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Sat 09 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Motor Speedway suspends 2002 auto racing season

CICERO, IL -- Officials of Chicago Motor Speedway today suspended the track's 2002 auto racing schedule, which includes the CART FedEx Series Target Grand Prix and the Sears Craftsman 175 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Horse racing at ...

Thu 07 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin retires as a driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin retires as a driver

Mauricio Gugelmin has announced his retirement from racing after a career spanning more than twenty years. His career started racing in his home country of Brazil, where he was the Brazilian National Karting Champion in 1980. From there his...

Thu 08 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jim Crawford passed away Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 -- Former Indianapolis 500 driver Jim Crawford, who team owner John Menard calls "the bravest man I ever knew," died Aug. 6 in Terre Verde, Fla. He was 54. Crawford, a native of Scotland, retired from racing...

Thu 28 Feb 2002
IRL: Cheever Indy Racing signs Tomas ScheckterHeadline

IRL: Cheever Indy Racing signs Tomas Scheckter

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2002) - Red Bull Cheever Racing general manager Richard Caron announced today that Tomas Scheckter will drive the No. 52 Red Bull Cheever Racing Infiniti in the 2002 Indy Racing League series. Tomas ...

Sat 25 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green gets new colorsHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green gets new colors

INDIANAPOLIS - Same drivers, same team, same sponsor, different - read bright - new colors. Team Kool Green is still exactly that, but will be wearing some new paint and graphics on its Reynard-Hondas as its longstanding sponsor, Brown & ...

Fri 31 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One testHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta happy with Formula One test

CART driver Cristiano da Matta missed the Indianapolis 500 in favour of Formula One testing with Toyota on the 17th May and was more than happy to do so. Da Matta is one of three drivers from the American series to be testing with Toyota for...

Mon 04 Feb 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr., Gigante sign with Team RahalHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr., Gigante sign with Team Rahal

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO -- Team Rahal, a franchise member of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), and the Gigante Group, one of the leading self-service retail chains in Mexico, announced today a primary partnership that will place Michel Jourdain...

Wed 10 Apr 2002
IRL: Walker Racing releases Sarah Fisher from driver contractHeadline

IRL: Walker Racing releases Sarah Fisher from driver contract

April 8, 2002 Indianapolis, IN -- Walker Racing announced today that Sarah Fisher has been released from her drivers contract with Walker Racing to pursue other opportunities in racing. Fisher became the youngest person to compete in the Indy...

Wed 01 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bob Dorricott, Sr. - 1937 to 2002

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (April 29, 2002) - Bob Dorricott, one of most respected names in North American formula-style, open-wheel racing and two-time Dayton Indy Lights Championship team owner, passed away Friday, April 26, at his family home in...

Fri 19 Apr 2002
IRL: Open wheel car aerodynamics

IRL: Open wheel car aerodynamics

Flying on the ground: Indy Car aerodynamics. NAZARETH, Pa., April 18, 2002 -- Nazareth Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are the yin and yang of ovals on the Indy Racing League circuit. Nazareth, the one-mile rollercoaster that will host...

Tue 17 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this weekHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Castroneves Toyota test this week

Helio Castroneves will get behind the wheel of an F1 car this week when he tests for Toyota at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Regular Toyota tester Stephane Sarrazin will be joined by drivers Mika Salo and Allan McNish while Castroneves is due...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
IRL: Cheever Racing signs Buddy RiceHeadline

IRL: Cheever Racing signs Buddy Rice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2002) - Buddy Rice of Phoenix, Ariz., has signed a multiyear contract with Red Bull Cheever Racing to drive in the Indy Racing League championship. "We are pleased to officially sign Buddy" team owner Eddie Cheever...

Sun 03 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan knocks Junqueira from Fontana poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan knocks Junqueira from Fontana pole

Fontana, Calif (November 2, 2002) - Tony Kanaan earned the pole position for Sunday's 500 presented by Toyota after averaging 232.483 mph around the 2-mile California Speedway. Kanaan used just one of his two qualifying laps before returning to...

Sat 25 May 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green announce new car colors

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green announce new car colors

INDIANAPOLIS - After five consecutive years as teammates on the Barry Green-lead Team KOOL Green (TKG) Champ Car team, drivers Paul Tracy and Dario Franchitti are splitting up. While the longest pairing of drivers in the CART FedEx Championship...

Sat 09 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in MexicoHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Lotterer to drive for Coyne Racing in Mexico

Former Jaguar test driver Andre Lotterer is to join Dale Coyne Racing for the finale of the CART season in Mexico next week. The 20-year-old German will drive a Ford Cosworth/Lola in the race and Coyne is cautious but thinks Lotterer will do fine...

Tue 29 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels elected USAC Chairman of the Board

CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels elected USAC Chairman of the Board

John Capels of Indianapolis, Ind. has been elected USAC Chairman of the Board, replacing Robert G. Moorhead, who will continue his board tenure as Chairman Emeritus. The announcement came at yesterday's annual USAC Board of Directors Meeting in ...

Tue 05 Nov 2002
Wed 17 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long BeachHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti wins GP of Long Beach

Michael Andretti won the Grand Prix of Long Beach after holding off a charging Jimmy Vasser. Andretti's Team Green used pit strategy and luck to get him in front and a canny restart by Michael with 10 laps to go prevented a pass from an obviously...

Tue 30 Apr 2002
IRL: Indy 500: Track notes

IRL: Indy 500: Track notes

86th INDIANAPOLIS 500 TRACK RECORDS: (Qualifying, one lap) Arie Luyendyk, 95 Reynard/Ford Cosworth XB/Firestone, 37.895 seconds, 237.498 mph, May 12, 1996 (Qualifying, four-lap average) Arie Luyendyk, 95 Reynard/Ford Cosworth XB/Firestone,...

