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Sat 22 Dec 2007
IPS: IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing drivers on top 50 list

IPS: IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing drivers on top 50 list

THREE CHIP GANASSI RACING DRIVERS RANKED IN AUTOSPORT'S TOP 50 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Friday, December 21, 2007)-- While Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Inc. is already in the midst of preparations for the 2008 racing season, it has one more reason to be...

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-18

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-18

Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. ESPN2 to televise 2008 Indy Pro Series slate 2. Manning returns to A.J. Foyt Racing 3. Indy Pro Series To Sponsor Loyet Motorsports At Chili Bowl 4. Adam Andretti to debut with new Indy Pro...

IRL: AJ Foyt Racing on loss of Ken Hendricks

IRL: AJ Foyt Racing on loss of Ken Hendricks

A.J. Foyt Racing Mourns Loss of Ken Hendricks WALLER, TX December 21, 2007--It is with great sadness that we at A.J. Foyt Racing have learned of the death of Ken Hendricks, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ABC Supply Co.,...

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-20

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-20

Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Chesson, Munter test with Panther Racing 2. Castroneves graces cover of ESPN the Magazine 3. Cunningham tests IndyCar Series car 4. Stewart honored 1. Chesson, Munter test with Panther ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Conquest Racing announces new partner

CHAMPCAR/CART: Conquest Racing announces new partner

CONQUEST RACING SOLIDIFIES FUTURE WITH NEW PARTNER OPES PRIME (Indianapolis, IN) December 20, 2007-- Conquest Racing has solidified its future in the Champ Car World Series with the signing of new marketing partner Opes Prime Group Ltd, an ...

Sun 16 Dec 2007
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal, Wilson team with MSR for Daytona 24Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal, Wilson team with MSR for Daytona 24

Champ Car World Series stars Justin Wilson and Graham Rahal have landed rides with Michael Shank Racing for next month's Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the opening round of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season. The two open-wheel drivers will...

Sat 15 Dec 2007
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-12

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-12

INDYCAR SERIES NEWS AND NOTES -- Dec. 12, 2007 Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Castroneves to join Dancing With The Stars The Tour 2. Lloyd begins prep work for 2008 debut with Sebring test 3. Schmidt crew builds ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais, Rahal receive post season honors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais, Rahal receive post season honors

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS AND GRAHAM RAHAL EARN ACCOLADES FOR THEIR 2007 CHAMP CAR RESULTS LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (December 14, 2007) --- Sebastien Bourdais and Graham Rahal have received accolades for their success during the 2007 Champ Car World Series...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Power receives special award in Australia

CHAMPCAR/CART: Power receives special award in Australia

POWER WINS PRESTIGIOUS SIR JACK BRABHAM AWARD Team Australia Champ Car driver Will Power has been awarded the prestigious Sir Jack Brabham Award at the CAMS Australian Motorsport Awards in Melbourne, Australia tonight. Power, who is still in...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Graham Rahal to drive BMW F1 in Las Vegas

CHAMPCAR/CART: Graham Rahal to drive BMW F1 in Las Vegas

CHAMP CAR STAR GRAHAM RAHAL TO DRIVE BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM CAR HILLIARD, Ohio (December 14, 2007) Open-wheel racing star-in-the-making Graham Rahal may reside in New Albany, Ohio, but he is fast becoming a fan of Las Vegas, as the Nevada...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pacific Coast Motorsports season review

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pacific Coast Motorsports season review

Pacific Coast Motorsports Reflects on Rookie Season OXNARD, CA (December 12, 2007) -- Just over one year ago, Pacific Coast Motorsports announced they would return to open-wheel racing with a two-car effort in the Champ Car World Series; ...

