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Fri 07 Dec 2001
BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BITD: IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: BFGoodrich, Toyota, Groff Motorsports off-road racing campaign

BFGoodrich Tires Joins Former Indianapolis 500 Drivers Mike and Robbie Groff for 2002 Desert Racing Campaign -- Broad Industry Support For New Class 1 Unlimited Effort -- NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Developed as an exciting new entry into the sport...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
IRL: First Chevy Indy V8 track test successful

IRL: First Chevy Indy V8 track test successful

PHOENIX, Dec. 1, 2001 -- The red Bowtie was back on an Indy car for the first time since 1993 as the all-new Chevy Indy V8 racing engine successfully completed its first track test at Phoenix International Raceway. Reigning Indy Racing League ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green reaffirms commitment to CART

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green reaffirms commitment to CART

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Team KOOL Green owner Barry Green today reaffirmed his team's commitment to Championship Auto Racing Teams and the CART FedEx Championship. "There's been a lot of speculation in the racing community recently about the plans...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's off-season testing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's off-season testing

Indianapolis, Indiana, December 3, 2001 After making it to the podium in seven of their last 12 races of the 2001 CART season, Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani of Team Player's served notice that they are strong contenders for the drivers' ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Fwd: Essais hivernaux

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Fwd: Essais hivernaux

Indianapolis, Indiana, le 3 décembre 2001 Avec une récolte de sept podiums lors des 12 dernières courses de la saison 2001, les pilotes de l'équipe Player's savent qu'ils possèdent tous les outils pour aspirer au championnat l'an prochain,...

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Venues bolster 2002 schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: New Venues bolster 2002 schedule

DETROIT (December 3, 2001) - The CART FedEx Championship Series has tapped the second-largest metropolitan area in the world, one of North America's premier cosmopolitan cities and a top-25 market in the United States to attract projected combined...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Long to compete in Bercy Karting Event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Long to compete in Bercy Karting Event

PARIS, France, November 28 Californian Patrick Long, fresh off his close second in the British Formula Ford championship, will join an celebrity cast of racing superstars -- including drivers from Formula One and CART -- when he competes in the...

CHAMPCAR/CART: St. Petersburg takes next step toward CART race

CHAMPCAR/CART: St. Petersburg takes next step toward CART race

The St. Petersburg Florida city council approved a 2003 CART race on Thursday November 29th. The council discussed concerns about noise, traffic problems, around the proposed course in the downtown area and balanced this against the world-wide ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez nombra a Mario Dom?nguez como su piloto para la temporada 2002

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez nombra a Mario Dom?nguez como su piloto para la temporada 2002

Mario Domínguez, quien ya fuera Campeón con el Herdez Competition Team, asume hoy la responsabilidad de llevar al Equipo HERDEZ VIVA MÉXICO en la Serie Cart a los primeros planos con el compromiso de mantenerse en el nivel de los 10 mejores ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART wins law suit agains ISL Marketing

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART wins law suit agains ISL Marketing

DETROIT (November 30, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) was awarded $48 million in compensatory and consequential damages at a hearing in Oakland County (Mich.) Circuit Court for its breach-of-contract lawsuit against ISL ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART programming commitment reiterated by SpeedVision

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART programming commitment reiterated by SpeedVision

DETROIT (November 30, 2001) - Speedvision, set to broadcast an all-time high number of programming hours in CART FedEx Championship Series history beginning with the new relationship as a television partner in 2002, reiterated Friday its...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Townsend Bell tests for Patrick

CHAMPCAR/CART: Townsend Bell tests for Patrick

Though no official announcement has been forthcoming, the fact that Skip Barber grad and Barber Dodge Pro Series standout Townsend Bell got behind of the wheel of a Patrick Racing& ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Martyn Thake hired as Director of Circuit Development

CHAMPCAR/CART: Martyn Thake hired as Director of Circuit Development

Cart Hires Martyn Thake For Newly Created Fulltime Position Of Director Of Circuit Development DETROIT (November 30, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. has expanded its high level of commitment to safety by naming Martyn C. Thake, who...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
IRL: November note book

IRL: November note book

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 - In another sign of the growing popularity of Indy Racing, an Indy Racing League fan parking sign was featured in a scene in the Nov. 12 episode of the hit CBS-TV comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond." During...

IRL: Cheever prospects Ward, Rice reach 219 MPH in testing at Fontana

IRL: Cheever prospects Ward, Rice reach 219 MPH in testing at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 - Eddie Cheever Jr. is in a pleasant predicament after testing veteran Jeff Ward and rookie Buddy Rice for a seat in his second Cheever Indy Racing car for the 2002 Indy Racing season. Both drivers were...

IRL: Indy Racing's Hornish receives two major nominations

IRL: Indy Racing's Hornish receives two major nominations

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 - Indy Racing drivers are in the running for two prestigious year-end motorsports awards. 2001 Indy Racing champion Sam Hornish Jr. was nominated for RPM.ESPN.com's Driver of the Year honors. The winner is ...

