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Tue 01 May 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Official CART announcement of Texas postponement

CHAMPCAR/CART: Official CART announcement of Texas postponement

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 29, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams announced Sunday that it was postponing the Firestone Firehawk 600 Presented by Pioneer at Texas Motor Speedway due to extensive concerns over the unprecedented physical demands...

Mon 07 May 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: The Gugelmin family mourns the death of young Giuliano

CHAMPCAR/CART: The Gugelmin family mourns the death of young Giuliano

Giuliano was just six years old and yet, his young life had been a struggle since his birth in 1994. He shares his birth with his twin brother, Bernardo. He has been in the hearts and prayers of many in the CART community since the day of his ...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autorsport names new Managing Director

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Sigma Autosport owner Tom Wieringa announced that European businessman Gerard Hermsen, has been named as the new Managing Director for the team. Hermsen, 44, is from Veghel, The Netherlands, and will assume his duties in...

Fri 31 Aug 2001
IRL: Elan Motorsport Technologies enjoys winning weekend

IRL: Elan Motorsport Technologies enjoys winning weekend

Elan Motorsport Technologies Enjoys Winning Weekend On Three Continents BRASELTON, Ga. (August 29, 2001) -- With two major race wins in the United States, two wins and a sweep of the top four positions in a European event, and two wins and a ...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
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...

Fri 13 Jul 2001
CORR: IRL: Stukenberg appointed Nissan Corporate Manager

CORR: IRL: Stukenberg appointed Nissan Corporate Manager

Ron Stukenberg Appointed New Manager of Nissan Motorsports Operations GARDENA, Calif. (July 11, 2001) - Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced today the appointment of Ron Stukenberg to the newly created position of corporate manager, ...

Sat 12 May 2001
IRL: Supermodified owner to drive at indy

IRL: Supermodified owner to drive at indy

Mexico, NY - Supermodified owner and builder, Steve Miller has a chance coming up on May 24 to do what many just dream of. He will pilot a race car around the famed Brickyard. Steve's ride is not quite what Al Unser or Greg Ray have under them,...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Vannini sends letter to Board of Directors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Vannini sends letter to Board of Directors

Motorsport.com -- Jonathan Vannini now owns over 1.2 M shares of common stock in Championship Auto Racing (NYSE symbol MPH) and has filed another SEC Schedule 13D (Statement of Ownership). In a earlier filing, Vannini made statements regarding...

Sun 21 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Cena de Gala
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IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Cena de Gala

CENA DE GALA MEZCLA DE EMOCION Y SENTIMIENTO El día viernes no será una jornada más. No solo por la puesta en marcha del Master Kart Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez sino porque se realizará la Noche de Gala con la presencia de importantes ...

Tue 22 May 2001
IRL: Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp named Indy Racing spokeswoman

IRL: Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp named Indy Racing spokeswoman

INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, May 20, 2001 - Indiana's Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp has been named an Indy Racing League spokeswoman, league officials announced May 20. Irwin-Mellencamp is the wife of music legend and Indiana-born John Mellencamp. She will...

Sun 02 Sep 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART, Shelby Cobra Challenge Senior Racing Series announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART, Shelby Cobra Challenge Senior Racing Series announcement

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada (September 1, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) and Shelby Cobra Challenge announced today they have formed a partnership that will bring some of motor racing's legendary names together...

Thu 01 Mar 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Legendary Novi driver Nalon dies at 87

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Legendary Novi driver Nalon dies at 87

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 -- Dennis "Duke" Nalon, who came as close as any driver to mastering the powerful Novi race car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has died four days shy of his 88th birthday. Saluted as a ...

Thu 25 Oct 2001
IRL: Eddie Cheever Jr. statement on Red Bull sponsorship

IRL: Eddie Cheever Jr. statement on Red Bull sponsorship

Statement From Eddie Cheever Jr. About Red Bull Sponsorship For 2002 Indianapolis, Ind. (October 23, 2001) A statement from Cheever Indy Racing owner and driver Eddie Cheever Jr. about recent OrangeArrows announcement that stated Red Bull would...

