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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 05 Jun 2000
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,...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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....

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. ...

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 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...

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 ...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Kanaan Injured at Belle Isle

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Kanaan Injured at Belle Isle

Detroit, Mich. (June 17, 2000) - Tony Kanaan was involved in an accident in the final qualifying session for Sunday's Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix. Kanaan suffered a broken arm, which will require surgery to repair, broken ribs and a punctured...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
IRL: USAC stars Hines, Davidson, Kahne pass rookie test at Texas

IRL: USAC stars Hines, Davidson, Kahne pass rookie test at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 -United States Auto Club standouts Tracy Hines, Derek Davidson and Kasey Kahne took a big step toward competing in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series after passing the Indy Racing League rookie test Dec....

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 ...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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...