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Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek DalyHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: SPEED profile - Derek Daly

Over the next several months, SPEED Channel will profile members of its on- air team as well as key figures behind the scenes at the nation's fastest growing sports cable network. The fourth profile in this series highlights veteran racer Derek ...

Fri 03 May 2002
IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

IRL: Indianapolis SAFER barrier announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 1, 2002 -- Motorsports history will be made this May when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the first superspeedway to use an energy-absorbing barrier in its turns during competition. The SAFER (Steel and Foam...

Tue 05 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: 2002 champion Da Matta heads to Formula 1Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2002 champion Da Matta heads to Formula 1

Dominant 2002 season sends reigning CART Champion Cristiano da Matta to Formula One with two-year Toyota contract. INDIANAPOLIS (November 5, 2002) - 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series champion Cristiano da Matta will leave the Champ Car series...

Sun 14 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: A conversation with Bobby RahalHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: A conversation with Bobby Rahal

Friday, April 12 -- In the paddock at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, CART team owner Bobby Rahal sat down for a chat with several media representatives. Motorsport.com writer and photographer John Francis was there and filed this account. Q:...

Sun 15 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at RockinghamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dario Franchitti wins his first oval at Rockingham

Dario Franchitti won his first oval race at his home circuit in Great Britain. He ran near the front of the field for most of the race and benefited from a late quick pitstop to take the lead from Kenny Brack. Franchitti held off a late challenge...

Sun 27 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta grabs the pole at Surfers Paradise

Reigning champion Cristiano da Matta is on track to become the first two-time winner of the Gold Coast Honda Indy 300 as he turned the fastest lap of the weekend at 1:30.204 (111.547 mph) in Saturday's final qualifying session for Sunday's race ...

Sat 19 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Clark joins McLaren's Formula One team
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Clark joins McLaren's Formula One team

Steve Clark, formerly of the FedEx Championship Auto Racing series PacWest team has taken a position at the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team as Senior Team Test Engineer. "I am glad to be on the McLaren side of the gap for once," Clark said.

Sun 10 Feb 2002
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti to return to Indy 500Headline

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Michael Andretti to return to Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 - Team Green announced Feb. 7 that Michael Andretti will return to Indianapolis for the second consecutive year to compete in the 86th Indianapolis 500. Andretti will drive the Motorola/Archipelago entry for...

Fri 01 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: California Speedway de ovalo en Fontana previo

CHAMPCAR/CART: California Speedway de ovalo en Fontana previo

El Campeonato CART FedEx llega al California Speedway para una carrera impredecible. Indianápolis (Indiana, Estados Unidos) 30 de octubre, 2002. Llevando las cosas de un extremo a otro el Campeonato CART FedEx pasará de una carrera disputada...

Tue 26 Mar 2002
IRL: California: Hornish by a nose over LazierHeadline

IRL: California: Hornish by a nose over Lazier

FONTANA, Calif. (March 24, 2002) - Sam Hornish won his second consecutive Indy Racing League event after swapping the lead several times during the final laps with runner-up Jaques Lazier. The margin of victory was the second closest in Indy...

Sun 01 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta sad at Champ Car regressionHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta sad at Champ Car regression

Christiano da Matta is sad that the CART series is heading into decline as teams and drivers leave, despite it being the best motor racing in America. The Indy Racing League is attracting drivers but da Matta thinks the oval-only racing will not...

Tue 24 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New 2003 CART team formed with Lavin as driver

Motorsport.com has learned through reliable sources in Mexico that a new team for the 2003 CART Champ Car World Series has been formed by Modelo Group. The Corona Racing Team has signed Mexican driver Rodolfo Lavin. Modelo Group formed a ...

Tue 03 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rupert Manwaring appointed Lola Managing Director

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rupert Manwaring appointed Lola Managing Director

Lola Cars International Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Manwaring as the company's new Managing Director. Manwaring, 46, has a wealth of motorsport experience, having worked in management for some of Formula One's most...

