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Wed 07 Jul 2004
Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tributeHeadline

Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward tribute

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 5, 2004 -- Rodger Ward, one of the greatest drivers in Indianapolis 500-Mile Race history, died July 5 in Anaheim, Calif. He was 83. Rodger Ward. Photo by IMS LLC. Ward won the race twice and during a...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84Headline

Papa Joe Hendrick passes at 84

Joseph R. Hendrick Jr., father of Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and company president John Hendrick, passed away Wednesday evening at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 84. Papa Joe Hendrick award event: Papa Joe...

Tribute to Rodger Ward

Tribute to Rodger Ward

Farewell to Rodger Ward We paid our last respects to Rodger Ward on July 11, 2004, at the San Diego Automotive Museum, in famed Balboa Park. Over 300 people showed up to honor this great man and pay tribute to his life and to his ...

Tue 28 Dec 2004
This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History (December 26-January 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 26 Derek Bell finishes third overall and first in the F3 class in a race at Mallory Park, England, driving a BMC-powered Lotus 31 (1964). December 27 Whitney Straight wins the South African...

Thu 01 Apr 2004
IRL: Kevin Forbes interview on IMS repaving

IRL: Kevin Forbes interview on IMS repaving

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 31, 2004 -- An interview with Kevin Forbes, Indianapolis Motor Speedway director of engineering and construction, about the repaving of the entire 2.5-mile IMS oval starting in August 2004: Q: When will the...

Mon 28 Jun 2004
25 years since first Renault victory
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25 years since first Renault victory

On July 1st, Renault will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its maiden Grand Prix success, at the 1979 French Grand Prix. The man at the wheel that day, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, and Bernard Dudot, today Deputy Managing Director at Viry-Chatillon,...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Chaparral Gallery opens at The Petroleum Museum

Chaparral Gallery opens at The Petroleum Museum

Until the mid-1960s, aerodynamics to a race car designer meant only making a car "slippery" and streamlined, to reduce drag and make the car go fast in a straight line. Then along came Jim Hall and his Chaparrals to use aerodynamics to not only...

Fri 11 Jun 2004
Sam Posey receives Bob Akin award

Sam Posey receives Bob Akin award

Sam Posey first Recipient of Bob Akin Motorsports Award WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 9, 2004) - Sam Posey was presented the inaugural Bob Akin Motorsports Award by the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC) at Watkins Glen International Raceway on June 4.

Sun 25 Jul 2004
This Week in Racing History (July 25-31)

This Week in Racing History (July 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 25 Ron Fry drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Dyrham Park Hillclimb at Bristol, England (1964). July 26 Lee Kunzman, John Martin, Roger McCluskey, Dick Simon, and George Snyder test new...

Mon 03 May 2004
This Week in Racing History (May 2-8)

This Week in Racing History (May 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 2 John Foulston and Les Cocks drive a Lola T530 to victory in the Thundersports race at Snetterton, England (1982). May 3 Nigel Mansell drives a Williams-Honda FW11B to victory in the San ...

Wed 07 Jul 2004
Rodger Ward services announced

Rodger Ward services announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, July 6, 2004 -- Information on services for two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rodger Ward, who died July 5 at age 83: Memorial service: A memorial service for Ward will take place at: 5 p.m. (PDT), Sunday, July 11 San Diego...

Wed 19 May 2004
ProRally: John Buffum inducted into Off-Road HoF

ProRally: John Buffum inducted into Off-Road HoF

SCCA Prorally Legend Buffum Inducted into Off-Road Hall of Fame TOPEKA, Kan. (May 17, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America ProRally legend John Buffum has been selected as one of six inductees into the 2004 class of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall...

Fri 21 May 2004
Key dates in Goodyear Racing history, May 24-30

Key dates in Goodyear Racing history, May 24-30

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers May 24, 1981 -- Bobby Unser wins the Indianapolis 500. May 24, 1987 -- Al Unser wins the Indianapolis 500 on Goodyear...

Mon 05 Jul 2004
This Week in Racing History (July 4-10)

This Week in Racing History (July 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 4 Richard Petty scores his 200th NASCAR Winston Cup victory with a victory in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1984). July 5 Leon Thery wins the Gordon Bennett race (1905). July...

Sat 12 Jun 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history, June 14-20

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history, June 14-20

Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers June 13-14, 1970 -- The Goodyear-shod Porsche 917 L driven by Hans Hermann and Richard Atwood wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans. June 14-15, 1975 -- Jacky Ickx and...

Mon 24 May 2004
This Week in Racing History (May 23-29)

This Week in Racing History (May 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 23 Jim Hall and Hap Sharp lap the field in the USRRC race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA, in their Chaparral 2s. Hall wins the race and is presented with the Vanderbilt Cup by Cornelius...

Sat 03 Jul 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History, July 5-11

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History, July 5-11

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers July 7, 1984 -- Cale Yarborough wins the International Race of Champions event at the Cleveland Airport while racing on ...

Fri 06 Aug 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History, Aug. 9-15

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History, Aug. 9-15

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers Aug. 9, 1986 -- Al Unser Jr. wins both the race and the International Race of Champions title at Watkins Glen ...

