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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: Five Drivers earn Stars of Tomorrow Awards

SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Five Drivers earn Stars of Tomorrow Awards

Over 200 karters converged on the Las Vegas Karting Center's 13-turn, 7/8-mile road course in Las Vegas, Nev., for the inaugural three-day Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Stars of Tomorrow karting challenge. The fiercely competitive event ...

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...

Fri 04 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 schedule announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 schedule announcement

DETROIT (August 4, 2000) - A new race in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as well as first-time events in England, Germany and Mexico highlight the record 22-race FedEx Championship Series schedule for the 2001 season. The schedule was announced...

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...

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 ...

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...

Mon 05 Jun 2000
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...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Installs More Large Video Screens

IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Installs More Large Video Screens

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 - For the first time in the storied history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, fans seated along the outside of the main straightaway of the 2.5-mile oval will have the opportunity to watch racing action...

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,...

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. ...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
IRL: Sponsor Spotlight on AniVision, Inc.

IRL: Sponsor Spotlight on AniVision, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 8, 2000 - When AniVision's NetRaceLive.com opens its cyberspace doors at the 84th Indianapolis 500 in May, prepare to see high-tech racing simulation games in a whole new light. Thanks to a business and research ...

Wed 05 Jan 2000
IRL: Conseco to Become Primary Sponsor of Team Menard

IRL: Conseco to Become Primary Sponsor of Team Menard

CONSECO TO SPONSOR INDY RACING CHAMPS RAY, TEAM MENARD LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 -- Conseco, Inc. (NYSE:CNC) announced Jan. 5 that it will become a primary sponsor of Team Menard for the 2000 Indy Racing League...

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 ...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske post Fontana report

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske post Fontana report

Marlboro Team Penske's Gil de Ferran clinched the 2000 CART FedEx Championship on October 30 at the Marlboro 500 at California Speedway. In what became the closest points race in history, five drivers had mathematical possibilities of winning the...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan track president resigns

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan track president resigns

By Tim Packman BROOKLYN, Mich. (Dec. 12, 2000) Gene Haskett, president of Michigan International Speedway, is stepping down after 14 years at the 2-mile oval. Haskett, whose resignation is effective Jan. 5, said he is leaving to...

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...

Sun 29 Oct 2000
CORR: CHAMPCAR/CART: PPIM, Toyota to part ways

CORR: CHAMPCAR/CART: PPIM, Toyota to part ways

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (October 25, 2000) - After earning 25 off-road championships, a CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Series title and five years of CART FedEx Championship Series competition together, PPI Motorsports and Toyota today...

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...

Tue 07 Nov 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Las Vegas Stars of Tomorrow practice

CHAMPCAR/CART: Las Vegas Stars of Tomorrow practice

Competition in the Championship Auto Racing Teams Stars of Tomorrow inaugural karting challenge began today with practice sessions for all classes on the 13-turn, 7/8-mile road course at the Las Vegas Karting Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Karters...

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...

Mon 07 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Fan get autograph books

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fan get autograph books

DETROIT (August 7, 2000) - With the help of FedEx, Champ Car fans can take home the memories from their day at the track and the time they met a racing star through the 2000 season Autographix Autograph book. Distributed during race weekends,...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: John Ward interview

CHAMPCAR/CART: John Ward interview

The chief engineer for Patrick Racing, John Ward, has had a large hand in the success enjoyed by driver Adrian Fernandez and Patrick Racing this season. Currently second in the chase for the CART drivers' championship, a mere five points behind ...

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 ...

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...

Sun 11 Jun 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Racing vs Top Guns

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Racing vs Top Guns

Éric Gilbert - motorsport.com On the left, Canada's Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter jet delivering 7,300 kg of thrust, piloted by captain Patrice Hervieux, and on the right, the Player's/Forsythe Racing Reynard-Ford Champ car, delivering for ...

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...

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 ...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
IRL: Tickets.com to sponsor Galles ECR Racing, Al Unser Jr.

IRL: Tickets.com to sponsor Galles ECR Racing, Al Unser Jr.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 - Tickets.com (NASDAQ: TIXX) has signed a three-year agreement with Indy Racing League team Galles ECR Racing to be the primary sponsor of the car driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 winner...

Mon 17 Apr 2000
IRL: Guy Smith completes Indy 500 rookie test

IRL: Guy Smith completes Indy 500 rookie test

Guy Smith, the first British driver to be entered for the famous Indy 500 race since Nigel Mansell competed in 1994, breezed through the mandatory test for first-time Indy 500 competitors, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) last week....

Sat 20 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Andy Granatelli Legends of Indy Racing press conference

IRL: Indy500: Andy Granatelli Legends of Indy Racing press conference

Q: We're here in the Indy Trackside Press Conference Room at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This press conference is also live on the World Wide Web on indyracing.com. With us today is a true Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indy 500 ...

Fri 12 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Indianapolis 500 Fast Facts

IRL: Indy500: Indianapolis 500 Fast Facts

84th Indianapolis 500 FAST FACTS WHAT: 84th INDIANAPOLIS 500 "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" Fourth of nine races in 2000 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2.5-mile paved superspeedway WHEN: Noon...

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...

Thu 17 Feb 2000
IRL: Blueprint Racing Add Jimmy Kite to Driver List

IRL: Blueprint Racing Add Jimmy Kite to Driver List

BEDFORD PARK, Ill., February 18, 2000- Blueprint Racing Enterprises, LLC announced today that veteran Indy Racing driver Jimmy Kite has joined the race team. Kite, of Stockbridge, Georgia, is considered one of the strongest drivers in the...