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Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Impact Angle Caused Greg Moore's Death

CHAMPCAR/CART: Impact Angle Caused Greg Moore's Death

Angle of impact caused Moore's death Changes in wall, pavement at track proposed to prevent repeat of fatal wreck By Robin Miller The Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 7, 1999) -- The on-board telemetry said Greg...

Sat 11 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Gonzalo Rodriguez Dies in Crash at Laguna Seca

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gonzalo Rodriguez Dies in Crash at Laguna Seca

Monterey, Calif. (September 11, 1999) - Gonzalo Rodriguez, 27, of Montevideo, Uruguay, lost his life in a tragic accident at Laguna Seca Raceway this morning after his car slammed into a concrete barrier at the entrance to the corkscrew.

Tue 27 Jul 1999
IRL: Indianapolis 500: Veteran Emil Andres passes away at 88

IRL: Indianapolis 500: Veteran Emil Andres passes away at 88

INDIANAPOLIS 500 VETERAN ANDRES DIES AT 88 INDIANAPOLIS, July 27, 1999 -- Services were held July 26 in Flossmoor, Ill., for Emil Andres, who drove in nine Indianapolis 500-Mile Races, including five before World War II. Burial was in ...

Fri 05 Nov 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore surprised us in life and in death

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore surprised us in life and in death

Iain MacIntyre, Vancouver Sun It was the summer of 1991 and Greg Moore, buoyed by earning his driver's licence in just his second try, was telling a reporter how he was going off to conquer motorsports. Greg at 16 looked like Ron Howard at...

Mon 22 Feb 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG Pace Car Team Tuning Up

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG Pace Car Team Tuning Up

(February 22, 1999) - Members of the all-female PPG Pace Car Driving Team, which paces the field at all FedEx Championship Series events, recently completed their annual refresher course at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving...

Fri 29 Oct 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford Cosworth XF Engine Unveiled at Fontana

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford Cosworth XF Engine Unveiled at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 29, 1999 -- Ford and Cosworth made an investment in securing the 2000 CART Championship today with the unveiling of Ford's next-generation Champ Car engine, the Ford-Cosworth XF. Ford and Cosworth engineers,...

Sun 28 Mar 1999
IRL: Buhl, Harrington lead Infiniti to strong showing at Phoenix

IRL: Buhl, Harrington lead Infiniti to strong showing at Phoenix

BUHL, HARRINGTON GIVE INFINITI A DAY IN THE SUN AT PHOENIX By Dick Mittman indyracingleague.com PHOENIX, March 28, 1999 - Jeff Sinden and Joe Kennedy have stuck with the Nissan Infiniti engine since the Pep Boys Indy Racing League went to ...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tributes mount for racing hero

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tributes mount for racing hero

Tributes mount for racing hero In Maple Ridge, home to a trio of major sports success stories, an unusual shrine rises in memory of driver Greg Moore. By Ken MacQueen, Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Nov....

Fri 04 Jun 1999
IRL: Steve Fried Medical Update

IRL: Steve Fried Medical Update

INDIANAPOLIS, June 4, 1999 - Steve Fried, the injured Energizer Motorsports Indy Racing chief mechanic, was upgraded to fair condition today at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Fried was critically injured in a pit-lane accident during...

Sat 25 Sep 1999
Tue 30 Nov 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Aussie golfing sensation has connections at PacWest

CHAMPCAR/CART: Aussie golfing sensation has connections at PacWest

THE teenager who became the youngest winner of the Australian Golf Open on the weekend, Aaron Baddeley, has his own high-powered racing connections in Champ Car. Baddeley is the son of a former Formula Ford racer who was later crew chief to ...

Mon 05 Apr 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship Winner

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship Winner

WINNER SELECTED FOR THIRD ANNUAL JEFF KROSNOFF SCHOLARSHIP LA CANADA, Calif., (April 5, 1999) -- It was announced today that Vintage High School senior Margot K. Mendelson of Napa, Calif. is the recipient of the third annual Jeff Krosnoff ...