Fri 14 Dec 2007
IRL: Ganassi reveals two-car attack for Daytona 24

IRL: Ganassi reveals two-car attack for Daytona 24

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Monday its driver lineup for next month's Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the opening round of the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season. The two-car attack featuring drivers from the team's three racing programs...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
IRL: 2008 IndyCar television package announced

IRL: 2008 IndyCar television package announced

INDYCAR SERIES EVENTS SET FOR ESPN, ESPN2 AND ABC IN 2008 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 -- ESPN will continue its longstanding relationship with the IndyCar® Series by providing television coverage during the 2008 season. The entire...

IRL: Castroneves dances home with mirrorball trophy

IRL: Castroneves dances home with mirrorball trophy

Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves returned to the site of his previous successes with a new triumph to celebrate in his charmed life: the mirrorball trophy awarded the winner of the 'Dancing With The Stars' television show ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: David Martinez off-season notes 2007-12-13

CHAMPCAR/CART: David Martinez off-season notes 2007-12-13

DAVID MARTINEZ GOES INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH HIGH HOPES FOR 2008 Monterrey, Mexico -- December 13, 2007 -- After having a strong showing for the second year in a row in front of his countrymen at the Champ Car Season Finale in Mexico City,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carl Skerlong post-test quotes 2007-12-13

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carl Skerlong post-test quotes 2007-12-13

Carl Skerlong Champ Car Q&A Mukilteo, Washington (December 13, 2007) -- Seattle's Carl Skerlong tested one of Pacific Coast Motorsports 750bhp Champ Car World Series entries two weeks ago at California's Buttonwillow Raceway and the 19-year-old...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-07

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-07

Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Mutoh gets to know AGR teammates at test 2. Briscoe gets extended time in car 3. Ganassi, Rahal teams help evaluate potential change at Infineon Raceway 1. Mutoh gets to know AGR teammates...

IRL: Penske Performance appoints new VP, Marketing

IRL: Penske Performance appoints new VP, Marketing

PENSKE PERFORMANCE APPOINTS JONATHAN GIBSON VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 7, 2007) - Penske Performance has appointed Jonathan Gibson as Vice President of Marketing, a newly created position within its ...

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing Sears Point test 2007-12-07

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing Sears Point test 2007-12-07

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING BEGINS PRESEASON PREPARATION FOR 2008 INDYCAR SERIES SEASON SONOMA, Ca. (December 7, 2007) -- The Rahal Letterman Racing IndyCar squad went Christmas shopping today in Sonoma, California, trying to find that combination of...

IRL: Infineon Raceway Sears Point test notes 2007-12-07

IRL: Infineon Raceway Sears Point test notes 2007-12-07

IndyCar Series Drivers Complete Test Session at Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2007) -- IndyCar® Series drivers Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay completed a full day of testing under blue skies at Infineon Raceway on...

IRL: Homestead-Miami Speedway test notes 2007-12-06

IRL: Homestead-Miami Speedway test notes 2007-12-06

Back on Track: Helio Castroneves Hits Homestead-Miami Speedway to Drive First Laps as "Dancing" Champion Wheldon, Kanaan among others testing for March's SpeedJam at HMS MIAMI--Helio Castroneves can't stop dancing. The Miami resident and ...

Thu 06 Dec 2007
IRL: Homestead test only part of Castoneves weekend

IRL: Homestead test only part of Castoneves weekend

RETURN TO COCKPIT BEGINS BUSY WEEKEND FOR CASTRONEVES Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner tests IndyCar Series car at Homestead, then heads to Vegas as "Dancing With The Stars" cast supports Mayweather HOMESTEAD, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 -- As...

IRL: Castroneves returns to driving at Homestead test

IRL: Castroneves returns to driving at Homestead test

Two-time Indy 500 winner & "Dancing With The Stars" champion joins IndyCar Series drivers participating in Firestone tire test at Homestead on Dec. 6 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 -- IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves will return to...