IRL: Strong winds at Fontana limit Cheever Racing test day

IRL: Strong winds at Fontana limit Cheever Racing test day

FONTANA, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 - Strong winds that gusted to nearly 40 mph hampered the first day of Red Bull-Cheever Infiniti Racing's two-day test Nov. 27 at California Speedway. Team owner-driver Eddie Cheever Jr. turned 30 laps on...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Three CART drivers nominated to AARWBA 2001 team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Three CART drivers nominated to AARWBA 2001 team

Two-time FedEx Championship Series champion Gil de Ferran heads a list of three CART drivers who have been nominated to the 2001 All-America team selected by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA). Members of the...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship series happenings 2001-11-29

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship series happenings 2001-11-29

FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HAPPENINGS Notes and Quotes from Championship Auto Racing Teams, November 29, 2001 Voting for the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series All-Star Team began last week, as a select group of major motorsports media from...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2001 CART Charity Holiday Sticker program to benefit Twin Towers fund

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2001 CART Charity Holiday Sticker program to benefit Twin Towers fund

DETROIT (November 29, 2001) - CART Charities, the charitable arm of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., announced today that its 2001 holiday sticker campaign will employ a patriotic theme and proceeds will benefit the Twin Towers Fund. The...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART director Grosfeld asks for new CEO and president

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART director Grosfeld asks for new CEO and president

James Grosfeld will request the CART Board of Directors to "consider" making Chris Pook President and Cheif Operating Officer. The statement was made in a Schedule 13d filed with the Securities and Exchange commission on Tuesday. Previously, Jon...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

CHAMPCAR/CART: Cosworth Racing appoints Brendon Connor, CEO

[Northampton] - Brendan Connor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cosworth Racing to form a new leadership team, following the retirement of Trevor Crisp from the position of CEO and Managing Director. Assuming...

Thu 29 Nov 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: St. Petersburg, Tampa groups pursuing CART event for 2003

CHAMPCAR/CART: St. Petersburg, Tampa groups pursuing CART event for 2003

DETROIT (November 27, 2001) - Groups representing St. Petersburg and Tampa, a pair of neighboring cities situated on Florida's west coast, have expressed their individual interests in pursuing a CART FedEx Championship Series event to be staged as...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves named

CHAMPCAR/CART: Castroneves named "Sexiest Race Car Driver"

DETROIT (November 26, 2001) - Marlboro Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves has been enjoying a meteoric rise in the CART FedEx Championship Series based on his on-track success, but most recently he is causing a quite a stir off the track with...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico, Australia pace overall 2001 race attendance

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico, Australia pace overall 2001 race attendance

Long Beach, California Speedway Lead Domestic Front DETROIT (November 26, 2001) - The inaugural season-opening race at Monterrey, Mexico and the ever-popular event in Surfers Paradise, Australia combined for more than 600,000 spectators in...

Mon 26 Nov 2001
Fri 23 Nov 2001
IRL: Notebook 2001-11-21

IRL: Notebook 2001-11-21

Barnhart gives glimpse into Indy Racing future; Boat returns to Midget roots INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 - Indy Racing League Vice President of Operations Brian Barnhart recently delivered the keynote address at the annual IRL Crew ...

IRL: Boat joins with Curb, Agajanian to form 2002 team

IRL: Boat joins with Curb, Agajanian to form 2002 team

Boat didn't need to look far to fulfill both goals. 1998 Indianapolis 500 pole winner Boat will compete in the entire 2002 Indy Racing season as driver and co-owner of the new Curb/Agajanian/Boat Indy Racing team. Recording industry mogul Mike...

IRL: Boat, Curb and Agajanian form 2002 Indy Racing team

IRL: Boat, Curb and Agajanian form 2002 Indy Racing team

Motorsport.com -- Billy Boat and Cary Agajanian announced Tuesday, November 20, 2001 that they will enter a new team in the Indy Racing League 2002 series competition. Mike Curb will continue as a partner with Curb Record sponsorship. "I am...

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest focuses on championship in 2002

CHAMPCAR/CART: PacWest focuses on championship in 2002

(Indianapolis, IN) - Following completion of the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series season, PacWest Racing Group is busy preparing for its run at the 2002 CART series championship. 2001 brought success back to the PacWest stable as rookie Scott...

Tue 20 Nov 2001
IRL: Homestead 20th Anniversary March 1-2, 2002 announcement

IRL: Homestead 20th Anniversary March 1-2, 2002 announcement

Indy Racing, Grand Am Sports Cars Converge Upon Homestead-Miami Speedway, March 1-2, 2002 MIAMI, FL (11/19/01) - The excitement of Grand American sports car racing will be coupled with the speed of Indy racing at the 20th Anniversary Grand Prix...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Brazilian drivers will take part in charity race

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Brazilian drivers will take part in charity race

Brazilian drivers will take part in a Christmas charity race. Brazilian Motorsport will have a new kind of event this year, a charity race were the spectators will donate 2 kg of food for the campaign "Christmas without Hunger" in Brazil. The...

IRL: Billy Boat returns to Irwindale

IRL: Billy Boat returns to Irwindale

Boat seeks fourth different venue triumph Indy Racing League and Indianapolis 500 veteran Billy Boat of Phoenix, Ariz. returns to the USAC Midget Car wars Thursday night at Irwindale (CA) Speedway as he will compete in the 61st running of the ...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal and Vasser team up on return to Indy 500

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal and Vasser team up on return to Indy 500

By Lori Lovely - Motorsport.com CART supporters cheered Jimmy Vasser's 1996 remark about lactose intolerance, while the IRL disliked the flippant remark but cheered his opening lap blunder in the U.S. 500 at Michigan. On his return to...

IRL: Indy Racing Northern Light Series tentative 2002 schedule

IRL: Indy Racing Northern Light Series tentative 2002 schedule

<pre> 2002 INDY RACING NORTHERN LIGHT SERIES SCHEDULE Date Track Television March 2 Homestead-Miami Speedway ABC March 17 Phoenix International Raceway ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship 2001 season review

CHAMPCAR/CART: FedEx Championship 2001 season review

De Ferran's Successful Title Defense Highlights Record-Setting FedEx Championship Series Campaign DETROIT (November 19, 2001) - Amid a swirl of real and manufactured controversies off the race track, Championship Auto Racing Teams produced...