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Mon 13 Nov 2000
IRL: Awards Ceremony quotes

IRL: Awards Ceremony quotes

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 - Notable quotes from selected Indy Racing Northern Light Series drivers and personalities from the annual Awards Ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Murat Centre in Indianapolis: BUDDY LAZIER (Northern Light Cup ...

Tue 15 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports Face Lost but will continue

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports Face Lost but will continue

Team Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports Statement: It is with the greatest sorrow that Bettenhausen Motorsports and Herdez/Viva Mexico announce the loss of team owners Tony Bettenhausen and Russ Roberts in a private plane crash yesterday near...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox final arrangements

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox final arrangements

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 - The funeral service for Indianapolis 500 veteran and former USAC open-wheel standout Stan Fox, who died in a traffic accident Dec. 18 in New Zealand, is scheduled for Dec. 29 in his native...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox dies in New Zealand traffic accident

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox dies in New Zealand traffic accident

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 - Indianapolis 500 veteran and former USAC open-wheel standout Stan Fox suffered fatal injuries in a traffic accident Dec. 18 in New Zealand, where he was visiting friends and attending races. ...

Fri 24 Mar 2000
IRL: Northern Light Series Notebook 2000-03-24

IRL: Northern Light Series Notebook 2000-03-24

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, March 24, 2000 -- Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford, consultant and Pace Car driver for the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, believes he saw a "real awakening" in Al Unser Jr. during the MCI WorldCom...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing re-signs Moreno, Visteon; adds Toytoa power

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing re-signs Moreno, Visteon; adds Toytoa power

JACKSON, MI - - November 16, 2000 - - Patrick Racing owner U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that the team would be powered by Toyota during the 2001 FedEx Championship Series season and that sponsor Visteon Corporation and driver Roberto Moreno...

Thu 17 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Final arrangements for Tony & Shirley Bettenhausen, Russ Roberts, Larry Rangel

CHAMPCAR/CART: Final arrangements for Tony & Shirley Bettenhausen, Russ Roberts, Larry Rangel

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 - Final arrangements for Indianapolis 500 veteran and open-wheel team owner Tony Bettenhausen, his wife, Shirley, and family friends and business associates Russ Roberts and Larry Rangel. All four...

Thu 16 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Chief Steward Makes Appointments

CHAMPCAR/CART: Chief Steward Makes Appointments

New CART Chief Steward J. Kirk Russell has announced the appointment of four stewards for the upcoming FedEx Championship Series season. Gary Barnard, Senior Manager of Racing Operations, will serve as Competition Steward. Vice President of...

Thu 11 May 2000
IRL: The one and only; Andy Granatelli added strokes of color to Indy

IRL: The one and only; Andy Granatelli added strokes of color to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 10, 2000 -- Mention Andy Granatelli’s name, and an Indianapolis 500 fan of the past would immediately conjure some vivid visions. ~A man in a flamboyant STP suit ~Novi and turbine race cars that broke when...

Fri 27 Oct 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: New paint scheme on da Matta's car, helmet

CHAMPCAR/CART: New paint scheme on da Matta's car, helmet

(FONTANA, CALIF., Oct. 25, 2000) - Cristiano da Matta and fans at this weekend's 500 race in Fontana will receive an end-of-the-season surprise when they see the shocking new paint scheme created by Pioneer Electronics for its Brazilian driver. ...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: IMAX 'Super Speedway' success

CHAMPCAR/CART: IMAX 'Super Speedway' success

DETROIT (November 20, 2000) - Success on the streets and ovals has found its way to success on the big screen for Champ Car racing. The IMAX film, "Super Speedway," has now hit 80 giant screens world-wide, bringing the story of CART's Newman/Haas...

Sun 09 Apr 2000
IRL: Scott Harrington signs to drive with Nienhouse Motorsports for rest of season

IRL: Scott Harrington signs to drive with Nienhouse Motorsports for rest of season

LAS VEGAS, Sunday, April 9, 2000 - 1999 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year Scott Harrington will make his season debut at the Vegas Indy 300 with Nienhouse Motorsports, team owner Bob Nienhouse announced. Harrington, from ...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
IRL: Blueprint Racing legend on History Channel

IRL: Blueprint Racing legend on History Channel

BEDFORD PARK, IL., June 16, 2000 - Blueprint Racing engine manager Louis "Sonny" Meyer, Jr. will be featured on an upcoming showing of the History Channel's award-winning "Modern Marvels" series. "Race Cars, Evolution of Indy Cars" will air on...

Sat 13 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Yellow Freight System to sponsor St. James, Simon Racing

IRL: Indy500: Yellow Freight System to sponsor St. James, Simon Racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 13, 2000 -- Yellow Freight System announced May 13 that it has agreed to be primary sponsor of a Dick Simon Racing car driven by Lyn St. James at this year's Indianapolis 500. St. James, 1992 ...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
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,...

Wed 29 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: 1st-2nd-3rd at Homestead for Pi Sigma Laguna

CHAMPCAR/CART: 1st-2nd-3rd at Homestead for Pi Sigma Laguna

Indianapolis, March 27, 2000: Pi Sigma Laguna system was the system of champions at the Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami presented by Toyota. Six out of the top ten finishers used the latest in Pi's data acquisition for the opening race of the season.

Tue 15 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bettenhausen, McElreath families face tragedy again

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bettenhausen, McElreath families face tragedy again

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 -- Tragedy has struck two prominent Indianapolis 500 racing families once again. Tony Bettenhausen Jr. and his wife, Shirley, were killed Feb. 14 when their twin-engine Beechcraft Baron...

