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Mon 12 Sep 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Mo Nunn closes a chapter in his lifeHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Mo Nunn closes a chapter in his life

Morris Nunn has pretty much seen it all and done it all in motorsports. Nunn has worked with and/or owned Formula One teams, done the same in Champ Car and the Indy Racing League and now, well, maybe it might be time to play a bit more golf with...

Tue 07 Jun 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy trims the competition in MilwaukeeHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy trims the competition in Milwaukee

Paul Tracy had an easy drive to his fourth Champ Car victory on the historic Milwaukee Mile this afternoon, snagging the lead from polesitter Jimmy Vasser after the first of three caution periods ended on lap 18 and romping away to a 3.370 margin...

Fri 27 May 2005
IPS: Cole Carter becomes third generation Brickyard driverHeadline

IPS: Cole Carter becomes third generation Brickyard driver

When Duane "Pappy" Carter Sr. first raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1947, he had no idea his offspring would still be hurtling across the famous yard of bricks nearly six decades later. Though the 11-time Indy 500 starter and...

Fri 28 Jan 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman readies for 24 hours in DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman readies for 24 hours in Daytona

As the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series prepares to begin its new season with upwards of 30 Daytona Prototypes on hand for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the sanctioning organization took a few minutes to look at one special team with one special...

Tue 05 Apr 2005
IRL: AGR quartet sweeps streets in St. PeteHeadline

IRL: AGR quartet sweeps streets in St. Pete

In a 100-lap street brawl promoted by Andretti Green Promotions, it seemed appropriate that the four members of Andretti Green Racing would sweep the inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race ...

Wed 06 Jul 2005
IRL: Kanaan wins Kansas thrillerHeadline

IRL: Kanaan wins Kansas thriller

Tony Kanaan won a thrilling shootout with Andretti Green Racing teammate Dan Wheldon and Rahal Letterman Racing's Vitor Meira to gain his first victory of the 2005 season in the Argent Mortgage Indy 300. Tony Kanaan takes the checkered...

Fri 24 Jun 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lou Gigliotti: A lap of ClevelandHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lou Gigliotti: A lap of Cleveland

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the SCCA SPEED World Challenge and the American Le Mans Series to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. The Burke Lakefront Airport 2.106-mile temporary circuit on...

Tue 08 Mar 2005
IRL: Wheldon holds on to score win in HomesteadHeadline

IRL: Wheldon holds on to score win in Homestead

After turning his two laps in time trials yesterday afternoon, Dan Wheldon said -- to no one in particular -- "we suck in qualifying and we need to work on that." But the Briton went on to state, "I think we've got an incredible car for tomorrow's...

Thu 27 Oct 2005
IRL: Wheldon's dream seasonHeadline

IRL: Wheldon's dream season

When the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series opened the 2005 season at Homestead Miami Speedway in March, Dan Wheldon provided fans with a preview of what was to come over the next 16 races. The young Englishman's dream season kicked off with a ...

Sat 29 Oct 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 champion Bourdais is biting for moreHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 champion Bourdais is biting for more

Sebastien Bourdais still has mountains to climb in the Champ Car World Series, even after logging his second straight Champ Car World Series championship recently in Australia. The winner of six races this season can clinch his seventh victory of...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Sat 05 Feb 2005
IRL: Paul Dana moves up to IndyCarHeadline

IRL: Paul Dana moves up to IndyCar

The Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series was formed to, in part keep costs low and foster competition for some of the smaller teams that were getting locked out of major open wheel racing in the previous decade. Teams like Hemelgarn Racing,...

Tue 24 May 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira plays waiting game for Monterrey victoryHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira plays waiting game for Monterrey victory

Bruno Junqueira played the waiting game while his competition fell by the wayside today in the 76-lap Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey presented by Roshfrans on the 2.104-mile Fundidora Park circuit. Bruno Junqueira. Photo by Luis...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Winning never gets old for Alex ZanardiHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Winning never gets old for Alex Zanardi

Winning never gets old for Alex Zanardi, the two-time Champ Car titleholder, a 15-race winner who changed the culture of motor racing with his truly efficient and rarely duplicated "doughnut" victory celebrations. Alex Zanardi. Photo by...

