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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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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...

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...

Fri 28 Aug 1998
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 ...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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...

Fri 20 Nov 1998
IRL: Kenny Brack, A. J. Foyt Earn Top Award Banquet Honors

IRL: Kenny Brack, A. J. Foyt Earn Top Award Banquet Honors

BRIGHT LIGHTS TO SHINE ON BRACK, FOYT TEAM AT IRL AWARDS GALA INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 20, 1998 - The Pep Boys Indy Racing League will step out in style Saturday, Nov. 21 for its annual awards banquet, as league teams, drivers, officials and promoters...

Fri 18 Dec 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Sponsor Announcement Interview

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Sponsor Announcement Interview

Excerpts from an interview done on December 9, 1998 during the Kool Team Green sponsorship announcement in Louisville, KY. BARRY GREEN: I want to thank KOOL for their support over the past three seasons, to say once again how much we're looking...

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...

Sun 01 Nov 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing 1999 Program

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing 1999 Program

NOVEMBER 1, 1998 FONTANA, CALIFORNIA HERDEZ/PAYTON-COYNE RACING ANNOUNCE 1999 PROGRAM Fontana, CA (Novemeber 1, 1998) Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing is proud to announce an enhanced program for the 1999 FedEx Championship Series. The next season...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Texas Entry List

IRL: Texas Entry List

PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE TRUE VALUE 500 AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY June 6, 1998 Official Entry List Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic 1 Tony Stewart Indianapolis Glidden/Menards Special ...

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...

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 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...

Fri 27 Mar 1998
IRL: Team Scandia First to Enter 82nd Indianapolis 500

IRL: Team Scandia First to Enter 82nd Indianapolis 500

TEAM SCANDIA IS FIRST ENTRANT FOR 82ND INDIANAPOLIS 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 27, 1998 - Team Scandia filed Feb. 25 the first entry for the 82nd Indianapolis 500, May 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jimmy Kite drives the...

Fri 09 Oct 1998
IRL: Las Vegas Oldsmobile Engine Notes

IRL: Las Vegas Oldsmobile Engine Notes

* THE 700-HORSEPOWER CEREAL BOX. The IRL's engine rules stipulate a maximum displacement of 4.0 liters. For the metrically challenged, that's 244 cubic inches - a volume about the size of a 23-ounce box of shredded wheat breakfast cereal. ...

Thu 28 May 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes Benz Preview for June 5-7
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes Benz Preview for June 5-7

Three-Pointed Star Races Around The World June 5 - 7 Mercedes’ Competitive Spirit Showcased Globallyat CART, F1 and Le Mans MONTVALE, N.J. (May 28, 1998) - On a single weekend Mercedes-Benz will take on three...

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...

Fri 11 Sep 1998
IRL: Texas Cheever Does Pit Stop for Charity

IRL: Texas Cheever Does Pit Stop for Charity

CHEEVER'S FAST STOP FOR CHARITY: Eddie Cheever and his Rachel's Gourmet Chips team will pair off against Brian Tyler and his Team Pelfrey pit crew Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the Fort Worth Stockyards during the Pep Boys Indy Racing League Pit Stop ...

Fri 15 May 1998
IRL: Olds Profile - Team Menard

IRL: Olds Profile - Team Menard

OLDSMOBILE PERFORMANCE PROFILE: BUTCH MEYER/TEAM MENARD ENGINE BUILDER Butch Meyer is the power behind Team Menard. Meyer, the grandson of three-time Indy 500 champion Louie Meyer (winner in 1928, 1933, and...

Fri 23 Oct 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal Fontana Preview

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal Fontana Preview

Last Ride Three-time CART FedEx Championship Series Champion Bobby Rahal's driving career will draw to a close with Sunday's Marlboro 500. Asked by a reporter this week if he fully realized that his record-breaking 17-year CART career was ...

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 ...

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...