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Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Indy 500 Schedule Change

IRL: Indy 500 Schedule Change

For Immediate Release NEW FORMAT IS LATEST CHAPTER IN EVOLUTION OF "500" HISTORY INDIANAPOLIS, September 11, 1997 -- The schedule format change for the Indianapolis 500 announced today figures to be the next chapter in the long history of the...

Tue 09 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Federal Express has joined CART as the new title of FedEx Championship Series, but long-time CART backer and former series title sponsor PPG will remain an important part of...

Wed 01 Oct 1997
Sun 29 Jun 1997
IRL: Pikes Peak box score

IRL: Pikes Peak box score

OFFICIAL RESULTS INDY RACING LEAGUE Samsonite 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway Sunday, June 29, 1997 FP SP ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi tests new Swift-Ford

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi tests new Swift-Ford

>From CART Media Relations Kmart/Budweiser driver Christian Fittipaldi drove the all-new American-made Swift 007.i race car on the 1.2-mile Firebird road course over the weekend. After a 10 lap shakedown on Saturday, Fittipaldi recorded ...

Tue 09 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART:

CHAMPCAR/CART: "Championship Cars"

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Uniting the abundant traditions of the past with the cutting-edge technologies of the present and future, Championship Auto Racing Teams has adopted Championship Cars as the brand name for ...

Sun 30 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Green finalists

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Green finalists

Courtesy of CART Online Gurney's Son Among Team Green Academy Finalists CART Online (November 24) -- Alex Gurney, son of All American Racers team owner Dan Gurney, has been named as one of five finalists for the Team Green Academy Class of...

Sun 28 Sep 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana qualifying story

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana qualifying story

Gugelmin's Marlboro 500 Pole The Fastest Qualifying Lap In Auto Racing History CART Online (September 27) -- Mauricio Gugelmin recorded the fastest qualifying lap in auto racing history Saturday afternoon when he earned the pole position...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske-Rockingham merger

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske-Rockingham merger

Penske Motorsports and North Carolina Motor Speedway Enter Into Merger Agreement DETROIT, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Motorsports, Inc. (PMI) (Nasdaq-NNM: SPWY) announced today that it executed a merger ...

IRL: Sanctioning duties assumed by IRL

IRL: Sanctioning duties assumed by IRL

For Immediate Release IRL WILL ASSUME SANCTIONING DUTIES Indianapolis, June 16, 1997 -- The Indy Racing League (IRL) will assume the sanctioning and officiating responsibilities for all of its races, beginning with the Samsonite 200 at...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Super Speedway Review

CHAMPCAR/CART: Super Speedway Review

Buckle your seat belts and bring your ear plugs, Super Speedway, the new IMAX film featuring Mario Andretti opens Friday at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Super Speedway made its U.S. premiere Wednesday night at the Liberty ...

IRL: Technical specs, Manufacturer guidelines set

IRL: Technical specs, Manufacturer guidelines set

For Immediate Release IRL SETS TECHNICAL SPECS, MANUFACTURER GUIDELINES; QUALIFYING PROCEDURE CHANGED FOR 1998 IRL SEASON INDIANAPOLIS, May 16, 1997 -- The Indy Racing League announced today that it has finalized technical specifications and...

Tue 23 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

Courtesy of CART Online Indy Lights Champ Tony Kanaan Steps Up To Champ Cars With Tasman CART Online (December 20) -- Tasman Motorsports Group team owner Steve Horne has confirmed that 1997 Indy Lights champion Tony Kanaan will pilot one of...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Emmo retires

CHAMPCAR/CART: Emmo retires

CART Online (October 2) -- Emerson Fittipaldi quietly confirmed Wednesday that his days behind the wheel of a race car are over, ending an incredible driving career that began 30 years ago in his native Brazil. The 1989 PPG Cup champion is ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1997 Final Driver Standings

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1997 Final Driver Standings

Standings following the PPG CART World Series/Marlboro 500 at the California Speedway: Gaps to: Rnk Driver name Pts Next Ldr. ------------------------------------------------ 1....

Tue 12 Aug 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske MoSports future track?

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske MoSports future track?

Received from PRNewswire Penske Motorsports Enters Into Option to Purchase Property in Colorado DETROIT, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Motorsports, Inc. (PMI) (Nasdaq-NNM: SPWY), today announced that it has entered into an...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
Tue 16 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

(Thanks to the All American Racer's website) All American Racers has signed the reigning Kool/Toyota Atlantic Champion Alex Barron to team with PJ Jones as part of a two-car entry. The decision was reached following a four day test session at...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal announcement 97-11-20

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal announcement 97-11-20

CART Online (November 20) -- Three-time PPG CART World Series champion Bobby Rahal will close his driving career at the conclusion of the 1998 season, the two-time Driver of the Year and Indianapolis 500 winner announced today at his team's ...

