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Fri 08 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Interview with Nunn, Kanaan and Zanardi

CHAMPCAR/CART: Interview with Nunn, Kanaan and Zanardi

MODERATOR: Good afternoon to everyone. Welcome to a special CART media teleconference and thanks to all of you for being with us today. Our guests this afternoon are team owner Morris Nunn of Mo Nunn Racing and the driver lineup which...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Leahy to speak at Autosport International

CHAMPCAR/CART: Leahy to speak at Autosport International

Leahy, with 27 years of marketing experience for Target Stores, joined CART as its new senior vice president of marketing in 1999. He has agreed to speak at Friday's Business Conference on "Sponsorship - the Essential Component" and will talk...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autosport begins building

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autosport begins building

Bridgeview, Ill. -- Sigma Autosport, the new team entry in the CART FedEx Championship Series, announced that it has begun construction on a 60,000-square-foot dedicated technical center. Located in Bolingbrook, Ill., the facility will be focused...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi, Pioneer, Honda join Kanaan, Hollywood for 2001

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi, Pioneer, Honda join Kanaan, Hollywood for 2001

INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2000) -- Two-time series champion Alex Zanardi of Italy will join promising young Brazilian Tony Kanaan as Mo Nunn Racing expands to a two-car team for its second year of CART FedEx Championship Series competition in...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske begins testing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske begins testing

Marlboro Team Penske will have their first test in preparation for the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Season today and tomorrow (December 5-6) at Sebring Raceway. Helio Castroneves will pilot the 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard during the two-day...

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Joseph Heitzler

CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Joseph Heitzler

MODERATOR: Thank you very much. Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for holding. Welcome to this special CART media teleconference. With us this afternoon is Mr. Joseph F. Heitzler, the new President and Chief Executive Officer of ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Heitzler profile

CHAMPCAR/CART: Heitzler profile

<pre> Name: Joseph F. Heitzler (HEIGHTS-ler) Title: President and Chief Executive Officer of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. Age: 56 Birthdate: June 16, 1944 Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey Current residence: Rolling Hills, ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces Heitzler as CEO, President

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART announces Heitzler as CEO, President

DETROIT (December 4, 2000) - Joseph F. Heitzler, whose well-diversified business background includes executive-level positions at National Mobile Television Productions, CBS Sports and Forum Sports Entertainment, has been selected as Championship...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Labonte wins Driver Of The Year honors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Labonte wins Driver Of The Year honors

Bobby Labonte, who parlayed consistency and four victories into the Winston Cup Championship, added another honor today as he was selected DRIVER OF THE YEAR for all American motorsports. Labonte, 36, driver of the Joe Gibbs/Interstate Batteries...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick signs Vasser for 2001

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick signs Vasser for 2001

JACKSON, MI - - December 3, 2000 - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that Patrick Racing has signed Jimmy Vasser to a multi-year contract to drive the ...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
IRL: Ray runs fast at Homestead-Miami Speedway

IRL: Ray runs fast at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Greg Ray ran a lap of 27.32 seconds, 197.6 mph, in a recent private test for Team Menard. It was the fastest lap recorded to date for the Indy Racing Series in preparation for the April 6-8 Grand Prix of Miami. Ray started six of nine 2000...

IRL: Calkins, Ray keep focus in testing

IRL: Calkins, Ray keep focus in testing

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 - Indy Racing Northern Light Series standouts Buzz Calkins and Greg Ray continued to prepare for the 2001 season by completing successful tests this week on opposite sides of the country. ...

IRL: Indy Racing Series notebook 200-11-29

IRL: Indy Racing Series notebook 200-11-29

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 - The title sponsor for the inaugural Indy Racing Northern Light Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be unveiled Dec. 4 at a press conference in Miami Beach. The announcement of the major corporate...

IRL: Tony George on Helton promotion

IRL: Tony George on Helton promotion

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 - A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Tony George about the naming of Bill France as chairman of NASCAR and Mike Helton as president of NASCAR,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: December test date set at Texas

CHAMPCAR/CART: December test date set at Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Nov. 30, 2000) - The first ever Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) event at Texas Motor Speedway is set for April 29, 2001. Another step in preparation for the CART FedEx Championship Series Texas 600k has been taken with...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico Tickets

CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico Tickets

PHOENIX, AZ - - November 29, 2000 - Indy Car Travel has been names as United States outlet for ticket and travel information for the Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico, March 8-11, 2001 at Parque Fundidora (Fundidora Park) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tora Takagi to drive Toyota for Walker Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tora Takagi to drive Toyota for Walker Racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 29, 2000 - Walker Racing owner Derrick Walker announced today that Japanese champion driver Toranosuke (Tora) Takagi has been signed to drive for his CART team in the 2001 race season. Also new for 2001 is the addition...

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest changes for 2001

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest changes for 2001

Mark Blundell has left the team, as has the sponsor, Motorola , Blundell had three victories during his five-year tenure with the team. PacWest Indy Lights driver Scott Dixon is the leading candidate to replace Blundell. The 20-year-old New ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: L'?quipe Player's embauche Bruce Ashmore a titre de directeur technique

CHAMPCAR/CART: L'?quipe Player's embauche Bruce Ashmore a titre de directeur technique

Actif dans le milieu de la course automobile depuis 1978, Ashmore s'est vu confier le mandat de superviser l'ensemble du travail de préparation sur les voitures pilotées par Patrick Carpentier et Alexandre Tagliani. "Je voulais retourner sur...

Tue 28 Nov 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver of the Year fourth quarter winner

CHAMPCAR/CART: Driver of the Year fourth quarter winner

Tony Stewart, driver of the NASCAR/Winston Cup Joe Gibbs/Home Depot No. 20 Pontiac, easily cruised to fourth quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR Honors today. For Stewart, 29, winner of three races during the quarter, it was de ja vu, since he repeated...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
IRL: Schmidt earns special award

IRL: Schmidt earns special award

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 - Indy Racing personality Sam Schmidt received the Special Achievement Award from Gateway to a Cure for his work to find a cure for paralysis during the organization's gala dinner Nov. 19 in St....

IRL: 2000 season in review

IRL: 2000 season in review

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 -- Reflecting on the 2000 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season, Brian Barnhart could sense something special was evolving as the series moved into the meat of its season. "I think it...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ashmore joins Player's Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ashmore joins Player's Racing

Montreal, November 27, 2000 Team Player's continued its preparations for the 2001 CART season today by hiring Bruce Ashmore, a former Reynard executive with extensive experience in engineering, as the team's technical director. Ashmore, who...