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Sat 16 Dec 2000
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...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves completes first Penske test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves completes first Penske test

Marlboro Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves completed more than 300 miles of testing with the 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard at Sebring Raceway last week. The test, originally scheduled for December 5-6, ended up being extended until the 7th after...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi se vrac? do CART!

CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi se vrac? do CART!

V nedávné dobì se toho hodnì zmìnilo pro tým Mo Nunn Racing. Tou nejhlavnìjší zprávou ale asi je, že se po dvouleté absenci do CART vrací Ital Alex Zanardi, dvojnásobný mistr seriálu a zároveò jeden z nejoblíbenìjších ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gugelmin looks forward to Texas

CHAMPCAR/CART: Gugelmin looks forward to Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Dec.7, 2000) - In motorsports, all eyes are focused on a December 18 test at Texas Motor Speedway as the CART FedEx Championship Series begins its preparation for the April 29 Texas 600. Speaking to National Speed Sports News,...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
IRL: Indy rookie tests at Texas

IRL: Indy rookie tests at Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Dec. 7, 2000) - Three drivers took a huge step toward racing with the Indy Racing Northern Light Series Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway by earning their competition licenses. The trio, Tracy Hines, Derek Davidson and Kasey...

IRL: Unsers generate plenty of laughs in St. Louis

IRL: Unsers generate plenty of laughs in St. Louis

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 - While Al Unser and Al Unser Jr. prepare for the 2001 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season this winter, they might want to moonlight as a father-and-son comedy act. The Unsers were in peak, dry humor...

IRL: Indy Racing Rookie test postponed

IRL: Indy Racing Rookie test postponed

Today's (Wednesday, Dec. 6) rookie test at Texas Motor Speedway, being administered by the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, has been postponed until Thursday, Dec. 7 due to cold weather conditions. Pennzoil Panther Racing is assisting with...

IRL: Hornish getting comfortable after first test with Panther

IRL: Hornish getting comfortable after first test with Panther

PHOENIX, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 - The reality of his brave new world is starting to sink in for Sam Hornish Jr. after his first test with Pennzoil Panther Racing, and he couldn't feel better. Hornish drove slightly less than 300 miles Dec. 3-4...

IRL: USAC standouts to test with Panther at Texas

IRL: USAC standouts to test with Panther at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 - Three USAC standouts will get another chance to take the Indy Racing League rookie test Dec. 6 at Texas Motor Speedway with Pennzoil Panther Racing. Tracy Hines, Derek Davidson and Kasey Kahne were ...

IRL: Panther Racing to test rookies

IRL: Panther Racing to test rookies

Pennzoil Panther Racing will be assisting with Indy Racing League competition license tests for three United States Auto Club (USAC) drivers on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Texas Motor Speedway. Tracy Hines, Kasey Kahne, and Derek Davidson were unable to...

IRL: Homestead-Miami race to be sponsored by Infiniti

IRL: Homestead-Miami race to be sponsored by Infiniti

MIAMI, Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 - The 2001 Grand Prix of Miami, the debut of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series in South Florida, will be sponsored by luxury automaker Infiniti. Homestead-Miami Speedway officials announced Dec. 4 that the April...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves sets the pace at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves sets the pace at Sebring

Skip Barber trained Helio Castroneves led the first major open testing session as off-season activities resumed at Sebring International Raceway. The Brazilian-born racer recorded a best time of 51.2 sec. on the 1.66-mile road course before ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vasser test at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vasser test at Sebring

JACKSON, MI - - December 5, 2000 - - Patrick Racing's Jimmy Vasser made his first test for the team, a two-day affair December 4-5 at Sebring, Florida, a success as he logged the fastest time of the teams testing running a quick lap of ...