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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 ...

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 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...

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, ...

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 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 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 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...

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...

Sun 10 May 1998
IRL: Indy500: Practice Day One 98-05-10

IRL: Indy500: Practice Day One 98-05-10

Indianapolis, IN (May 10, 1998) - Fifty cars are at the Speedway along with thirty eight drivers. Of the thirty six cars that took to the track today, Robbie Buhl's No. 3 was fastest at 219.325 mph. Buhl worked on a qualifying set up today while...

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. ...

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 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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sat 30 May 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee Qualifying Summary

CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee Qualifying Summary

Milwaukee: Player's Forsythe Team Sweeps Front Row Milwaukee, WI -- Patrick Carpentier continued his outstanding qualifying performances on one-mile ovals Saturday when he earned his second career pole position in track record fashion for...

Tue 10 Nov 1998
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Kanaan, Tasman Season Review

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Kanaan, Tasman Season Review

Kanaan Paces Banner Year for Tasman (November 10, 1998) - One of CART's top teams is the Tasman Motorsports Group, based in suburban Columbus, Ohio and they wrapped up their best season to date when the FedEx Championship Series and PPG-Dayton...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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.