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Wed 30 Dec 1998
Boss Brothers to Drive for Luca Place MS in 1999

Boss Brothers to Drive for Luca Place MS in 1999

Boss Brothers To Drive For Lucas Place Motorsports In 1999 The 1999 season will be Geoff Boss's third Indy Lights season and his second with Lucas Place, which is also entering its third year in CART's "Official Development Series." Andy Boss...

IRL: Boat Seeks Better Luck in '99

IRL: Boat Seeks Better Luck in '99

BOAT EAGER TO SPIN WHEEL OF GOOD FORTUNE IN 1999 INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 30, 1998 -- Billy Boat discovered in 1998 that the sophomore jinx applies to racing. Boat, driver of A.J. Foyt's Conseco Dallara/Aurora/Goodyear, was teased throughout the...

Tue 29 Dec 1998
SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Cleveland Friday Report

SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Cleveland Friday Report

FRANCHITTI THIRD AND TRACY SIXTH IN PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING FOR THE CLEVELAND GRAND PRIX CLEVELAND, Ohio, (July 10, 1998) - Team KOOL Green's Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy turned the third and sixth fastest laps in provisional qualifying for...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART FanFest Gets Early Start

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART FanFest Gets Early Start

CART FanFest Gets An Early Start At Motorsports Hall Of Fame Expo (December 27, 1998) - The CART FedEx Championship Series mobile Fan Fest gets an early start on the New Year January 2 and 3, ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi Nominated for ESPY

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi Nominated for ESPY

Zanardi Nominated For ESPY Alex Zanardi, who won seven times in 19 races en route to claiming the 1998 FedEx Championship Series title, has been nominated for an ESPN "ESPY" Award as Auto Racing Performer of the Year. The Italian ...

Sun 27 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Performer of the Year ESPY Nominees

CHAMPCAR/CART: Performer of the Year ESPY Nominees

(December 26, 1998) - Alex Zanardi, who won seven times in 19 races en route to claiming the 1998 FedEx Championship Series title, has been nominated for an ESPN "ESPY" Award as Auto Racing Performer of the Year. The Italian driver, who...

Thu 24 Dec 1998
Toronto Added to Schedule, Gateway dropped

Toronto Added to Schedule, Gateway dropped

Toronto Race Returned To 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Schedule The new PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship schedule remains at 12 races as announced last October, but now offers an even split of six oval races and six road ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti Tests New Swift at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti Tests New Swift at Sebring

Swift-ly Acclimated (December 24, 1998) - Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Swift Ford) tested the 1999 Swift 010.c chassis for the first time Wednesday at Sebring International Raceway, following two...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Completes Sebring Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Completes Sebring Test

Gugelmin Wraps Up Second Test (December 23, 1998) - Mauricio Gugelmin completed over 600 miles of trouble-free testing during three days at Sebring International Raceway that began Sunday. Gugelmin tested the team's new '99 Reynard ...

Wed 23 Dec 1998
IRL: Nine Races on Fox Sports in 1999

IRL: Nine Races on Fox Sports in 1999

FOX TELEVISING NINE OF 11 PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENTS IN 1999 INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23, 1998 -- FOX Sports and FOX Sports Net will telecast nine of the 11 Pep Boys Indy Racing League events in 1999, Indy Racing League officials announced ...

IRL: IRL Charity, American Red Cross TV Special

IRL: IRL Charity, American Red Cross TV Special

AMERICAN RED CROSS PRESENTING HOLIDAY GIFT TO TV VIEWERS INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23, 1998 -- The American Red Cross, the official charity of the Indy Racing League, presents an unprecedented one-hour telecast, 117 years in the making, with the Dec....

Tue 22 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr. en el Chat Room.

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr. en el Chat Room.

