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Sun 31 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 domestic televison schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 domestic televison schedule

<pre> 2001 FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES DOMESTIC TELEVISON SCHEDULE March 11 Monterrey Grand Prix Fundidora Park 4-6 p.m. ET/ABC - Live; 2 p.m. Mexico Monterrey, Mexico March ...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
IRL: Team Cheever appoints 2001 engineer

IRL: Team Cheever appoints 2001 engineer

Engineer Alan Langridge has joined Team Cheever for the 2001 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season. Langridge, a veteran of CART, Indy Lights, and Formula 3000 competition who has worked with drivers such as Dario Franchitti, Damon Hill,...

IRL: Sarah Fisher voted award

IRL: Sarah Fisher voted award

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 21, 2000-- Walker Racing driver Sarah Fisher has been selected as "Open Wheel Magazine Driver of the Year" in the Indy Racing League category. Sarah was chosen based on the votes of race fans.

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...

IRL: Indy Racing Northern Light Series ntes 2000-12-20

IRL: Indy Racing Northern Light Series ntes 2000-12-20

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 - Bradley Motorsports is moving its Indy Racing Northern Light Series operation to Indianapolis, lured by the vast motorsports resources available in the mecca of open-wheel racing. Team personnel, led by...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske completes second test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske completes second test

Marlboro Team Penske completed their second test with the 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard and their final test of 2000 as Gil de Ferran piloted the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi wraps up two day test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi wraps up two day test

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (December 21, 2000) -- Two-time CART Fedex Championship Series champion Alex Zanardi borrowed teammate Tony Kanaan's ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi completes first 2001 test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Fittipaldi completes first 2001 test

SEBRING, Fla. (December 22, 2000) --- Newman/Haas Racing's first test with their 2001 Toyota-powered Lola chassis at Sebring International Raceway concluded late yesterday with Big Kmart/Route 66 driver Christian Fittipaldi behind the wheel for...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Premiers tours de piste pour Tagliani

CHAMPCAR/CART: Premiers tours de piste pour Tagliani

Floride, le 21 décembre 2000 L'équipe Player's a entrepris cette semaine son calendrier d'essais hivernaux avec deux jours d'entraînement sur le circuit de Sebring et c'est avec beaucoup d'enthousiasme que le pilote Alexandre...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing Phoenix test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing Phoenix test

JACKSON, MI - - December 21, 2000 - - Patrick Racing conducted its third test of the preseason, and its final test before the new year, running for two days at Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona December 19-20. This was the team's...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Serbing test positive for Tagliani

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Serbing test positive for Tagliani

Sebring, Florida, December 21, 2000 Results were positive on a number of fronts as Team Player's and driver Alex Tagliani went through their first off-season practice session this week, with Tagliani putting in about 100 laps on the 1.65-mile ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira, Minassian test at Phoenix

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira, Minassian test at Phoenix

Phoenix - Target Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Bruno Junqueira and Nicolas Minassian are quickly making up for their lack of oval racing experience. With an impressive test at Nazareth Speedway already under their belt (Nov. 15), Team...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 TV coverage announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 TV coverage announced

DETROIT (December 6, 2000) - Championship Auto Racing Teams announced an aggressive and record-setting 2001 television schedule today that features live coverage of a record 20 races and a record 146 total hours of programming dedicated to...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal wraps pre-holiday testing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal wraps pre-holiday testing

HILLIARD, OHIO . . . Team Rahal completed the pre-holiday portion of the team's off-season testing program this week with a single-day CART supervised test at the Texas Motor Speedway in suburban Dallas, TX. The Monday test completed the initial...

