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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 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 ...

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 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 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...

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 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, ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

IRL: Indy 500 Schedule/Fast Facts

IRL: Indy 500 Schedule/Fast Facts

INDIANAPOLIS 500 FAST FACTS WHAT: 82nd INDIANAPOLIS 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" Third of 11 races in the 1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway ...

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...

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: 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. ...

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 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...

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. ...

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 ...

Wed 19 Aug 1998
IRL: Ward Gives Young Burn Victim a Gift

IRL: Ward Gives Young Burn Victim a Gift

JEFF WARD'S GIFT TO YOUNG BURN VICTIM AFTER PPIR CRASH IS INSPIRING FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Jeff Ward might have had every reason to feel sorry for himself after a cut tire sent him into the wall on Lap 117 of the Radisson 200 Pep Boys Indy Racing...

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 ...

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
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman Update 98-05-19

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tasman Update 98-05-19

Tasman Prepares for Road Races Tasman Motorsports' Champ Car and Indy Lights teams have just returned from a successful two-day test session at Gingerman Raceway in northern Michigan. The team logged over 750 miles on the 1.88-mile road course...

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...