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Sun 23 Nov 2003
IRL: Homestead test notes 2003-11-21

IRL: Homestead test notes 2003-11-21

IndyCar Series teams test at reconfigured Homestead INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 -- Several top IRL IndyCar Series teams tested Nov. 19-20 at the reconfigured Homestead-Miami Speedway outside Miami. Drivers who participated in the test...

IRL: Richmond race day notes

IRL: Richmond race day notes

The field for tonight's SunTrust Indy Challenge is one of the deepest ever. Drivers in this race have a combined 105 victories and 76 pole positions in Indy-style (CART and IRL) racing. Seven of those victories were in the Indianapolis 500....

IRL: Scott Sharp fastest on Indy 500 opening dayHeadline

IRL: Scott Sharp fastest on Indy 500 opening day

INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2003) -- Just after one o'clock this afternoon, Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson waved the green flag opening the track for practice for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. Scott Sharp. Photo by ...

Fri 21 Nov 2003
IRL: Richmond: Proving again that what's old is new again

IRL: Richmond: Proving again that what's old is new again

Last May, Richmond International Raceway celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of hosting NASCAR's top division. In April of 1953, Lee Petty became the inaugural winner of the first event NASCAR sanctioned at the famed short track. Since that time,...

IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to IndyHeadline

IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to Indy

Petty Enterprises announced that it has given permission to veteran driver John Andretti to pull double duty in May and seek a ride the 87th running of The Indianapolis 500. Andretti, who cut his racing teeth in the open wheel ranks, was the ...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagiani to attend Mosport Kart banquet

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagiani to attend Mosport Kart banquet

Rocketsports' Champ Car driver, Alex Tagliani, supports karting at the Mosport Kart Club 2003 Banquet of Champions Oshawa, Ontario - Rocketsports' driver, Alex Tagliani will lend his support to karting in Canada at the Mosport Kart Club 2003 ...

IRL: Al Unser jump-starts museum drive

IRL: Al Unser jump-starts museum drive

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 -- Al Unser has found another prominent race car for his museum. Now all he needs is the money to build the Children's Discovery Museum on a parcel of land from his Albuquerque, N.M., property he has...

IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-11-19

IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-11-19

Indy Racing League Notebook Dixon, Giaffone compete in go-karts; CARA Bowl-a-thon set for Nov. 22 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 -- Reigning IRL IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and 2001 Bombardier Rookie of the Year Felipe Giaffone...

IRL: Scott Sharp post-season press conference, part I

IRL: Scott Sharp post-season press conference, part I

Indy Racing League Weekly Teleconference Transcript Nov. 18, 2003 Scott Sharp Part 1 of 2 KENT JOHNSON: We again welcome everyone to the Indy Racing League teleconference for this week, Tuesday, Nov. 18. Today we will visit with IRL IndyCar...

IRL: Scott Sharp post-season press conference, part II

IRL: Scott Sharp post-season press conference, part II

Indy Racing League Weekly Teleconference Transcript Nov. 18, 2003 Scott Sharp Part 2 of 2 Q: Is one of the primary movements of the team to work on the qualifying package this year, really want to make it much better than it was? S....

IRL: Andretti Green Racing announces Franchitti's return

IRL: Andretti Green Racing announces Franchitti's return

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (Nov. 18, 2003) - Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today that Dario Franchitti will return to competition in the ...

IRL: Franchitti back with AGRHeadline

IRL: Franchitti back with AGR

After rehabbing his surgically repaired back following an April motorcycle accident that cut short the Scot's first Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season and weighing his various options, Dario Franchitti has elected to return to Andretti Green...

Sat 15 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: California Speedway statement regarding 2004

CHAMPCAR/CART: California Speedway statement regarding 2004

Statement from California Speedway President Bill Miller concerning the 2004 CART Champ Car schedule. Friday, November 14, 2003 - "We believe it was misleading for CART to include California Speedway on its 2004 race schedule released on ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champion Tracy guest at NASCAR Homestead event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champion Tracy guest at NASCAR Homestead event

INDIANAPOLIS (November 14, 2003) - 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford champion Paul Tracy will be a guest of Ford Motor Company throughout Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of the 2003 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Competition 2003 post season wrap up

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Competition 2003 post season wrap up

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 Total Points: 118 Championship Position: 6th I think overall, you have to say it was a good season for all of us at Herdez Competition. We had some great results; the two podiums in Europe, the...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2004 CART Champ Car tentative schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2004 CART Champ Car tentative schedule

2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford schedule <pre> DATE LOCATION VENUE February 22 St. Petersburg, Florida Street Course April 18 Long ...

IRL: Phoenix test notes 2003-11-13

IRL: Phoenix test notes 2003-11-13

Veteran Sharp, Rookie Matsuura Test At Phoenix Matsuura passes speed phase of IRL Rookie Test INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 -- Scott Sharp became the first IRL IndyCar Series driver to test on the slightly reconfigured Phoenix ...