Mon 07 Jan 2002
IRL: Indy Racing and Northern Light end partnership

IRL: Indy Racing and Northern Light end partnership

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 - Northern Light Technology and the Indy Racing League ended a partnership Jan. 7 that concluded the company's sponsorship of the League's premier series after two seasons. In January 2000, Northern Light...

Mon 25 Nov 2002
IRL: Falcon Cars unveils first chassis

IRL: Falcon Cars unveils first chassis

Falcon takes flight with unveiling of first IRL car. CONCORD, N.C.--Falcon Cars unveiled its Falcon Indy 01-A on Nov. 22 to a gathering of Indy Racing League team owners and officials, technical partners and media at the company's facility in ...

Tue 10 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test BellHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi to test Bell

Minardi continue with the enthusiastic trying out of new drivers it has been doing lately with another American, former Barber Dodge Pro and CART racer Townsend Bell. Minardi formerly had Bryan Herta behind the wheel and Bell is set to take to an...

Thu 24 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Papis signs with Sigma for 2002 seasonHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Papis signs with Sigma for 2002 season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Sigma Autosport announced today that Massimiliano (Max) Papis, one of the top stars in the CART FedEx Championship Series, has signed a contract to drive the ...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira remains with Ganassi RacingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira remains with Ganassi Racing

Indianapolis, Indiana - Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that Bruno Junqueira will team with Kenny Brack for the 2002 CART FedEx Championship series. In 2001, his rookie season, Junqueira scored one victory and one pole position while ...

Thu 18 Apr 2002
IRL: Helio Castroneves unveils image on Borg Warner TrophyHeadline

IRL: Helio Castroneves unveils image on Borg Warner Trophy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, April 15, 2002 - Last year's Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves from Sao Paulo, Brazil and living in Miami, Florida was honored this evening in ceremonies at the Hall of Fame Museum. His sculptured image was added to the six foot...

Fri 22 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players announces 2003 lineupHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Players announces 2003 lineup

Montreal, Quebec, November 19, 2002 Team Player's announced its drivers' lineup for the 2003 CART Championship today, as Patrick Carpentier returns for his sixth season and fellow Canadian Paul Tracy signs on as his new teammate. "We are...

Sat 15 Jun 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola's Chief Designer Ben Bowlby resigns

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola's Chief Designer Ben Bowlby resigns

Lola Cars International are reshaping its design and engineering group to service its CART teams, the firm announced today. Looking toward the new 'rules freeze era', Jeff Swartwout, Lola Cars North American vice president is meeting with CART...

Mon 07 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at MiamiHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta da man at Miami

MIAMI (October 6, 2002) - Newman Haas teammates Cristiano da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi finished one-two in the inaugural Grand Prix Americas at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Da Matta's seventh victory of the season clinched the 2002 CART...

Sun 12 May 2002
IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at IndyHeadline

IRL: Donnie Beechler down but not out at Indy

Back in early April, Springfield, Illinois' popular 40-year old Donnie Beecher, a four time Indy 500 veteran, rode one of A.J. Foyt's Indy cars into a wall at the IRL season opener in Homestead, Florida, suffered a concussion, and spent a night ...

Sun 30 Jun 2002
IRL: Sam Hornish wins wild Richmond raceHeadline

IRL: Sam Hornish wins wild Richmond race

Richmond, VA, June 29 - Sam Hornish Jr. led one and a half laps winning a wild, action packed race on the 3/4 mile Richmond International Raceway. Sam did it the way he and his team have gotten most of their successes: with a car that Sam could...

Fri 26 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Howard Dawson named Lola interim Chief Executive

CHAMPCAR/CART: Howard Dawson named Lola interim Chief Executive

Howard Dawson has been appointed interim Chief Executive of the Lola group of companies with immediate effect, taking over from David Bowes who is resigning from the company as at the end of August to take up another role. A replacementwill be ...

Sat 26 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira sets new track record with provisional pole at Surfers Paradise

Brazilian Bruno Junqueira of Target Chip Ganassi Racing has clinched the provisional pole in the first qualifying race of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300, clocking a new track record of 1:31.515 (1:09.949mph) on his ninth lap. In his second year...

Sun 12 May 2002
IRL: Indy 500: Bruno Junqueira provisional pole-sitterHeadline

IRL: Indy 500: Bruno Junqueira provisional pole-sitter

Being second sometimes is a benefit -- Bruno Junqueira drew number two in qualifying attempt for the 86th Indianapolis 500. The CART veteran, driving the No. 33 Target Chip Ganassi Racing G Force/Chevrolet/Firestone, is currently sitting on the...

Tue 16 Jul 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier wins Cleveland Grand PrixHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Carpentier wins Cleveland Grand Prix

Patrick Carpentier won the CART Cleveland Grand Prix today, despite a furious pursuit by Team Green drivers Michael Andretti and Paul Tracy, who exchanged the race's fastest laps late in the race. Carpentier took the lead from Dario Franchitti on...

Sat 04 May 2002
IRL: Scheckter penalized for unsportsmanlike conductHeadline

IRL: Scheckter penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 3, 2002 -- Indy Racing League rookie Tomas Scheckter has been suspended from all on-track activity through May 7, fined an undisclosed amount and placed on extended probation for unsportsmanlike conduct, IRL Vice...

Thu 12 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing announces Steve Challis as Chief Engineer

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing announces Steve Challis as Chief Engineer

JACKSON, MI - - DECEMBER 9, 2002 - - Visteon/Patrick Racing confirmed today that Steve Challis will assume the responsibilities of Chief Engineer and that the team will campaign Lola cars in the 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series...