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Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2002) - Former Champ Car driver Stefan Johansson announced today the formation of American Spirit Team Johansson, a complete two-car effort that will campaign the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...

Ken Schrader signs with BAM RacingHeadline

Ken Schrader signs with BAM Racing

BAM Racing had a tough year in 2002, going through six drivers in the No. 49 Dodge. However, they now have signed veteran driver Ken Schrader for the 2003 season, hoping to turn their luck around. Schrader was released at the end of the 2002 ...

More honors for 2002 Champion KristensenHeadline

More honors for 2002 Champion Kristensen

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 19, 2002) -- The honors and accolades continue to grow for Tom Kristensen, the 2002 champion of the American Le Mans Series. The 35-year-old driver for the Audi Sport North America team has been selected "Name of the...

Thu 19 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch seriesHeadline

BUSCH: Blount moves with Braun Racing to Busch series

Mooresville, North Carolina (December 17, 2002) - Braun Racing announced today that it will field an entry in the 2003 NASCAR BGN Series with Rookie driver Chad Blount. Last week the team announced that they would field an entry for Steadman...

BUSCH: Kasey Kahne signs with Akins MotorsportsHeadline

BUSCH: Kasey Kahne signs with Akins Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne, 22, will drive the No. 38 Great Clips Ford for Akins Motorsports in 2003. It will be his first full season in the NASCAR Busch Series. "I'm very excited about a full-time Busch Series ride," said Kahne. "It's a...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston CupHeadline

BUSCH: Casey Mears signs with Ganassi Racing Winston Cup

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (December 5, 2002) --- Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that Casey Mears will drive the No. 41 Target Dodge in the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series with veteran Jimmy Elledge performing the crew chief...

Wed 04 Dec 2002
BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to BuschHeadline

BUSCH: Atwood out at Evernham, may return to Busch

Ray Evernham appears to have fallen out of step with his earlier commitment. Numerous times this year he boasted, "Casey [Atwood] is the future of Evernham Motorsports." The future appears to have been rather brief. On Monday, December 2, Casey...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget titleHeadline

WS: WM: Stewart sweeps Las Vegas, Darland takes Midget title

2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Tony Stewart of Rushville, Ind. captured both ends of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway "Bullring." It marked his first USAC Sprint/Midget sweep on ...

Tue 26 Nov 2002
BUSCH: Biffle honored as ChampionHeadline

BUSCH: Biffle honored as Champion

Roush Racing's Greg Biffle was the toast of the evening as he was awarded his 2002 NASCAR Busch Series championship trophy last Friday evening in Florida. In receiving his year-end payout, Biffle became the first champion to score more then a ...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
BUSCH: Biffle clinches Busch title at PhoenixHeadline

BUSCH: Biffle clinches Busch title at Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ- Roush Racing's Greg Biffle clinched the 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Championship Saturday afternoon after running the No. 60 Ford a strong third at the Phoenix International Raceway. Biffle also gave Jack Roush his first ever Busch...

Sun 10 Nov 2002
BUSCH: Wimmer knocks out third win in PhoenixHeadline

BUSCH: Wimmer knocks out third win in Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ- After a long struggle to finally score his first win, Bill Davis Racing's Scott Wimmer is making winning a habit as he grabbed his third career win this year Saturday afternoon on the one-mile track at the Phoenix International...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez trackHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Music again at Hermanos Rodriguez track

A track with an enormous tradition was reinaugurated today. The Hermanos Rodriguez track is ready to host the final round of the CART FedEx Championship on 17 November, the Telmex Gigante Mexico Grand Prix, and it is already in great form. With...

Tue 29 Oct 2002
BUSCH: Biffle close to clinching championshipHeadline

BUSCH: Biffle close to clinching championship

Entering Saturday's race in Atlanta, the Busch Series championship leader Greg Biffle had a 105-point cushion over Jason Keller. After leading a lap, and finishing 5th to Keller's 7th, Biffle now heads to Rockingham 119 points in the lead. With...

Sun 27 Oct 2002
BUSCH: McMurray lands first Busch win in AtlantaHeadline

BUSCH: McMurray lands first Busch win in Atlanta

Hampton, Ga -- Jamie McMurray scored his first Busch Series win after taking the lead with one lap to go at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. McMurray was running second when leader Joe Nemechek ran out of gas heading towards the white flag. The white...

Mon 09 Sep 2002
BUSCH: McMurray signs with GanassiHeadline

BUSCH: McMurray signs with Ganassi

Richmond, VA--Chip Ganassi Racing has signed Jamie McMurray to drive the Chevron Texaco Dodge beginning next season. Havoline will don the hood of the car as announced Saturday. McMurray's car number and crew chief are yet to be ...

Mon 05 Aug 2002
Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello take Trois-Rivières winHeadline

Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello take Trois-Rivières win

Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello won Saturday's American Le Mans Series Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres after making a late-race tire change that gave their Audi R8 the speed needed to win.

Mon 01 Jul 2002
BUSCH: Biffle wins scorcher at MilwaukeeHeadline

BUSCH: Biffle wins scorcher at Milwaukee

West Allis, WI-- In what was an overwhelmingly hot day for both crews and drivers, Greg Biffle and his Roush Racing No. 60 team outlasted the heat to win their second race of the season after dominating 168 laps. With the win, polesitter Biffle...

Sun 26 May 2002
BUSCH: Jeff Green edges Biffle for Charlotte winHeadline

BUSCH: Jeff Green edges Biffle for Charlotte win

Defending race winner Jeff Green fought off a hard charging Gregg Biffle to win the Carquest 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. "There was no doubt in my mind we had the fastest car, just a great day for us," said Green. Green, a former series...

Sun 05 May 2002
BUSCH: Jason Keller takes Richmond for third win of yearHeadline

BUSCH: Jason Keller takes Richmond for third win of year

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond International Raceway has always been one of Jason Keller's favorite tracks, but he had never finished higher than fifth on the .75-mile D-shaped oval. Keller's luck took a turn for the better this evening after he...

Sun 21 Apr 2002
BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crashHeadline

BUSCH: Jack Roush injured in plane crash

Birmingham, AL - Jack Roush's private plane crashed late Friday into a lake near Troy, Alabama. Roush was airlifted to University Hospital in Birmingham. His condition is critical, but stable at this time. Roush owns the Winston cup teams of...

Wed 17 Apr 2002
BUSCH: More fines for HarvickHeadline

BUSCH: More fines for Harvick

Kevin Harvick, driver of the Richard Childress Racing No. 29, better learn to control his temper. After sitting out Sunday's Virginia 500 at Martinsville, NASCAR followed up his punishment with a $35,000 fine and extended his probation until ...

Sat 09 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing season

CICERO, IL -- Officials of Chicago Motor Speedway today suspended the track's 2002 auto racing schedule, which includes the CART FedEx Series Target Grand Prix and the Sears Craftsman 175 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Horse racing at ...