Tue 13 Sep 2005
IRL: Wheldon chases first title with Chicagoland winHeadline

IRL: Wheldon chases first title with Chicagoland win

Dan Wheldon really wanted to wrap up his first Indy Racing League IndyCar Series title on the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway oval this afternoon but it wasn't to be. Wheldon needed a 107-point cushion after this race but leaves the Windy City with...

Thu 20 Jan 2005
IRL: Panther hires two Tomas'Headline

IRL: Panther hires two Tomas'

GM Racing's sole entrant in the 2005 17-race Indy Racing League IndyCar Series campaign has finalized its driver lineup. Panther Racing announced today that the two Tomas' - Scheckter and Enge - will campaign twin Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone ...

Sat 04 Jun 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Wily Vasser takes pole in MilwaukeeHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wily Vasser takes pole in Milwaukee

That wily veteran Jimmy Vasser stole the thunder from the balance of 17 competitors vying for Bridgestone Pole Position for tomorrow's Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 presented by US Bank on the venerable Milwaukee Mile. Jimmy Vasser...

Wed 09 Mar 2005
IPS: Giving 100 percent is Homestead race winnerHeadline

IPS: Giving 100 percent is Homestead race winner

Ohio native Travis Gregg enters the 2005 14-race Menards Infiniti Pro Series as a rookie despite running three events with his current team owner Sam Schmidt Motorsports last year. Travis Gregg. Photo by Ron McQueeney - IRL. In that...

Wed 01 Jun 2005
IRL: Patrick practice perfect on Carb DayHeadline

IRL: Patrick practice perfect on Carb Day

Not only has Danica Patrick set the fastest lap in full-day practice for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (at 229.880mph) and stolen headlines away from MBNA Polesitter and reigning Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan, but...

Thu 08 Dec 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT duo team up with MSR for DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT duo team up with MSR for Daytona

Just call it A.J. & Justin's grand adventure as the two RuSPORT Champ Car World Series drivers are among the stellar pilots who will undertake the 44th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on 28-29 January 2006. A.J. Allmendinger and Justin ...

Fri 04 Mar 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez has a passion for racingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dominguez has a passion for racing

At this time last year, five Mexican drivers expected to be on the grid for all 2004 Champ Car World Series races that included two Mexican events. By the time the first Long Beach race unfolded there were four. Mario Dominguez. Photo...

Wed 19 Jan 2005
IRL: Briscoe confirmed at GanassiHeadline

IRL: Briscoe confirmed at Ganassi

Chip Ganassi confirmed today that Australian Ryan Briscoe will be the third driver on his Target Chip Ganassi Racing team that will attempt to take a second driving championship in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series over a 17-race ...

Tue 12 Apr 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais ends Long Beach drought for NHRHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais ends Long Beach drought for NHR

Sebastien Bourdais ended a 19-year drought for Newman Haas racing at the Long Beach Grand Prix, taking top honors in the opening round of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford. Canadian Paul Tracy finished in second...

Mon 13 Jun 2005
IRL: Scheckter hits pay dirt at TexasHeadline

IRL: Scheckter hits pay dirt at Texas

Say goodbye to that black cloud following Tomas Scheckter since July of 2002. He blew it away tonight in the Bombardier Learjet 500 on Texas Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile banked oval, taking a Texas typical 0.053-second margin of victory over Sam ...

Thu 03 Feb 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: PKV Racing gets Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: PKV Racing gets "Shorty"

The transition from 2002 CART/Champ Car World Series champion to 2003 Panasonic Toyota F1 driver wasn't a totally pleasant experience for Cristiano da Matta, but it was certainly one he, or any good driver had to experience. Cristiano da...

