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Sat 06 May 2006
IRL: Ernie Moody becomes co-owner of Playa Del Racing

IRL: Ernie Moody becomes co-owner of Playa Del Racing

Ernie Moody Joins Ownership Group of Playa Del Racing Will be First Person in History to Compete as an Owner in Both Indianapolis 500 and Kentucky Derby in the Same Year INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Playa Del Racing (PDR) founders Susan Schafer and Gary...

Wed 16 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger toughs out the street fight to win in DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger toughs out the street fight to win in Denver

A.J. Allmendinger proved he was the toughest cowboy at the rodeo today as he bested a field of sixteen cars in the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford race in the Mile High city of Denver. A.J. Allmendinger. Photo by Tom ...

Sun 15 Jan 2006
IRL: Wheldon wins the big one in IndianapolisHeadline

IRL: Wheldon wins the big one in Indianapolis

Dan Wheldon was in just the right position at the right time, slingshotting past Danica Patrick with a bit more than five laps to go and winning the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race over Vitor Meira and Bryan Herta. Dan Wheldon and...

Fri 09 Jun 2006
IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

LEGENDARY P.A. ANNOUNCER CARNEGIE STEPS DOWN AFTER 61 YEARS AT IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, June 9, 2006 -- Tom Carnegie, whose smooth, baritone voice has become synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1946, announced June 9 that the...

Sun 15 Oct 2006
IRL: Hornish's racing future focused on NASCARHeadline

IRL: Hornish's racing future focused on NASCAR

Indy Racing League's 2006 IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish, Jr. has his eyes set on NASCAR. Hornish will join the recent influx of openwheel racers to join the stock car ranks, with the goal to race in the top elite series: NASCAR Nextel ...

Sun 30 Jul 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais storms to San Jose poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais storms to San Jose pole

Sunny and warm conditions greeted the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford for day two of qualifying on the 1.5-mile, 7-turn street circuit in downtown San Jose. Sébastien Bourdais. Photo by Tom Haapanen. Two-time defending series...

Tue 17 Oct 2006
IRL: Jay O'Connell named RLR technical director

IRL: Jay O'Connell named RLR technical director

JAY O'CONNELL JOINS RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR HILLIARD, Ohio - Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today that Jay O'Connell has joined the team as Technical Director. O'Connell will oversee all aspects of RLR's engineering...

Sun 13 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais slams new record for Denver poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais slams new record for Denver pole

Two-time defending Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford driver Sebastien Bourdais established a new track record in route to securing the pole position for Sunday's race in Denver. Sébastien Bourdais. Photo by Tom Haapanen. In what...

Sat 29 Jul 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy tops San Jose Friday qualifyingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy tops San Jose Friday qualifying

The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford knows the way to San Jose, and Paul Tracy knows the fastest way to get there. The Canadian stopped the clocks with less than a minute to go in Friday qualifying, establishing a new track record on the ...

Wed 05 Jul 2006
IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in KansasHeadline

IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in Kansas

Despite being thoroughly dominant for a second straight race, Sam Hornish Jr. had to fend off a late race challenge from Dan Wheldon. But Hornish delivered and won his second consecutive event to capture the IndyCar Series points lead from his ...

Tue 02 May 2006
IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

GREAT MOMENTS OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 By Donald Davidson Historian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1911: RAY HARROUN WINS INAUGURAL INDIANAPOLIS 500 After two seasons of two- and three-day multi-event programs, Speedway management decides for...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta injured in a collision with a deerHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta injured in a collision with a deer

RuSPORT driver Cristiano da Matta was involved in an incident with a deer today at the Road America circuit, nestled in the countryside near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Cristiano da Matta. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. The 2002 Champ Car...

Sat 04 Mar 2006
IRL: Smithsonian celebrates Indy 500

IRL: Smithsonian celebrates Indy 500

The Smithsonian Institution, our nation's conservator of culture, generally caters to lovers of art and nature rather than fans of the wild world of motorsports. But on Tuesday, March 7, the Resident Associates program will celebrate the raucous...

Sun 06 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT update on da Matta 2006-08-05

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT update on da Matta 2006-08-05

Update on Condition of Champ Car Driver Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT driver's condition has stabilized, but he remains in intensive care LOVELAND, Colo., Aug. 5, 2006, 2:30 pm EDT -- Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta ( ...

Thu 26 Jan 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car hires Garrett Mudd

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car hires Garrett Mudd

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES HIRES GARRET MUDD AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF MARKETING INDIANAPOLIS (January 24, 2006) -- Former Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Executive Garret Mudd was announced today as the new Vice-President of Marketing for the Champ...

Mon 27 Nov 2006
RACE: IRL: Mid-Ohio announces 2007 schedule

RACE: IRL: Mid-Ohio announces 2007 schedule

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE ANNOUNCES 2007 SCHEDULE DUBLIN, Ohio (November 27, 2006) -- Six main attractions, the return of open-wheel racing and two long-standing grassroots races highlight the 2007 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule, unveiled...

Wed 21 Jun 2006
IRL: Brian Roemer joins Rahal Letterman Racing

IRL: Brian Roemer joins Rahal Letterman Racing

BRIAN ROEMER JOINS RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING HILLIARD, Ohio - Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today the hiring of Brian Roemer as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Roemer has spent the last six years as the Director of Marketing...

