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Sat 16 Oct 1999
IRL: Pit Road Crash Injures Twelve At Texas

IRL: Pit Road Crash Injures Twelve At Texas

Christi Lewien - motorsport.com FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 17, 1999) Twelve people were injured, ten of whom were hospitalized, at the final practice for the Mall.com 500 when rookie Niclas Jonsson lost control of his car on pit road. The list of...

Sun 23 May 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Swintal - Above the Crowd

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Swintal - Above the Crowd

Above the Crowd by Anne Proffit CART's chief starter talks about the view above the start-finish line. What's it like out there? Ask Jim Swintal, CART's most visible official outside of CEO Andrew Craig. On his perch above each start-finish...

Thu 20 May 1999
IRL: Team Cheever Notes 1999-05-20

IRL: Team Cheever Notes 1999-05-20

Eddie Cheever Jr. INDY 500 PRACTICE NOTES (May 20, 1999) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Reigning Indy 500 winner, Eddie Cheever, Jr. and his ...

Thu 30 Sep 1999
IRL: IMS to Sponsor Disney World Attraction

IRL: IMS to Sponsor Disney World Attraction

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO SPONSOR TOMORROWLAND SPEEDWAY AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT'S MAGIC KINGDOM Redesigned Attraction to Feature Landmarks of World Famous Indy Speedway LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 30, 1999 - Walt Disney World...

Tue 20 Apr 1999
IRL: Treadway Racing and Unistar Team up for Indy500

IRL: Treadway Racing and Unistar Team up for Indy500

Treadway Racing and Unistar Team up for 1999 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, IN: Unistar Financial Service Corp. and Treadway Racing have finalized a two race agreement to include the 1999 Indianapolis 500 on May 30th and the Longhorn 500 in...

Fri 19 Feb 1999
IRL: Dick Simon Racing files first entry for 83rd Indy 500

IRL: Dick Simon Racing files first entry for 83rd Indy 500

DICK SIMON RACING FILES FIRST ENTRY FOR 83RD INDY 500 By Dick Mittman indy500.com INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 1999 -- Dick Simon, once again a car owner, wasted little time becoming the first entrant for the 83rd Indianapolis 500-Mile Race...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Billy Kamphausen Undergoes Surgery

CHAMPCAR/CART: Billy Kamphausen Undergoes Surgery

Billy Kamphausen Undergoes Coronary Surgery CART Assistant Vice President of Logistics & Assistant Technical Director Billy Kamphausen underwent successful coronary surgery Thursday night. He had been complaining of dizziness and a burning...

Tue 02 Nov 1999
IRL: IRL 2000 Schedule Announced

IRL: IRL 2000 Schedule Announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 1999 - The Pep Boys Indy Racing League released a 10-event schedule for the 2000 season today. In the shadows of the Magic Kingdom, the teams of the Pep Boys Indy Racing League will begin the 2000 season Jan. 29 with the...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
IRL: Indy 500 Updated Entry List

IRL: Indy 500 Updated Entry List

Pep Boys Indy Racing League 83rd Indianapolis 500 At Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 30, 1999 Official Entry List Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic 2 Greg Ray Plano, Texas Glidden/Menards D/A/F Team Menard, ...

Thu 06 May 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Roger Penske Buys Lola Chassis

CHAMPCAR/CART: Roger Penske Buys Lola Chassis

Penske Buys A New Car Marlboro Team Penske has a new Lola. By Robin Miller After four races in the 1999 FedEx Championship, Team Penske is again struggling to be competitive with its own chassis. So on Monday, Roger Penske went...

Mon 02 Aug 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes-Benz - The Great Race of 1895

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes-Benz - The Great Race of 1895

The Great Race of 1895 Chicago Foregoes Turkey To Witness First Auto Race in U.S. MONTVALE, N.J. (August 2, 1999) * A year before Henry Ford built his quadricycle, there were the original automotive pioneers, and first among them were Gottlieb...

Sun 31 Oct 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Killed at California Speedway

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Killed at California Speedway

David Reininger - motorsport.com Fontana, Calif. (October 31, 1999) - Greg Moore, 26, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was fatally injured this afternoon in a single car accident at the California Speedway. Ten laps into the race Moore ...

