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Fri 16 Oct 1998
IRL: Greg Gorden Passes Rookie Test at Pikes Peak

IRL: Greg Gorden Passes Rookie Test at Pikes Peak

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - COLORADO, USA October 16, 1998 GORDEN PASSES IRL ROOKIE TEST FOR TRUSCELLI RACING FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Greg Gorden of Colorado Springs completed his Pep Boys Indy Racing League rookie test session Friday at...

Tue 22 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Target, Team Ganassi Zanardi To F1 Announcement
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Target, Team Ganassi Zanardi To F1 Announcement

TARGET/CHIP GANASSI RACING DRIVER ALEX ZANARDI TO RETURN TO FORMULA ONE IN 1999 Indianapolis - Target/Chip Ganassi Racing driver Alex Zanardi, the 1997 and 1998 PPG Cup champion, has signed a deal to race for the Winfield Williams team...

Thu 24 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti Tests New Swift at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti Tests New Swift at Sebring

Swift-ly Acclimated (December 24, 1998) - Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Swift Ford) tested the 1999 Swift 010.c chassis for the first time Wednesday at Sebring International Raceway, following two...

Thu 14 May 1998
IRL: Indy 500 Parade of Champions: Tom Sneva

IRL: Indy 500 Parade of Champions: Tom Sneva

'GAS MAN' SNEVA ALWAYS CONCERNED WITH SAFETY INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 1998 -- In his best racing days, Tom Sneva was called the "Gas Man." One obvious reason was that he stepped on the gas, setting speed records wherever he...

Wed 18 Nov 1998
IRL: Power Team Crew Final Piece in Kenny Brack's Championship

IRL: Power Team Crew Final Piece in Kenny Brack's Championship

POWER TEAM CREW THE FINAL PIECE IN BRACK'S CHAMPIONSHIP PUZZLE INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 1998 - Pep Boys Indy Racing League champion Kenny Brack was a lowly 15th in the standings after the first two races of the 1998 season. After...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Herb Porter Story

IRL: Herb Porter Story

HERBIE HORSEPOWER'S ENGINE STILL REVVING AT AGE 83 INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 1998 -- Motor meister Herb Porter doesn't know who dubbed him "Herbie Horsepower," or when it happened. "It came out of nowhere," he said. ...

IRL: Oldsmobile Aurora Phoenix Preview

IRL: Oldsmobile Aurora Phoenix Preview

IRL ENGINE COMPETITION HEATS UP IN ARIZONA DESERT Independent Builders Compete for Customers and Prestige with Oldsmobile Powerplants in Final Warm-Up for Indy 500 Phoenix, Ariz. -- With 51 of the 52 cars on the entry...

Wed 16 Dec 1998
IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays
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IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays

NEW VIDEO DISPLAYS TO GIVE INDY FANS BETTER VIEW OF ACTION Seven Daktronics screens to be installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 1998 - Seven permanent large-screen video displays will be installed at the ...

Thu 12 Nov 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Engine Manufacturers Make a Proposal

CHAMPCAR/CART: Engine Manufacturers Make a Proposal

Engine Manufacturers Make a Proposal (November 11, 1998) -- CART's four engine manufacturers--Honda, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota--reportedly have proposed an engine formula to Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George that would ...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio Ford Cosworth Story

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio Ford Cosworth Story

Ford and Cosworth Take 300th Win at Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Adrian Fernandez' victory today in Mid-Ohio was the 300th champ car victory in the combined win totals of Ford Motor Company and Cosworth Racing Inc. While Ford...

Fri 07 Aug 1998
IRL: Racing a family affair for Calkins

IRL: Racing a family affair for Calkins

CALKINS KEEPS IRL SUCCESS ALL IN THE FAMILY INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 7, 1998 -- Buzz Calkins was 15, playing golf and lacrosse in a Denver high school, when his father purchased a go-kart for him. A dozen years later the Calkins ...

Sun 10 May 1998
IRL: Indy 500 Stinkfist Offical St James Clothing

IRL: Indy 500 Stinkfist Offical St James Clothing

Stink Fish Sets Fashion Tone for Only Woman Entered in Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS, May 10 - She's the only woman driver, car owner and entrant at this year's Indianapolis 500. She's the honorary chairperson of the Championship Auto Racing ...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Las Vegas Jack Miller Loyal To Team, Engine

IRL: Las Vegas Jack Miller Loyal To Team, Engine

MILLER SHOWS TRUE GRIT WHILE SEARCHING FOR IMPROVEMENT LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 1998 -- Jack Miller, the racing dentist, spends a lot of time gritting his teeth at racetracks. Dr. Jack, as he is known in the racing community and by...

