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Mon 28 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez gets first win in Australian rainstormHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez gets first win in Australian rainstorm

In a bizarre series of events, Mario Dominguez won the CART Indy 300 today in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Heavy rains were the cause of most of the weirdness, but a curious decision on the timing of the end of the race by CART's stewards will...

Sun 27 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers Paradise

Reigning champion Cristiano da Matta is on track to become the first two-time winner of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300 as he turned the fastest lap of the weekend at 1:30.204 (111.547 mph) in Saturday's final qualifying session for Sunday's race ...

Sat 26 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers Paradise

Brazilian Bruno Junqueira of Target Chip Ganassi Racing has clinched the provisional pole in the first qualifying race of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300, clocking a new track record of 1:31.515 (1:09.949mph) on his ninth lap. In his second year...

Thu 24 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta puts Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta puts "1" on at Surfers Paradise

Brazilian superstar Cristiano da Matta's position as the newly crowned champion of the 2002 FedEx Championship Auto Racing Team series was today made official as he traded his number six numeral for the prestigious number one. The diminutive ...

Sat 19 Oct 2002
IRL: McNish to test for PenskeHeadline
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IRL: McNish to test for Penske

Allan McNish is to test for Penske Racing in the IRL series on Monday at the Fontana speedway in California. McNish finished his F1 season with Toyota by way of a huge crash in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, which he escaped from...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at MiamiHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at Miami

MIAMI (October 6, 2002) - Newman Haas teammates Cristiano da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi finished one-two in the inaugural Grand Prix Americas at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Da Matta's seventh victory of the season clinched the 2002 CART...

Fri 04 Oct 2002
IRL: Hamilton happy to be back behind wheelHeadline

IRL: Hamilton happy to be back behind wheel

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 -- Less than a year after taking his first steps on his severely injured feet, Davey Hamilton already is driving faster than 155 mph in an Indy Racing car. Hamilton, from Eagle, Idaho, suffered severe...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Andretti Green Racing to field 2003 IRL entriesHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Andretti Green Racing to field 2003 IRL entries

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 17, 2002) -- Andretti Green Racing (AGR) today announced it will field three entries in the 2003 Indy Racing League (IRL) for Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan.  Andretti Green Racing's engines will...

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this weekHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this week

Helio Castroneves will get behind the wheel of an F1 car this week when he tests for Toyota at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Regular Toyota tester Stephane Sarrazin will be joined by drivers Mika Salo and Allan McNish while Castroneves is due...

IRL: Hornish wins Texas and championshipHeadline

IRL: Hornish wins Texas and championship

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 15, 2002) - Sam Hornish won the Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway crossing the finish line 0.0096 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves in front of an announced crowd of 86,000. Hornish successfully defended his Indy ...

Sun 15 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at RockinghamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at Rockingham

Dario Franchitti won his first oval race at his home circuit in Great Britain. He ran near the front of the field for most of the race and benefited from a late quick pitstop to take the lead from Kenny Brack. Franchitti held off a late challenge...

Tue 10 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test BellHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test Bell

Minardi continue with the enthusiastic trying out of new drivers it has been doing lately with another American, former Barber Dodge Pro and CART racer Townsend Bell. Minardi formerly had Bryan Herta behind the wheel and Bell is set to take to an...

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...