Thu 01 Apr 2004
IRL: Scratching the surface at IMS

IRL: Scratching the surface at IMS

The 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval will be repaved following the August 8th running of the 11th annual Brickyard 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race that signifies the end of the circuit's racing season this year. Although the track was ...

Mon 12 Apr 2004
This Week in Racing History (April 11-17)

This Week in Racing History (April 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 11 Lola ships the first T810 chassis to Electromotive Engineering to become the first Nissan GTP-ZX Turbo IMSA racer (1985). April 12 NASCAR stockcar racing great Curtis Turner born ...

Sun 25 Apr 2004
This Week in Racing History (April 25-May 1)

This Week in Racing History (April 25-May 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 25 Sylvain Garant wins the Coupes USA at Montlhery, France, in a Ferrari 250 GTO (1963). April 26 John Morton and Hurley Haywood drive the Group 44 Jaguar XJR-7 to victory in the IMSA Camel GT...

Sun 07 Nov 2004
This Week in Racing History (November 7-13)

This Week in Racing History (November 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker November 7 Sports car racer Sherwood Johnson dies at age 73 (2000). November 8 Victor Hemery establishes a new speed record at Brooklands of 202.691 kmh in a "Blitzen Benz" (1909). November 9 Bruce...

Mon 31 May 2004
This Week in Racing History (May 30-June 5)

This Week in Racing History (May 30-June 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker May 30 Driving Clergys, Bill Barndollar wins the 20 mile race and Lewis Clergy the 10 mile event at Des Moines Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, USA (1916). May 31 Luigi Fagioli crashes his Lancia B20 ...

Thu 29 Apr 2004
Illinois State Fair anniversary

Illinois State Fair anniversary

Racing Through the Years at the Illinois State Fair Illinois State Fair Celebrates 94th Anniversary of Auto Racing! In 2004 the Illinois State Fair celebrates the 94th anniversary of competitive auto racing as part of the fair's ...

Mon 02 Feb 2004
IRL: IRL founding principal series, part 2

IRL: IRL founding principal series, part 2

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 -- Dennis Wood is an automobile racing philosopher. His answers to questions about the sport may be long or short, but they'll always be passionate. Wood, whose longtime involvement in motorsports has ...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 3 Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass drive a Rothmans Porsche 956 to victory in the World Endurance Championship 6-hour race at Fuji, Japan (1982). October 4 Emerson Fittipaldi drives a Lotus 72 to...

Mon 23 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History (August 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 22 Nimrod Racing Automobiles, which fielded Aston Martin-powered prototypes, disbands (1983). August 23 Alberto Ascari wins the Swiss Grand Prix at Brengarten driving a Ferrari 500 ...

Thu 01 Apr 2004
IRL: IMS oval track repaving

IRL: IMS oval track repaving

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval To Be Repaved This Year Project to begin in August after Brickyard 400 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 31, 2004 -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile oval will be repaved after the 2004 Brickyard 400,...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history June 7-13

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history June 7-13

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers June 7, 1986 -- Al Unser Jr. wins his second International Race of Champions event of the season while racing at Mid-Ohio ...

Sat 21 Feb 2004
IRL: IRL founding principal series, part 4

IRL: IRL founding principal series, part 4

When IRL opportunity knocks, drivers answer. INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 -- John Barnes was a longtime mechanic and crew chief when a unique opportunity came along in 1997. "I was approached by Pennzoil to start a team," Barnes recalled.

Sun 15 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 15-21)

This Week in Racing History (August 15-21)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 15 At Pescara, Italy, an OSCA races for the first time, but the car, driven by Franco Cornacchia, suffers engine failure (1948). August 16 Jackie Ickx wins the Austrian Grand Prix on the ...

Wed 11 Aug 2004
AARWBA Legends in Racing 2004

AARWBA Legends in Racing 2004

Five names added to AARWBA's Legends in Racing It is easy to over-use a word like "legendary," but what else can we call the two Indy Car chief mechanics, two NASCAR drivers and a pre-war grand prix hero elected to Legends in ...

Tue 21 Dec 2004
This Week in Racing History (December 19-25)

This Week in Racing History (December 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 19 The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967). December 20 Formula One and sports car racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968). December 21 Ayrton Senna tests a...

Sun 31 Oct 2004
This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History (October 31-November 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 31 Paul Derkum wins the first San Diego to Phoenix motorcycle race on an Indian motorcycle (1913). November 1 American sports car builder Bill Devin dies (2000). November 2 Bobby Rahal...

Tue 31 Aug 2004
This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker August 29 Formula Atlantic and CART Indy Car team owner Doug Shierson born (1941). August 30 John Surtees drives the first Lola T70 MkII to victory in the Guards International Trophy race at ...

Mon 26 Jul 2004
Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history, July 26 to Aug. 1

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing history, July 26 to Aug. 1

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers July 26, 1986 -- Cale Yarborough races to victory on Goodyear tires in International Race of Champions competition at ...