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Thu 08 Oct 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Packs for Australia

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Packs for Australia

You're going on a trip, halfway around the globe. It's more than 9,500 miles, more than 22 hours by plane. You will lose almost an entire day on the way there and regain the day coming back. Where you're going, it's 15 hours ahead of the...

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...

Thu 01 Oct 1998
IRL: Barnes, Lingner and Boles Get Behind The Wheel

IRL: Barnes, Lingner and Boles Get Behind The Wheel

Pennzoil Panther Co-Owners Barnes, Lingner and Boles to Get Behind the Wheel Goodyear, Steele and Others at Panther to be Busy Also Indianapolis -- This weekend is a busy weekend for Pennzoil Panther Racing. The Pennzoil Panther "Pack" is busy...

Wed 30 Sep 1998
IRL: Christy Whalen Puts Unique bBsiness into Top Gear

IRL: Christy Whalen Puts Unique bBsiness into Top Gear

SPECIAL WOMAN WORKS HARD TO GET UNIQUE BUSINESS INTO HIGH GEAR LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30, 1998 -- It was a recent steamy day at Texas Motor Speedway, and the gears had to be changed on the Pennzoil Panther Racing team cars. "Hey, ...

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...

Thu 19 Nov 1998
IRL: Atlanta Motor Speedway Tickets Online

IRL: Atlanta Motor Speedway Tickets Online

Tickets for the Cracker Barrel 500 and the Atlanta 500 Classic (Indy Racing) are now on sale. For updated fan packages and luxury seating go to http://www.atlantamotorsports.com to order online. ...

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. ...

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 20 May 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Alumax Gateway News 98-05-20

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Alumax Gateway News 98-05-20

CASTRO-NEVES, TEAM ALUMAX OPTIMISTIC ABOUT ST. LOUIS RACE MADISON, Ill. (May 21)--He has six PPG Cup points and stands 19th in the point standings as the CART FedEx Championship Series makes a stop at the Gateway International Raceway...

Sun 25 Oct 1998
IRL: Phoenix Jeff Ward - A Learning Experience

IRL: Phoenix Jeff Ward - A Learning Experience

A learning experience for Ward By Matthew Leach PHOENIX (Oct. 24, 1998) Jeff Ward, a veteran of the Indy Racing League, expected his first attempt in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series would be tough. In open-wheel racing, there's not much...

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...

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...

Tue 03 Nov 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Neil Ressler - New Chairman of Cosworth Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Neil Ressler - New Chairman of Cosworth Racing

NEIL RESSLER APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF COSWORTH RACING NORTHAMPTON, England, 2 November, 1998 - Neil Ressler, has been appointed Chairman of Cosworth Racing, with immediate effect. Currently Vice President of Advanced Vehicle Technology for Ford...

Mon 28 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: 1999 Schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1999 Schedule

CART Announces Record 20-Race Schedule For 1999 FedEx Championship Series Troy, MI (September 28, 1998) - An August visit to the newly constructed Chicago Motor Speedway and the movement of several dates within the lineup...

Tue 04 Aug 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio Tasman Motorsports Preview

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio Tasman Motorsports Preview

CREWing It Top defender Mike Clark of Columbus, Ohio's Major League Soccer team -- the Columbus Crew -- will be a guest of Tasman Motorsports at the Miller Lite 200 this weekend. Clark will exchange his familiar yellow and black jersey for a ...

Fri 17 Jul 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Magneti Marelli's ECU-The Brain of a Champ Car - Part 1

CHAMPCAR/CART: Magneti Marelli's ECU-The Brain of a Champ Car - Part 1

Part One of a Four-Part Series Relating Racing Electronics to the Human Body The "Brains" of a Champ Car Engine The Magneti Marelli Engine Control Unit BROOKLYN, Mich. (July 13, 1998) -- Charles Darwin's "Theory of Evolution" generally applies...

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...

Wed 20 May 1998
IRL: Indy 500: Schwitzer Award honors innovators

IRL: Indy 500: Schwitzer Award honors innovators

SCHWITZER AWARD REWARDS INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE INDIANAPOLIS, May 20, 1998 -- Louie Schwitzer, not Ray Harroun as most racing followers believe, won the first race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Only that race was a...

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: Indy 500 Broadcast Inside Speedway

IRL: Indy 500 Broadcast Inside Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE TO BE BROADCAST INSIDE THE SPEEDWAY INDIANAPOLIS, April 29, 1998-Fans attending the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 24, will have the opportunity to watch live televised action of the race via a low power...