Mon 10 Jan 2000
IRL: TeamXtreme hires veteran chief mechanic John King

IRL: TeamXtreme hires veteran chief mechanic John King

ROCKWALL, Texas, Jan. 10, 2000 - Veteran John King recently joined TeamXtreme Racing to serve as chief mechanic for driver John Hollansworth Jr. in the 2000 Indy Racing League season. King will oversee the preparation and tuning of the ...

Mon 05 Jun 2000
Thu 23 Mar 2000
IRL: Andy Hillenburg to drive for new team in Indy 500

IRL: Andy Hillenburg to drive for new team in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Fast Track Racing Enterprises, Inc., a new team, has entered a primary and backup car into the 84th Indianapolis 500 for driver Andy Hillenburg. Hillenburg, an Indianapolis native now living...

Fri 28 Jan 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Named Chairman of CDA

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Named Chairman of CDA

Indianapolis, IN -- PacWest Racing's Mauricio Gugelmin has been formally announced as the Chairman of the Championship Drivers Association for a two-year term. One of the FedEx Championship Series' most experienced and fastest drivers,...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stars of Tomorrow champ car test rescheduled

SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stars of Tomorrow champ car test rescheduled

The five winners of the inaugural Championship Auto Racing Teams Stars of Tomorrow karting challenge have completed phase one of an unprecedented two-part award package, which will culminate in a test behind the wheel of a Team Rahal Champ ...

Wed 24 May 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Postal Tribute Event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Postal Tribute Event

New York (May 23) Mario Andretti, perhaps the greatest and most versatile driver in auto racing history will be honored this week with a rare living postal tribute by two nations. On Friday May 26th, at 2:30 PM, Andretti, the only driver to...

Thu 11 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Big fan Anthony Edwards to drive Pace Car

IRL: Indy500: Big fan Anthony Edwards to drive Pace Car

"ER" STAR EDWARDS TO DRIVE PACE CAR IN 84TH INDIANAPOLIS 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 10, 2000 - Actor Anthony Edwards, who portrays Dr. Mark Greene on the hit television show "ER," will drive the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Official Pace Car in...

Sat 08 Apr 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fourth annual Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship recipent announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fourth annual Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship recipent announced

LA CAÑADA, Calif. -- Homestead High School senior Xijia Chen of Cupertino, Calif. Was selected today as the recipient of the fourth annual Jeff Krosnoff Scholarship. The scholarship will award $10,000 to Ms. Chen for tuition and expenses to...

Mon 27 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Car Owner Tony Bettenhausen Dies in Plane Crash

CHAMPCAR/CART: Car Owner Tony Bettenhausen Dies in Plane Crash

LEESBURG, Ky. (Monday Feb. 14, 2000) - CART FedEx ex-driver and car owner Tony Bettenhausen Jr., youngest son in a famous auto racing family, died in a plane crash Monday on a Kentucky farm. Bettenhausen's wife, Shirley, Russ Roberts, a partner...

Tue 07 Nov 2000
SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Grid positions set for Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Grid positions set for Stars of Tomorrow Challenge

Qualifying for tomorrow's five feature races in the Championship Auto Racing Teams Stars of Tomorrow challenge concluded this afternoon at the Las Vegas Karting Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Four additional qualifying rounds were added to...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
IRL: McGehee family involved with horsepower of all kinds

IRL: McGehee family involved with horsepower of all kinds

FOUNTAIN, Colo., Friday, June 16, 2000 -- Horsepower plays a vital role in the lives of the Smith and Janet McGehee family of St. Louis. Their son Robby is a rising young star in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series. Just last ...

Sun 29 Oct 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana qualifying results

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana qualifying results

Gil de Ferran takes the pole with a world record closed course qualifying speed of 241.428 mph Pos Car Driver Laps Time Gap To 1st Speed Gap To ...

Thu 03 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Race date changes at Texas for 2001

CHAMPCAR/CART: Race date changes at Texas for 2001

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 3, 2000) - The date for the inaugural Texas 600k CART FedEx Championship Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has changed. The new date is Sunday, April 29, a week earlier than the original date of May 6 previously ...

Sat 15 Jul 2000
IRL: Mexmil renews with Dick Simon Racing; Gregoire to return

IRL: Mexmil renews with Dick Simon Racing; Gregoire to return

HAMPTON, Ga., Friday, July 14, 2000 - The Mexmil Company renewed its primary sponsorship of Dick Simon Racing through the 2003 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season, company and team officials announced today. Team officials...

Thu 11 May 2000
IRL: Greg Ray Receives Special Indy Send-off at Texas Motor Speedway

IRL: Greg Ray Receives Special Indy Send-off at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 10, 2000) - Nearly 150 well-wishers were in attendance for a special "Indy 500 Send-Off" for Plano, Texas native Greg Ray, driver of the ...

Thu 05 Oct 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dzierzawski resigns announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dzierzawski resigns announcement

DETROIT (October 3, 2000) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE:MPH) announced today that Randy K. Dzierzawski has resigned his positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 3, 2000, to pursue ...

Tue 16 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Legends of the Speedway: Joe Leonard

IRL: Indy500: Legends of the Speedway: Joe Leonard

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 15, 2000 - Like an elephant, Joe Leonard remembers how he got shafted in the 1968 Indianapolis 500. He drove one of Andy Granatelli’s STP turbines and should have won the race. What roils Leonard, now 65, is how...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox killed in New Zealand

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox killed in New Zealand

December 18, 2000 - Stan Fox, midget champion and eight time Indianapolis 500 starter was killed in an automobile accident in New Zealand. No further details are available at this time. His racing career wins included two Belleville Midget ...

Thu 31 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Worldwide racing statistics from Ford Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: Worldwide racing statistics from Ford Racing

As the 2000 racing season hits the homestretch, Ford Racing is looking to cap off a dominant year in its worldwide racing program. As NASCAR Winston Cup, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, CART, World Rally Championship and British Touring Car...