El piloto mexicano Michel Jourdain Jr. estará en una Cyberconferencia este miércoles 23 de diciembre de 19:00 a 19:30 hrs. (Central TIme) en el Internet site de Auto y Pista: www.autoypista.com En el chat room. De 19:30 a...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr. Wednesday Chat

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr. Wednesday Chat

Michel Jourdain Jr. will be in a cyber conference in the Auto y Pista Internet site. This will be on Wednesday, December 23 from 19:30 to 20:00 hrs. (Central Time) in Engilsh and from 19:00 to 19:30 hrs. (Central Time), in Spanish. At: ...

Mon 21 Dec 1998
IRL: Brant Motorsports Has Strong Ties with WC Owner Childress

IRL: Brant Motorsports Has Strong Ties with WC Owner Childress

BRANT MOTORSPORTS TAKING STOCK IN PEP BOYS IRL New team has strong ties with legendary NASCAR Winston Cup owner Childress INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 21, 1998 -- The first thing that strikes you is the black paint scheme, shiny and deep and so...

IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear
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IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear

TOWER TERRACE RAZING PUTS IMS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INTO HIGH GEAR INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 21, 1998 - Another chapter in the storied 89-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway began today as crews started demolishing the Tower Terrace...

Sun 20 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Four Gather AARWBA Honors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Four Gather AARWBA Honors

Four Gather AARWBA Honors CART Online (December 20, 1998) - Four of the top five finishers in the 1998 FedEx Championship Series received recognition on the 29th annual All-America Team selected by the American Auto Racing Writers ...

Sat 19 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Helinho Confiante Para 99

CHAMPCAR/CART: Helinho Confiante Para 99

Helinho confiante para 99 O piloto brasileiro Hélio Castro Neves está confiante para a temporada de 99. "Eu acredito que o novo chassi Lola tem tudo para ser muito bom. A equipe decidiu trocar de chassis já que estávamos sempre de 4 a 5 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brazilian SBT to show 1999 Races on Tape Delay

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brazilian SBT to show 1999 Races on Tape Delay

"Eu acredito que agora com um horário fixo às 23:00 horas, os fãs ficarão mais satisfeitos em assistir as corridas pois saberão o horário certo em que vai passar a corrida. Este horário tem tudo para dar certo, e se o SBT fizer o show que...

CHAMPCAR/CART: BMW M Coupe Joins PPG Pace Car Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: BMW M Coupe Joins PPG Pace Car Team

BMW M COUPE TO JOIN PPG PACE CAR TEAM AFTER DEBUT AT GREATER LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY, December 11, 1998...A BMW M Coupe will join the PPG Pace Car team and be featured at select CART Championship Series races in 1999.

Fri 18 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Interview with Andrew Craig

CHAMPCAR/CART: Interview with Andrew Craig

Excerpts from an interview with Andrew Craig, December 16, 1998. Mr. T. E. McHale, CART News Manager was the moderator. T.E. McHALE: Good afternoon to everybody. Happy holidays to you all and thanks for joining us this afternoon. Our guest ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Sponsor Announcement Interview

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Sponsor Announcement Interview

Excerpts from an interview done on December 9, 1998 during the Kool Team Green sponsorship announcement in Louisville, KY. BARRY GREEN: I want to thank KOOL for their support over the past three seasons, to say once again how much we're looking...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Interview with Lee Bentham, Cal Wells, Vicki O'Connor

CHAMPCAR/CART: Interview with Lee Bentham, Cal Wells, Vicki O'Connor

Excerpts from an interview with Lee Bentham, Cal Wells, and Vicki O'Connor done on December 1, 1998. The moderator was Mr. T. E. McHale, CART News Manager. T.E. McHALE: Last week, Canadian Lee Bentham received the opportunity to drive the No....

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Names New General Manager

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Names New General Manager

(December 15, 1998) -- Veteran Penske Racing's Clive Howell is the new general manager of CART's winningest team. Howell has been with Penske for twenty years and was a chief mechanic during the 1980s on cars driven by Bobby Unser, Al Unser Sr....

