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Sun 04 Jan 2004
IRL: Inside the Larry Curry special auctionHeadline

IRL: Inside the Larry Curry special auction

Crime really does not pay in the scope of things. Larry Curry, indicted and jailed for defrauding John Menard of nearly a million dollars over a three-year period, had most of his personal possessions trophies of all mien from the good days sold...

Wed 25 Feb 2004
IPS: IRL: Follow Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Motorsport.comHeadline

IPS: IRL: Follow Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Motorsport.com

Arie Luyendyk Jr., the 2003 IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series "Most Popular Driver Award" winner, will be contributing regular race journal entries to Motorsport.com throughout the 2004 racing season. Arie Luyendyk Jr.. Photo by Earl ...

Fri 28 May 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

1990 Indy 500-Winning Team Owner Shierson Dies at 62 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 28, 2004 -- Douglas James "Doug" Shierson, who owned the car Arie Luyendyk drove to victory in the 1990 Indianapolis 500, died May 26 at his Mooresville, N.C., home....

Thu 07 Oct 2004
IRL: Fernandez gets Fontana win, Kanaan is championHeadline

IRL: Fernandez gets Fontana win, Kanaan is champion

Adrian Fernandez took the battle today in the Toyota Indy 400 by 0.0183 seconds, but second finisher Tony Kanaan won the war. The 2004 Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series championship belongs to the driver of Andretti Green Racing's ...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it upHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it up

Racing is a young man's game. At one time turnover of drivers came by death; in these modern days of HANS devices, SAFER barriers and a plethora of safety items that keep drivers working into their 40s and beyond, retirement must be a deliberate...

Wed 28 Apr 2004
IRL: Junqueira returns to Indy with Newman/Haas RacingHeadline

IRL: Junqueira returns to Indy with Newman/Haas Racing

2002 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race polesitter Bruno Junqueira will get another stab at winning the Greatest Spectacle in Racing this May 30th, driving the ...

Thu 07 Oct 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Transcending religious barriers in racingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Transcending religious barriers in racing

Peter Jennings made him one of ABC's "Person of the Week" honorees on a Friday April evening a few years; Mario Andretti counts him as a lifelong friend. Where there's a major American- based open wheel race weekend, Father Phil De Rea has been...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
IRL: RLR - Now there are threeHeadline

IRL: RLR - Now there are three

Rahal Letterman Racing, winners of the 2004 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race - and MBNA pole position - with Buddy Rice has clarified its plans for the upcoming Indy Racing League IndyCar Series 17-race season. Danica Patrick. Photo by Shawn...

Tue 01 Jun 2004
IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500Headline

IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500

The 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race began with rain and ended the same way, after 180 of the scheduled 200 laps at the 2.5- mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the end of the day it was raining Rice, as polesitter Buddy Rice won in a wacky race,...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo "Art" Flores remembered

The racing world has lost one of its finest photographers and friends. Art Flores, who resided in Alameda, California but whose passion for all of life and for racing reminded many of the heady, protest-filled days in nearby Berkeley, passed away...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at HomesteadHeadline

IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at Homestead

The Indy Racing League has enhanced its partnership with Delphi Corp., as the electronics firm has agreed to become the "Official Safety Supplier" to the IRL. Delphi press conference: new earpiece sensor system by Delphi. Photo by Eric...

Wed 28 Apr 2004
IRL: Sarah Fisher set for IndyHeadline

IRL: Sarah Fisher set for Indy

In February, Kelley Racing announced that it would field a car for the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series perennial Most Popular Driver, Sarah Fisher. Details of that effort for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race were revealed today at ...

Sat 28 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car exits St. Pete eventHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car exits St. Pete event

It was supposed to be first race of the year, but the late assumption of CART Inc. assets by Open Wheel Racing Series helped lead to a tentative mid-May rescheduling of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the streets of that gulf-side ...

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...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
IRL: Matsuura to continue racing with Aguri, FernandezHeadline

IRL: Matsuura to continue racing with Aguri, Fernandez

Super Aguri Fernandez Racing is first out of the box to announce their 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series plans, bringing back potential Bombardier Rookie of the Year candidate Kosuke Matsuura to the ...

Thu 11 Mar 2004
IRL: Greedy Gordon wants doubleHeadline

IRL: Greedy Gordon wants double

Robby Gordon is hoping the tenth try will be the charm as he attempts to conquer the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. For the fourth straight year, the Californian will attempt to perform the Memorial Day weekend "double" by racing at Indianapolis...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for GentilozziHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for Gentilozzi

One would think there aren't enough hours in the day for Paul Gentilozzi, whose motorsports concerns include the Champ Car World Series, the Motorock Trans-Am Tour, the occasional Trans-Am drive to keep his hand in, prepared by his own...

Tue 02 Mar 2004
IRL: Hornish Jr nips teammate for Homestead winHeadline

IRL: Hornish Jr nips teammate for Homestead win

On Leap Day, February 29th, Sam Hornish Jr. made the big jump to victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leading Marlboro Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to the checkered flags by a nominal .0698 seconds in the first Indy Racing League ...

Mon 26 Apr 2004
IRL: Buhl hangs up his helmetHeadline

IRL: Buhl hangs up his helmet

One of the most consistently competitive drivers in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series announced today that he is stepping away from the cockpit to take a more active role in the ownership of his team. Robbie Buhl. Photo by ...