Wed 05 Dec 2007
IPS: IRL: Indianapolis 500 notebook 2007-12-05

IPS: IRL: Indianapolis 500 notebook 2007-12-05

Castroneves, Briscoe to drive in Rolex 24; Indy stars earn All-America nominations INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and his new Penske Racing IndyCar Series teammate, Ryan Briscoe, will...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Perera completes Forsythe/Pettit Racing test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Perera completes Forsythe/Pettit Racing test

Franck Perera Completes Productive Two-day Test for Forsythe/Pettit Racing INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 5, 2007) - Forsythe/Pettit Racing completed two days of testing with Champ Car Atlantic Rookie of the Year Franck Perera at MSR Houston, the 17-turn,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Viso, Battistini complete Minardi Team USA test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Viso, Battistini complete Minardi Team USA test

VISO AND BATTISTINI COMPLETE 2-DAY TEST WITH MINARDI TEAM USA Indianapolis, IN (December 4, 2007) -- Minardi Team USA wrapped up two days of testing with Venezuelan Ernesto Viso and Englishman Dillon Battistini today at Sebring International ...

Tue 04 Dec 2007
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-03

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-12-03

Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Meira brightens holiday of INDYDownForce members 2. Kanaan team takes first, second in Granja Viana kart race 3. Franchitti honored at Autosport Awards 4. Williams earns honor in New ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2008 testing schedule announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2008 testing schedule announced

Champ Car Finalizes 2008 Testing Schedule Houston, Portland join Sebring, Monterey as cities featuring official test days INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (Dec. 3, 2007)--With the new year quickly approaching, the Champ Car World Series and the...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
IRL: Texas Motor Speedway 2007 review

IRL: Texas Motor Speedway 2007 review

TMS ONCE AGAIN PLAYS PIVOTAL ROLE IN 2007 MOTORSPORTS SEASON * Dickies 500 Winner Jimmie Johnson Scores 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship * Kevin Harvick Sets New Record in O'Reilly Challenge * Bombardier Learjet 550k Produces Another...

IRL: AGR owners quotes on fifth anniversary

IRL: AGR owners quotes on fifth anniversary

Andretti Green Racing Marks Five Successful Years of Business INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 30, 2007) - Andretti Green Racing, the winningest team in IndyCar Series history, will commemorate the fifth anniversary of its inception on...

IRL: Crashed-car keychain brings Christmas cheer

IRL: Crashed-car keychain brings Christmas cheer

When Vitor Meira ran into a sponsorship conflict that cancelled a promised meet-and-greet with fans, the Brazilian ace at Panther Racing vowed he'd do something to make amends to his admirers. The result is a novelty that's become much ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Negrao completes test with Rocketsports

CHAMPCAR/CART: Negrao completes test with Rocketsports

NEGRAO COMPLETES TWO-DAY RUN WITH ROCKETSPORTS IN HOUSTON EAST LANSING, Michigan (November 30, 2007) - Alexandre "Xandi" Negrão successfully completed a two-day test with Rocketsports Racing at the Mercedes-Benz of Sugarland Road Course ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Viso and Battistini test for Minardi Team USA

CHAMPCAR/CART: Viso and Battistini test for Minardi Team USA

VISO AND BATTISTINI TO TEST FOR MINARDI TEAM USA Indianapolis, IN (November 30, 2007) -- Just three weeks after the final race of the 2007 Champ Car World Series season in Mexico City, Minardi Team USA will be in action again next Monday and...

Fri 30 Nov 2007
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-11-28

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2007-11-28

Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Castroneves claims "Dancing With The Stars" crown 2. Howard joins Roth Racing for 2008 season 1. Castroneves claims "Dancing With The Stars" crown: Helio Castroneves' Baby Borgs will have...

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing files lawsuit

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing files lawsuit

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST SCOTT SHARP AND PATRON SPIRITS HILLIARD, Ohio (November 28, 2007) -- Rahal Letterman Racing announces that it has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court Southern District of Florida Miami...

IRL: Castroneves wins dancing title

IRL: Castroneves wins dancing title

Castroneves Claims 'Dancing With The Stars' Title LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27, 2007) -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves added another title to his resume Tuesday night, capturing the fifth "Dancing With The Stars" mirrorball...