Tue 18 May 1999
IRL: Indy 500 Infiniti Notes and Quotes, May 17

IRL: Indy 500 Infiniti Notes and Quotes, May 17

INFINITI INDY NOTES AND QUOTES INDIANAPOLIS 500, MAY 17, 1999 Infiniti Indy Design Team Members - Frank Honsowetz, Manager, Infiniti Motorsports; Stuart Duncan; Hans Hermann; Ed Pink, Ed Pink Racing Engines; Yoshio Taguchi, Manager, Motorsports...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal-Kroger Columbus Charities Pro-Am Donation

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal-Kroger Columbus Charities Pro-Am Donation

HILLIARD, OH . . .The 11th annual Bobby Rahal-Kroger Columbus Charities Pro-AM donated $150,000 to four central-Ohio children's charities in a presentation Wednesday morning. The check presentations were made at the Team Rahal Headquarters by ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Engineer Diane Holl Joins Della Penna Motorsports

CHAMPCAR/CART: Engineer Diane Holl Joins Della Penna Motorsports

Indianapolis, Ind. (December 8, 1999) - Team owner John Della Penna announced today that Diane Holl has joined his team to engineer Richie Hearn's Toyota/Reynard Champ Car for the 2000 FedEx Championship Series. Holl has established...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lipitor Named Offical Sponsor

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lipitor Named Offical Sponsor

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 1999) - Championship Auto Racing Teams announced a partnership agreement today with Parke-Davis and Pfizer at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach naming LIPITOR(R) (atorvastatin calcium) as an Official ...

Thu 13 May 1999
IRL: Indy 500 Goodyear Tire Fast Facts

IRL: Indy 500 Goodyear Tire Fast Facts

GOODYEAR FAST FACTS FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- 2.5-MILE OVAL INDIANAPOLIS, IND., MAY 30, 1999 NUMBER OF TIRES REQUIRED: PRIMARY FRONT PRIMARY REAR 1,200 1,600 OPTIONAL FRONT OPTIONAL REAR 800...

Fri 11 Jun 1999
IRL: Texas Scott harrington Friday Report

IRL: Texas Scott harrington Friday Report

Harrington Was Third-Fastest in Session Before Accident FORT WORTH-DALLAS, June 11 - "I hope everybody knows how well we were running here, and I want to thank everybody for their concern," said Scott Harrington Friday after...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
IRL: Herb Porter, Eddie Sachs Named to Hall of Fame

IRL: Herb Porter, Eddie Sachs Named to Hall of Fame

PORTER, SACHS NAMED TO AUTO RACING HALL OF FAME INDIANAPOLIS, March 16, 1999 -- Legendary chief mechanic and engine builder, Herb Porter, and an extremely popular two-time Indianapolis 500 pole position winner, the late Eddie Sachs, will be...

IRL: IRL/IMS Names New Marketing Officier

IRL: IRL/IMS Names New Marketing Officier

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 13, 1999 -- Tony George, president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and founder of the Indy Racing League, today announced that Bob Reif has been named to the new position of senior...

Tue 29 Jun 1999
IRL: Cleveland Added to 2000 Schedule

IRL: Cleveland Added to 2000 Schedule

CLEVELAND, June 29, 1999 - One of the most popular racing festivals in the United States will become part of the Pep Boys Indy Racing League schedule in 2000. The Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar, July 7-9,...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Take Delivery of First Reynard

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Take Delivery of First Reynard

READING, Pa. -- Marlboro Team Penske has received their first Reynard 2KI chassis and is currently preparing it for its initial test session on December 8th and 9th on the road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Plans call for veteran driver Gil...

Sat 17 Apr 1999
IRL: John Menard Statement On Tony Stewart

IRL: John Menard Statement On Tony Stewart

April 17, 1999 STATEMENT FROM JOHN MENARD REGARDING DRIVER TONY STEWART AND THE 1999 INDIANAPOLIS 500: "As I've said all along, we believe we have a contract with Tony to drive for Team Menard in the 1999 Indy 500. I have no desire to keep...

Wed 22 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pat Leahy Named CART Marketing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pat Leahy Named CART Marketing Director

DETROIT (December 22, 1999) - Championship Auto Racing Teams has reached out to the ranks of its FedEx Championship Series team sponsors for the person who will oversee its marketing programs as the Champ Car series heads into the 21st ...