Fri 20 Feb 2004
IRL: Ray Ready for ActionHeadline

IRL: Ray Ready for Action

There are new and different pressures on Greg Ray, the Plano TX resident who helped start his own Indy Racing League IndyCar Series team last year, Access Motorsports. It was a difficult task to combine ownership and driving, and Ray felt...

Sun 30 May 2004
IRL: Rookie contest for Indy 500 will be a tight battleHeadline

IRL: Rookie contest for Indy 500 will be a tight battle

With eight first-timers making up the field of 33 drivers for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the Bank One Rookie of the Year contest will be a tight one. Kosuke Matsuura receives fastest rookie of the year award. Photo by Jim...

Sat 17 Apr 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Marques, Servia secure rides with Coyne RacingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Marques, Servia secure rides with Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne finally secured two viable drivers for his two-car 2004 Champ Car World Series team and announced them this morning prior to initial practice for the 30th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Veteran Champ Car and open wheel stars...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: John Martin Jr. - tragic death

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: John Martin Jr. - tragic death

On the Tragic Loss of John Martin Jr. Everyone involved with Super Aguri Fernandez Racing and Fernandez Racing is deeply saddened over the tragic death of teammate and friend John Martin Jr. who lost his life in a surfing accident in Nassau, ...

Fri 27 Feb 2004
IRL: Helio hopes for titleHeadline

IRL: Helio hopes for title

The 2004 racing season marks Helio Castroneves' fifth with Marlboro Team Penske and third as the driver of the team's ...

Mon 12 Jan 2004
IRL: Matsuura lands IndyCar rideHeadline

IRL: Matsuura lands IndyCar ride

The list of drivers for this year's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series is filling fast as Super Aguri Fernandez Racing confirmed the signing of rookie Kosuke Matsuura to drive its ...

Wed 30 Jun 2004
IRL: Panther Racing releases TaylorHeadline

IRL: Panther Racing releases Taylor

Learning on the job is not an option in the highly competitive world of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series. After six races and five DNFs due to accidents, it's apparent the time has come for Panther Racing and its rookie driver Mark Taylor...

Fri 28 May 2004
IRL: Rahal-Letterman team wins Indy Pit Stop ChallengeHeadline

IRL: Rahal-Letterman team wins Indy Pit Stop Challenge

Rahal-Letterman Racing, Buddy Rice at the wheel and the crew under the leadership of Chief Mechanic Ricardo Nault, won today's Checkers/Rally's Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge. Their final-round victory was against Helio Castroneves' Marlboro Team ...

Wed 18 Aug 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais spins to win in DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais spins to win in Denver

Champ Car World Series driver Sebastien Bourdais recovered from an early spin and worked his way up through the pack to take top prize at the Grand Prix of Denver. The victory for the Le Mans, France native was his fifth this season and eighth...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
IRL: Indy 500 Bronze Badge credentials now available

IRL: Indy 500 Bronze Badge credentials now available

Bronze Badge credentials available to public for 88th Indianapolis 500 Collectible badge commemorates 'Lights, Camera, Traction!' theme of May INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004 -- The Indianapolis 500 Bronze Badge credential, a popular ...

Tue 18 May 2004
IRL: Robby Gordon's flight planHeadline

IRL: Robby Gordon's flight plan

Robby Gordon is hoping the tenth time will be the charm for him at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Once again this year, Gordon is going for the "daily double", hoping to win the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and the Coca-Cola 600, racing 1100...

Fri 02 Jul 2004
IRL: Townsend Bell lands IndyCar rideHeadline

IRL: Townsend Bell lands IndyCar ride

Townsend Bell will make his return to American open-wheel racing this weekend with Panther Racing. The two-time IndyCar champion team signed the former Indy Lights champion today. Bell's first race will be at Kansas Speedway this weekend in the...

Sat 31 Jul 2004
IPS: IRL: Kanaan, Dana top practice before Michigan rainHeadline

IPS: IRL: Kanaan, Dana top practice before Michigan rain

After setting the second fastest lap of the morning session, Tony Kanaan shaved nearly two-tenths of a second in the second session, topping the day's speed charts with a lap of 214.797 mph around the high-banked two-mile Michigan International ...

Thu 05 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car statement on Barber Pro hiatus

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car statement on Barber Pro hiatus

Champ Car Statement Regarding the Shutdown of the 2004 Barber Dodge Pro Series. INDIANAPOLIS (February 3, 2004) -- What follows is a statement by the Champ Car World Series regarding yesterday's announcement that the Barber Dodge Pro Series...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Phillippe tests for Champ Car's Conquest Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Phillippe tests for Champ Car's Conquest Racing

MI-Jack Conquest Racing tests Nelson Philippe. Indianapolis (January 21, 2004) - 17 year-old phenom Nelson Philippe successfully completed a two-day test of a Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Ford-Cosworth/Reynard Champ Car at Sebring International...

Mon 05 Jan 2004
IRL: Kenny and Anita Brack receive new year Karma

IRL: Kenny and Anita Brack receive new year Karma

The Brack family welcomed daughter Karma into the fold at 6:31PM on New Year's Eve at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. She is the first child for driver Kenny Brack and his wife Anita and holds dual American and Swedish ...

Sat 15 May 2004
IRL: Penske's passionHeadline

IRL: Penske's passion

Roger Penske and his eponymous team have seen both sides of the mountain and, as might be expected prefer the top. After Marlboro Team Penske's third consecutive victory in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race victory, Roger Penske, team president Tim...