Thu 13 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Team owner/driver Fernandez Formula Smiles preview

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Team owner/driver Fernandez Formula Smiles preview

Fernandez to participate in Formula Smiles Charity Kart race INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (November 11, 2003) -- Adrian Fernandez will travel to Colombia, South America, this week to participate in the Formula Smiles charity go-kart race on November 15...

IRL: SA Fernandez Racing Matsuura test notes

IRL: SA Fernandez Racing Matsuura test notes

Super Aguri Fernandez Racing impressed with Matsuura. PHOENIX, Arizona (November 12, 2003) -- Kousuke Matsuura turned his first laps in an IRL IndyCar Series car yesterday during a two-day test with Super Aguri Fernandez Racing at Phoenix ...

IRL: Darren Manning press conference, part I

IRL: Darren Manning press conference, part I

Indy Racing League Weekly Teleconference Transcript Nov. 11, 2003 Darren Manning Part 1 of 2 KENT JOHNSON : Today we are very happy to be visiting with the newest IndyCar Series driver for the 2004 season, that being Darren Manning. Darren...

IRL: Darren Manning press conference, part II

IRL: Darren Manning press conference, part II

Indy Racing League Weekly Teleconference Transcript Nov. 11, 2003 Darren Manning Part 2 of 2 Q : Do you sense back home that there's a lot more growing interest in oval racing generally? With three natives out there.... D. MANNING : ...

IRL: Manning on deck at GanassiHeadline

IRL: Manning on deck at Ganassi

Is the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series ready for tea and crumpets? It should be, with three - possibly four if Dario Franchitti returns - British drivers campaigning the 16 races scheduled for the 2004 season. Darren Manning, 28, of ...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART/OWRS proposed merger news 2003-11-10

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART/OWRS proposed merger news 2003-11-10

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - (November 10, 2003) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. ("Championship") (OTCBB: CPNT.OB) announced today that last Thursday, November 6, 2003, it received the comments of the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") to...

CHAMPCAR/CART: American Spirit team news 2003-11-10

CHAMPCAR/CART: American Spirit team news 2003-11-10

November 10, 2003 - CSI Miami Tonight: CBS hit CSI Miami will feature American Spirit Team Johansson in tonight's episode titled "Grand Prix". The episode was filmed during the week leading up to and during the weekend of the Grand Prix of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebastien Bourdais raced the Le Mans 1000km

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebastien Bourdais raced the Le Mans 1000km

INDIANAPOLIS (November 10, 2003) - Less than one week removed from taking home an armload of hardware from the 2003 CART Champ Car Awards Ceremony, Sebastien Bourdais climbed back in the cockpit as he helped his former Pescarolo Sport squad to...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami TV show highlights Champ Cars

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami TV show highlights Champ Cars

INDIANAPOLIS (November 10, 2003) - October's Grand Prix Americas Presented by Sportsbook.com was the backdrop for an historic 1-2 finish by Herdez Competition as well as the second win in the career of Mario Dominguez, but behind the scenes and ...

IRL: Hornish nominated for Fourth Quarter Driver of the Year

IRL: Hornish nominated for Fourth Quarter Driver of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 -- Two-time IRL IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. has been nominated for the Speed Channel Presents Driver of the Year 2003 Fourth Quarter award. Hornish, who finished fifth in the 2003 IndyCar Series ...

IRL: Super Aguri Fernandez Racing to test Kousuke Matsuura

IRL: Super Aguri Fernandez Racing to test Kousuke Matsuura

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (November 10, 2003) -- Super Aguri Fernandez Racing begins preparations for its second season of IRL IndyCar competition with a test of Japanese driving talent Kousuke Matsuura at Phoenix International Raceway this week.

Fri 07 Nov 2003
IPS: Texas: Arie Luyendyk season review

IPS: Texas: Arie Luyendyk season review

Arie Luyendyk, Jr. Post-Season Quotes After some time away from the race in Texas, tell me what you are feeling about that weekend? "I was more disappointed than anything else. We had one of the strongest cars all year, yet we didn't get a...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy's victory tour 2003-11-06

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy's victory tour 2003-11-06

CART CHAMP CAR NEWS -- Paul Tracy's victory tour keeps him up for late show, serves cold pizza. INDIANAPOLIS (November 6, 2003) -- Paul Tracy received a ton of hardware including a Ford SVT Mustang Cobra and a check for one million dollars at ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2003 Banquet report

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2003 Banquet report

INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2003) -- With seven victories, six pole positions, and a series-high 658 laps led in the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, 13-year Champ Car veteran Paul Tracy ( ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola takes second straight title

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola takes second straight title

Lola celebrates repeat CART Championship Chassis clients take nine of top ten slots Lola Cars is delighted to claim its second consecutive Constructors' Championship in the 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by ...

IRL: Weekly notebook 2002-11-05

IRL: Weekly notebook 2002-11-05

Indy Racing League notebook Roth purchases Panther Pro Series equipment; IRL stars to compete in Brazilian go-kart festival. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 -- Menards Infiniti Pro Series veteran Marty Roth has purchased the race cars and...