Thu 05 Apr 2001
IRL: TeamXtreme crew profiles

IRL: TeamXtreme crew profiles

The "X" Files Prior to each race, TeamXtreme will present an extended profile of various members of the team. General Manager John Lopes, Director of Sponsorship Starke Taylor, Chief Engineer Mark Weida, Motor/Shop Manager Tommy O'Brien, Team...

Thu 15 Mar 2001
IRL: Indy Racing names Smith Assistant Vice President, Marketing

IRL: Indy Racing names Smith Assistant Vice President, Marketing

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 15, 2001 - Scott Smith, a longtime executive in the event marketing industry, has accepted the new position of assistant vice president of Indy Racing Marketing, the new marketing arm of the Indy Racing...

Sun 29 Apr 2001
Mon 24 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing December happenings

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing December happenings

Lincolnshire, Ill. - December 17, 2001 - Newman/Haas Racing is on track today in Fontana. Christian Fittipaldi is at California Speedway today to perform a two-day tire test for Bridgestone/Firestone. Fittipaldi will be behind the wheel of the...

Sat 07 Apr 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti and Anthony Edwards to Nashville fundraiser

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti and Anthony Edwards to Nashville fundraiser

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 6, 2001) - Mario Andretti has won the Indianapolis 500, the Formula One World Championship and was recently voted Racecar Driver of the Century. Anthony Edwards has won just about every major award in Hollywood and is known...

Thu 18 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rebaque, architect and former racer/team owner, passed away Friday
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Rebaque, architect and former racer/team owner, passed away Friday

Rebaque was an Alfa Romeo fan and he tried to run their cars in mexican races and rallies. When he retired in the late sixties, he formed the famous Team Rebaque which was used to further his son's career. It used Porsches, 911 carrera and soon...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
IRL: IF3: Alboreto Eulogy

IRL: IF3: Alboreto Eulogy

Richard Sloop - Motorsport.com - This makes one to many times this year that I have had to start a story with the words "Racing has lost a great driver today". Michele Alboreto lost his life today on a testing track in Saxony, Germany. The...

Tue 28 Aug 2001
IRL: Purex renews sponsorship of Dreyer & Reinbold, Buhl

IRL: Purex renews sponsorship of Dreyer & Reinbold, Buhl

MADISON, Ill., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001 - Purex Detergent, the nation's fastest-growing detergent brand, has renewed its co-primary sponsorship of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the 2002 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season. Robbie Buhl drives...

Wed 21 Feb 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: The Carpentiers have a baby girl

CHAMPCAR/CART: The Carpentiers have a baby girl

02.19.01 - Ils nous fait plaisir de vous annoncer la naissance d’une toute petite fille de 6.3 lbs., mesurant 19 pouces. Une nouvelle venue dans la famille de Patrick Carpentier et Anick Dunn Carpentier qui portera le nom de Anaïs Dunn ...

Mon 17 Sep 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Update on injuries to Alex Zanardi

CHAMPCAR/CART: Update on injuries to Alex Zanardi

AS of: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 17:08:07 EDT: LAUSITZ, Germany (September 15, 2001) - Two-time CART racing champion Alex Zanardi, 34, of Bologna, Italy, was in critical condition at Berlin's Klinikum Berlin-Marzahn hospital Saturday as a result of ...

Mon 28 May 2001
IRL: Indy500: Ilmor prepared Olds wins

IRL: Indy500: Ilmor prepared Olds wins

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27, 2001 - Oldsmobile turned its last lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in style today, powering rookie Helio Castroneves to victory in the 85th running of the Indianapolis 500 - the fifth consecutive year that Oldsmobile's IRL...

