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Wed 12 Apr 2000
IRL: Indy 500: Mark Dismore hopes age, wisdom prevail

IRL: Indy 500: Mark Dismore hopes age, wisdom prevail

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 11, 2000 -- Colombian rookie Juan Montoya ran faster than all but one driver in the Indianapolis 500 Open Test on April 10, turning a fast lap of 219.780 mph. It was as if he had brought the storied...

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...

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 23 Mar 2000
IRL: Andy Hillenburg Indy 500 bound

IRL: Andy Hillenburg Indy 500 bound

Harrisburg, North Carolina -- by Don Radebaugh Accomplished open wheel and stock car driver Andy Hillenburg is one step closer to fulfilling his life-long dream, driving in the Indianapolis 500. Hillenburg, an Indianapolis native who spent the...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

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. ...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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 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 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...

Wed 04 Oct 2000
IRL: Washington DC Motorsports Expo adds to driver appearance schedule

IRL: Washington DC Motorsports Expo adds to driver appearance schedule

Herndon, VA (October 2, 2000) - Four more drivers have confirmed personal appearances at the Washington, D.C. Motorsports Expo, held December 8-10, 2000 at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. The three-day show will feature a manufacturers...

Fri 16 Jun 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Altair Engineering joins Team Rahal as a technical partner

CHAMPCAR/CART: Altair Engineering joins Team Rahal as a technical partner

HILLIARD, OH . . .Team Rahal announced today it has formed a technical partnership with Altair Engineering Inc.-one of the world's leading providers of engineering consulting and virtual prototyping solutions. Altair will supply optimization and...

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 ...

Fri 19 May 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: New CART arcade game announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: New CART arcade game announced

LOS ANGELES & CHICAGO (May 11, 2000) - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) today unveiled CART Fury, a highly-anticipated advanced technology coin-operated driving video game featuring cars, sponsors, drivers and tracks licensed from CART Licensed ...

Mon 05 Jun 2000
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...

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 ...

Thu 25 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Carb Day features fast cars, music stars

IRL: Indy500: Carb Day features fast cars, music stars

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 24, 2000 - Coors Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin with the roar of 650-horsepower Indy Racing Northern Light Series cars and conclude with the harmonies of hit modern rock group Smash...

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...

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...

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...

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 05 May 2000
IRL: Jason Leffler gets Penke''s UnitedAuto Group as sponsor for Indy500

IRL: Jason Leffler gets Penke''s UnitedAuto Group as sponsor for Indy500

INDIANAPOLIS: UnitedAuto Group, Inc.(NYSE: UAG) will sponsor Treadway Racing's entry for Jason Leffler in the 84th running of the Indianapolis 500 scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2000. The joint announcement was made today by Fred Treadway, ...

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 ...