Thu 11 Feb 1999
IRL: Jay Leno Named Indy 500 Pace Car Driver

IRL: Jay Leno Named Indy 500 Pace Car Driver

LENO TO DRIVE CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO PACE CAR AT '99 INDY 500 CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 1999 - Comedian Jay Leno, host of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," will drive the new 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Pace Car in the 1999 Indianapolis 500...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore remembered fondly in public memorial

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore remembered fondly in public memorial

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. (CP) - Fans by the hundreds sadly hailed their fallen home town idol Greg Moore on Thursday, joining family and friends to remember the youth, charm and extraordinary racing prowess stilled forever on a California speedway....

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jimmy Vasser's Car to Feature 'Superman

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jimmy Vasser's Car to Feature 'Superman" at Michigan

VASSER'S CAR TO FEATURE SUPERMAN RACING THEME AT U.S. 500 PRESENTED BY TOYOTA DETROIT (April 20, 1999) - Target/Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jimmy Vasser, the 1996 FedEx Championship Series champion, is among a group of celebrated drivers from a...

Mon 10 May 1999
IRL: Nick Firestone

IRL: Nick Firestone

FIRESTONE'S GREAT GRANDSON GETS HIS "BREAK" Rookie Nick Firestone Sets His Sights on 1999 Indy 500 (Scottsdale, AZ, May 7, 1999) - Every rookie with the determination and skill to succeed knows there that are two things needed to make it to...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Dies in Horrific Crash at Fontana

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Dies in Horrific Crash at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Sunday, October 31 - Greg Moore was killed Sunday in a terrifying crash during the Marlboro 500 at California Speedway. He was from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada <P> On the 10th lap of the 250-lap event Sunday,...

Tue 18 May 1999
IRL: Indy 500 - Billy Graham to give Race Day Invocation

IRL: Indy 500 - Billy Graham to give Race Day Invocation

INDIANAPOLIS, May 18, 1999 - Renowned evangelist Billy Graham will give the invocation moments before the 83rd Indianapolis 500 on May 30. Graham has preached to more people in live audiences than anyone in history - more than 210...

Tue 21 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Fund

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Fund

The family of Gonzalo Rodriguez has established a fund in his memory to support Uruguayan race-car drivers. The following statement is from his parents, Jorge Rodriguez and Lilian Bongoll. "So that Gonzalo's dream of representing and elevating...

Tue 26 Oct 1999
IRL: Leo Mehl Response to Goodyear Announcement

IRL: Leo Mehl Response to Goodyear Announcement

STATEMENT FROM LEO MEHL ON TODAY'S GOODYEAR ANNOUNCEMENT INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 26, 1999 - Pep Boys Indy Racing League Executive Director Leo Mehl issued this statement today in response to the announcement by Goodyear Tire & Rubber that it will...

Tue 19 Jan 1999
IRL: Andy Michner Finds Comfortable Racing Home With New Team

IRL: Andy Michner Finds Comfortable Racing Home With New Team

CHANCE PHONE CALL POINTED MICHNER TOWARD INDY SUCCESS LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 19, 1999 -- Andy Michner was working on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle one winter day a year ago. In his mind he had quit racing. He just hadn't made it...

Wed 15 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Mates, Mika Salo Interview
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Mates, Mika Salo Interview

This week's feature stories are now in the Magazine section at motorsport.com. Included in this week's edition is a candid interview with Mika Salo, who's replaced the injured Michael Schumacher at Ferrari. Salo talks about his marraige to...

Thu 06 May 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mark Blundell Hospitalized After Gateway Crash

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mark Blundell Hospitalized After Gateway Crash

BLUNDELL HOSPITALIZED AFTER GATEWAY TEST CRASH MADISON, Ill. (May 4) -- Literally minutes before the end of a long day of testing, PacWest Racing Group driver Mark Blundell of England crashed into the Turn 3 wall at Gateway International...

Wed 20 Oct 1999
IRL: Scott Harrington to Appear on RPM2Night

IRL: Scott Harrington to Appear on RPM2Night

Harrington to Appear on 'RPM2Night' on Thursday And at Louisville Collector Car Show on Sunday INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 20 - Scott Harrington, who won the 1999 Sprint PCS Rookie of the Year title in the Indy Racing...