Tue 08 Aug 2006
IRL: Andrew Campagnone joins Chip Ganassi Racing

IRL: Andrew Campagnone joins Chip Ganassi Racing

ANDREW CAMPAGNONE JOINS GANASSI TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONCORD, N.C. (August 8, 2006) -- Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today Andrew Campagnone has joined the organization to serve as the Vice ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Sun 22 Jan 2006
IRL: Jack Beckley passed away

IRL: Jack Beckley passed away

FORMER INDY 500 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR BECKLEY DIES AT 87 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 -- Jack Beckley, the former Indianapolis 500 technical director and one of racing's most respected chief mechanics, died Jan. 19 in Glendale, Ariz. He was...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
IRL: Panther Racing signs primary sponsor

IRL: Panther Racing signs primary sponsor

Lincoln Tech Signs As Panther Racing Primary Sponsor For Remainder of 2006 Season INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 24, 2006) -- IndyCar Series Championship contender Panther Racing announced Thursday a primary sponsorship agreement with Lincoln...

Wed 25 Oct 2006
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-10-17

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-10-17

Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Drivers return to roots at karting event 2. Patrick appears in Jay-Z video 3. Rahal Letterman hires new technical director 4. Hornish cheers on Tigers 5. In Review: Bobby Wilson 1. Drivers...

Sun 06 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta continues to fight for his life
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta continues to fight for his life

Cristiano da Matta continues to fight for his life after he sustained a serious head injury at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The Brazilian Champ Car World Series racer is in the Theda Clark Medical Center in intensive car under the ...

Thu 16 Nov 2006
IRL: AJ Foyt Racing teleconference transcript

IRL: AJ Foyt Racing teleconference transcript

An interview With A.J. Foyt, Larry Foyt and Darren Manning November, 14, 2006 THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us on the Indy Racing League teleconference. We are joined by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J.

Fri 04 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT on da Matta's Road America accident

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT on da Matta's Road America accident

Cristiano da Matta Involved in Crash at Road America RuSPORT driver hits deer on track; airlifted to hospital ELKHART LAKE, Wisc., Aug. 3, 2006 -- Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta ( ...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
IRL: Hornish's heart still with IndyCar

IRL: Hornish's heart still with IndyCar

Sam Hornish, Jr. might be set to dabble in NASCAR but his heart is still with the IndyCar series. The three-time IndyCar champion will attempt to qualify for the Busch series races at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway in...

Thu 30 Nov 2006
IRL: MIS grandstand project begins

IRL: MIS grandstand project begins

MIS FAN ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS BEGIN FOUNDATION FOR IMPROVED GRANDSTAND SEATING CURRENTLY BEING POURED BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 29, 2006) -- Michigan International Speedway's fan enhancement projects, which were announced by...

Sat 15 Jul 2006
BUSCH: IRL: Carpentier exploring NASCAR possibilities

BUSCH: IRL: Carpentier exploring NASCAR possibilities

One week after Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya announced he was abandoning his F1 career for the NASCAR Cup Series, open-wheel driver Patrick Carpentier visited New Hampshire International Raceway, also hawking his wares for a ride in ...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
IRL: Fisher to climb back into an IndyCar at KentuckyHeadline

IRL: Fisher to climb back into an IndyCar at Kentucky

Move over, Danica. The IndyCar Series' original female star will indeed make a return to the series at the next round of competition to be held at the Kentucky Speedway. Sarah Fisher, now 25 and out of IndyCar racing since 2004, will fill the seat...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing adds new sponsor partners

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing adds new sponsor partners

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MEIJER AND COCA-COLA HILLIARD, Ohio . . . Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR), one of the leading open-wheel race teams in North America, announced today a season long partnership with Meijer and ...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Sutton names new COO, Denver General Manager

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sutton names new COO, Denver General Manager

SUTTON INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES ROB JOHNSON AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER AND JIM FREUDENBERG AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER DENVER --March 14, 2006 -- Sutton International Motorsports today announced the appointment of...

Fri 07 Apr 2006
FCS: IRL: Castroneves to drive historic F1 car at Homestead

FCS: IRL: Castroneves to drive historic F1 car at Homestead

Schumacher dominated the 2002 competition, winning 11 races, scoring podium finishes in all 17 races, seven pole positions and seven fastest race laps. It was his fifth (of seven career) World Championship, and his third in a row for ...

Fri 20 Jan 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Keith Duckworth memorial service

CHAMPCAR/CART: Keith Duckworth memorial service

Along with his life-long colleague and friend, Mike Costin, Keith had set up Cosworth Engineering in 1958, and guided it to unprecedented success in the field of high-performance automotive engineering. It was Keith who personally designed the...

Wed 13 Dec 2006
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-12-12

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-12-12

INDYCAR SERIES NEWS AND NOTES -- Dec. 12, 2006 Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Panther Racing names driver for Indy Pro Series 2. Andretti to test Honda F1 car 3. Schmidt foundation part of federal campaign 4. Texas race...

Fri 18 Aug 2006
IRL: MIS adds Lukaskiewicz to staff

IRL: MIS adds Lukaskiewicz to staff

SAMMIE LUKASKIEWICZ NAMED MIS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Kansas Speedway public relations staff member Sammie Lukaskiewicz has been named Director of Communications for Michigan International Speedway, track president Roger ...

Tue 08 Aug 2006
IRL: Fernandez receives honor in Mexico

IRL: Fernandez receives honor in Mexico

Fernández Named One of Mexico's Most Influential List of 300 Includes Business, Political, Sports and Cultural Leaders MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2006) - Adrián Fernández is more than just a race car driver. And now a national magazine in...