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Tue 17 Nov 1998
IRL: IRL Engine Specifications Announced for 2000-2004 Seasons

IRL: IRL Engine Specifications Announced for 2000-2004 Seasons

IRL ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2000-2004 SEASONS INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 17, 1998 - The engine specifications and manufacturer guidelines for the Pep Boys Indy Racing League for the years 2000 through 2004 were announced during a press ...

Wed 16 Sep 1998
IRL: Persistence Pays for Lee Kunzman

IRL: Persistence Pays for Lee Kunzman

PERSISTENCE PAYS FOR COURAGEOUS TEAM MANAGER KUNZMAN FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 16, 1998 -- A long time ago, Lee Kunzman discovered two things: One, he loved racing nearly as much as life itself; and two, it sometimes takes great courage to keep...

Thu 30 Jul 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan funerals

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan funerals

Troy, MI (July 29, 1998) - Funerals for the three victims of the incident that occurred Sunday at the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway will be conducted Thursday and Friday in Michigan and Tennessee. Kenneth Dale Fox, 38, of Lansing, Mich.;...

Tue 27 Oct 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Engineers On the

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Engineers On the "Handford Device"

FedEx Championship Series CART'S VERSION OF RESTRICTOR PLATE RACING, THE HANDFORD DEVICE, RETURNS IN THE SEASON ENDING MARLBORO 500 AT THE CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND. EACH MAJOR MOTORSPORT SERIES PRESCRIBES TO A DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY...

Fri 20 Nov 1998
IRL: Arie Luyendyk Fact Sheet

IRL: Arie Luyendyk Fact Sheet

ARIE LUYENDYK FACT SHEET AGE: 45 BIRTHDATE: September 21, 1953 BIRTHPLACE: Sommelsdyk, Holland RESIDENCE: Scottsdale, Ariz. HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 170 lbs WIFE: ...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Indy Entry List

IRL: Indy Entry List

Pep Boys Indy Racing League 82nd INDIANAPOLIS 500 Sunday, May 24, 1998 OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST Car Years Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic 1 2 Tony Stewart Indianapolis Glidden/Menards Special D/A/F Team Menard...

Sat 21 Nov 1998
IRL: Banquet Awards Nearly Three Million Dollars

IRL: Banquet Awards Nearly Three Million Dollars

DRIVERS, TEAMS, AWARDED NEARLY $3 MILLION AT PEP BOYS IRL GALA INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21, 1998 - 1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League champion Kenny Brack and car owner A.J. Foyt were the biggest winners Saturday night at the league's annual ...

Fri 25 Sep 1998
IRL: Las Vegas Preview - Anatomy of a Pit Stop

IRL: Las Vegas Preview - Anatomy of a Pit Stop

TEN SECONDS: THE ANATOMY OF A PEP BOYS IRL PIT STOP LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 1998 - While a talented driver, strong engine and well tuned chassis are important ingredients in any auto racing victory, skilled work in the pits often makes the...

Fri 11 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lawsuit Filed in Michigan Death

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lawsuit Filed in Michigan Death

An $11 million wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the estate of Kenneth D. Fox of Lansing, Mich., by lawyer James Graves. Fox was killed when a crash involving the car of Adrian Fernandez sent a tire and other debris flying into...

Sat 19 Dec 1998
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.

Thu 06 Aug 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Statement Regarding U. S. 500 Race Incident

CHAMPCAR/CART: Statement Regarding U. S. 500 Race Incident

CART Statement Regarding Michigan 500 Race Incident (August 6, 1998) - After an investigation of the events that occurred involving the ...

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...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: 'Spirit of San Antonio' Returns to Indy with St. James

IRL: 'Spirit of San Antonio' Returns to Indy with St. James

'The Spirit of San Antonio' Returns to Indy with Lyn St. James INDIANAPOLIS, May 8 - "The Spirit of San Antonio" will once again grace the sides of Lyn St. James' entry in the Indianapolis 500 this year. The slogan belongs to...

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 ...

Sun 24 May 1998
IRL: Oldsmobile Profile - Brayton Engineering

IRL: Oldsmobile Profile - Brayton Engineering

OLDSMOBILE PERFORMANCE PROFILE: JIM WRIGHT/BRAYTON ENGINEERING Note: This is one of a series of profiles on the people who have made Oldsmobile's IRL Aurora V8 the dominant engine in the Indy Racing League. Jim Wright is a big, big man.

Tue 15 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Richie Hearn Interview

CHAMPCAR/CART: Richie Hearn Interview

RICHIE HEARN IS THE ONLY CHAMP CAR DRIVER TO HAVE RACED BEFORE HE WAS BORN. PRIOR TO RICHIE HEARN'S RACING CAREER TAKING OFF, ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE FAMILY WAS MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF IN RACING, RICHIE'S MOTHER, CHRISTY JEFFRIES. THAT WAS,...

Thu 24 Dec 1998
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...

Sun 15 Feb 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 Television Schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 Television Schedule

CART Announces Television Times for 1998 FedEx Championship Series Schedule CART Online (February 13, 1998) -- Championship Auto Racing Teams' FedEx Championship Series kicks off its 45 hours of Champ Car coverage...

Tue 07 Apr 1998
IRL: Borg-Warner Trophy History

IRL: Borg-Warner Trophy History

BORG-WARNER TROPHY HAS LONG, COLORFUL HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE INDIANAPOLIS, April 7, 1998 -- The Borg-Warner Trophy, the world's most renowned motorsports victory award, could file for Social Security this year, but at 62 it is racing...

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...

