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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 ...

Wed 01 Oct 1997
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: 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, ...

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 ...

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...

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 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 27 Mar 1997
IRL: 1998 IRL TV Schedule

IRL: 1998 IRL TV Schedule

For Immediate Release INDY RACING LEAGUE TELEVISION SCHEDULE INCLUDES ABC, CBS, ESPN AND TNN FOR COVERAGE OF 11 RACE 1998 SEASON Indianapolis, December 3, 1997--All eleven Indy Racing League events will have live coverage in 1998 under ...

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 ...

Sun 29 Jun 1997
IRL: Pikes Peak Johnny Unser race notes

IRL: Pikes Peak Johnny Unser race notes

June 29, 1997 Samsonite 200 Final Race Recap Johnny Unser completed only 23 laps today in the Samsonite 200, before a turn two accident put him out of the race.Replays of the crash show that the rear of the ...

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
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...

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: Fittipaldi tests new Swift-Ford

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi tests new Swift-Ford

>From CART Media Relations Kmart/Budweiser driver Christian Fittipaldi drove the all-new American-made Swift 007.i race car on the 1.2-mile Firebird road course over the weekend. After a 10 lap shakedown on Saturday, Fittipaldi recorded ...

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: 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: 1998 May Schedule

IRL: 1998 May Schedule

10 Sunday Opening Day - Practice -Save Arnold FanFest Open 11 Monday 11-6 pm All Practice FanFest Open 12 Tuesday 11-6 pm All Practice FanFest Open 13 Wednesday 11-6 pm All Practice FanFest Open 14 Thursday 11-6 pm All ...

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 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gugelmin / Blundell 1998 Testing Schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gugelmin / Blundell 1998 Testing Schedule

PacWest has released testing schedule from now until the start of the season. You can find it at: http://www.PacWest-Racing.com in the 1998 Calendar of Events section. PacWest Racing ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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...

Wed 23 Jul 1997
IRL: Charlotte Stewart Hot Shoe as NASCAR Territory Embraces IRL

IRL: Charlotte Stewart Hot Shoe as NASCAR Territory Embraces IRL

Tony Stewart posted top time of 25.138 seconds, 214.814 mph, during rain-shortened first day practice on the 1.5 mile high-banked Charlotte Motor Speedway. Faster times are expected when practice resumes tomorrow. Stewart's fast time came 27 ...

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.

IRL: Indianapolis top speeds through 97-05-09

IRL: Indianapolis top speeds through 97-05-09

INDIANAPOLIS May 9th 1997 - Top speeds to date during prac- tice for the May 25th Indianapolis 500 at the 2.5-mile Indianapo- lis Motor Speedway: 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: 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...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Nearburg to drive for PaytonCoyne

CHAMPCAR/CART: Nearburg to drive for PaytonCoyne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Scott Black (972) 851-1151 CHARLIE NEARBURG TO DRIVE FOR PAYTON/COYNE PPG-CART TEAM DALLAS, Texas (June 27) - - Veteran Atlantic driver Charlie Nearburg, of Dallas,...

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
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 30 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota renews at Homestead

CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota renews at Homestead

Courtesy of CART Online Toyota And Homestead Extend Sponsorship Deal CART Online (November 28) -- Toyota Motor Sales and Homestead-Miami Speedway have reached an agreement to extend Toyota's sponsorship of the Marlboro Grand Prix of...