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Sun 29 Jun 1997
IRL: Pikes Peak box score

IRL: Pikes Peak box score

OFFICIAL RESULTS INDY RACING LEAGUE Samsonite 200 at Pikes Peak International Raceway Sunday, June 29, 1997 FP SP ...

Fri 05 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 TV coverage

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1998 TV coverage

Courtesy of CART Online ABC, ESPN Increase CART Television Coverage For 1998 CART Online (December 3) -- ABC and ESPN will provide increased coverage of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) racing series in 1998, with the national ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Goodyear to Pennzoil Team

IRL: Goodyear to Pennzoil Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Carolyn Magnuson or Al Larsen, Cohn & Wolfe PENNZOIL BACKS NEW IRL TEAM, SCOTT GOODYEAR FOR 1998 HOUSTON, October 28,1997 -- Pennzoil Products Company formally ...

Tue 26 Aug 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pick12: Preliminary entry list for Vancouver

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pick12: Preliminary entry list for Vancouver

CART Pick 12: Entries received ============================== IMPORTANT!: Don't forget to pay a visit WWW.SPEEDCENTER.COM and its sponsors!!! They are the ones who have made all this...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Gurney's Dad

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gurney's Dad

I just put this up on the AAR site, (www.allamericanracers.com) mau +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ John R. Gurney 1902-1997 Dan Gurney's father, John R. Gurney, who celebrated his 95th birthday in June, passed away...

Wed 02 Jul 1997
IRL: Indy 500 ticket orders closed

IRL: Indy 500 ticket orders closed

For immediate release INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY NO LONGER ACCEPTING TICKET ORDERS FOR 1998 RACE INDIANAPOLIS, July 2, 1997--The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has ceased accepting orders for tickets to the 1998 Indianapolis 500 Mile ...

Sat 08 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalGloy to field truck for 1998

CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalGloy to field truck for 1998

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online Rahal Joins Forces With Gloy And Ice House For NASCAR Truck Team CART Online (November 8) -- Three-time PPG CART World Series champion Bobby Rahal and former Trans-Am and ...

Fri 19 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit Belle Isle Park improvements

CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit Belle Isle Park improvements

Courtesy of CART Online RaceWay On Belle Isle Receives Major Improvements CART Online (December 17) -- Construction of a quarter-mile track extension at Belle Isle Park, home of the ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix (Won this year by Greg ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Sanctioning duties assumed by IRL

IRL: Sanctioning duties assumed by IRL

For Immediate Release IRL WILL ASSUME SANCTIONING DUTIES Indianapolis, June 16, 1997 -- The Indy Racing League (IRL) will assume the sanctioning and officiating responsibilities for all of its races, beginning with the Samsonite 200 at...

Tue 09 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART:

CHAMPCAR/CART: "Championship Cars"

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Uniting the abundant traditions of the past with the cutting-edge technologies of the present and future, Championship Auto Racing Teams has adopted Championship Cars as the brand name for ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Indy 500 Schedule Change

IRL: Indy 500 Schedule Change

For Immediate Release NEW FORMAT IS LATEST CHAPTER IN EVOLUTION OF "500" HISTORY INDIANAPOLIS, September 11, 1997 -- The schedule format change for the Indianapolis 500 announced today figures to be the next chapter in the long history of the...

Tue 09 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPG still part of series

Courtesy of CART Online CART Online (December 9) -- Federal Express has joined CART as the new title of FedEx Championship Series, but long-time CART backer and former series title sponsor PPG will remain an important part of...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Technical specs, Manufacturer guidelines set

IRL: Technical specs, Manufacturer guidelines set

For Immediate Release IRL SETS TECHNICAL SPECS, MANUFACTURER GUIDELINES; QUALIFYING PROCEDURE CHANGED FOR 1998 IRL SEASON INDIANAPOLIS, May 16, 1997 -- The Indy Racing League announced today that it has finalized technical specifications and...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier joins Player's/Forsythe

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier joins Player's/Forsythe

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online CART Online (November 19) -- Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier, who recently captured the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year award in the PPG CART World Series, will join fellow ...

Tue 16 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Barron to Drive for All American Racers

(Thanks to the All American Racer's website) All American Racers has signed the reigning Kool/Toyota Atlantic Champion Alex Barron to team with PJ Jones as part of a two-car entry. The decision was reached following a four day test session at...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Johnny Unser to drive at Pikes Peak

IRL: Johnny Unser to drive at Pikes Peak

June 25, 1997 Johnny Unser to drive in Samsonite 200 Johnny Unser has been selected by Jonathan Byrd/Cunningham Racing to fill in once again for the injured Mike Groff in this weekend's inaugural Samsonite 200 IRL race at Pikes...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal on switch to Firestone

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal on switch to Firestone

CART Online (October 1) -- Team Rahal owner Bobby Rahal announced after the Marlboro 500 that his team will run Firestone tires in 1998, but the move was not an overnight decision. The team will race Firestone tires on its Ford Cosworth-powered...

IRL: Charlotte Aurora notes

IRL: Charlotte Aurora notes

Contact: Rick Voegelin High Performance Communications 408-761-2201 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AURORA V8 RACES TO SIXTH STRAIGHT VICTORY IN CHARLOTTE Oldsmobile Dominates Inaugural...

