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Thu 10 Jan 2008
IRL: Stephan Gregoire - The American FriendHeadline

IRL: Stephan Gregoire - The American Friend

Let's keep this between ourselves STEPHAN GREGOIRE: THE AMERICAN FRIEND By Christian Courtel (Auto Hebdo magazine, France) Stephan took his Rookie Test at Indy alongside Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet Unlike Sebastien Bourdais, who has ...

Sat 03 May 2008
IMS Indy 500 broadcast coverage announced

IMS Indy 500 broadcast coverage announced

ABC, ESPN, IMS RADIO NETWORK PROVIDING IN-DEPTH INDY 500 COVERAGE INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 2, 2008 -- ABC, ESPN2 and the IMS Radio Network will provide in-depth, behind-the-scenes coverage of the 92nd Indianapolis 500, with more than 50 hours...

Thu 02 Oct 2008
Fri 19 Dec 2008
Luyendyk - Headline

Luyendyk - "Racing Heroes Tour" blog, part 2

Racing Heroes Tour -- Iraq (December 11-17 By: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Hi everyone here is my blog from the last few days hope you enjoy! 11-13 Baghdad Arie Luyendyk Jr. visits U.S. troops in Iraq. Photo by Arie Luyendyk Jr.. The ...

Luyendyk - Headline

Luyendyk - "Racing Heroes Tour" blog, part 1

Racing Heroes Tour -- Iraq (Day 1-3) By: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Day 1: Arrival into Kuwait. Going into this 11 day tour of Kuwait and Iraq I find myself not knowing at all what to expect. I like many others in our country only see the news...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Barrichello talk surprises AGRHeadline
F1

Barrichello talk surprises AGR

"News to me," came the response from Andretti Green Racing spokesman Al Larsen as told exclusively to Motorsport.com this morning. Thus reports that Honda Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello, set next month to become the series' longest-serving...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Franchitti returns, Wheldon does team switchHeadline

Franchitti returns, Wheldon does team switch

Dario Franchitti shifts gears by leaving his NASCAR foray to move back to the IndyCar Series, staying with Chip Ganassi Racing. The news of Dan Wheldon's departure came just days before his teammate Scott Dixon most likely will wrap up the 2008 ...

Fri 02 May 2008
Dixon thirsts for some luck, Indy 500 winHeadline

Dixon thirsts for some luck, Indy 500 win

After a hectic first month encompassing four races, the IndyCar Series focuses its sights for the next month on the crown jewel of the sport: Indianapolis and the 92nd running of the 500. A driver who has not yet tasted the milk but stands as one...

Sun 04 May 2008
Larry Curry on the outside looking in

Larry Curry on the outside looking in

Vision Racing's Larry Curry, on the eve of the biggest month in racing, finds himself again on the outside looking in. Curry, team manager of the Indy Racing League IndyCar team co-owned by Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Tony George, was replaced...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Panther Racing names Mower as team manager

Panther Racing names Mower as team manager

Panther Names IndyCar Veteran Chris Mower as Team Manager Experienced Open-Wheel Team Manager Joins Two-Time IndyCar Series Champions INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- (November 5, 2008) -- Over thirty years after John Barnes worked with Chris Mower's ...

Mon 14 Jan 2008
IRL: Dario Franchitti feted at AARWBA awardsHeadline

IRL: Dario Franchitti feted at AARWBA awards

IndyCar Series 2007 champion Dario Franchitti got a first glimpse of his image on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy at a late-afternoon press conference, then walked away with the coveted Jerry Titus Award late Saturday night (January 12th) in ...

Tue 01 Jul 2008
Kanaan conquers wreck-strewn RichmondHeadline

Kanaan conquers wreck-strewn Richmond

Tony Kanaan led 166 laps, including the final 95, to win tonight's 300 lap SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. For a while, it looked like nobody would win. Almost half the field was gone by the halfway point. There were...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Patrick makes history with Motegi victoryHeadline

Patrick makes history with Motegi victory

Danica Patrick was victorious in the Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi, becoming the first woman to win a major single-seater IndyCar race. Patrick didn't have the fastest car on the track but her team's pit strategy allowed her to cross the...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Paul Leonard Newman 1925 - 2008

Paul Leonard Newman 1925 - 2008

PAUL LEONARD NEWMAN January 26, 1925 -- September 26, 2008 Paul Leonard Newman, eighty-three, one of the most warmly admired and universally loved figures in motion pictures and philanthropy, died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his...

Sun 27 Jul 2008
Winning Indy 500 riding mechanic Dunham died

Winning Indy 500 riding mechanic Dunham died

WINNING INDIANAPOLIS 500 RIDING MECHANIC DUNHAM DIES AT 96 INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, July 26, 2008 -- Jimmy Dunham, the riding mechanic on board for Kelly Petillo's storybook victory in the 1935 Indianapolis 500, died Friday, July 25. He was...

Fri 16 May 2008
Bishop Steering wins IMS' Schwitzer Award

Bishop Steering wins IMS' Schwitzer Award

BISHOP VARIABLE RATIO STEERING SYSTEM WINS SCHWITZER AWARD INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 16, 2008 -- Bishop Steering Technology's variable ratio rack-and-pinion steering, new to the 92nd Indianapolis 500, received the 42nd annual BorgWarner Louis ...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Cotman resigns post at Champ Car

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Cotman resigns post at Champ Car

One of the series' major assets is out, as today Tony Cotman resigned as Champ Car's Executive Vice President of Operations and Race Director. Cotman will be influential in finding his replacement. During a four-year period with the series, the...

Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
Australia Indy 300 news 2008-10-22

Australia Indy 300 news 2008-10-22

INDYCAR DRIVERS BUSY DURING FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE NIKON INDY 300 IndyCar Series drivers have been busy during the final day of preparations ahead of the Nikon Indy 300 which fires into action on the streets of Surfers Paradise in ...

Sat 31 May 2008
Milwaukee: Firestone introduces new wheel weights

Milwaukee: Firestone introduces new wheel weights

Firestone Racing Announces Switch to 3M Wheel Weight System Non-lead wheel weights reduce environmental impact West Allis, Wis. (May 31, 2008) - Beginning at this weekend's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights events at...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Wilson stays on pole for final Champ Car raceHeadline

Wilson stays on pole for final Champ Car race

It's been a tough but rewarding week for Justin Wilson. Wife Julia gave birth one week ago to their first child, daughter Jane. Jane was born much sooner than expected, but she probably inherits her quickness from her dad. Dad, meanwhile is at...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009Headline

Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009

The IndyCar/American Le Mans Series double-header weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, has been canceled for 2009. Late word today said that the event did not fit the business plans of race organizers amidst the current economic situation.

Wed 14 May 2008
Jeff Simmons onboard at Foyt Racing for Indy 500Headline

Jeff Simmons onboard at Foyt Racing for Indy 500

Jeff Simmons returns to the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series on Wednesday (May 14th) when he joins Foyt Racing in the No. 41 car for practice leading up to the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Jeff Simmons. Photo by Dana Garrett - ...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
Unification reached between IRL, Champ CarHeadline

Unification reached between IRL, Champ Car

The Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series have agreed to end their 12-year split, allowing U.S. open-wheel racing to compete under the same banner in 2008. The agreement was signed Thursday night in Indianapolis by Champ Car World Series...

Fri 15 Aug 2008
Is it d?j? vu all over again?

Is it d?j? vu all over again?

The latest "major announcement" of the 2008 IndyCar Series season has recently occurred, with the series' new television contract being announced for 2009 and beyond. The new deal sees ABC continue to broadcast the premier event, the Indianapolis...

Tue 22 Apr 2008
WKA: WKA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

WKA: WKA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

Congratulations Danica! 04.22.2008 - The World Karting Association would like to congratulate former WKA champion Danica Patrick on her first IRL win and history making finish. Danica made history this past weekend by being the first woman to...

Fri 19 Sep 2008
Conquest Racing looks toward 2009

Conquest Racing looks toward 2009

Conquest Racing Moving Forward - Team instills new ‘Accept No Limits' philosophy and appoints key personnel - INDIANAPOLIS (September 19, 2008) - With the 2008 season coming to an end, the Conquest Racing team has begun work on 2009 by ...

Sat 26 Jan 2008
IRL: Alliance Motorsports charts a course to success

IRL: Alliance Motorsports charts a course to success

Alliance Motorsport's Jeff Matthews knew the road to Indy required precise navigation and a good set of charts to go by. That's why he decided in April of 2007 to build the ship from the bottom up rather than putting up a flashy mast and...

Wed 20 Feb 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jerry Karl losses life in car accident

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jerry Karl losses life in car accident

Gerald "Jerry" Karl lost his life on Saturday, February 16, in a car accident in Baltimore County, Maryland. The York, Pennsylvania resident competed in both the USAC and CART (now Champ Car) racing series. He leaves behind his wife of over 45 ...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
NHRA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

NHRA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

NHRA CONGRATULATES PATRICK ON HER INDYCAR SERIES VICTORY GLENDORA, Calif. -- NHRA congratulates Danica Patrick on her recent IndyCar Series victory in Japan, as she joins a long list of NHRA female racers who have won major auto racing events ...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America 2008 schedule

RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America 2008 schedule

Road America 2008 Season Schedule Announced Elkhart Lake, Wis., January 15, 2008 - Road America has announced its 2008 season schedule. The dates and events are as follows: May 16-18 Spring Vintage Weekend (SVRA) May 17 Family Tailgate ...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's upHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's up

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Surf's Up The race at Surfers Paradise has come and gone, but has it gone for good? Race start: Will Power (KV Racing Technology). Photo by Troy Hart. As street races go, this one is among the best.

Thu 14 Feb 2008
IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing vs Sharp statement 2008-02-13

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing vs Sharp statement 2008-02-13

U.S. DISTRICT COURT ISSUES ORDER IN RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING V. SCOTT SHARP CASE Miami (February 13, 2008) -- Because Scott Sharp violated his obligation to race exclusively for Rahal Letterman Racing in 2008, Rahal Letterman Racing was...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
IRL, Champ Car statement on unification

IRL, Champ Car statement on unification

CHAMP CAR, INDY RACING LEAGUE SIGN AGREEMENT TO UNIFY OPEN WHEEL RACING INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 - Owners of Champ Car and the Indy Racing League completed an agreement in principle Friday that will unify the sport for 2008. Gerald...

Thu 27 Mar 2008
Agreement pending to end open-wheel splitHeadline

Agreement pending to end open-wheel split

A reported "agreement in principle" to merge the two major open-wheel racing series based in America is in the works. If it happens the stage will be set for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500, allowing all of the top racers a chance to...

Fri 12 Sep 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Time for questions?

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Time for questions?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram The key question at Spa: would the stewards have handed out the same 25-second penalty if the situation was reversed and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen had used the momentum from cutting through a chicane to take the...