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Thu 09 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami Alexandre Taglianai Passes First Test with Player's

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami Alexandre Taglianai Passes First Test with Player's

Completion of testing sessions on the Homestead, Florida road course ALEX TAGLIANI PASSES FIRST TEST ABOARD HIS PLAYER'S REYNARD WITH FLYING COLOURS Homestead, Florida, December 9, 1999 - On the Homestead road course, rookie driver Alexandre...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An Interview with Morris Nunn

CHAMPCAR/CART: An Interview with Morris Nunn

CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO RACING TEAMS, INC. AN INTERVIEW WITH MORRIS NUNN MIKE ZIZZO: Our special guest is Morris Nunn, the former chief technical manager for Target Chip/Ganassi racing and reigning champion, Juan Montoya. Morris has ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami Penske Completes Successful Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami Penske Completes Successful Test

PENSKE COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF MIAMI HOMESTEAD (Dec. 9) -- The most experienced team in the history of the CART FedEx Championship Series is starting out with a clean sheet for 2000. Marlboro Team Penske got to know...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship Series Happenings December 9, 1999

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship Series Happenings December 9, 1999

CART FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HAPPENINGS Notes and Quotes from Championship Auto Racing Teams, December 9, 1999 Championship Auto Racing Teams announced this week changes in testing and tire supply rules for the 2000 season. Under the changes...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
IRL: Orlando Open Test 1999-12-08

IRL: Orlando Open Test 1999-12-08

DELPHI INDY 200 INDY RACING LEAGUE OPEN TEST PARTICIPANTS Dec. 10-11, Walt Disney World Speedway, Orlando, Fla. Team Driver(s) Bradley Motorsports Buzz Calkins Conti Racing TBA Hemelgarn Racing Buddy ...

IRL: Rookie Schroeder lands full-time ride with Tri Star

IRL: Rookie Schroeder lands full-time ride with Tri Star

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999 -- Larry Curry, Tony Stewart, Andy Card and Rick Ehrgott of Tri Star Motorsports announced that they have signed Jeret Schroeder to drive for the team in Indy Racing League events in 2000, including the ...

IRL: Robby McGehee, Energizer move to Treadway Racing

IRL: Robby McGehee, Energizer move to Treadway Racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999 -- Treadway Racing has reached an agreement with Energizer Motorsports and rising star Robby McGehee to drive for the elite Indy Racing League team for the 2000 season. 1999 Indianapolis 500 Bank One Rookie...

IRL: Orlando Preview

IRL: Orlando Preview

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999 -- Fifty-five days have flown by since Greg Ray celebrated his Indy Racing League championship at the start-finish line and Mark Dismore wept tears of joy in victory circle as the race winner...

IRL: Robby McGehee, Energizer Sign with Treadway Racing for 2000

IRL: Robby McGehee, Energizer Sign with Treadway Racing for 2000

Indianapolis, IN: Treadway Racing is pleased to announce an agreement with Energizer Motorsports and rising star Robby McGehee for the 2000 Indy Racing League season. The talented 26 year-old has been running under a testing contract with the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami Gil de Ferran, Alexandre Tagliani Open 2000 Testing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami Gil de Ferran, Alexandre Tagliani Open 2000 Testing

HOMESTEAD (December 8, 1999) -- There was no popping of champagne corks, or any Y2K glitches, just the roar of 800-horsepower engines to celebrate the beginning of the new year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gil de Ferran and rookie Alexandre ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mo Nunn Forms New Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mo Nunn Forms New Team

Indianapolis, Indiana,(December 8, 1999 - Morris Nunn, chief technical manager for five CART Champions, announced today the formation of Mo Nunn Racing to compete in the CART FedEx Championship Series beginning with the 2000 season. The new...

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...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
IRL: Bobby McGehee Makes St. Louis All-Century Team

IRL: Bobby McGehee Makes St. Louis All-Century Team

ST. LOUIS -- Robby McGehee, the 26-year-old rising Indy Racing League star who earned the prestigious Rookie of the Year honors at this year’s Indianapolis 500, got a chance to live a lifelong St. Louis sports fan’s dream recently when he...

IRL: Jeff Ward signs to drive for Foyt in 2000

IRL: Jeff Ward signs to drive for Foyt in 2000

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999 -- For as long as Jeff Ward can remember, his goals have been simple - to compete and to win. Those qualities will make him a good match for his new boss, racing legend A.J. Foyt, and his new sponsor,...

IRL: Ward Ready to Race with Foyt Racing

IRL: Ward Ready to Race with Foyt Racing

David Reininger - motorsport.com A. J. Foyt made a formal announcement today regarding the number one driver at A. J. Foyt Racing for next season. Jeff Ward will pilot the No. 14 Harrahs car entered by Foyt for the full Indy Racing League...

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...

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 ...

IRL: Sam Hornish passes rookie test at Orlando

IRL: Sam Hornish passes rookie test at Orlando

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 6, 1999 - Rising open-wheel talent Sam Hornish Jr. passed his Indy Racing League rookie test Dec. 6 at Walt Disney World Speedway in a car prepared by PDM Racing. Hornish, 20, turned 115 laps on the tricky,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Akexandre Tagliani Impresses in First Test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Akexandre Tagliani Impresses in First Test

Sebring, Florida, December 6, 1999 - Rookie driver Alexandre Tagliani of the Player's CART Team went through his first official testing session today on the Sebring road circuit, impressing observers with his ability to adapt to his new...

