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Tue 10 Sep 2002
IRL: Hornish at Chicagoland in closest series finishHeadline

IRL: Hornish at Chicagoland in closest series finish

Joliet, Illinois (September 8, 2002) -- Sam Hornish raced side by side with Al Unser Jr. for the final 22 laps before taking the victory in the Delphi Indy 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway. Hornish crossed the finish line 0.0024 seconds ahead of ...

Wed 04 Sep 2002
IRL: Schmidt Motorsports signs Greg Ray for rest of seasonHeadline

IRL: Schmidt Motorsports signs Greg Ray for rest of season

INDIANAPOLIS -- September 3, 2002 -- Sam Schmidt Motorsports has reached an agreement with Greg Ray to run the remaining Indy Racing League events of 2002 at Chicago and Texas in the ...

Tue 03 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writingHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writing

Team Players' boss Jerry Forsythe confirmed at the Denver CART weekend that an offer for the services of Jacques Villeneuve has now been officially put in writing. A previous verbal offer was turned down by Villeneuve's manager but Forsythe has...

Sun 01 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira wins Denver with flag to flag sprintHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira wins Denver with flag to flag sprint

Bruno Junqueira won today's CART Grand Prix of Denver from the pole. Junqueira led every lap and held off a late challenge from his Team Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon. Dixon got held up by the lapped car of Alexandre Tagliani after a restart with...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira on pole for slippery Denver raceHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira on pole for slippery Denver race

Ganassi Racing's Bruno Junqueira won the pole for tomorrow's CART Grand Prix of Denver with a fast time of 1:01.703 seconds (96.093 mph.) Junqueira set the pole time relatively early in the second qualifying session of the weekend, as the usual ...

Thu 29 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti named to Board of DirectorsHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti named to Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS (August 27, 2002) - Legendary race car driver, Mario Andretti, has been named to the Board of Directors of auto racing sanctioning organization Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc (NYSE:MPH). The announcement was made Tuesday in ...

Wed 28 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Franchitti wins Montreal after da Matta muffs pit strategyHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Franchitti wins Montreal after da Matta muffs pit strategy

Dario Franchitti won the Molson Indy Montreal today, pulling away from polesitter Cristiano da Matta after a late-race caution period for cleanup of a single-car crash by Adrian Fernandez. Franchitti benefited from a flawed pit strategy by the ...

Sun 25 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: da Matta claims the spoils again in Montreal qualifyingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: da Matta claims the spoils again in Montreal qualifying

It looked like a yet another day at the office for Cristiano da Matta. The diminutive Brazilian claimed the pole position for the Molson Indy Montreal by setting a fast time of 1:18.959 in the dying seconds of the session. Cristiano da...

Mon 19 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins at Road AmericaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins at Road America

Cristiano da Matta won today's 240-mile race at Road America, using good fuel mileage, superior pit strategy and a little luck to win over Alex Tagliani and Bruno Junqueira. A lap 40 crash between Paul Tracy and Kenny Brack brought out the yellow...

Tue 13 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier dominates Mid-OhioHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier dominates Mid-Ohio

Patrick Carpentier dominated the CART Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio today, wrapping up a clean sweep of the weekend's available points by winning from the pole and leading 90 of the race's 92 laps. Christian Fittipaldi was second and Michael Andretti...

Sat 27 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: da Matta's Friday qualifying luck runs outHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: da Matta's Friday qualifying luck runs out

Cristiano da Matta has shown himself unstoppable in the races leading up to the Molson Indy Vancouver. So far this weekend, it appears that his luck has run out. Using two cars, he could only manage sixteenth fastest. The 2000 race winner, Paul...

Tue 16 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier wins Cleveland Grand PrixHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier wins Cleveland Grand Prix

Patrick Carpentier won the CART Cleveland Grand Prix today, despite a furious pursuit by Team Green drivers Michael Andretti and Paul Tracy, who exchanged the race's fastest laps late in the race. Carpentier took the lead from Dario Franchitti on...