Tue 23 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman names Kanaan to seat

Courtesy of CART Online Indy Lights Champ Tony Kanaan Steps Up To Champ Cars With Tasman CART Online (December 20) -- Tasman Motorsports Group team owner Steve Horne has confirmed that 1997 Indy Lights champion Tony Kanaan will pilot one of...

Sun 28 Sep 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana qualifying story

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana qualifying story

Gugelmin's Marlboro 500 Pole The Fastest Qualifying Lap In Auto Racing History CART Online (September 27) -- Mauricio Gugelmin recorded the fastest qualifying lap in auto racing history Saturday afternoon when he earned the pole position...

Sun 07 Sep 1997
IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser testing notes

IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser testing notes

September 6, 1997 Johnny Unser and the Hemelgarn Racing team completed their test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway yesterday, as they prepare for the upcoming Las Vegas 500K. The session was a frustrating one for the team, as rainy weather...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske-Rockingham merger

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske-Rockingham merger

Penske Motorsports and North Carolina Motor Speedway Enter Into Merger Agreement DETROIT, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Motorsports, Inc. (PMI) (Nasdaq-NNM: SPWY) announced today that it executed a merger ...

Tue 02 Sep 1997
IRL: Johnny Unser to test in Las Vegas

IRL: Johnny Unser to test in Las Vegas

Sept 3, 1997 Johnny Unser tests new Infiniti in Las Vegas Johnny Unser will rejoin the Hemelgarn Racing team today in Las Vegas as part of a two day IRL test at the 1.5 mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Approximately 20 teams will be at the...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Day 16- Indy 500 - May 18

IRL: Day 16- Indy 500 - May 18

DAY 16 SUNDAY, MAY 18 FOURTH QUALIFYING DAY Lyn St. James is featured in Lifetime television's first women's sports special "BREAKING THROUGH: Women Behind the Wheel", which airs at 6 p.m. (Indianapolis time) Thursday, 10 p.m.

CHAMPCAR/CART: Super Speedway Review

CHAMPCAR/CART: Super Speedway Review

Buckle your seat belts and bring your ear plugs, Super Speedway, the new IMAX film featuring Mario Andretti opens Friday at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Super Speedway made its U.S. premiere Wednesday night at the Liberty ...

Mon 21 Jul 1997
IRL: Charlotte preview

IRL: Charlotte preview

1996-97 INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENT NO. 8 WHAT: Inaugural VisionAire 500 WHERE: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. WHEN: July 22-26 TRACK: ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland results

CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland results

PORTLAND, Ore., June 22, 1997 - Order of finish at the Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200 CART Indy-car race on the 1.967-mile, nine-turn Portland International Raceway: P. (S) Driver Nat Chassis/engine T ...

Wed 10 Dec 1997
IRL: WDW Test Day 2

IRL: WDW Test Day 2

Lake Buena Vista, FL, (Dec. 10) - Race teams arrived at Walt Disney World Speedway this morning only to find a damp track due to heavy overnight rain. With overcast skies, the track took until midafternoon to dry. The cars were taken to pit...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Emmo retires

CHAMPCAR/CART: Emmo retires

CART Online (October 2) -- Emerson Fittipaldi quietly confirmed Wednesday that his days behind the wheel of a race car are over, ending an incredible driving career that began 30 years ago in his native Brazil. The 1989 PPG Cup champion is ...

IRL: Tony George on Schedule Change

IRL: Tony George on Schedule Change

INDIANAPOLIS 500 SCHEDULE TO CHANGE FOR 1998 INDIANAPOLIS, September 11, 1997 -- Tony George, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, announced today that qualifications for the 1998 Indianapolis 500 will be conducted on Saturday and ...

Sat 16 Aug 1997
IRL: Loudon starting grid

IRL: Loudon starting grid

LOUDON, N.H., August 16, 1997 - Starting lineup for August 17th Pennzoil 200 IRL race at New Hampshire International Speed- way: P. Driver Nat Chassis/engine Speed in ...

Tue 12 Aug 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske MoSports future track?

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske MoSports future track?

Received from PRNewswire Penske Motorsports Enters Into Option to Purchase Property in Colorado DETROIT, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Motorsports, Inc. (PMI) (Nasdaq-NNM: SPWY), today announced that it has entered into an...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal announcement 97-11-20

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal announcement 97-11-20

CART Online (November 20) -- Three-time PPG CART World Series champion Bobby Rahal will close his driving career at the conclusion of the 1998 season, the two-time Driver of the Year and Indianapolis 500 winner announced today at his team's ...

Mon 29 Sep 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday final race notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday final race notes

Marlboro 500 -- Sunday's Final Race Notes CART Online (September 28) -- Sunday's Final Race Notes from the Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota at California Speedway. ...

Fri 05 Sep 1997
IRL: Las Vegas open test 97-09-04

IRL: Las Vegas open test 97-09-04

For Immediate Release STEWART, OTHER IRL DRIVERS START TESTING FOR IRL SEASON WINDUP AT LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS, September 4, 1997 -- Tony Stewart, the 1996-97 Indy Racing League point leader and a huge turnout of others went on the track...