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Thu 15 Dec 2005
IRL: Toyota withdraws from IndyCar series

IRL: Toyota withdraws from IndyCar series

TOYOTA WITHDRAWS FROM INDY RACING LEAGUE COMPETITION TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2005) -- Toyota will not return to Indy Racing Leagues (IRL) for the 2006 season, it was announced today. Toyota had originally planned to withdraw from open-wheel...

IRL: Giaffone to drive for Foyt in 2006 Indy 500

IRL: Giaffone to drive for Foyt in 2006 Indy 500

VETERAN GIAFFONE TO DRIVE FOR FOYT IN 2006 INDIANAPOLIS 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 -- Felipe Giaffone picked the right spot to impress A.J. Foyt earlier this year, and it has paid off with a seat in Foyt's famous No. 14 in the...

IRL: Foyt hires Giaffone to drive in 2006

IRL: Foyt hires Giaffone to drive in 2006

A.J. Foyt Hires Felipe Giaffone to Drive in 2006; Honda to Power the No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara HOUSTON (December 14, 2005)--The driver search for A.J. Foyt's No. 14 Indy car is over. Foyt has hired Felipe Giaffone to drive the ABC Supply No....

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring test notes 2005-12-14

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring test notes 2005-12-14

CHAMP CAR TESTING WRAPS UP IN SEBRING SEBRING, Fla. (December 14, 2005) -- The first test in preparation for the 2006 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season wrapped up today at Sebring Raceway with lots of ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: NHR's Junqueira completes first test at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: NHR's Junqueira completes first test at Sebring

PACIFICARE DRIVER JUNQUEIRA COMPLETED SECOND DAY OF CHAMP CAR TESTING SINCE ACCIDENT; LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT TEST SEBRING, Fla. (December 14, 2005) -- PacifiCare driver Bruno Junqueira completed his second day of testing today at Sebring ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring test notes 2005-12-13

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring test notes 2005-12-13

KATHERINE LEGGE MAKES CHAMP CAR DEBUT AS TESTING CONTINUES AT SEBRING SEBRING, Fla. (December 13, 2005) -- It has been a busy month for 2005 Champ Car Atlantic BBS "Rising Star" Katherine Legge as the Briton has tested three different open ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring test notes 2005-12-12

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring test notes 2005-12-12

BRUNO JUNQUEIRA RETURNS TO CHAMP CAR IN TEST AT SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY SEBRING, Fla. (December 12, 2005) -- The last time that Bruno Junqueira emerged from a Champ Car, he climbed to the top step of the victory podium in Monterrey, ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira first test report

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira first test report

PACIFICARE DRIVER JUNQUEIRA COMPLETED FIRST DAY OF CHAMP CAR TESTING SINCE ACCIDENT IN THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 OVER SIX MONTHS AGO SEBRING, Fla. (December 12, 2005) -- PacifiCare driver Bruno Junqueira drove a race car for the first time today at...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rocketsports Racing to test Legge

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rocketsports Racing to test Legge

Katherine Legge to test Rocketsports Racing Champ Car in Sebring EAST LANSING, Mich. (December 12, 2005) - Rocketsports Racing will begin testing at Florida's Sebring International Raceway today and following the announcement that they will be...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-12-09

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-12-09

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Dec. 9, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Unser designs ornament for CARA 2. Dixon joins Enge, Giebler in Dubai 3. Sports Illustrated honors IndyCar Series prizes among sports' coolest 1. Unser designs...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rocketsports Racing to test Richard Lyons

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rocketsports Racing to test Richard Lyons

ROCKETSPORTS RACING TO TEST RICHARD LYONS IN SEBRING EAST LANSING, Mich. (December 9, 2005) - The year 2005 may not yet be over, but Rocketsports Racing is already planning like it is the New Year by scheduling their first test putting race car...

Fri 09 Dec 2005
IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-12-07

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-12-07

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Dec. 7, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Wheldon has memorable weekend 2. Patrick races to front in USSA Athlete of Year Voting 3. Carpenter trains with Lance Armstrong's coaches 1. Wheldon has memorable ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Justin Wilson to race in Daytona 24 Hours

CHAMPCAR/CART: Justin Wilson to race in Daytona 24 Hours

Justin and A.J. to drive in Daytona 24 Hours Michael Shank Racing announced earlier this week that Justin and RuSPORT team-mate A.J. Allmendinger will co-drive one of the team's two Daytona Prototypes in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International ...

Thu 08 Dec 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: IMS statement on Kraines death

CHAMPCAR/CART: IMS statement on Kraines death

WINNING INDIANAPOLIS 500 CAR ENTRANT KRAINES DIES AT 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 -- Maury Kraines, the winning Indianapolis 500 car entrant of 1992, died Nov. 29 of heart failure in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 84. Kraines, whose...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Maury Kraines passed away

CHAMPCAR/CART: Maury Kraines passed away

Maurice H. Kraines, the founder of Kraco Enterprises, passed away on November 29, 2005 in Rancho Mirage, California. Kraines was a successful businessman who opened the doors to Kraco Enterprises in 1954 at the age of 34 and never looked ...

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 ...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
IPS: Stewart, ART raise funds for Schmidt foundation

IPS: Stewart, ART raise funds for Schmidt foundation

Tony Stewart, ART Raise Money at Thunderhill For Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation WILLOWS, Calif. - Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Tony Stewart and Advantage Racing Technologies took advantage of the National Auto Sport Association's ...

IRL: IMS report on AARWBA Awards dinner

IRL: IMS report on AARWBA Awards dinner

HULMAN-GEORGE FAMILY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA AWARD INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman Mari Hulman George accepted the prestigious Dusty Brandel President's Award on behalf of the Hulman-George family...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 2

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 2

Continued from part 1 Q: Question for both A.J. and Justin. If the schedule permits, will you run any other races this year in the Daytona Prototypes? A.J. ALLMENDINGER: I would like to, as long as I don't make Mike Shank mad here and...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 1

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 1

CHAMP CAR TELECONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT WITH JUSTIN WILSON, A.J. ALLMENDINGER AND MICHAEL SHANK ERIC MAUK: Welcome to today's Champ Car media teleconference. Where we are pleased to announce that a couple of the upcoming stars of the Bridgestone...

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT teammates to compete in Daytona 24 hours

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT teammates to compete in Daytona 24 hours

CHAMP CAR STARS JUSTIN WILSON AND A.J. ALLMENDINGER TO COMPETE WITH MICHAEL SHANK RACING IN 2006 ROLEX 24-HOUR ENDURANCE RACE INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2005) -- Looking to get a head start on their third seasons in the Bridgestone Presents The...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series report on Bourdais' ROC event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series report on Bourdais' ROC event

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS SHINES IN RACE OF CHAMPIONS EVENT IN FRANCE INDIANAPOLIS (December 5, 2005) -- The term 'off-season' apparently has a different meaning in French than it does in English, as Bridgestone Presents...

Sun 04 Dec 2005
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-10-01

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-10-01

Today's IRL headlines 1. IndyCar Series Teams Begin Use Of Ethanol-Blended Fuel 2. Patrick nominated for USSA Athlete of the Year 3. Buy unique IRL items in AutoWeek Auction 4. Giebler takes turn with Team USA 1. IndyCar Series Teams Begin Use...

IRL: Two teams to test new ethanol-blended fuel

IRL: Two teams to test new ethanol-blended fuel

INDYCAR SERIES TEAMS BEGIN USE OF ETHANOL-BLENDED FUEL INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 - A pair of IRL IndyCar® Series teams will conduct the first on-track test of the league's new ethanol-blended fuel on Dec. 7 at ...