Tue 30 Nov 1999
IRL: Jonathan Byrd and Dennis McCormack Form Team for 2000

IRL: Jonathan Byrd and Dennis McCormack Form Team for 2000

Indianapolis, IN-11/30/99 Longtime Indy car owners Jonathan Byrd and Dennis McCormack, two of the Indy Racing League's original entrants, have teamed up to form the Indy Racing League's newest team. The new team, Jonathan Byrd/McCormack ...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
Sat 11 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca Gonzalo Rodriquez

CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca Gonzalo Rodriquez

MONTEREY, Calif. (September 11, 1999) - Gonzalo Rodriguez, a 27-year-old rookie driver from Montevideo, Uruguay, died Saturday as a result of injuries sustained in a crash during practice for Sunday's CART Champ Car race at Laguna Seca ...

Mon 08 Feb 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes-Benz To Run IC108E 'Phase III' Engine

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mercedes-Benz To Run IC108E 'Phase III' Engine

Mercedes-Benz To Run IC108E 'Phase III' in 1999 ontinuous Development Improves Champ Car Engine PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Feb. 8, 1999) -- Mercedes-Benz will compete with the IC108E 'Phase III' for the 1999 CART FedEx Championship Series.

Thu 03 Jun 1999
IRL: Texas Entry List, Fast Facts

IRL: Texas Entry List, Fast Facts

Pep Boys Indy Racing League Longhorn 500 Presented by MCI WorldCom At Texas Motor Speedway June 12, 1999 Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic 2 Greg Ray Plano,...

Tue 06 Apr 1999
IRL: Greg Ray, Sam Schmidt, Third Foyt Car Entered in Indy500

IRL: Greg Ray, Sam Schmidt, Third Foyt Car Entered in Indy500

RAY, SCHMIDT, THIRD FOYT CAR ENTERED IN INDIANAPOLIS 500 By Paul Kelly indy500.com INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 1999 - 1998 front-row phenomenon Greg Ray and Treadway Racing driver Sam Schmidt were entered April 5 for the 83rd Indianapolis...

Tue 30 Mar 1999
IRL: Stan Wattles, Donnie Beechler Enter Indy500

IRL: Stan Wattles, Donnie Beechler Enter Indy500

WATTLES, BEECHLER ENTER INDIANAPOLIS 500 By Paul Kelly indy500.com INDIANAPOLIS, March 30, 1999 - Stan Wattles and Donnie Beechler entered the Indianapolis 500 on March 26, as both seek to make their second career start in the Greatest...

Thu 04 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Gordon Names Official Kart

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Gordon Names Official Kart

Gamma Racing Group, LLC confirms its Renspeed shifter kart brand will be the "official kart" of Robby Gordon's Anaheim-based Champ Car team. The OEM Yamaha powered Renspeeds are a race-winning choice of many top-level kart racers, and are even...

Thu 04 Nov 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Accident - A Reality Check

CHAMPCAR/CART: Greg Moore Accident - A Reality Check

Moore Accident A Reality Check - by Gordon Kirby Writing a race report and obituary in the immediate aftermath of the death of any driver is always a grim business. For we scribblers, the work goes on well into the evening, after talking to ...

Mon 01 Nov 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday Track Notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Sunday Track Notes

Marlboro 500 Presented by Toyota - Sunday Track Notes Good Morning from sunny Southern California for Race Day at California Speedway! The early arrivals to the track this morning were greeted with bright blue skies and a cool Pacific breeze...

Wed 27 Oct 1999
IRL: Interview with Team Cheever Crew Chiefs

IRL: Interview with Team Cheever Crew Chiefs

Team Cheever News www.IRLCentral.com interviewed Team Cheever's Chief Mechanic, Owen Snyder and Crew Chief, Dane Harte. 1. Rumor has it the Riley and Scott for 2000 is new and improved, and that your team will be using it? Can you confirm...

Thu 13 May 1999
IRL: Indy 500 - Goodyear Tire Plans to Win Again

IRL: Indy 500 - Goodyear Tire Plans to Win Again

GOODYEAR MAKES PLANS TO WIN AGAIN AT "THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING" AKRON, Ohio, May 14 -- Whoever said winning comes easy certainly had no idea of how Goodyear prepares for a race. For Goodyear, the effort to win takes thousands of hours of...