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Sun 28 Sep 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Saturday's final track notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Saturday's final track notes

Marlboro 500 -- Saturday's Final Track Notes CART Online (September 27) -- Saturday's Final Track Notes from the Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota. GREEN FLAG waves at 12 p.m. to start qualifying under sunny skies and escalating...

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 ...

IRL: 81st Indy 500 - May 27

IRL: 81st Indy 500 - May 27

For Immediate Release LUYENDYK WINS '97 500 IN 3rd CLOSEST FINISH IN HISTORY INDIANAPOLIS, May 27, 1997 Arie Luyendyk wheeled into the lead seven laps from the finish Tuesday and recorded his second Indianapolis 500 victory by .57 of a ...

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...

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. ...

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
IRL: MISC: Brickyard Authentics 1st Anniv. Sale

IRL: MISC: Brickyard Authentics 1st Anniv. Sale

IMS' BRICKYARD AUTHENTICS CIRCLE CENTRE MALL STORE TO CELEBRATE FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH AUTOGRAPH SESSION, SALE For Immediate Release INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 14, 1997) -- Indianapolis 500 drivers including Eddie Cheever, Davey Hamilton, Lyn St....

CHAMPCAR/CART: New testing regulations

CHAMPCAR/CART: New testing regulations

CART Online (September 30) -- CART President and CEO Andrew Craig has announced a new team testing policy for the 1998 season. In a press conference following Sunday's Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota at California Speedway, Craig said certain...

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...

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 ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: MISC: Andretti Warehouse Sale

CHAMPCAR/CART: MISC: Andretti Warehouse Sale

Andretti Warehouse Sale Saturday, November 8, 1997 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Located at Andretti Enterprises 5510 Airport Road Allentown, Pennsylvania Behind Andretti - Hanna Auto Wash Mario, Michael and Jeff will be there signing autographs...

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...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pick12: Preliminary entry list for Laguna Seca

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pick12: Preliminary entry list for Laguna Seca

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...

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 07 Jul 1997
IRL: Chastain Motorsports report

IRL: Chastain Motorsports report

For Immediate Release CHASTAIN MOTORSPORTS: ANOTHER SMALL TEAM GOES ON A ROLL INDIANAPOLIS, July 7, 1997 -- When Stephan Gregoire chased down Tony Stewart on the final two laps of the Samsonite 200 at Pikes Peak International...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
IRL: Colorado entry list

IRL: Colorado entry list

Car..Driver..Residence..Car Name..C/E/T..Entrant..Chief Mechanic 1..Scott Sharp..Danville, CA..Conseco AJ Foyt Racing ..G/A/G..AJ Foyt Enterprises..Craig Baranouski 1T..Scott Sharp..Danville, CA..Conseco AJ Foyt Racing ..D/A/G..AJ Foyt ...

IRL: Texas Johnny Unser notes 97-06-07

IRL: Texas Johnny Unser notes 97-06-07

June 7, 1997 - Texas Motor Speedway It is now about 4 hours before the start of the TrueValue 500, and Johnny and the Jonathan Byrd/Cunningham Racing team is ready to race. At the end of the practice session yesterday, the Infiniti motor in...

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...

Thu 09 Oct 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta update 97-10-09

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta update 97-10-09

Herta Welcomes New Daughter CART Online (October 9) -- Bryan Herta (Shell Reynard Ford Cosworth) hasn't had much time for relaxation since the PPG CART World Series season concluded September 28th at California Speedway. Two days later, ...

Thu 27 Mar 1997
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...

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: Schroeder PR

IRL: Schroeder PR

For more information: Linda Mansfield, lindamansfield@CompuServe.com Schroeder Postpones Indy 500 Plans for Now VINELAND, N.J., May 5 - Jeret Schroeder, who was trying to become the first resident of New Jersey to compete in the ...

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 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Magneti Marelli joins Mercedes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Magneti Marelli joins Mercedes

CART Online (October 2) -- Just as Mercedes-Benz's three-pointed star has adorned championship-winning racing cars for more than a century, Magneti Marelli's distinctive mark has appeared in victory lanes around the world for decades. Starting...

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...

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 ...

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...

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
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana personal thoughts

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana personal thoughts

CART - Marlboro 500 Final Thoughts INDY CARS - FONTANA FINAL THOUGHTS From: CURT WEBSTER (SKFX17A) Time: 09/29 12:26 PM Just one reporter's opinion . . . ...

Thu 21 Aug 1997
IRL: Loudon prize money

IRL: Loudon prize money

OFFICAL PRIZE MONEY INDY RACING LEAGUE PENNZOIL 200 AT NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FP SP Car Driver IRL Designated Total Awards Awards ...

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: PPI Fan Club

CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Fan Club

Contact: Heather Handley Ext. 149 Sharon Villanueva Ext. 186 (714) 589-0278 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCI RACING POWERED BY TOYOTA LAUNCHES FAN CLUB Rancho Santa Margarita, ...

Sun 14 Dec 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

CHAMPCAR/CART: Blundell/Guglemin awards

Courtesy of CART Online PacWest's Guglemin And Blundell Honored By European Racing Publications CART Online (December 12) -- PacWest Racing Group drivers Mauricio Gugelmin and Mark Blundell each collected prestigious awards from respected...

Sun 30 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick tests new Reynard

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick tests new Reynard

Courtesy of CART Online Patrick Racing Completes First Test Of New Reynard CART Online (November 25) -- Patrick Racing driver Scott Pruett recently completed his first test of the off-season in the team's new 1998 Reynard 98I chassis at ...

Sun 27 Jul 1997
IRL: VisionAire 500k at Charlotte Motor Speedway

IRL: VisionAire 500k at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte, NC, July 26, 1997 A crowd of over 73,000 fans saw Buddy Lazier win the inaugural appearance of the Indy Racing League at the high-banked Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race began with pole sitter Tony Stewart running away and hiding...

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...