Sun 07 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta domination continues at TorontoHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta domination continues at Toronto

Cristiano Da Matta cruised to an easy win at the Molson Indy Toronto. Da Matta started from pole, took the lead into the first corner and was unchallenged in a race of two halves. The first half was processional and incident free. The second ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta beats Tracy for Toronto poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta beats Tracy for Toronto pole

Toronto, Ont. (July 6, 2002) - Cristiano da Matta displayed his dominance in the CART Fed/Ex Championship Series by finishing first in the second qualifying session for Sunday's Molson Indy at Exhibition Place. He was quickest in both sessions...

Sat 06 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Kenny Brack leads Toronto practiceHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kenny Brack leads Toronto practice

Toronto, Ont. (July 5, 2002) - For most of the practice session at the Molson Indy in Toronto on Friday morning, it looked like the Newman-Haas Racing Team was going to post the two fastest times. Teammates Cristiano da Matta and Christian ...

Wed 03 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins again at ChicagoHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins again at Chicago

Cristiano da Matta won the 250-mile CART Fed-Ex Championship race at the Chicago Motor Speedway today. The win allowed the Newman-Haas team driver to extend his points lead over second place finisher Bruno Junqueira to 25 points. The win marks...

Sun 30 Jun 2002
IRL: Sam Hornish wins wild Richmond raceHeadline

IRL: Sam Hornish wins wild Richmond race

Richmond, VA, June 29 - Sam Hornish Jr. led one and a half laps winning a wild, action packed race on the 3/4 mile Richmond International Raceway. Sam did it the way he and his team have gotten most of their successes: with a car that Sam could...

Mon 03 Jun 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy dominates MilwaukeeHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy dominates Milwaukee

Paul Tracy led 184 laps on his way to winning the 250-mile CART race at the Milwaukee Mile. He took the lead from the outside of the front row on the race's start and drew out a lead of several seconds on second row starter Scott Dixon.

Fri 31 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One testHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One test

CART driver Cristiano da Matta missed the Indianapolis 500 in favour of Formula One testing with Toyota on the 17th May and was more than happy to do so. Da Matta is one of three drivers from the American series to be testing with Toyota for...

Mon 27 May 2002
IRL: 86th Annual Indy 500 in the booksHeadline

IRL: 86th Annual Indy 500 in the books

It all came down in an eyeblink: A gutsy pass for the lead, a nearly empty fuel tank, a heavy crash, a glowing yellow light, the end of the race. Helio Castroneves takes the victory at the Indy 500 under caution. Photo by Greg...

Sat 25 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green gets new colorsHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green gets new colors

INDIANAPOLIS - Same drivers, same team, same sponsor, different - read bright - new colors. Team Kool Green is still exactly that, but will be wearing some new paint and graphics on its Reynard-Hondas as its longstanding sponsor, Brown & ...

Fri 24 May 2002
IRL: Indy 500 - Why all bets are offHeadline

IRL: Indy 500 - Why all bets are off

Will there always be an Indianapolis 500? Presumably so, but this year no one knows definitively when, since weather prognosticators are signaling rain possibilities from Thursday at least as far as Tuesday. Remember 1986 when Bob Rahal waited a...

Mon 13 May 2002
IRL: Junqueira earns pole for 86th Indianapolis 500Headline

IRL: Junqueira earns pole for 86th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2002) - Bruno Junqueira earned the pole position for the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500 after making the first qualifying run of the day. Junqueira, who set the fastest lap in morning practice at 231.675 mph, posted a...

Sun 12 May 2002
IRL: Indy 500: Bruno Junqueira provisional pole-sitterHeadline

IRL: Indy 500: Bruno Junqueira provisional pole-sitter

Being second sometimes is a benefit -- Bruno Junqueira drew number two in qualifying attempt for the 86th Indianapolis 500. The CART veteran, driving the No. 33 Target Chip Ganassi Racing G Force/Chevrolet/Firestone, is currently sitting on the...

IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at IndyHeadline

IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at Indy

Back in early April, Springfield, Illinois' popular 40-year old Donnie Beecher, a four time Indy 500 veteran, rode one of A.J. Foyt's Indy cars into a wall at the IRL season opener in Homestead, Florida, suffered a concussion, and spent a night ...

Sat 04 May 2002
IRL: Scheckter penalized for unsportsmanlike conductHeadline

IRL: Scheckter penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 3, 2002 -- Indy Racing League rookie Tomas Scheckter has been suspended from all on-track activity through May 7, fined an undisclosed amount and placed on extended probation for unsportsmanlike conduct, IRL Vice...

Fri 19 Apr 2002
IRL: Hearn to replace Salazar at NazarethHeadline

IRL: Hearn to replace Salazar at Nazareth

NAZARETH, Pa., Thursday, April 18, 2002 -- Richie Hearn, of Las Vegas, will replace the injured Eliseo Salazar in the No. 11 A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone for the April 21 Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth Speedway, A.J. Foyt Racing ...

IRL: Salazar recovering from surgeryHeadline

IRL: Salazar recovering from surgery

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 18, 2002 -- Indy Racing League driver Eliseo Salazar is in satisfactory condition in the critical care unit at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after he underwent successful emergency surgery April 16 to repair a...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
IRL: Helio Castroneves unveils image on Borg Warner TrophyHeadline

IRL: Helio Castroneves unveils image on Borg Warner Trophy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, April 15, 2002 - Last year's Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves from Sao Paulo, Brazil and living in Miami, Florida was honored this evening in ceremonies at the Hall of Fame Museum. His sculptured image was added to the six foot...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long BeachHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long Beach

Michael Andretti won the Grand Prix of Long Beach after holding off a charging Jimmy Vasser. Andretti's Team Green used pit strategy and luck to get him in front and a canny restart by Michael with 10 laps to go prevented a pass from an obviously...

Sun 14 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: A conversation with Bobby RahalHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: A conversation with Bobby Rahal

Friday, April 12 -- In the paddock at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, CART team owner Bobby Rahal sat down for a chat with several media representatives. Motorsport.com writer and photographer John Francis was there and filed this account. Q:...

Wed 10 Apr 2002
IRL: Walker Racing releases Sarah Fisher from driver contractHeadline

IRL: Walker Racing releases Sarah Fisher from driver contract

April 8, 2002 Indianapolis, IN -- Walker Racing announced today that Sarah Fisher has been released from her drivers contract with Walker Racing to pursue other opportunities in racing. Fisher became the youngest person to compete in the Indy...

Tue 26 Mar 2002
IRL: California: Hornish by a nose over LazierHeadline

IRL: California: Hornish by a nose over Lazier

FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2002) - Sam Hornish won his second consecutive Indy Racing League event after swapping the lead several times during the final laps with runner-up Jaques Lazier. The margin of victory was the second closest in Indy...

Fri 15 Mar 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fern?ndez Racing announces new Team ManagerHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fern?ndez Racing announces new Team Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 14, 2002) -- Fernández Racing Co-owner and Managing Director Tom Anderson today announced that Gustavo del Campo has been hired as team manager. Del Campo begins his new role today, taking over the position formerly held...

Wed 06 Mar 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago race back on scheduleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago race back on schedule

CART to Promote 2002 Race at Chicago Motor Speedway; Self-Promotion a First for CART of an Existing Event CHICAGO (March 4, 2002) - Reinforcing its commitment to major league open-wheel auto racing in the greater Chicago area, Championship ...

Mon 04 Mar 2002
IRL: Hornish dominates Homestead-Miami againHeadline

IRL: Hornish dominates Homestead-Miami again

MIAMI (March 2, 2002) - Sam Hornish won his second consecutive Grand Prix of Miami in convincing fashion, leading 166 of 200 laps. This is Hornish's fourth career Indy Racing League victory, tying him with Kenny Brack and Arie Luyendyk for fourth...