CHAMPCAR/CART: TKG, Tracy test at Homestead

CHAMPCAR/CART: TKG, Tracy test at Homestead

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Team KOOL Green and driver Paul Tracy took advantage of perfect weather in south Florida to complete a scheduled three days of testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway from December 14-19. Tracy spent two days on the 1.5 mile oval...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Weather hinders Fittipaldi's first 2001 Toyota-Lola test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Weather hinders Fittipaldi's first 2001 Toyota-Lola test

SEBRING, Fla. (December 19, 2000) --- Newman/Haas Racing's first day of testing their 2001 racing combination of a Toyota-powered Lola chassis was cut short due to inclement weather. The test was the first for the team with the new 2001 Lola...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Notes series happenings 2000-12=18

CHAMPCAR/CART: Notes series happenings 2000-12=18

Team Rahal driver Kenny Brack , the 2000 FedEx Championship Series Rookie of the Year, is scheduled to become the first driver to put a Champ Car on the Texas Motor Speedway oval today, as CART conducts a single-car test on the 1.5-mile circuit...

Mon 18 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pioneer Electronics partners with Mo Nunn and Walker Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pioneer Electronics partners with Mo Nunn and Walker Racing

LONG BEACH, CALIF. (December 7, 2000) - Pioneer Electronics renewed its commitment to the CART FedEx Championship Series today by announcing partnerships with Mo Nunn Racing and Walker Racing for the 2001 season. The sponsorships place Pioneer in...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
IRL: New TV package adds additional countries

IRL: New TV package adds additional countries

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 - Fifty additional countries throughout Europe and Africa will receive live telecasts of all 13 Indy Racing Northern Light Series events in 2001, including the Indianapolis 500, as part of an expansion...

IRL: Oldsmobile IRL program

IRL: Oldsmobile IRL program

The following is astatement attributable to Steve Shannon, Executive Director, Marketing Services: Oldsmobile will continue its full participation in the Indy Racing League's 2001 season. Oldsmobile is enthusiastically committed to its...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas 2001 preparation contines.

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas 2001 preparation contines.

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (December 15, 2000) --- Newman/Haas Racing is busy getting ready for their assault on the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series season from their Lincolnshire, Ill. base and at test tracks in Florida. To date, six new...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART drivers use karting to stay on track

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART drivers use karting to stay on track

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2000) -- During the CART FedEx Championship Series off-season, many drivers backtrack to their beginnings -- in a kart. "I have a kart at my house in Miami, so in the off-season I will be driving it to keep in shape...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira, Minassian first Sebring test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira, Minassian first Sebring test

Sebring, Fla. - The weather was perfect for Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dec. 13-14 test at Sebring International Raceway, and so was the team's 2001 Toyota-Lola. In 80-degree temperatures, new team drivers Bruno Junqueira and Nicolas ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FNIPPON: Coyne to test Andre Couto

CHAMPCAR/CART: FNIPPON: Coyne to test Andre Couto

Today, André Couto received a surprising proposal to test in the Dale Coyne Racing Team next January at the Sebring track in Florida. The Champ Cart Championship is the most prestigious American motor sport (equal to the F.1), and is a ...

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 ...

IRL: Tony George statement on GM Oldsmobile announcement

IRL: Tony George statement on GM Oldsmobile announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 - A statement from Indy Racing League President and Chief Executive Officer Tony George on the announcement today by General Motors to phase out its Oldsmobile division: "General Motors ...

IRL: Lazier, Cheever pleased to receive All-America status

IRL: Lazier, Cheever pleased to receive All-America status

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 - Below are information capsules, including quotes, about 2000 Northern Light Cup winner Buddy Lazier and Northern Light Series standout Eddie Cheever Jr., who were named to the All-America Auto Racing Team...

IRL: Lazier, Cheever earn All-American honors

IRL: Lazier, Cheever earn All-American honors

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 - 2000 Northern Light Cup winner Buddy Lazier has been named to the All-America Auto Racing Team and is eligible for the prestigious Jerry Titus Award as driver of the year. Lazier, from Vail, Colo., was one...

IRL: Treadway passes rookie test

IRL: Treadway passes rookie test

Rick Treadway: "How can I describe one of the happiest days of my life to you, except for WOW! I passed my rookie test Tuesday, December 5th, and am now certified to drive in the most exciting racing league out there, the IRL and the Indy 500!...

IRL: Sarah Fisher on TV

IRL: Sarah Fisher on TV

Take a break on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. and watch Walker Racing driver Sarah Fisher in "Game for Anything." The hour-long ABC television special celebrates the success of many different female athletes.

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....

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...