Thu 19 Nov 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Target To Sponsor Inaugural Race at Chicago

CHAMPCAR/CART: Target To Sponsor Inaugural Race at Chicago

TARGET WAVES THE GREEN FLAG FOR CHICAGO MOTOR SPEEDWAY Discount retailer to sponsor inaugural CART race on Aug. 22, 1999 November 19, 1998, CHICAGO -- Chicago Motor Speedway (CMS) revved into action today, announcing Target Stores as the...

Wed 23 Dec 1998
IRL: Nine Races on Fox Sports in 1999

IRL: Nine Races on Fox Sports in 1999

FOX TELEVISING NINE OF 11 PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENTS IN 1999 INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23, 1998 -- FOX Sports and FOX Sports Net will telecast nine of the 11 Pep Boys Indy Racing League events in 1999, Indy Racing League officials announced ...

Fri 28 Aug 1998
IRL: Treadway's Son Enjoys Success on Track

IRL: Treadway's Son Enjoys Success on Track

HAMPTON, Ga., Aug. 27, 1998 -- Fred Treadway owns a Pep Boys Indy Racing League car that is driven by two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. He has a son, Ricky, who has won two midget races in a row. On Saturday night,...

IRL: Felicia McCormack enjoys life as co-owner

IRL: Felicia McCormack enjoys life as co-owner

HAMPTON, Ga., Aug. 28, 1998 -- Felicia McCormack grew up in the Bronx in New York City and later became a high school business teacher. Her life had direction. Then came a big left turn when she met and married ...

Thu 10 Dec 1998
IRL: TransWorld Diversified Services Sponsors Season Openner

IRL: TransWorld Diversified Services Sponsors Season Openner

TRANSWORLD DIVERSIFIED SERVICES INCREASES INVOLVEMENT WITH IRL Sponsorship of season opener, McCormack Motorsports included in multifaceted program ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 1998 - TransWorld Diversified Services, Inc. has agreed to a ...

Thu 08 Oct 1998
IRL: Reebok-Nienhouse, Hamilton win Vegas pit stop contest

IRL: Reebok-Nienhouse, Hamilton win Vegas pit stop contest

REEBOK-NIENHOUSE, HAMILTON WIN PIT STOP CONTEST IN VEGAS LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 1998 - The Reebok-Nienhouse Motorsports team and driver Davey Hamilton, from Las Vegas, edged Team Cheever and 1998 Indianapolis 500 champion Eddie Cheever ...

Fri 08 May 1998
IRL: Biomet Will be at Indy with St. James

IRL: Biomet Will be at Indy with St. James

Biomet Will be at Indy with Lyn St. James INDIANAPOLIS, May 8 - With some fanfare and a squeegee, crewmembers affixed the Biomet decal today onto Lyn St. James' brand-new Pep Boys Indy Racing League G-Force Infiniti. ...

Sat 19 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Brazilian SBT to show 1999 Races on Tape Delay

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brazilian SBT to show 1999 Races on Tape Delay

"Eu acredito que agora com um horário fixo às 23:00 horas, os fãs ficarão mais satisfeitos em assistir as corridas pois saberão o horário certo em que vai passar a corrida. Este horário tem tudo para dar certo, e se o SBT fizer o show que...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Greg Norman To Drive Indy 500 Pace Car

IRL: Greg Norman To Drive Indy 500 Pace Car

GOLFER NORMAN PRACTICES HIS DRIVING IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 PACE CAR INDIANAPOLIS, April 1, 1998 - Golfing great Greg Norman's close friend Nigel Mansell led 34 laps during the 1993 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Next month, "The Shark" will get to...

Sun 24 May 1998
IRL: Oldsmobile Profile: Comptech

IRL: Oldsmobile Profile: Comptech

OLDSMOBILE PERFORMANCE PROFILE: DOUG PETERSON/COMPTECH MACHINE There are many routes to Indianapolis. Partners Doug Peterson and Don Erb took a road less traveled to reach the Indy 500. Among the seven independent engine builders who...

Mon 21 Sep 1998
IRL: Marco Greco Released from Hospital

IRL: Marco Greco Released from Hospital

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 21, 1998) - Pep Boys Indy Racing League driver Marco Greco was released from Parkland Hospital Monday morning. Greco was kept overnight for precautionary observation following an incident in Sunday's Lone Star...