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Tue 23 Dec 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!

Two of the three principals of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven, spoke to the media today about their plans for the future of the "racing series formerly known as CART." That's right, formerly! While the CART...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500Headline

IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500

The Indy Racing League confirmed stories published last week about the change in engine dimension for the largest part of next year's IndyCar Series schedule, as Chevrolet/Cosworth, Honda and Toyota motors will go on diets, losing half a liter of...

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes fourHeadline

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes four

One of the United States' best open wheel drivers now has gainful employment for the coming 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season. Andretti Green Racing confirmed today it will field four Indy cars next year: for returning drivers Tony...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
IRL: Wheldon wired for winsHeadline

IRL: Wheldon wired for wins

Knowing that he'll be back with Andretti Green Racing in a Jim Beam/Klein Tool-sponsored Honda-powered Dallara next season is a relief for Dan Wheldon, winner of the 2003 Bombardier Rookie of the Year award in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar ...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car unveils new logos and brandingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car unveils new logos and branding

Today at their Indianapolis offices, CART revealed the logos and branding for the corporation and their top series, Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered By Ford. Incorporating the Bridgestone and Ford logos, and sharing design...

IRL: Scott Sharp fastest on Indy 500 opening dayHeadline

IRL: Scott Sharp fastest on Indy 500 opening day

INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2003) -- Just after one o'clock this afternoon, Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson waved the green flag opening the track for practice for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. Scott Sharp. Photo by ...

Fri 21 Nov 2003
IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to IndyHeadline

IRL: John Andretti looking for a ride to Indy

Petty Enterprises announced that it has given permission to veteran driver John Andretti to pull double duty in May and seek a ride the 87th running of The Indianapolis 500. Andretti, who cut his racing teeth in the open wheel ranks, was the ...

Thu 20 Nov 2003
IRL: Franchitti back with AGRHeadline

IRL: Franchitti back with AGR

After rehabbing his surgically repaired back following an April motorcycle accident that cut short the Scot's first Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season and weighing his various options, Dario Franchitti has elected to return to Andretti Green...

Thu 13 Nov 2003
IRL: Manning on deck at GanassiHeadline

IRL: Manning on deck at Ganassi

Is the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series ready for tea and crumpets? It should be, with three - possibly four if Dario Franchitti returns - British drivers campaigning the 16 races scheduled for the 2004 season. Darren Manning, 28, of ...

Tue 28 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Hunter-Reay wins amazing Surfers race, Tracy championHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hunter-Reay wins amazing Surfers race, Tracy champion

In a strange and spectacular race, rookie Ryan Hunter-Reay broke through for his first CART Champ Car win in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Despite a trouble filled race that saw him fail to score a point, Paul Tracy locked up the 2003 Champ Car ...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fun in the sun at Surfers Paradise

Fast cars, beautiful weather and beautiful people combine to provide a weekend of heart-stopping race action for the spectators at the 2003 Lexmark Indy 300 on the Gold Coast. Pitlane activity before the session. Photo by David ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais steals the Surfers pole from his teammateHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais steals the Surfers pole from his teammate

Sebastien Bourdais, with a fast lap of 1:31.718 seconds (109.706 mph) in Newman/Haas Racing's Lola, won the pole today for Sunday's Lexmark Indy 300 on the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Queensland, Australia. This was the fifth pole of the...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira gets the first point at SurfersHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira gets the first point at Surfers

Bruno Junqueira won the provisional pole for the Lexmark Indy 300 in Surfers Paradise on Friday afternoon. Junqueira had time left on the clock after he took the top spot away from Alex Tagliani in the weekend's first qualifying session, so he...

Thu 23 Oct 2003
IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at IndyHeadline

IRL: Tony Renna fatally injured at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, October 22, 2003 - Driver Tony Renna, 26, was so looking forward to his new slot as teammate to Scott Dixon at Target Chip Ganassi Racing. The duo had partnered at PacWest Racing Group while competing on the Indy Lights ladder...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
IRL: Scott Dixon: anatomy of a championHeadline

IRL: Scott Dixon: anatomy of a champion

Thanks to his breeding, boomerangs are something New Zealand native Scott Dixon knows intimately. After an up-and-down first Indy Racing League IndyCar season, in which he earned three wins, five MBNA poles, garnered nine front row starts - and...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy wins Mexico City, Bourdais is top rookieHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy wins Mexico City, Bourdais is top rookie

Paul Tracy dominated the Gran Premio Telmex/Gigante race today at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City to take a commanding lead in the 2003 CART Champ Car Word Series points race with only two races remaining. Sebastien Bourdais...

Sun 12 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy keeps pole, Monteiro fastest today in Mexico CityHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy keeps pole, Monteiro fastest today in Mexico City

Paul Tracy will start from pole position in tomorrow's Gran Premio Telmex/Gigante race at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but he didn't get the prize he was aiming for today. With his eyes on his first championship in CART's Champ Car...

