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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...

Thu 20 Jul 2000
BUSCH: CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Motorsports combines operations

BUSCH: CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Motorsports combines operations

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (July 19, 2000) - PPI Motorsports (PPIM) announced today it will operate its NASCAR and CART programs from its Hickory, N.C., location beginning next season. The Hickory facility, which was established in late 1999 to...

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...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack impressed with first test at Texas

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack impressed with first test at Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Dec. 18, 2000) - Kenny Brack ushered in a new era at Texas Motor Speedway Monday as he completed a day of testing in preparation for the April 29 Texas 600 CART FedEx Championship Series race. By the completion of the test ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 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 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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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...

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 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 ...

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....

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Sat 01 Jul 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Texaco/Havoline Introduces New Global Look

CHAMPCAR/CART: Texaco/Havoline Introduces New Global Look

Houston, Texas, June 30 -- A new global image is being introduced for the Texaco Havoline(r)-branded family of lubricants products. The new Havoline brand mark will start to appear this summer and will eventually be rolled out everywhere...

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...

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...

Fri 26 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Paul Burgress wins Louis Schwitzer Award

IRL: Indy500: Paul Burgress wins Louis Schwitzer Award

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 26, 2000 - Paul Burgess, chief designer for the Indy Racing G Force GF05 chassis, was presented with the 34th Louis Schwitzer Award today for engineering excellence in design and development. Burgess...

Fri 17 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit GP poster unveiled

CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit GP poster unveiled

DETROIT (March 16, 2000) - IMG Motorsports, organizers of the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, tonight announced the winner of the poster design contest for the 2000 CART race at Belle Isle Park. Robert Graves-Wesolosky, Senior Art ...

Fri 30 Jun 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal first win Cleveland 1982

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bobby Rahal first win Cleveland 1982

Monday will mark the 18th anniversary of Team Rahal owner and interim CART CEO & President Bobby Rahal's first CART victory recorded on the shores of Lake Erie on July 4, 1982 when he won the inaugural Grand Prix of Cleveland. It would...

Wed 23 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Brunetti Joins Forsythe Championship Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Brunetti Joins Forsythe Championship Racing

HILLIARD, Ohio (February 23, 2000) -- Team Chairman Jerry Forsythe today announced that Tony Brunetti has been appointed vice president and general manager of Forsythe Championship Racing which will field Bryan Herta in the ...

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 ...

Sat 15 Apr 2000
IRL: Sam Schmidt Foundation Formed to Support Spinal Cord Injuries

IRL: Sam Schmidt Foundation Formed to Support Spinal Cord Injuries

SAM SCHMIDT FOUNDATION FORMED TO SUPPORT SPINAL CORD INJURIES; FIRST FUND-RAISER SET FOR APRIL 20 AT ORLEANS CASINO IN LAS VEGAS INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The Sam Schmidt Foundation, a foundation named for Indy Racing League (IRL) driver Sam Schmidt,...