Thu 10 Dec 1998
IRL: TransWorld Diversified Services Sponsors Season Openner

IRL: TransWorld Diversified Services Sponsors Season Openner

TRANSWORLD DIVERSIFIED SERVICES INCREASES INVOLVEMENT WITH IRL Sponsorship of season opener, McCormack Motorsports included in multifaceted program ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 1998 - TransWorld Diversified Services, Inc. has agreed to a ...

Wed 18 Mar 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship Winner

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship Winner

Winner Selected for Second Annual Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship LA CAADA, Calif., (March 15, 1998) - It was announced today that Temecula Valley High School senior Kristen Von Minden, of Temecula, Calif., is the recipient of the second annual...

Fri 16 Oct 1998
IRL: Greg Gorden Passes Rookie Test at Pikes Peak

IRL: Greg Gorden Passes Rookie Test at Pikes Peak

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - COLORADO, USA October 16, 1998 GORDEN PASSES IRL ROOKIE TEST FOR TRUSCELLI RACING FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Greg Gorden of Colorado Springs completed his Pep Boys Indy Racing League rookie test session Friday at...

Tue 22 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Target, Team Ganassi Zanardi To F1 Announcement
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Target, Team Ganassi Zanardi To F1 Announcement

TARGET/CHIP GANASSI RACING DRIVER ALEX ZANARDI TO RETURN TO FORMULA ONE IN 1999 Indianapolis - Target/Chip Ganassi Racing driver Alex Zanardi, the 1997 and 1998 PPG Cup champion, has signed a deal to race for the Winfield Williams team...

Fri 28 Aug 1998
IRL: Treadway's Son Enjoys Success on Track

IRL: Treadway's Son Enjoys Success on Track

HAMPTON, Ga., Aug. 27, 1998 -- Fred Treadway owns a Pep Boys Indy Racing League car that is driven by two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. He has a son, Ricky, who has won two midget races in a row. On Saturday night,...

Fri 18 Dec 1998
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....

Mon 11 May 1998
IRL: Indy 500 Parade of Champions: Gordon Johncock

IRL: Indy 500 Parade of Champions: Gordon Johncock

JOHNCOCK TOOK UNCONVENTIONAL PATH TO INDY GLORY INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 1998 -- Gordon Johncock won two Indianapolis 500-Mile Races, but you can't call it a dream come true. Growing up barely more than 200 miles north of Indianapolis, ...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio Ford Cosworth Story

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio Ford Cosworth Story

Ford and Cosworth Take 300th Win at Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Adrian Fernandez' victory today in Mid-Ohio was the 300th champ car victory in the combined win totals of Ford Motor Company and Cosworth Racing Inc. While Ford...

Thu 08 Oct 1998
IRL: Reebok-Nienhouse, Hamilton win Vegas pit stop contest

IRL: Reebok-Nienhouse, Hamilton win Vegas pit stop contest

REEBOK-NIENHOUSE, HAMILTON WIN PIT STOP CONTEST IN VEGAS LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 1998 - The Reebok-Nienhouse Motorsports team and driver Davey Hamilton, from Las Vegas, edged Team Cheever and 1998 Indianapolis 500 champion Eddie Cheever ...

Thu 12 Nov 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Engine Manufacturers Make a Proposal

CHAMPCAR/CART: Engine Manufacturers Make a Proposal

Engine Manufacturers Make a Proposal (November 11, 1998) -- CART's four engine manufacturers--Honda, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota--reportedly have proposed an engine formula to Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George that would ...

Wed 30 Sep 1998
IRL: Christy Whalen Puts Unique bBsiness into Top Gear

IRL: Christy Whalen Puts Unique bBsiness into Top Gear

SPECIAL WOMAN WORKS HARD TO GET UNIQUE BUSINESS INTO HIGH GEAR LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30, 1998 -- It was a recent steamy day at Texas Motor Speedway, and the gears had to be changed on the Pennzoil Panther Racing team cars. "Hey, ...

Tue 10 Nov 1998
IRL: PDM Racing Learning From Legends

IRL: PDM Racing Learning From Legends

PDM'S DYNAMIC DUO FINDS SUCCESS AFTER LEARNING FROM LEGENDS INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 10, 1998 - The names come at you in waves, names that instantly register with anyone familiar with open wheel championship racing. Janet Guthrie. Tom Sneva. Gary...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Las Vegas Jack Miller Loyal To Team, Engine

IRL: Las Vegas Jack Miller Loyal To Team, Engine

MILLER SHOWS TRUE GRIT WHILE SEARCHING FOR IMPROVEMENT LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 1998 -- Jack Miller, the racing dentist, spends a lot of time gritting his teeth at racetracks. Dr. Jack, as he is known in the racing community and by...

Wed 18 Nov 1998
IRL: Power Team Crew Final Piece in Kenny Brack's Championship

IRL: Power Team Crew Final Piece in Kenny Brack's Championship

POWER TEAM CREW THE FINAL PIECE IN BRACK'S CHAMPIONSHIP PUZZLE INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 1998 - Pep Boys Indy Racing League champion Kenny Brack was a lowly 15th in the standings after the first two races of the 1998 season. After...

Thu 01 Oct 1998
IRL: Barnes, Lingner and Boles Get Behind The Wheel

IRL: Barnes, Lingner and Boles Get Behind The Wheel

Pennzoil Panther Co-Owners Barnes, Lingner and Boles to Get Behind the Wheel Goodyear, Steele and Others at Panther to be Busy Also Indianapolis -- This weekend is a busy weekend for Pennzoil Panther Racing. The Pennzoil Panther "Pack" is busy...

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 ...