IRL: Hornish fast, Scheckter moves to Panther in 2004Headline

IRL: Hornish fast, Scheckter moves to Panther in 2004

It's been a casual day for the Indy Racing League at Texas Motor Speedway, with the field already set for the season-closing Chevy 500K race tomorrow afternoon. At the same time, the drivers utilized two practice sessions to prepare their cars and...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy gets Friday bonus point in Mexico CityHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy gets Friday bonus point in Mexico City

Points leader Paul Tracy garnered one more point toward the 2003 CART Champ Car World Series championship today when he set the fastest lap in the first round of qualifying session. The PF Racing Lola was clocked at 1:28.842, 112.893 miles per...

Fri 03 Oct 2003
IRL: Ganassi to run Renna in '04Headline

IRL: Ganassi to run Renna in '04

Chip Ganassi has long been known as a good judge of talent, having utilized the services of drivers like Jimmy Vasser, Alex Zanardi, Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon, to name just a few. Tony Renna. Photo by indyracing.com/Ron ...

Thu 02 Oct 2003
IRL: Dixon down to the wireHeadline

IRL: Dixon down to the wire

It's been a roller coaster of a year for Scott Dixon, the New Zealander who came to the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series for the first time this year with the weight of Target Chip Ganassi Racing's might to assist him in a battle for the ...

Mon 22 Sep 2003
IRL: Hornish: The hare at FontanaHeadline

IRL: Hornish: The hare at Fontana

Sam Hornish continues to add his laurels to the Indy Racing League record book in winning Toyota Indy 400, the fastest open wheel race ever run at a whopping 207.151 average speed on the 2-mile California Speedway today for his 11th career victory.

Sat 20 Sep 2003
IRL: Kanaan tops Fontana timesHeadline

IRL: Kanaan tops Fontana times

There are five drivers still in contention for this year's IndyCar Series championship and four of them were among the top five in practice for Sunday's Toyota Indy 400 at the two-mile California Speedway. Tony Kanaan. Photo by Michael...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at MonzaHeadline
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ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi to drive BMW in ETCC at Monza

Munich. Alessandro Zanardi will be competing in motorsport again for the first time since he suffered severe injuriesas a result of an accident two years ago. The Italian lost both legs when he was competing in a round of the American ChampCar ...

Thu 18 Sep 2003
IRL: Two for the titleHeadline

IRL: Two for the title

INDIANAPOLIS, September 16, 2003 - The final two races of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series mean a lot to everyone involved. There are 41 points separating the top five contenders for the $1 million prize that goes with the title Champion,...

Thu 11 Sep 2003
IRL: Rookies on the runHeadline

IRL: Rookies on the run

Only ten points separate the top two contenders for 2003 Bombardier Rookie of the Year in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series. Roger Yasukawa, driver of the ...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
IRL: Hornish by a whisker at ChicagolandHeadline

IRL: Hornish by a whisker at Chicagoland

Sam Hornish Jr. knows exactly what he needs to do to take his third straight IndyCar Series title: win the last three races. He began that thrust today at the 1.5-mile banked Chicagoland Superspeedway oval by winning the Delphi Indy 300 by a...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
IRL: Brack ready for better daysHeadline

IRL: Brack ready for better days

Kenny Brack has the credentials of a winner, as he is both the Indy Racing League's 1998 champion and victor in the 1999 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. After a three-year hiatus from the League, Brack returned to action this year with Team Rahal, a...

Mon 01 Sep 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira dances through the streets of DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira dances through the streets of Denver

Brazilian Bruno Junqueira outpaced the field and drove to his second consecutive victory on the Denver street course in the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. Bruno Junqueira. Photo by Eric Gilbert. "This...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junquiera leans on Friday time to claim Denver poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junquiera leans on Friday time to claim Denver pole

In a rain-soaked single-car qualifying session, defending Denver Grand Prix champion Bruno Junqueira simply held on to his time from Friday's run, and will start from the front row for Sunday's race. "I don't think it was really (fair) to be...

Sat 30 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sits on provisional pole in DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sits on provisional pole in Denver

Performing in the new single-car qualifying format introduced by CART this weekend, Bruno Junquiera took full advantage of a freshly paved racing surface and claimed provisional pole in the thin air of Denver. "I'm very pleased to have single...

Wed 27 Aug 2003
IRL: The Professor and The KidHeadline

IRL: The Professor and The Kid

Gil de Ferran intends to leave the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and his 21-year racing career on top. Currently second in points behind teammate Helio Castroneves (429-404), the 35-year-old veteran announced yesterday that he'd give up his...

Tue 26 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jourdain gets his second win in MontrealHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jourdain gets his second win in Montreal

Michel Jourdain Jr. passed early race leader Alex Tagliani during the final round of pit stops to win today's Molson Indy Montreal. The win was Jourdain's second in his breakthrough year with Team Rahal and his first on a road course. The points...

IRL: A champion retires, a champion gains his seatHeadline

IRL: A champion retires, a champion gains his seat

The wait is over to learn Sam Hornish Jr.'s plans for the future. The 24-year-old from Defiance, OH has aligned himself with the most successful team in American open wheel racing, Marlboro Team Penske. Sam Hornish Jr.. Photo by ...