Wed 05 Aug 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: The Eagle Returns at Mid Ohio

CHAMPCAR/CART: The Eagle Returns at Mid Ohio

Miller Lite 200 Return Of The Eagle All American Racers will debut the 1998 Eagle chassis for drivers PJ Jones (Castrol-Degree Reynard Toyota) and Alex Barron (Castrol-Degree Reynard Toyota) in this weekend's Miller Lite 200. The Eagle...

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. ...

Thu 17 Dec 1998
IRL: Pagan Racing Prepares for 1999

IRL: Pagan Racing Prepares for 1999

Pagan Racing Prepares for 1999 Season Indianapolis, IN (December 17, 1998) Pagan Racing didn't participate in the recent Pep Boys Indy Racing League open test at Walt Disney World Speedway last week instead opting to continue preparations for ...

Thu 03 Dec 1998
IRL: Ryan Newman Tests Pennzoil Panther G Force

IRL: Ryan Newman Tests Pennzoil Panther G Force

December 3, 1998 Newman Takes His Turn in Pennzoil Panther G Force Fort Worth, Texas -- Ryan Newman, United States Auto Club Silver Crown stand out, was just beginning his fourth and final phase of his Pep Boys IRL rookie test when the rain ...

Mon 21 Dec 1998
IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear
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IRL: Construction of F1 Garages in High Gear

TOWER TERRACE RAZING PUTS IMS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INTO HIGH GEAR INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 21, 1998 - Another chapter in the storied 89-year history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway began today as crews started demolishing the Tower Terrace...

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 14 Aug 1998
IRL: New Olds Pace Car

IRL: New Olds Pace Car

NEW OLDSMOBILE ALERO PACES IRL RACES Fountain, Colo.; August 14, 1998 -- There is a new leader of the pack in the Pep Boys Indy Racing League: Oldsmobile's sporty 1999 Alero coupe. The Alero made its pace car debut at Charlotte...

Fri 11 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Gerald Forsythe, McDonald's To Start New Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gerald Forsythe, McDonald's To Start New Team

Forsythe Teams Up With McDonald's December 11, 1998) - Owner Gerald Forsythe today announced the creation of the McDonald's Champ Car Team, which will compete in the Championship Auto Racing Team's FedEx Championship Series beginning with...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Davey Hamilton Indy 500 Preview

IRL: Davey Hamilton Indy 500 Preview

HAMILTON SEEKS VICTORY AT INDY WITH NEW TEAM INDIANAPOLIS, April 30, 1998 - Lessons learned from a legend might help Davey Hamilton win the Indianapolis 500 this year for a new team with an impressive pedigree. Hamilton finished 12th in...

Sun 22 Mar 1998
NA-F2000: IRL: Phoenix Race Report, Notes

NA-F2000: IRL: Phoenix Race Report, Notes

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, RACE DAY Order of the Day 10:45 a.m. -- U.S. F2000 warmup 11:35 a.m. -- U.S. F2000 driver introductions Noon -- U.S. F2000 race, 50 laps/50 miles 1:05 p.m. -- Pre-race parade 1:10 p.m. -- Pep Boys Indy Racing League...

Mon 10 Aug 1998
IRL: Fire at Texas Motor Speedway

IRL: Fire at Texas Motor Speedway

FIRE AT SPEEDWAY CLUB CONSTRUCTION SITE Fort Worth-Dallas (August 10, 1998) - A fire Friday evening on the construction site of The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway caused only a slight delay for workers returning to the job Monday morning.

Tue 14 Jul 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Ford Buys Cosworth

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Ford Buys Cosworth

FORD AND COSWORTH - THE LOGICAL LINK Ford has announced that it has bought Cosworth Racing. Alan Henry, the internationally renowned industry expert, has observed the relationship for the past 30 years and reflects on the ...

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 ...

Tue 22 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston Schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston Schedule

Texaco Grand Prix of Houston, Houston, Texas CART Atlantics TransAm Wed 9-30-98 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Paddock Access Begins Thu 10-01-98 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Paddock Access 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ...

Thu 17 Sep 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: New Managing Director For Cosworth Racing
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CHAMPCAR/CART: New Managing Director For Cosworth Racing

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR COSWORTH RACING BRENTWOOD, England, 17 September, 1998 - Ford has appointed Dick Scammell, M.B.E., as Managing Director of Cosworth Racing, the British-based racing engine specialist it has purchased from Audi A.G. Mr...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Handford wing in use at Michigan

CHAMPCAR/CART: Handford wing in use at Michigan

CART Online (July 22, 1998) -- This weekend's U.S. 500 Presented by Toyota marks the debut of the new Handford Device, a wing-like aerodynamic piece adopted by CART to help contain the speeds of Champ Cars at Superspeedway events. Designed...