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Sun 12 Oct 1997
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,...

IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser Thursday notes

IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser Thursday notes

October 9, 1997 - Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas 500K - Thursday Practice & Qualifying Johnny Unser will start in 31st position for this weekend's Las Vegas 500k IRL race, after mechanical problems in practice left him unable to participate in the...

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, ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Michigan Mercedes facility

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Michigan Mercedes facility

Mercedes-Benz Report: Ilmor Consolidates And Breaks Ground For New Michigan Headquarters CART Online (October 8) -- The home of Mercedes-Benz's 1997 CART championship-winning engines is moving with Ilmor Engineering, the ...

Wed 08 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas Wednesday Johnny Unser notes

IRL: Las Vegas Wednesday Johnny Unser notes

October 8, 1997 - Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas 500K - Wednesday Practice Johnny Unser and the Hemelgarn Racing Team began preparation for this weekend's IRL season finale today, building up speed slowly and testing the new Infiniti powerplant.

IRL: Las Vegas Day 1 - Session 1 Notes - 97-10-08

IRL: Las Vegas Day 1 - Session 1 Notes - 97-10-08

DAY 1 -- Wednesday, October 8, 1997 Welcome to the second annual Las Vegas 500k, the final race of the 1996-97 Indy Racing League season. Mai Lindstrom, IRL public relations director; Andy Hall, acting public relations representative for...

IRL: Aurora Las Vegas update

IRL: Aurora Las Vegas update

Contact: Rick Voegelin High Performance Communications 408-761-2201 For Immediate Release INDY AURORA V8 RACES FOR EIGHTH STRAIGHT WIN IN LAS VEGAS Las Vegas, Nev. -- With a perfect record of seven poles and seven wins in Indy...

Tue 07 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas Guererro Pennzoil Preview

IRL: Las Vegas Guererro Pennzoil Preview

For More Information Contact: Al Larsen Cohn & Wolfe 404-880-5267 Guerrero Feels Good About IRL Finale Pennzoil Pagan driver Roberto Guerrero, currently seventh in Indy Racing League (IRL)...

Sun 05 Oct 1997
IRL: Johnny Unser to drive at Las Vegas 500K

IRL: Johnny Unser to drive at Las Vegas 500K

October 6, 1997 Johnny Unser to drive at Las Vegas 500K Johnny Unser will drive for Hemelgarn Racing in the Indy Racing League's season finale on October 11th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Unser, who drove for Hemelgarn Racing at this ...

Fri 03 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas road to the championship (final part)

IRL: Las Vegas road to the championship (final part)

For Immediate Release ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP (NOTE: Tony Stewart leads Davey Hamilton, 254-244 in 1996-97 Indy Racing League driver points going into the season-closing Las Vegas 500k Oct. 11 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Team Menard ...

Thu 02 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas road to championship

IRL: Las Vegas road to championship

For Immediate Release ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP (NOTE: Tony Stewart leads Davey Hamilton, 254-244 in 1996-97 (Indy Racing League driver points going into the season-closing Las Vegas 500k Oct. 11 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Team Menard ...

Wed 01 Oct 1997
IRL: Las Vegas Fast Fact

IRL: Las Vegas Fast Fact

1996-97 INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENT NO. 10 LAS VEGAS 500k WHAT: Las Vegas 500k, the 1996-97 season-closer for the Indy Racing League WHEN: Oct. 8-11 WHERE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile ...

IRL: Las Vegas Schedule

IRL: Las Vegas Schedule

INDY RACING LEAGUE LAS VEGAS 500k at Las Vegas Motor Speedway SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WEDNESDAY, October 8 8:00 a.m. .................................. Gates Open 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ................ IRL Practice 8:30 p.m. -...

IRL: Las Vegas race to determine championship

IRL: Las Vegas race to determine championship

For Immediate Release Schedule & Entry List Follow INDY RACING LEAGUE TO DETERMINE IRL CHAMPION AT LAS VEGAS ON OCT. 11 INDIANAPOLIS, October 1, 1997 -- The Indy Racing League will end...

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. ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalDella Penna to Firestone

CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalDella Penna to Firestone

Team Rahal And Della Penna Join Firestone CART Online (September 28) -- Firestone announced Sunday that Team Rahal and Della Penna Motorsports has joined their CART stable for next season. Team Rahal features driver/owner Bobby Rahal...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana race story

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana race story

Marlboro 500 -- Blundell Wins! CART Online (September 28) -- Mark Blundell capped a great season for the PacWest Racing Groupwith a victory in today's season ending Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota at California Speedway. The race can be seen...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday opening race notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday opening race notes

Marlboro 500 -- Sunday's Opening Race Notes CART Online (September 28) -- Sunday's Opening Race Notes from the Marlboro 500 at California Speedway: 7 Welcome to Race Day at California Speedway. Today's CART on-track activities begin with...

Sun 28 Sep 1997
CHAMPCAR/CART: FOntana results

CHAMPCAR/CART: FOntana results

FONTANA, Calif., September 28, 1997 - Results of today's season-ending Marlboro 500 CART race: P. (S) Driver Nat Chassis/engine T Laps/out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. (8)...

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...

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...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Saturday's opening track notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Saturday's opening track notes

Marlboro 500 -- Saturday's Opening Track Notes CART Online (September 27) -- Saturday's Opening Track Notes from the Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota at California Speedway Good morning and welcome to qualifying day at California Speedway ...