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Tue 11 Jan 2005
Celebrating Milt MinterHeadline

Celebrating Milt Minter

There was no passing of a torch when Milt Minter died on December 23, 2004. Minter was an original. Known most particularly for his endurance drives in Porsche sports cars from the 60s to this current decade, Milt was one of those guys who could...

Thu 24 Nov 2005
Legge pilots Minardi F1 carHeadline

Legge pilots Minardi F1 car

Form followed function for Katherine Legge today as the three-time 2005 Toyota Atlantic Championship race winner clocked 27 learning laps at speed on the Autodromo Vallelunga road course near Rome. Katherine Legge. Photo by ...

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...

Sat 06 Aug 2005
East keeps challengers at bay for IRP winHeadline

East keeps challengers at bay for IRP win

Despite predictions of thunderstorms, the final USAC Silver Crown Series pavement event of 2005 was completed on a dry track at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Part of the three-day Kroger Speedfest, the J.D. Byrider 100 was the last pavement race for...

Thu 13 Jan 2005
Hines takes 2005 Chili Bowl titleHeadline

Hines takes 2005 Chili Bowl title

Hines Escapes Tulsa with Narrow O'Reilly Chili Bowl Victory BY: Lonnie Wheatley TULSA, Okla. (January 8, 2005) -- The checkered flag flew none too soon for Indiana's Tracy Hines in Saturday night's 19th Annual O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Honda riders earn front row in IstanbulHeadline

Honda riders earn front row in Istanbul

The Movistar Honda riders came up today with a 1-2 in the qualifying session at the Istanbul Park Circuit for this weekend's first MotoGP Grand Prix of Turkey. Sete Gibernau took the pole position, leaving behind, by just one tenth of a second,...

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...

Sun 18 Sep 2005
Speed is the name and the gameHeadline

Speed is the name and the game

Scott Speed. His name says it all and the 22-year-old Californian is firmly headed for the big time in motorsports: the FIA Formula One Championship.

Mon 26 Sep 2005
Nelson Piquet takes the double for BrazilHeadline

Nelson Piquet takes the double for Brazil

Team Brazil opened the inaugural A1 Grand Prix race with a resounding double victory, with Nelson Piquet Jr. easily taking wins in both the sprint and the feature race at Brands Hatch. Nelson A. Piquet. Photo by xpb.cc. The new...

Thu 15 Dec 2005
A special touch for the holidaysHeadline

A special touch for the holidays

This Year It is Okay To Get a Lot When You Give a Little By: Tom Moore, Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing It is the time of year that our thoughts all turn towards others, or they should. But, if we're honest, how many of us don't ...

Mon 04 Apr 2005
Bobby Labonte to race in Grand Am at BirminghamHeadline

Bobby Labonte to race in Grand Am at Birmingham

Exclusively for Motorsport.com by DC Williams 2000 Nextel Cup Champion Bobby Labonte has added the July 29-31 Grand American Rolex Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., to his 2005 Grand American Rolex Series race ...

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 ...

Tue 13 Dec 2005
Jani lands Dubai sprint poleHeadline

Jani lands Dubai sprint pole

Neel Jani gave his Team Switzerland their second pole in the inaugural season of the A1 Grand Prix series and to edge out the front-running Team France. Three weeks ago in Malaysia, the Swiss racer landed the team their first pole position in ...

Mon 10 Jan 2005
SCC: Angelelli fastest in Daytona testingHeadline

SCC: Angelelli fastest in Daytona testing

Max Angelelli flew around the 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway to set the fastest time over three testing days for the upcoming Grand American Rolex Series season opener. ...

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 29 Jul 2005
Timo Bernhard: A lap of PortlandHeadline

Timo Bernhard: A lap of Portland

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the American Le Mans Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. This coming weekend the racers will compete on the 1.944-mile...

Tue 17 May 2005
Van Overbeek: One lap of SebringHeadline

Van Overbeek: One lap of Sebring

Motorsport.com decided to have an American Le Mans Series driver give our readers a lap around the season opener, the historic 12 hours of Sebring, Flying Lizard Motorsports' Johannes van Overbeek sent us, in his own words, the lap around the ...

Fri 15 Jul 2005
Scott Bradley: A lap of Sears PointHeadline

Scott Bradley: A lap of Sears Point

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. This coming weekend the teams will take to the Infineon...

Wed 13 Apr 2005
Get a Legge upHeadline

Get a Legge up

How often have we heard that one driver or another is the "real deal"? Some people were just born to race. Katherine Legge, who makes her home next to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in Northampton, UK is certainly one of those. She is the...

Fri 17 Jun 2005
ACO plans changes to Le Mans circuit, paddockHeadline

ACO plans changes to Le Mans circuit, paddock

The official ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) press conference took place as usual on the Friday of Le Mans week in the Restaurant du Welcome in the North West area of the circuit. The ACO took this opportunity to look forward to next year's ...

