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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,...

Sat 28 Apr 2001
IRL: IF3: Alboreto Funeral

IRL: IF3: Alboreto Funeral

Basiglio, Italy -- Family, friends, companions and fans attended the funeral of Audi works driver Michele Alboreto (44) at a service held on Friday afternoon at the Catholic Parrocchia Gesu Salvatore church in Basiglio, Italy, situated south-west...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One
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SBRS: WKA: CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta looking at possible future in Formula One

Former FedEx Championship Auto Racing Teams series driver Bryan Herta has recently started his campaign to join the world of Formula One. The 31-year-old American was left adrift when Gerald Forsythe shut down Forsythe Championship Racing at 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, ...

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...

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...

Wed 03 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Player's signs Tony Cicale

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Player's signs Tony Cicale

Montreal, January 3, 2001 Five weeks after adding Bruce Ashmore to its operations as technical director, Team Player's made another major move today with the hiring of engineer Tony Cicale , who will help oversee the preparations for the car...

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,...

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...

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...

Sat 05 May 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin withdrawn from Nazareth event following the loss of his son

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin withdrawn from Nazareth event following the loss of his son

(Indianapolis, IN) PacWest Racing Group must regretfully announce that Mauricio Gugelmin will be officially withdrawn from this weekend's race in Nazareth. Gugelmin, driver of the ...

Sun 29 Apr 2001
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...

Sat 12 May 2001
IRL: Indy500: LP Racing/S. Schmidt Friday notes

IRL: Indy500: LP Racing/S. Schmidt Friday notes

Just a quick note from Garage A-30 to keep everyone up to speed: It has been a busy and hectic week at Indy, like always. Sam and Davey have been handling four and five interviews a day, as Sam continues to carry his message about paralysis to...

Mon 12 Nov 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Resultado Oficial das 500 Milhas de Kart da Granja Viana
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Resultado Oficial das 500 Milhas de Kart da Granja Viana

<pre> Resultado Oficial da 5a edição das 500 Milhas de Kart da Granja Viana: 1o - Tony Kanaan / Rubens Barrichello / Mario Habberfeld (Tic Tac) - 707 voltas. 2o - Renato Russo / Victor de Campos / A Urbano / Segio Pistili ( Planac) - 699...

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 04 Sep 2001
IRL: Free Pole Day tickets for Fans at Texas Motor Speedway

IRL: Free Pole Day tickets for Fans at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 31, 2001) - Fans will once again be able to get free tickets for the Sept. 14 Dallas Morning News Pole Day at Texas Motor Speedway. Qualifying for both the Indy Racing Northern Light Series Chevy 500 and the NASCAR ...

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...

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...

Tue 20 Nov 2001
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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Tue 11 Sep 2001
IRL: Fernandez named Assistant Vice President

IRL: Fernandez named Assistant Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Sept. 10, 2001 - Jeff Fernandez has been named assistant vice president of marketing partnerships for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy Racing League, said Tony George, president and chief executive...

Wed 09 May 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal MGD car returns for international events

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal MGD car returns for international events

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (May 7, 2001) - Miller Genuine Draft, a major part of Miller Brewing Company's auto racing heritage, returns to the track this year as part of the brewery's sponsorship plans for Team Rahal's 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series ...

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...

Thu 08 Mar 2001
IRL: Lingner Group to serve producers/consultants at IMS events

IRL: Lingner Group to serve producers/consultants at IMS events

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 8, 2001 - Lingner Group Productions, Inc., will serve in 2001 as executive producers and consultants for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's three world-class racing events, the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and SAP...

Sat 26 May 2001
IRL: Indy500: ALS benefits from Lacroix sponsorship

IRL: Indy500: ALS benefits from Lacroix sponsorship

Encino, CA - In an unprecedented gesture to honor those affected by ALS, (more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease), Maurice Lacroix Swiss Watches has donated its sponsorship in this Sunday's Indianapolis 500 to The ALS Association. This...

Wed 14 Nov 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe Hilliard shop to shutdown, Herta out of ride

CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe Hilliard shop to shutdown, Herta out of ride

Motorsport.com -- Forsythe Championship Racing's team owner, Jerry Forsythe, has to shutdown the Hilliard, Ohio operations which housed the ...

Sat 28 Apr 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack takes the pole at Texas

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack takes the pole at Texas

By Jack Durbin - Motorsport.com Texas Motor Speedway saw more speed than it has ever seen before today. The morning practice session was highlighted by 22 drivers turning laps about 230 mph. Fastest was Paul Tracy with a lap of 236.678 mph.

Fri 12 Jan 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: 100 years of Ford in Motorsport

CHAMPCAR/CART: BTCC: 100 years of Ford in Motorsport

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ford's debut in motorsport. Historian Graham Robson summarises a Century of achievement On 10 October 1901, Henry Ford's brand new racecar won its first ever event at Grosse Point, Michigan, USA. As a...