Tue 12 Jan 1999
IRL: Invincible Sportswear named Official Clothier

IRL: Invincible Sportswear named Official Clothier

INVINCIBLE SPORTSWEAR NAMED OFFICIAL CLOTHIER OF PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 12, 1999 - Invincible Sportswear, a Dallas-based company, has reached an agreement with the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

Sun 28 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: A Day in the Life of Billy Kamphausen

CHAMPCAR/CART: A Day in the Life of Billy Kamphausen

A Day in the Life of Being Crazy - by Anne Proffit, CART.com HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The FedEx Championship Series is all about logistics. CART and its teams, suppliers and support personnel plan their testing, production of spares, itineraries...

Thu 02 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest completes successful shakedown of new Reynard 2KI

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest completes successful shakedown of new Reynard 2KI

Indianapolis, IN - PacWest Racing Group completed a successful "shakedown" test of their new Mercedes-Benz-powered Reynard Champ Car at Putnam Park, west of Indianapolis today. During a five-hour period the car was driven more than 100 miles ...

Fri 23 Apr 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Trap Speeds Do Not Tell the Whole Story

CHAMPCAR/CART: Trap Speeds Do Not Tell the Whole Story

Fastest Isn't Always First - by Marc Sproule, CART.com Editor The information age has made things easier for us nosy reporters who want to know things that race teams don't always want us to know -- things like how fast their cars are in...

Fri 05 Nov 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Walter Payton Memorial Service

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walter Payton Memorial Service

CHICAGO - A public memorial service for Hall of Famer Walter Payton, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, will be held Saturday at Soldier Field. Payton died Monday of bile duct cancer. He was 45. Nicknamed "Sweetness," Payton played 13...

Tue 19 Oct 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Hawaiian Super Prix Cancelled, Promoter Fails to Meet Funding Agreement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hawaiian Super Prix Cancelled, Promoter Fails to Meet Funding Agreement

DETROIT (Oct. 19, 1999) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today that the Hawaiian Super Prix event has been cancelled, due to the race promoter's inability to meet its financial obligations, in accordance with the terms...

Wed 06 Oct 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Gerald Forsythe Invests in Rockingham UK Track

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gerald Forsythe Invests in Rockingham UK Track

NEW BRITISH MOTOR RACING FACILITY ATTRACTS INVESTMENT FROM GERALD FORSYTHE AND INDECK GROUP Leading US motor sports and energy industry entrepreneur, Gerald Forsythe, today announced a further expansion into European motorsport, with ...

Sat 22 May 1999
IRL: Herb Porter Critical in Auto Crash

IRL: Herb Porter Critical in Auto Crash

Indy racing horsepower wizard Herb Porter was seriously injured Thursday night in an auto/truck accident on I-74 west of Indianapolis. Shortly before 9:30 PM a semi- had crashed and was...

Mon 13 Dec 1999
Jeff, Chris Simmons Join TEam Kool Green

Jeff, Chris Simmons Join TEam Kool Green

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 13, 1999) - Team KOOL Green announced today that two-time Barber Dodge Pro Series champion Jeff Simmons will drive one of Team KOOL Green's Lolas in the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. Simmons will team with 1999 Indy ...

Tue 06 Apr 1999
IRL: Greg Ray, Sam Schmidt, Third Foyt Car Entered in Indy500

IRL: Greg Ray, Sam Schmidt, Third Foyt Car Entered in Indy500

RAY, SCHMIDT, THIRD FOYT CAR ENTERED IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 By Paul Kelly indy500.com INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 1999 - 1998 front-row phenomenon Greg Ray and Treadway Racing driver Sam Schmidt were entered April 5 for the 83rd Indianapolis...

Tue 28 Sep 1999
Race Set for Aruba Motorsports Complex

Race Set for Aruba Motorsports Complex

International PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Set for Aruba SEROE COLORADO, Aruba (September 28) - The PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship will bring world-class open-wheel auto racing to Latin America and the Caribbean next year when the...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
IRL: Indy 500 Updated Entry List

IRL: Indy 500 Updated Entry List

Pep Boys Indy Racing League 83rd Indianapolis 500 At Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 30, 1999 Official Entry List Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic 2 Greg Ray Plano, Texas Glidden/Menards D/A/F Team Menard, ...