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Thu 19 May 2005
IRL: Flying Kite for Indy 500 rideHeadline

IRL: Flying Kite for Indy 500 ride

The Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing team had some hard decisions to make when regular Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver rookie Paul Dana sustained fractures to his T-7 and T-8 vertebrae in a practice-closing accident at the Indianapolis Motor ...

IRL: Brack comes back for Indy 500Headline

IRL: Brack comes back for Indy 500

Rahal Letterman Racing prides itself on being a team that is, to put it bluntly, insular. When Kenny Brack had his horrific accident in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season closer at Texas Motor Speedway in October of 2003, the team ...

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...

IRL: Kanaan grateful for chance to succeedHeadline

IRL: Kanaan grateful for chance to succeed

Two days on, Tony Kanaan remains jazzed about having won the MBNA Pole for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The Brazilian, who compiled a heady record in the Indy Racing League Indy Car Series last season when he won the championship and ...

Tue 17 May 2005
IRL: Kanaan crushes crop of contenders for MBNA PoleHeadline

IRL: Kanaan crushes crop of contenders for MBNA Pole

The Indy Racing League and Indianapolis Motor Speedway garnered all the excitement and tension they were hoping for with today's MBNA Pole Day for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Pole winner Tony Kanaan celebrates. Photo by Jim ...

Sun 15 May 2005
IRL: Indy racers to wait another day for Pole DayHeadline

IRL: Indy racers to wait another day for Pole Day

Brian Barnhart prides himself on being fair with the denizens of the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. For that reason, the president and COO of the League made the difficult decision to postpone MBNA Pole Day until Sunday, May ...

IRL: Rain moves Pole Day to SundayHeadline

IRL: Rain moves Pole Day to Sunday

The weather scotched MBNA Pole Day qualifying for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and put paid to the ambitious scheme of having starting positions 1-11 locked in on this day and positions 12-22 locked in for Sunday. Heavy rain falls...

Sat 14 May 2005
IRL: Sharp draws first Indy qualifying slotHeadline

IRL: Sharp draws first Indy qualifying slot

The draw for the qualifying order was moved forward by two hours when heavy rains saturated the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scott Sharp will be the first driver eligible to qualify when MBNA Pole Day qualifying begins at noon local...

IRL: Scheckter aces Indy's Fast FridayHeadline

IRL: Scheckter aces Indy's Fast Friday

Rain scuttled Fast Friday practice just past the midway point as the first round of many severe thunderstorms expected much later this afternoon arrived shortly after Paul Dana's hard hit of the Turn 2 SAFER barrier at Indianapolis Motor ...

IRL: Turn 2 at Indy bites again, Dana and HornishHeadline

IRL: Turn 2 at Indy bites again, Dana and Hornish

The unforgiving Turn 2 wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway claimed more victims on this Fast Friday, as teams worked to prepare for the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 29th. Ron Hemelgarn watches from the garage as...

IRL: Penske wants number 14 at IndyHeadline

IRL: Penske wants number 14 at Indy

It is appropriate that Marlboro Team Penske held a press conference to discuss their plans for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race today, Friday the 13th. After all, the team has 13 Indy 500 wins and one of their drivers, two-time Indy Racing ...

IRL: Milwaukee IndyCar race named for FoytHeadline

IRL: Milwaukee IndyCar race named for Foyt

The legendary A.J. Foyt Jr., first to win four Indianapolis 500 Mile races has procured season sponsorship in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series for his grandson A.J. Foyt IV (Anthony) with ABC Supply, Inc., the Beloit, Wisconsin-based leading...

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing looks for 2nd Indy winHeadline

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing looks for 2nd Indy win

Very new to the Indy Racing League and its IndyCar Series in 2004, not much was expected from Rahal Letterman Racing as they entered the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Buddy Rice with his car and the Borg-Warner Trophy. Photo by...

Fri 13 May 2005
IRL: Patrick beats the boys on Thursday in IndyHeadline

IRL: Patrick beats the boys on Thursday in Indy

Day three of full-field practice for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race was full of action, held under increasingly sunny skies, cool temperatures with blustery winds that seemingly changed direction at will. These are not unusual conditions for...

IRL: New interesting qualifying scenarios at IndyHeadline

IRL: New interesting qualifying scenarios at Indy

The Indy Racing League has placed a new qualifying format in effect for the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race that it believes will generate added interest in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, set this year for May 29th. Tom...