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest signs Aussie for new Communications Position

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest signs Aussie for new Communications Position

Indianapolis, IN -- PacWest Racing Group has appointed Australian media identity Brett Murray to the newly created position of Communications Manager for the 2000 FedEx Championship Series. Murray has spent more than 15 years working in areas...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Dickson Promoted to MacDonald's Champ Car Team Manager

CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Dickson Promoted to MacDonald's Champ Car Team Manager

HILLIARD, Ohio (December 6) -- Team president Steve Horne announced today that Indy Lights team manager Steve Dickson has been promoted to team manager of the McDonald's Championship Racing Team which will campaign Tony Kanaan in a Honda-Swift...

Sat 04 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: McDonald's Championship Racing Factory Swift Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: McDonald's Championship Racing Factory Swift Team

HILLIARD, Ohio (December 2) -- Forsythe Racing's McDonald's Championship Racing Team has formed a joint venture with Swift Engineering and the Arciero family to race a factory team on behalf of Swift in the 2000 CART FedEx Championship Series....

Fri 03 Dec 1999
IRL: Harrington Motorsport's New Shop

IRL: Harrington Motorsport's New Shop

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3 - Harrington Motorsports, which fielded the Dallara Aurora that Scott Harrington drove to the Sprint PCS Rookie of the Year title in the Indy Racing League this year, will move its Indianapolis race shop to a larger...

IRL: TeamXtreme signs rookie Airton Dare

IRL: TeamXtreme signs rookie Airton Dare

ROCKWALL, Texas, Dec. 3, 1999 -- TeamXtreme Racing announced Friday that it has signed Airton Dare to drive its number 88 Indy Racing League entry as a teammate to veteran John Hollansworth Jr. in the ...

Thu 02 Dec 1999
IRL: League Notebook 1999-12-02

IRL: League Notebook 1999-12-02

INDY RACING LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Schmidt mending quickly; Cheever brothers to test at Walt Disney World INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 2, 1999 -- Sam Schmidt gets the pins removed from his broken left foot Dec. 6 and then will begin bearing down...

IRL: Delphi to sponsor season opener at Walt Disney World

IRL: Delphi to sponsor season opener at Walt Disney World

TROY, Mich., Dec. 2, 1999 - Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE: DPH) is shifting into high gear for the upcoming Indy Racing League season by announcing its title sponsorship of the league’s opening race - the Delphi Indy 200 at Walt...

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest completes successful shakedown of new Reynard 2KI

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest completes successful shakedown of new Reynard 2KI

Indianapolis, IN - PacWest Racing Group completed a successful "shakedown" test of their new Mercedes-Benz-powered Reynard Champ Car at Putnam Park, west of Indianapolis today. During a five-hour period the car was driven more than 100 miles ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker Racing Signs F-1 Veteran Shinji Nakano for 2000

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker Racing Signs F-1 Veteran Shinji Nakano for 2000

Walker Racing Signs F-1 Veteran Nakano for 2000 CART FedEx Series Team Also Renews Agreement to Run Dominating Honda Powerplant INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 2, 1999) - Walker Racing, one of only 7 winning CART FedEx Championship Series teams last year,...

Wed 01 Dec 1999
IRL: Team Cheever to Test New Infiniti in Orlando

IRL: Team Cheever to Test New Infiniti in Orlando

Indianapolis, Indiana (December 2, 1999) - Eddie Cheever and his brother, Ross Cheever, will be teaming up this weekend at the Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Florida for the first track test of the new 3.5-liter Infiniti Indy engine, ...

IRL: Team Cheever to Test New Infiniti in Orlando

IRL: Team Cheever to Test New Infiniti in Orlando

Indianapolis, Indiana (December 2, 1999) - Eddie Cheever and his brother, Ross Cheever, will be teaming up this weekend at the Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Florida for the first track test of the new 3.5-liter Infiniti Indy engine, ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series Happenings, 1999-12-01

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series Happenings, 1999-12-01

FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HAPPENINGS Notes and Quotes from Championship Auto Racing Teams, December 1, 1999 Championship Auto Racing Teams released its testing blackout schedule for the 2000 FedEx Championship Series season last...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series Happenings, 1999-12-01

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series Happenings, 1999-12-01

FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HAPPENINGS Notes and Quotes from Championship Auto Racing Teams, December 1, 1999 Championship Auto Racing Teams released its testing blackout schedule for the 2000 FedEx Championship Series season last week,...

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 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Aussie golfing sensation has connections at PacWest

CHAMPCAR/CART: Aussie golfing sensation has connections at PacWest

THE teenager who became the youngest winner of the Australian Golf Open on the weekend, Aaron Baddeley, has his own high-powered racing connections in Champ Car. Baddeley is the son of a former Formula Ford racer who was later crew chief to ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Memo Gidley To Promote Karts in Hawai

CHAMPCAR/CART: Memo Gidley To Promote Karts in Hawai

Honolulu, Nov. 30 - The collapse of the Hawaiian Super Prix notwithstanding, a CART driver will still see some on-track activity in the 50th state at year's end. Fresh off his rookie CART campaign which saw him score points for both Derrick ...