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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 ...

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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 ...

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 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....

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 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 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...

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...

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 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...

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 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
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 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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Mon 05 Jun 2000