IRL: Rice rams SAFER barrier in Turn TwoHeadline

IRL: Rice rams SAFER barrier in Turn Two

The unforgiving SAFER barrier that lines the four distinct turns of the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway claimed its first victim of the month early this afternoon. Wrecked car of Buddy Rice. Photo by Michael C. Johnson. With just...

Thu 12 May 2005
IRL: Kanaan puts up big numbers at IndyHeadline

IRL: Kanaan puts up big numbers at Indy

Speeds went up incrementally in the second full day of practice for the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race this afternoon, but as is usually the case, those big numbers came with assistance around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway ...

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...

Tue 10 May 2005
IRL: Patrick zooms to top speed in rookie classHeadline

IRL: Patrick zooms to top speed in rookie class

There were only five drivers on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval today during a second day of Rookie Orientation Program. Danica Patrick. Photo by Dana Garrett - IRL. At the end of the day it was the same driver atop the speed ...

Mon 09 May 2005
IRL: Rookies take first laps on Indy 500 Opening DayHeadline

IRL: Rookies take first laps on Indy 500 Opening Day

The track opened for practice today as teams and drivers prepare to contest the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. Danica Patrick. Photo by Dan Helrigel - IRL. Today and tomorrow...

Sun 01 May 2005
IRL: Wheldon outlasts competition at MotegiHeadline

IRL: Wheldon outlasts competition at Motegi

Dan Wheldon won the Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi on Saturday after Tomas Scheckter ran out of fuel with two laps remaining. Wheldon has won three out of four IndyCar Series events this season and now leads the championship ...

Sat 30 Apr 2005
IRL: Hornish earns Motegi poleHeadline

IRL: Hornish earns Motegi pole

He had to beat a girl to do it, but Sam Hornish earned his fourth career pole position this afternoon during qualifying for Saturday's third annual Bridgestone Indy Japan 300. Pole winner Sam Hornish Jr. celebrates. Photo by Firestone...

Fri 15 Apr 2005
IRL: Franchitti tops charts in SonomaHeadline

IRL: Franchitti tops charts in Sonoma

Experience usually tells at a place like Infineon Raceway Sears Point. When the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series first announced it would race on the 2.26-mile, 12-corner permanent road course north of San Francisco, it was Dario Franchitti...

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...

Wed 13 Apr 2005
IRL: Castroneves flies in SonomaHeadline

IRL: Castroneves flies in Sonoma

The Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series teams and drivers took their first laps on the 12-turn, 2.26-mile Infineon Raceway Sears Point road course today under clear, cool and windy skies. Eighteen drivers took 671 laps over a three-hour period ...

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...

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 ...

Sun 03 Apr 2005
IRL: Herta heats up the streets for St. Pete poleHeadline

IRL: Herta heats up the streets for St. Pete pole

The Indy Racing League's first qualifying session on a street circuit was fraught with interest and excitement on this cool, windy and sunny afternoon as teams and drivers vied to be fastest in the inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St.

IRL: Castroneves strides the St Pete streetsHeadline

IRL: Castroneves strides the St Pete streets

It was no April Fool's joke: the Indy Racing League's 21 IndyCar Series stars made right turns today on the 1.8- mile, 14-corner street circuit that includes part of the local general aviation airport. Helio Castroneves. Photo by...

Fri 25 Mar 2005
IRL: Fernandez to do one-off at Indy with NunnHeadline

IRL: Fernandez to do one-off at Indy with Nunn

It's often said that racing makes strange bedfellows and what could be more unusual than the situation facing Adrian Fernandez? The owner of two Indy Racing League IndyCar Series teams, Super Aguri Fernandez Racing and Delphi Fernandez Racing,...

Thu 10 Mar 2005
IRL: Cheever team gains groundHeadline

IRL: Cheever team gains ground

The first Indy Racing League IndyCar Series contest of the 2005 17-race season occurred last weekend on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway. While every one of 22 drivers went into the 200- lap Toyota Indy 300 with the intent of being first to...

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...

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...

Sun 06 Mar 2005
IPS: Gregg snares first pole of season at HomesteadHeadline

IPS: Gregg snares first pole of season at Homestead

Sam Schmidt Motorsports swept the front row for Sunday's Homestead-Miami 100 with Travis Gregg earning his second career pole position. This will be Gregg's fourth start in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series and the young Camden, Ohio driver has not...

IRL: Scheckter shreds the field for the Homestead poleHeadline

IRL: Scheckter shreds the field for the Homestead pole

It's back to the future for Tomas Scheckter, regaining his record speed in qualifying for Sunday's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season-starting Toyota Indy 300. Tomas Scheckter. Photo by Jack Durbin. The South African, sixth in...