Fri 05 Sep 1997
IRL: Las Vegas open test 97-09-04

IRL: Las Vegas open test 97-09-04

For Immediate Release STEWART, OTHER IRL DRIVERS START TESTING FOR IRL SEASON WINDUP AT LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS, September 4, 1997 -- Tony Stewart, the 1996-97 Indy Racing League point leader and a huge turnout of others went on the track...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: 81st Indy 500 - May 27

IRL: 81st Indy 500 - May 27

For Immediate Release LUYENDYK WINS '97 500 IN 3rd CLOSEST FINISH IN HISTORY INDIANAPOLIS, May 27, 1997 Arie Luyendyk wheeled into the lead seven laps from the finish Tuesday and recorded his second Indianapolis 500 victory by .57 of a ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: MISC: Andretti Warehouse Sale

CHAMPCAR/CART: MISC: Andretti Warehouse Sale

Andretti Warehouse Sale Saturday, November 8, 1997 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Located at Andretti Enterprises 5510 Airport Road Allentown, Pennsylvania Behind Andretti - Hanna Auto Wash Mario, Michael and Jeff will be there signing autographs...

Sat 16 Aug 1997
IRL: Loudon starting grid

IRL: Loudon starting grid

LOUDON, N.H., August 16, 1997 - Starting lineup for August 17th Pennzoil 200 IRL race at New Hampshire International Speed- way: P. Driver Nat Chassis/engine Speed in ...

Sun 27 Jul 1997
IRL: VisionAire 500k at Charlotte Motor Speedway

IRL: VisionAire 500k at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte, NC, July 26, 1997 A crowd of over 73,000 fans saw Buddy Lazier win the inaugural appearance of the Indy Racing League at the high-banked Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race began with pole sitter Tony Stewart running away and hiding...

Wed 02 Jul 1997
IRL: Indy 500 ticket orders closed

IRL: Indy 500 ticket orders closed

For immediate release INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY NO LONGER ACCEPTING TICKET ORDERS FOR 1998 RACE INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, 1997--The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has ceased accepting orders for tickets to the 1998 Indianapolis 500 Mile ...

Sun 14 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

Courtesy of CART Online PacWest's Guglemin And Blundell Honored By European Racing Publications CART Online (December 12) -- PacWest Racing Group drivers Mauricio Gugelmin and Mark Blundell each collected prestigious awards from respected...

Thu 21 Aug 1997
IRL: Loudon prize money

IRL: Loudon prize money

OFFICAL PRIZE MONEY INDY RACING LEAGUE PENNZOIL 200 AT NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FP SP Car Driver IRL Designated Total Awards Awards ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Fan Club

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Fan Club

Contact: Heather Handley Ext. 149 Sharon Villanueva Ext. 186 (714) 589-0278 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCI RACING POWERED BY TOYOTA LAUNCHES FAN CLUB Rancho Santa Margarita, ...

Sun 29 Jun 1997
IRL: Pikes Peak Johnny Unser race notes

IRL: Pikes Peak Johnny Unser race notes

June 29, 1997 Samsonite 200 Final Race Recap Johnny Unser completed only 23 laps today in the Samsonite 200, before a turn two accident put him out of the race.Replays of the crash show that the rear of the ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland results

CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland results

PORTLAND, Ore., June 22, 1997 - Order of finish at the Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200 CART Indy-car race on the 1.967-mile, nine-turn Portland International Raceway: P. (S) Driver Nat Chassis/engine T ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier joins Player's/Forsythe

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier joins Player's/Forsythe

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online CART Online (November 19) -- Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier, who recently captured the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year award in the PPG CART World Series, will join fellow ...

Mon 29 Sep 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday final race notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday final race notes

Marlboro 500 -- Sunday's Final Race Notes CART Online (September 28) -- Sunday's Final Race Notes from the Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota at California Speedway. ...

Tue 02 Sep 1997
IRL: Johnny Unser to test in Las Vegas

IRL: Johnny Unser to test in Las Vegas

Sept 3, 1997 Johnny Unser tests new Infiniti in Las Vegas Johnny Unser will rejoin the Hemelgarn Racing team today in Las Vegas as part of a two day IRL test at the 1.5 mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Approximately 20 teams will be at the...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana personal thoughts

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana personal thoughts

CART - Marlboro 500 Final Thoughts INDY CARS - FONTANA FINAL THOUGHTS From: CURT WEBSTER (SKFX17A) Time: 09/29 12:26 PM Just one reporter's opinion . . . ...

Sat 08 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalGloy to field truck for 1998

CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalGloy to field truck for 1998

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online Rahal Joins Forces With Gloy And Ice House For NASCAR Truck Team CART Online (November 8) -- Three-time PPG CART World Series champion Bobby Rahal and former Trans-Am and ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Tony George on Schedule Change

IRL: Tony George on Schedule Change

INDIANAPOLIS 500 SCHEDULE TO CHANGE FOR 1998 INDIANAPOLIS, September 11, 1997 -- Tony George, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, announced today that qualifications for the 1998 Indianapolis 500 will be conducted on Saturday and ...