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Wed 03 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore arrangements

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 -- James S. "Jim" Gilmore Jr.'s happiest moment in Indy-car racing came shortly after A.J. Foyt won his fourth Indianapolis 500 in 1977. Gilmore was in his fourth year as sponsor of Foyt's...

Thu 11 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Robin Miller canned by Indianapolis Star?

CHAMPCAR/CART: Robin Miller canned by Indianapolis Star?

The news broke early today that Robin Miller was called into the front offices of the Indianapolis Star and, according to Miller's interview on TV, he presented his usual "disrespectful and insubordinate" side to his management superiors. He said...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti - Scottish wedding

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti - Scottish wedding

Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti were wed in the Highlands of Scotland on Wednesday at the exclusive Skibo Castle in Dornoch District near Inverness. Franchitti, a driver for Team Kool Green in the FedEx Championship Auto Racing Teams series was...

Thu 15 Nov 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Cherry leaves Sigma Autosport

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Cherry leaves Sigma Autosport

By Lori Lovely - Motorsport.com Bridgeview, Ill. -- Having successfully launched Sigma Autosport in the CART FedEx Championship this season, Managing Director Paul Cherry has decided to seek new venues for his creative talents. He has chosen to...

Fri 12 Jan 2001
IRL: Innovative car builder Epperly dies at 87

IRL: Innovative car builder Epperly dies at 87

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2000 -- A.J. Watson was the premier builder of "roadster" race cars for the Indianapolis 500 from the mid-1950s until rear-engine machines took over 10 years later. But there was a challenger. ...

Sat 27 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jon Vannini takes major ownership in CART

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jon Vannini takes major ownership in CART

Based on the latest SEC filings, Jonathan Vannini, a California entrepreneur and Barber Dodge driver, is now CART's third largest individual shareholder with a 7.83% share of ownership. Vannini today filed an SEC Schedule 13d (Ownership ...

Wed 03 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore killed in accident

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Gilmore killed in accident

Kalamazoo, Michigan: James Stanley "Jim" Gilmore, Jr., Championship car sponsor, Kalamazoo businessman, and public servant was killed early Sunday afternoon in a freak traffic accident. Gilmore, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene. He and a ...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore documentary released

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore documentary released

Vancouer, BC, Canada - The Greg Moore Foundation announces the introduction of the TV documentary and video "Greg Moore - A Racer's Story" "A Racer's Story" chronicles Greg Moore's rise through go-karts, Formula 1600 and Formula 2000 to record...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

[Northampton] - Brendan Connor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cosworth Racing to form a new leadership team, following the retirement of Trevor Crisp from the position of CEO and Managing Director. Assuming...

Thu 25 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Hank Thorp passed away October 20, 2001

CHAMPCAR/CART: Hank Thorp passed away October 20, 2001

Motorsport.com -- Hank Thorp, former Chief Steward for the Indy Lights series, passed away peacefully in California on Saturday, October 20. Thorp had been battling cancer for almost a year. His daughters were with him at the time of his ...

Sun 13 May 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Morgan dies in flying accident
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Morgan dies in flying accident

May 11, 2001 - Paul Morgan, co-founder of Ilmor Engineering, died today in England when the plane he was piloting crashed during landing. Morgan, 52, was a partner in Ilmor with Mario Illien, Roger Penske and Mercedes-Benz. Roger Penske said,...

Mon 18 Jun 2001
IRL: Stan Wattles retires from Indy car competition

IRL: Stan Wattles retires from Indy car competition

STUART, Fla., Thursday, June 14 --- Indy Racing League veteran Stan Wattles announced today that he is retiring from Indy car competition effective immediately. Wattles, who has competed in the Indy Racing League since its inception, will put...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi stands up at
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi stands up at "Caschi D'Oro" celebration

December 15th, 2001 - We were waiting that moment since last september when Alessandro lost both legs and finally that moment it's arrived, it was an incredible emotion to see Alessandro Zanardi to leave is wheelchair to stand up unaided. It ...

Sun 21 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - en Punta del Este la Conferencia de Presnsa
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - en Punta del Este la Conferencia de Presnsa

Se llevó a cabo en Punta del Este la Conferencia de Prensa donde se presentó el Master Kart Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez. Asistieron todos los pilotos que intervendrán de este evento que, deportivamente en pista, comienza mañana en un circuito que...

Tue 01 May 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver safety concerns postpone Texas race

CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver safety concerns postpone Texas race

By Jack Durbin - Motorsport.com The Firestone Firehawk 600 presented by Pioneer has been postponed 'due to irresolvable concerns over the physical demands placed on the drivers at race speeds. All but four drivers reported they had experienced...

Wed 14 Feb 2001
Mon 24 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Newman CARA Charities Christmas Ornament

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Newman CARA Charities Christmas Ornament

December 17, 2001- Indianapolis, Indiana - The 2001 CARA Charities Christmas Ornament, designed this year by actor and CART Champ Car team owner Paul Newman, is still available and ready for shipment before Christmas, but last minute shoppers...

Wed 06 Jun 2001
IRL: Heritage Motorsports Texas preview

IRL: Heritage Motorsports Texas preview

(Indianapolis, IN)-- After four decades of racing, a Texas legend will come home for the first time. John Mecom, Jr.'s name is not widely recognized among racing's new fan base, but he is one of the most respected team owners in the history ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez names Dominguez as 2002 driver

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez names Dominguez as 2002 driver

MEXICO CITY and INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2001) -- Team Herdez today announced that Mario Dominguez will be assuming driving duties in the No. 16 Ford-Cosworth Lola for the 2002 season of the CART FedEx Championship Series. A native of Mexico ...