Sat 10 Mar 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Brian Ma joins Arciero Brooke Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brian Ma joins Arciero Brooke Racing

Barry Brooke, President of Arciero Brooke Racing announced that engineer Brian Ma joined to Arciero Brooke Racing Team as Chief Engineer for the 2001 FedEx Championship Series season. "Brian (Ma) fits very well with the...

Sat 01 Sep 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: ARD to carry Lausitz live

CHAMPCAR/CART: ARD to carry Lausitz live

DETROIT (August 31, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) and ESPN International, its worldwide television rights holder and partner, have made an agreement with Germany's dominant national television network, ARD, through its ...

Thu 15 Feb 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: ILikeRacing.com Karting Challenge week six

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: ILikeRacing.com Karting Challenge week six

<pre> POINT STANDINGS AFTER 6 OF 10 RACES TEAM POINTS 1) Indianapolis Motor Speedway 24 2) United States Auto Club 20 3) Team Purex Dreyer & Reinbold Racing ...

Wed 07 Mar 2001
IRL: Phoenix Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200 fast facts

IRL: Phoenix Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200 fast facts

WHAT: Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200; First of 13 races in 2001 Indy Racing Northern Light Series season WHERE: Phoenix International Raceway, 1-mile paved oval WHEN: 2 p.m. (MST) Sunday, March 18 DISTANCE: 200 miles/200...

Tue 30 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: This Week in Ford Racing - Parnelli Jones Part II

CHAMPCAR/CART: This Week in Ford Racing - Parnelli Jones Part II

This Week in Ford Racing October 30, 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series Part II FORD RACING LEGEND Parnelli Jones was one of the most versatile and successful racers of his generation, winning races in virtually every type of car he drove.

Thu 04 Oct 2001
IRL: Treadway-Hubbard Racing to aid victims

IRL: Treadway-Hubbard Racing to aid victims

Indianapolis, IN: Treadway-Hubbard Racing will donate $10 to the American Red Cross for every race lap completed by the Treadway-Hubbard Racing entries driven by Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year, Felipe Giaffone, and teammate, Rick Treadway,...

Wed 18 Apr 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Kahne's Champ Car test at Homestead

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kahne's Champ Car test at Homestead

Kasey Kahne, the reigning United States Auto Club (USAC) WorldCom Midget Car Champion, is considered by many to be one of the rising young racecar drivers in the United States. The driver of Steve Lewis Racing's ...

Tue 03 Apr 2001
IRL: Indy500: Dick Simon Racing files two entries

IRL: Indy500: Dick Simon Racing files two entries

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 3, 2001 - Dick Simon Racing filed two entries April 3 for the 85th Indianapolis 500, with veteran Stephan Gregoire named as the driver for one entry. No driver was named for the second Simon entry. The 85th ...

Sun 01 Apr 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: George Connor, last surviving pre-WWII driver, dies

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: George Connor, last surviving pre-WWII driver, dies

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, March 30, 2001 - An auto-racing era came to an end March 29. George Connor, at 94 the last surviving pre-World War II Indianapolis 500-Mile Race driver, died March 29 in his hometown of Hesperia, Calif. Connor's...

Mon 24 Dec 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michaelian replaces Pook at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2001) -- Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:DVD), parent company of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., announced today that Jim Michaelian has been named president and CEO of the organization,...

Sun 21 Oct 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Alex Zanardi
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CHAMPCAR/CART: An interview with Alex Zanardi

A month after his huge crash at The American Memorial on the Eurospeedway at Lausitzring, Alessandro Zanardi appeared on Italian TV for an interview. Here is the transcript. <B>"I know that was difficult for you to decided to give this ...

Tue 04 Sep 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: ASCAR: EuroSpeedway Lausitz pre-event news

CHAMPCAR/CART: ASCAR: EuroSpeedway Lausitz pre-event news

Temperatures reach fever pitch as Premier approaches... Climax of the German 500 For the first time Champ Cars in Germany, for the first time NASCARs in Germany, for the first time the much loved American Legend Cars in Germany, for the first...