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Fri 05 Nov 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Walter Payton Memorial Service

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walter Payton Memorial Service

CHICAGO - A public memorial service for Hall of Famer Walter Payton, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, will be held Saturday at Soldier Field. Payton died Monday of bile duct cancer. He was 45. Nicknamed "Sweetness," Payton played 13...

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...

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Fri 17 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal Announces Race Appointments

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal Announces Race Appointments

HILLIARD, OH . . . Team Rahal owner Bobby Rahal and General Manager Scott Roembke announced today the promotion of five key members of the race team for the 2000 CART FedEx Championship Series. Assuming new positions within the race team will...

Thu 04 Nov 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Friends, family say goodbye to Greg Moore

CHAMPCAR/CART: Friends, family say goodbye to Greg Moore

Friends, family say goodbye to Greg Moore JIM MORRISVancouver Sun VANCOUVER (CP) - Greg Moore was remembered Wednesday as a man who flooded his friends with memories and left their hearts burning with his passion for life. A cold rain and...

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...

Mon 06 Dec 1999
IRL: Jeret Schroeder Lands Tri Star Ride

IRL: Jeret Schroeder Lands Tri Star Ride

WESTFIELD, Ind., Dec. 6 - Larry Curry, Tony Stewart, Andy Card and Rick Ehrgott of Tri Star Motorsports announced today that they have signed Jeret Schroeder of Vineland, N.J., to drive one of their Dallara Auroras in Indy Racing League ...

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 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 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...

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 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...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Races don't have the only restarts
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Races don't have the only restarts

Jan Magnussen is having an interesting 1999: he is trying to establish himself in North American racing after a difficult exit from Formula One. It all started well -- having risen through the usual kart and Formula 3 career stages he was...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
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...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
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...

Tue 19 Jan 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe and Tasman Motorsports Group Merge Forces

CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe and Tasman Motorsports Group Merge Forces

Forsythe and Tasman Motorsports Group Merge Forces Forsythe Championship Racing Team Launched WHEELING, Illinois and HILLIARD, Ohio (January 19) -- Gerald Forsythe and Steve Horne have announced the formation of Forsythe Championship...

Mon 22 Nov 1999
IRL: Rick Galles Announces New Partner

IRL: Rick Galles Announces New Partner

Albuquerque, NM, November 22, 1999 - Indy Racing League Car Owner, Rick Galles, announced today a new partnership within his racing organization Galles has formed a partnership with ECR, a company owned by Roger Elliot and Tommy Constantine. ...

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 ...

Sat 27 Mar 1999
IRL: Indy Racing League Names Two to Media Staff

IRL: Indy Racing League Names Two to Media Staff

INDY RACING LEAGUE ADDS GREEN, AGAN TO MEDIA STAFF INDIANAPOLIS, March 3, 1999 - Veteran motorsports publicist Ron Green has been named manager of media relations for the Indy Racing League, league executive director Leo Mehl...

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...

Mon 26 Jul 1999
IRL: Driver Ed to Indy Cars - Scott Harrington Dover Preview

IRL: Driver Ed to Indy Cars - Scott Harrington Dover Preview

DOVER, Del., July 26 - Marvin Stout will always consider Scott Harrington to be one of his star pupils. Stout was Harrington's high school driver-education teacher. Today Stout still teaches for a living but he's also ...

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 ...

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 14 Sep 1999
IRL: State-of-the-art timing & scoring system installed at Indianaoplis
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IRL: State-of-the-art timing & scoring system installed at Indianaoplis

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 14, 1999 - A state-of-the-art AMB TranX Pro timing and scoring system will be permanently installed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and in use before the Indianapolis 500 in May 2000. The fully digital system...

Mon 07 Jun 1999
IRL: TMS Hopes to See Helmets on Pit Crews for Texas

IRL: TMS Hopes to See Helmets on Pit Crews for Texas

SPEEDWAY HOPES TO SEE HELMETS ON PIT CREWS FOR TEXAS FORT WORTH-DALLAS (June 7, 1999) -- Texas Motor Speedway general manager Eddie Gossage Monday urged Pep Boys Indy Racing League pit crews to wear helmets during Saturday night's Longhorn 500...

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...

Sat 11 Sep 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fluor Corporation Joins Team Rahal as a Sponsor

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fluor Corporation Joins Team Rahal as a Sponsor

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 10, 1999 - Fluor Corporation's (NYSE:FLR) new logo, unveiled on Thursday as part of a new branding strategy for the global engineering, construction and diversified services company, will be featured on two of the ...