Tue 11 Jan 2005
Bill Oursler's Daytona Notebook - SundayHeadline

Bill Oursler's Daytona Notebook - Sunday

After three days of testing, about the only thing proved was that the outcome of next month's Grand American Rolex Series season opening Daytona Rolex 24 will be a crap shoot. In fact, so tight were the times that the top 14 Daytona Prototypes -...

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Marino Franchitti: A lap of Road AtlantaHeadline

Marino Franchitti: A lap of Road Atlanta

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the American Le Mans Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. This coming weekend the ALMS drivers will compete on the ...

Mon 03 Oct 2005
Corser wins World Superbike title after rain cancellationHeadline

Corser wins World Superbike title after rain cancellation

Troy Corser clinched the 2005 World Superbike championship today under somewhat unusual circumstances -- the Australian took the title after a torrential downpour caused the cancellation of the second race of the Imola round. Troy ...

Fri 01 Jul 2005
Chris Dyson: A lap of Lime RockHeadline

Chris Dyson: A lap of Lime Rock

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. This coming weekend the teams will take to the Lime Rock...

Mon 11 Apr 2005
Legge earns first career win in Long BeachHeadline

Legge earns first career win in Long Beach

With 15 rookies of 19 starters in today's Imperial Capital Bank Challenge that begins the Toyota Atlantic Challenge for the 2005 season, it was nearly inevitable a first-timer would claim the checkered flags. Katherine Legge. Photo by...

Fri 04 Feb 2005
Pruett parades to pole at DaytonaHeadline

Pruett parades to pole at Daytona

Scott Pruett began his quest for a second consecutive Grand American Rolex Sports Car Daytona Prototype championship the same way he started last season: on pole position for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Scott Pruett. Photo by Eric ...

Wed 19 Jan 2005
Robby Gordon's first taste of DakarHeadline

Robby Gordon's first taste of Dakar

Robby Gordon has never shied away from a challenge when it comes to auto racing. The 36-year-old NASCAR driver spends most of his time in the seat of a stock car these days, but took time out to compete in the 27th Dakar rally. Dirk von...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rossi happy with latest Ferrari testHeadline
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Rossi happy with latest Ferrari test

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi was back behind the wheel of a Ferrari F1 car this week when he undertook a three-day test at Fiorano and Mugello. Rossi has tested with the Maranello squad twice already this year and while he has denied rumours...

Thu 13 Oct 2005
Bergmeister and Long: A lap of Laguna SecaHeadline

Bergmeister and Long: A lap of Laguna Seca

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the American Le Mans Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. This coming weekend both series' drivers will compete on the...

Sun 06 Feb 2005
4 car diary - Rolex 24, Johnson in the huntHeadline

4 car diary - Rolex 24, Johnson in the hunt

Jimmie Johnson Acquits Well By Bill King On both his sets of fresh tires, Jimmie Johnson had The Boss Snowplow No. 4 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford in the 1:49s for about three laps before the sticker edge wore off the Hoosiers. He...

Fri 19 Aug 2005
JJ Lehto: A lap of Road AmericaHeadline

JJ Lehto: A lap of Road America

Motorsport.com has asked drivers from the American Le Mans Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge to give our readers an insight of some of the 2005 venues that they will compete on. This coming weekend the ALMS drivers will compete on the ...

Thu 27 Jan 2005
Charlotte Media Tour: Monday QuipsHeadline

Charlotte Media Tour: Monday Quips

Charlotte Media Tour: Monday Quips By: Bill King The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Media Tour kicked off Monday in Charlotte, N.C., organized for the 22nd consecutive year by Lowe's Motor Speedway. The opening activity was a luncheon at the University...

Tue 06 Dec 2005
Kristensen, Ekstrom perfect in Nations' CupHeadline

Kristensen, Ekstrom perfect in Nations' Cup

Tom Kristensen and Mattias Ekstrom took the Nations' Cup for Team Scandinavia with a perfect record of nine victories and no losses, in the opening event of the Race of Champions. Final: winner Tom Kristensen celebrates. Photo by...

Fri 04 Feb 2005
Duno eyes Daytona 24 winHeadline

Duno eyes Daytona 24 win

Milka Duno has her eyes set on scoring victory in the Daytona Rolex 24 on Sunday, February 6th. The Venezuelan racer has class, including overall, wins in the Grand Am series, along with wins in other sportscar endurance series on her impressive...

Fri 09 Sep 2005
A fast lap around VIR -- then and nowHeadline

A fast lap around VIR -- then and now

Special to Motorsport.com by Bill King Ed Lowther (1964) and EFR (2005) take you for a lap around the most challenging racetrack in the country -- and maybe the world. Ed Lowther (left) explains it all to the author, circa 1964. Photo...

Wed 09 Feb 2005
Taylor's Rolex 24 win a career highlightHeadline

Taylor's Rolex 24 win a career highlight

Was this a Rolex 24 "for the ages?" If you like SunTrust Racing, the team owned by veteran driver Wayne Taylor and run with his on-circuit partner Max Angelelli and, this year, with Emmanuel Collard in their ...