Thu 17 Dec 1998
Tasman Testing at Sebring

Tasman Testing at Sebring

Lightly Speaking Tasman Motorsports' Indy Lights team wrapped up a successful two-day session at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida on December 10 and 11. Airton Dare was joined by 1998 Indy Lights Rookie of the Year Guy Smith,...

IRL: Pagan Racing Prepares for 1999

IRL: Pagan Racing Prepares for 1999

Pagan Racing Prepares for 1999 Season Indianapolis, IN (December 17, 1998) Pagan Racing didn't participate in the recent Pep Boys Indy Racing League open test at Walt Disney World Speedway last week instead opting to continue preparations for ...

Wed 16 Dec 1998
IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays
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IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays

NEW VIDEO DISPLAYS TO GIVE INDY FANS BETTER VIEW OF ACTION Seven Daktronics screens to be installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 1998 - Seven permanent large-screen video displays will be installed at the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Seven Teams Complete Firestone Tire Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Seven Teams Complete Firestone Tire Test

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Dec. 16, 1998) - Seven top CART FedEx Championship Series teams completed a three-day Firestone tire test on Wednesday at Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, preparing for the March 21 season-opening Marlboro Grand...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target Team Ganassi Complete Homestead Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target Team Ganassi Complete Homestead Test

Homestead, Fla. - Target/Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Jimmy Vasser and Juan Montoya completed a successful two-day testing session at the oval course at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex today. Vasser drove the team's new 1999...

Tue 15 Dec 1998
IRL: Ageless Jack Hewitt Wants Full-Time Rice

IRL: Ageless Jack Hewitt Wants Full-Time Rice

HEWITT WANTS ANOTHER DRINK FROM PEP BOYS IRL FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 15, 1998 -- At age 45, Arie Luyendyk says he'll retire after driving one final time in the 1999 Indianapolis 500. At age 47, Jack Hewitt says he's ready to...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Testing - Homestead- Martes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Testing - Homestead- Martes

EXITOSAS PRUEBAS DE JOURDAIN JR. EN HOMESTEAD El piloto del Herdez-Viva México! Team Michel Jourdain Jr. quedó muy satisfecho con el entrenamiento realizado este lunes y martes sobre el óvalo de 2.414 Km. de Homestead en Florida. En...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Testing Update 98-12-13

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Testing Update 98-12-13

Indianapolis (December 13, 1998) - Team KOOL Green began its testing program for the 1999 FedEx and PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championships with productive outings at Sebring International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, December 10-13. Team...

Mon 14 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Testing at Homestead - Lunes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Testing at Homestead - Lunes

JOURDAIN JR. PRUEBA SU LOLA EN HOMESTEAD El piloto del Herdez-Viva México! Team Michel Jourdain Jr. comenzó su segunda sesión de entrenamientos de invierno este lunes, sobre el óvalo de 2.414 Km. de Homestead en Florida. En el ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Testing at Homestead - Monday

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Testing at Homestead - Monday

JOURDAIN JR. STARTS A SECOND TWO-DAY TESTING SESSION AT HOMESTEAD Herdez backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. started today his second two-day testing session at the 1.5-mile circuit of Homestead in Florida. His first official testing with...

Sun 13 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Tests 1999 Reynard at Firebird

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Tests 1999 Reynard at Firebird

Moore Tests '99 Reynard At Firebird December 13, 1998) - Greg Moore (Player's/Indeck Reynard Mercedes), fifth-place finisher in the 1998 FedEx Championship Series, continued preparations for the 1999 campaign with two days of testing in his ...

Sat 12 Dec 1998
IRL: Mike Bliss Looks To Return to Open-wheel Racing

IRL: Mike Bliss Looks To Return to Open-wheel Racing

TOP NASCAR TRUCK DRIVER SEEKING RACING BLISS IN PEP BOYS IRL ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 12, 1998 -- Mike Bliss has driven NASCAR Craftsman trucks and USAC Silver Crown cars on the Walt Disney World Speedway oval, but that was nothing like...