Wed 14 Nov 2001
IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway refurbishes grandstands

IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway refurbishes grandstands

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 - The Southwest Vista grandstand and sections 1-5 of the South Vista grandstand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are being dismantled and rebuilt as part of the Speedway's normal offseason maintenance...

Sat 08 Dec 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske, a driving force behind the launch of CART leaves for IRL

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske, a driving force behind the launch of CART leaves for IRL

Roger Penske made the long expected announcement today that would place his team as a major competitor in the Indy Racing League next year. The surprise was that instead of just one car/one driver with Marlboro sponsorship, the effort will be two...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
IRL: First Chevy Indy V8 track test successful

IRL: First Chevy Indy V8 track test successful

PHOENIX, Dec. 1, 2001 -- The red Bowtie was back on an Indy car for the first time since 1993 as the all-new Chevy Indy V8 racing engine successfully completed its first track test at Phoenix International Raceway. Reigning Indy Racing League ...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
Wed 21 Feb 2001
IRL: Eddie Cheever Jr. statement regarding Dale Earnhardt

IRL: Eddie Cheever Jr. statement regarding Dale Earnhardt

Indianapolis, IN - Eddie Cheever Jr. statement regarding the death of Dale Earnhardt: "I have known only two individuals whose very presence transcended the fact that they were extraordinary racing drivers: Dale Earnhardt and Ayrton Senna. No...

Fri 31 Aug 2001
IRL: Elan Motorsport Technologies enjoys winning weekend

IRL: Elan Motorsport Technologies enjoys winning weekend

Elan Motorsport Technologies Enjoys Winning Weekend On Three Continents BRASELTON, Ga. (August 29, 2001) -- With two major race wins in the United States, two wins and a sweep of the top four positions in a European event, and two wins and a ...

Wed 24 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Adam Macrow selected to Gillette Young Guns at Gold Coast

CHAMPCAR/CART: Adam Macrow selected to Gillette Young Guns at Gold Coast

Adam Macrow Scores Gillette Young Gun Drive At 2001 Honda Indy 300 Twenty two-year old Adam Macrow was the lucky tenth driver to be selected for a drive in the Gillette Young Guns category at this year's Honda Indy 300, event officials announced...

Tue 01 May 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Official CART announcement of Texas postponement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Official CART announcement of Texas postponement

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 29, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams announced Sunday that it was postponing the Firestone Firehawk 600 Presented by Pioneer at Texas Motor Speedway due to extensive concerns over the unprecedented physical demands...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
IRL: Texas Motor Speedway paving update

IRL: Texas Motor Speedway paving update

Paving Continues At Texas Motor Speedway FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 2) - A new asphalt racing surface is applied to the Texas Motor Speedway 1.5-mile superspeedway. The maintenance project, which includes repaving the entire racing surface, ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BFGoodrich Tires Joins Former Indianapolis 500 Drivers Mike and Robbie Groff for 2002 Desert Racing Campaign -- Broad Industry Support For New Class 1 Unlimited Effort -- NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Developed as an exciting new entry into the sport...

Fri 05 Oct 2001
IRL: Texas II starting line up

IRL: Texas II starting line up

<pre> FORT WORTH, Texas - Starting lineup, determined by entrant points, for Saturday's Chevy 500 Indy Racing Northern Light Series event at Texas Motor Speedway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver and ...

Thu 01 Mar 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Legendary Novi driver Nalon dies at 87

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Legendary Novi driver Nalon dies at 87

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 -- Dennis "Duke" Nalon, who came as close as any driver to mastering the powerful Novi race car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has died four days shy of his 88th birthday. Saluted as a ...

Mon 01 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Kirk Russell 'terminated'

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kirk Russell 'terminated'

Motorsport.com has confirmed that J. Kirk Russell was 'terminated' by CART on Friday afternoon, 28 September, 2001. He most recently was the vice-president of competition. One more of the "old guard" is now gone. Russell joined CART in November...

Fri 05 Oct 2001
IRL: Chevy Unveils Indy V8

IRL: Chevy Unveils Indy V8

CHEVROLET UNVEILS NEW CHEVY INDY V8 FOR 2002 IRL SEASON IRL Champions Hornish and B. Lazier First Team Chevrolet Drivers FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 5, 2001 - Chevrolet took another step today in its return to Indy car competition with the first ...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Martyn Thake hired as Director of Circuit Development

CHAMPCAR/CART: Martyn Thake hired as Director of Circuit Development

Cart Hires Martyn Thake For Newly Created Fulltime Position Of Director Of Circuit Development DETROIT (November 30, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. has expanded its high level of commitment to safety by naming Martyn C. Thake, who...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Long to compete in Bercy Karting Event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Long to compete in Bercy Karting Event

PARIS, France, November 28 Californian Patrick Long, fresh off his close second in the British Formula Ford championship, will join an celebrity cast of racing superstars -- including drivers from Formula One and CART -- when he competes in the...

Sat 10 Mar 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Brian Ma joins Arciero Brooke Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brian Ma joins Arciero Brooke Racing

Barry Brooke, President of Arciero Brooke Racing announced that engineer Brian Ma joined to Arciero Brooke Racing Team as Chief Engineer for the 2001 FedEx Championship Series season. "Brian (Ma) fits very well with the...