Wed 17 Aug 2005
IRL: Sharp nips Meira for Kentucky winHeadline

IRL: Sharp nips Meira for Kentucky win

The Indy Racing League fans witnessed another thrilling IndyCar Series race on the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway oval this afternoon, as Scott Sharp scored his ninth career victory in the AMBER Alert Portal Indy 300 over Vitor Meira, the American ...

Fri 15 Apr 2005
IRL: Argent Mortgage to help make history in SonomaHeadline

IRL: Argent Mortgage to help make history in Sonoma

The Indy Racing League's first contest on a permanent road course in the League's ten-year history will be an historic occasion. Argent Mortgage, the Irvine, CA company that sponsors 2004 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Buddy Rice and...

Thu 12 May 2005
IRL: Wheldon in the zone as 500 practice begins in earnestHeadline

IRL: Wheldon in the zone as 500 practice begins in earnest

Practice for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race began in earnest today on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval as 39 car and driver combinations took laps 1506 mostly trouble-free laps in preparation for the May 29th...

Sun 14 Aug 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy locks in the pole on the streets of DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy locks in the pole on the streets of Denver

Paul Tracy went to the mat with perennial opponent Sebastien Bourdais on the 1.657-mile, nine-turn Denver Grand Prix street course and bested his Friday track qualifying record - and the competition - to lock in pole position for Sunday's Centrix...

Thu 02 Jun 2005
IRL: Dan is the man in IndyHeadline

IRL: Dan is the man in Indy

It's been less than 24 hours since Dan Wheldon drank milk in Victory Lane, having won the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in his third try. Has the magnitude of his name change from "Dan Wheldon" to "Dan Wheldon, Indy winner" sunk in ...

Sat 24 Dec 2005
IRL: Andretti dad, son team up for 2006 Indy 500Headline

IRL: Andretti dad, son team up for 2006 Indy 500

Not since 1994 has the Indianapolis 500 field had an Andretti father/son on the starting grid. That was the final year that 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti raced at the famed brickyard: he started ninth on the 33-car grid, four...

Thu 06 Jan 2005
IRL: Yasukawa, Honda to DRR 2005 campaignHeadline

IRL: Yasukawa, Honda to DRR 2005 campaign

Roger Yasukawa and Honda Performance Development are giving one of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series most long-lived teams a new lease on life. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing have signed Yasukawa to drive their ...

Fri 20 May 2005
IRL: Danica Patrick poised for Indy 500 winHeadline

IRL: Danica Patrick poised for Indy 500 win

The klieg lights have been shining on Danica Patrick since the 23-year-old rookie began her Indy Racing League IndyCar Series career with Rahal letterman Racing this March. Danica Patrick. Photo by Michael C. Johnson. While Patrick ...

Thu 02 Jun 2005
IRL: Carpenter pleased with Indy 500 attemptHeadline

IRL: Carpenter pleased with Indy 500 attempt

Growing up in the shadows of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 16th and Georgetown Roads in Speedway, IN, Ed Carpenter always wanted to race in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Last year the USAC midget, sprint and Silver Crown veteran ...

Wed 18 May 2005
IPS: IRL: A night to eradicate paralysisHeadline

IPS: IRL: A night to eradicate paralysis

Well more than 400 members of the Indy Racing League community, along with friends of motorsports, helped the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation celebrate the sixth annual Racing to Recovery Gala benefiting former driver Schmidt's foundation and the...

Fri 23 Sep 2005
IRL: Briscoe on the mend, practices patienceHeadline

IRL: Briscoe on the mend, practices patience

"I remember seeing the sky and wondering when I was going to hit the wall," recalled Ryan Briscoe of his massive accident little more than a week ago during the Peak Antifreeze 300 on Chicagoland Speedway's 1.5-mile oval. Ryan ...