28 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez gets first win in Australian rainstormHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez gets first win in Australian rainstorm

In a bizarre series of events, Mario Dominguez won the CART Indy 300 today in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Heavy rains were the cause of most of the weirdness, but a curious decision on the timing of the end of the race by CART's stewards will...

Sun 27 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers Paradise

Reigning champion Cristiano da Matta is on track to become the first two-time winner of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300 as he turned the fastest lap of the weekend at 1:30.204 (111.547 mph) in Saturday's final qualifying session for Sunday's race ...

Sat 26 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers Paradise

Brazilian Bruno Junqueira of Target Chip Ganassi Racing has clinched the provisional pole in the first qualifying race of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300, clocking a new track record of 1:31.515 (1:09.949mph) on his ninth lap. In his second year...

Thu 24 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta puts Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta puts "1" on at Surfers Paradise

Brazilian superstar Cristiano da Matta's position as the newly crowned champion of the 2002 FedEx Championship Auto Racing Team series was today made official as he traded his number six numeral for the prestigious number one. The diminutive ...

Sat 19 Oct 2002
IRL: McNish to test for PenskeHeadline
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IRL: McNish to test for Penske

Allan McNish is to test for Penske Racing in the IRL series on Monday at the Fontana speedway in California. McNish finished his F1 season with Toyota by way of a huge crash in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, which he escaped from...

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...

Fri 04 Oct 2002
IRL: Hamilton happy to be back behind wheelHeadline

IRL: Hamilton happy to be back behind wheel

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 -- Less than a year after taking his first steps on his severely injured feet, Davey Hamilton already is driving faster than 155 mph in an Indy Racing car. Hamilton, from Eagle, Idaho, suffered severe...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Andretti Green Racing to field 2003 IRL entriesHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Andretti Green Racing to field 2003 IRL entries

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 17, 2002) -- Andretti Green Racing (AGR) today announced it will field three entries in the 2003 Indy Racing League (IRL) for Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan.  Andretti Green Racing's engines will...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this weekHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this week

Helio Castroneves will get behind the wheel of an F1 car this week when he tests for Toyota at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Regular Toyota tester Stephane Sarrazin will be joined by drivers Mika Salo and Allan McNish while Castroneves is due...

IRL: Hornish wins Texas and championshipHeadline

IRL: Hornish wins Texas and championship

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 15, 2002) - Sam Hornish won the Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway crossing the finish line 0.0096 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves in front of an announced crowd of 86,000. Hornish successfully defended his Indy ...

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...

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

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