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Fri 21 Nov 1997
IRL: Awards Ceremony 07-11-22

IRL: Awards Ceremony 07-11-22

INDY RACING LEAGUE HONORS COMPETITORS AT AWARDS CEREMONY INDIANAPOLIS, November 22, 1997 – The teams of the Indy Racing League gathered at the University of Indianapolis in the Christel De Haan Fine Arts Center’s Ruth Lilly ...

Sat 15 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Juan Manuel Fangio II announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Juan Manuel Fangio II announcement

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online CART Online (November 15) -- Upon returning from a post season visit with his young family in Balcarce, Argentina, Juan Manuel Fangio II, 41, phoned Dan Gurney Friday night...

Sat 08 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: New M-B engine for 1998

CHAMPCAR/CART: New M-B engine for 1998

Report from Motorsport News International Thanks to CART Online CART Online (November 7) -- Mercedes-Benz will defend its 1997 CART Manufacturer's Championship with a "clean sheet of paper" engine for its stable of teams in PPG CART World...

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 ...

Wed 05 Nov 1997
IRL: 1998 Indy rookie schedule/open test added

IRL: 1998 Indy rookie schedule/open test added

For Immediate Release New Rookie Schedule, Open Test Added to Indianapolis 500 Format INDIANAPOLIS, November 5, 1997 - A structured week of testing April 14-18 will be part of the schedule for the 1998 Indianapolis 500, including a ...

IRL: 1998 points systemweekend schedules

IRL: 1998 points systemweekend schedules

For Immediate Release IRL SETS NEW POINT SYSTEM, WEEKEND SCHEDULES FOR 1998 INDIANAPOLIS, November 5, 1997 - A new point system, five open testing dates, an established race weekend format and starting fields for 1998 were set Tuesday in...

Sat 01 Nov 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Twin Ring Motegi test 97-11-01

CHAMPCAR/CART: Twin Ring Motegi test 97-11-01

Thanks to Cart Online Vasser Paces First Day Of Open Test At Twin Ring Motegi In Japan CART Online (November 1) -- Jimmy Vasser of Target/Chip Ganassi Racing paced a 12-driver contingent with a lap over 212 miles per hour...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier relased from contract

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier relased from contract

Thanks to CART Online CART Online (October 30) -- The Team Alumax Reynard Mercedes-Benz will have a new driver for the 1998 CART season after the team announced today that Rookie of the Year Patrick Carpentier has been released from...

Fri 17 Oct 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: Green signs Franchitti and Tracy

CHAMPCAR/CART: Green signs Franchitti and Tracy

Thanks to CART Online Team KOOL Green Signs Tracy And Franchitti For The 1998 Season CART Online (October 15) -- Team KOOL Green owner Barry Green announced Wednesday that his championship-winning CART Indy car team will expand to a...

Mon 13 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser post-race notes

IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser post-race notes

Oct 12, 1997 Las Vegas 500K - Race Recap & Wrap Up Johnny Unser ran well in last night's Las Vegas 500K IRL race and finished in 19th position despite suffering several mechanical problems, including an engine failure which put him out of...

Sun 12 Oct 1997
IRL: Indy Racing League Awards

IRL: Indy Racing League Awards

PPG POLE AWARDS Driver Pole Wins Tony Stewart 4 Arie Luyendyk 2 Scott Sharp 1 Marco Greco 1 Billy Boat 1 Richie Hearn 1 TRUE...

IRL: FINAL - Driver Point Standings

IRL: FINAL - Driver Point Standings

1996-97 IRL Season Driver Point Standings (after Las Vegas 500 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway - October 11) Pos Driver No. of Starts Running at Finish Highest Finish Laps Led Laps Completed Total...

IRL: Las Vegas Prize Money

IRL: Las Vegas Prize Money

1997 Las Vegas 500 at LVMS 10/12/97 - 0:07 IRL Final Prize Money ============================================================================ FP SP Driver Car Name IRL Awards Designated ...

IRL: Las Vegas 500k Box Score

IRL: Las Vegas 500k Box Score

OFFICIAL BOX SCORE INDY RACING LEAGUE Las Vegas 500 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday, October 11, 1997 Running/ IRL FP SP Car Driver Car Name C/E/T Qual. Speed Laps Comp. Reason Out Pts. 1 5 7 Eliseo Salazar ...

IRL: Las Vegas Race Day Quotes

IRL: Las Vegas Race Day Quotes

TONY STEWART: "Davey's a great competitor and a great friend. His team deserves the win and the championship. It's been a very long night. It's the only night of the year that we didn't have a car that was just right. They did the...

IRL: Las Vegas Day 4 - Race Day - Oct. 11

IRL: Las Vegas Day 4 - Race Day - Oct. 11

DAY 4, RACE DAY -- October 11, 1997 Four of the cars in the Las Vegas 500k field are competing in their eighth straight IRL race. They are: ...

IRL: Las Vegas race report

IRL: Las Vegas race report

For Immediate Release STEWART CLAIMS IRL CHAMPIONSHIP; SALAZAR GETS FIRST WIN INDIANAPOLIS, October 11, 1997 -- Tony Stewart claimed the 1996-97 Indy Racing League championship and Eliseo Salazar captured his first IRL win Saturday night in...

IRL: Las Vegas Aurora race report

IRL: Las Vegas Aurora race report

Contact: Rick Voegelin High Performance Communications 408-761-2201 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OLDSMOBILE WRAPS UP PERFECT SEASON WITH EIGHTH STRAIGHT IRL VICTORY Indy Aurora V8 Dominates Las...

Sat 11 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser Friday notes

IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser Friday notes

October 10, 1997 Las Vegas 500K - Friday Practice The Indy Racing League conducted its final practice session for the Las Vegas 500K on Friday, with Arie Luyendyk leading the field with a fast speed of 201.237. Johnny Unser, who had a new...

Fri 10 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas  Day 3 - Trackside Notes 97-10-10

IRL: Las Vegas Day 3 - Trackside Notes 97-10-10

DAY 3 -- Friday, October 10, 1997 The Las Vegas 500k field average for the 29 qualified cars is 201.193 miles an hour. *** The Indy Racing League's season-ending point fund of approximately $1.6 million will be...

IRL: Las Vegas Day 3 - Post Practice Quotes -97-1010

IRL: Las Vegas Day 3 - Post Practice Quotes -97-1010

POST-PRACTICE QUOTES: ARIE LUYENDYK: "It was windy out there. I don't think that's a big factor. We didn't get to do what we wanted to do. I understand they cut this short. The car was good in traffic. I think it's going to be a...

IRL: Las Vegas Aurora qualifying

IRL: Las Vegas Aurora qualifying

Contact: Rick Voegelin High Performance Communications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EIGHTH STRAIGHT POLE FOR AURORA V8 Oldsmobile Engines Sweep Top 16 Spots, Power 28 of 31 Qualifiers Las Vegas; Oct. 9,...