Sat 19 Oct 2002
IRL: McNish to test for PenskeHeadline
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IRL: McNish to test for Penske

Allan McNish is to test for Penske Racing in the IRL series on Monday at the Fontana speedway in California. McNish finished his F1 season with Toyota by way of a huge crash in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, which he escaped from...

Mon 19 Aug 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins at Road AmericaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta wins at Road America

Cristiano da Matta won today's 240-mile race at Road America, using good fuel mileage, superior pit strategy and a little luck to win over Alex Tagliani and Bruno Junqueira. A lap 40 crash between Paul Tracy and Kenny Brack brought out the yellow...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Va Rodolof Lavin a CART con Corona y Walker Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Va Rodolof Lavin a CART con Corona y Walker Racing

México, D.F., 21 de diciembre, 2002.- El Grupo Modelo con su marca Corona crea a partir de hoy el nuevo equipo 'Corona Racing Team' con Rodolfo Martínez Lavín como piloto, para participar en la Serie Bridgestone-CART en los próximos dos años,...

Tue 09 Apr 2002
IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

IRL: Duesenberg and Johnny Herbert to compete in Indy 500

Indianapolis, IN (April 8) - One of the most illustrious names in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history returns to competition as Duesenberg Brothers Racing will field a car for next month's running of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Celebrating the...

Tue 19 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show

Alex Zanardi at the Bologna Motor Show Marcus Gronholm, Rally World Champion Star of the Bettega International - Beta Utensili Trophy Battle of the Titans between Ktm and Husqvarna in the International Supermotard. Alex Zanardi on the Euro The...

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: MIS promotes Bill Janitz

IRL: MIS promotes Bill Janitz

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Bill Janitz, a part of the Michigan International Speedway Public Relations team since 2001, has been named Public Relations and News Manager, MIS Director of Public Relations Steve Shunck announced today. Janitz's new title,...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson forms two car CART team

INDIANAPOLIS (December 20, 2002) - Former Champ Car driver Stefan Johansson announced today the formation of American Spirit Team Johansson, a complete two-car effort that will campaign the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series ...

Tue 29 Oct 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rookie Dominguez steals the thunder at Surfers ParadiseHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rookie Dominguez steals the thunder at Surfers Paradise

Rookie driver Mario Dominguez earned a milestone first victory for Herdez Competition in Round 17 of the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series, following a wet and wild day on the streets of Surfers Paradise. Dominguez's victory places him in the...

Fri 25 Jan 2002
IRL: USF3: Duesenberg Brothers Racing returns to Indy 500

IRL: USF3: Duesenberg Brothers Racing returns to Indy 500

DENVER - (January 22, 2002) - A major sports comeback is happening this year. Two legendary names have joined to form a most dynamic team. Western Union, a worldwide leader in money transfer services, and one of America's oldest and well-known ...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
IRL: Mo Nunn Racing to field two-car team in 2003Headline

IRL: Mo Nunn Racing to field two-car team in 2003

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Nov. 11, 2002) -- Mo Nunn Racing will double up its efforts for the 2003 Indy Racing League season by expanding to a two-car team and partnering with Toyota as the championship engine manufacturer turns its attention to the...

Fri 26 Jul 2002
IRL: McLaren Performance to acquire Comtech

IRL: McLaren Performance to acquire Comtech

McLaren Performance Technologies signs Lltter of intent to acquire Comptech Machine. LIVONIA, Mich., July 24 -- McLaren Performance Technologies (NASDAQ:MCLN) has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Comptech Machine, a recognized ...

Sun 24 Feb 2002
Thu 03 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Emerson Fittipaldi injured in a bicycle accident
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Emerson Fittipaldi injured in a bicycle accident

Miami, Florida (December 24) -- Emerson Fittipaldi was injured in a bicycle accident while out riding last night when he struck a bike laying in the middle of the street. The accident occurred near his home. The two-time Formula One World...

Mon 13 May 2002
IRL: Junqueira earns pole for 86th Indianapolis 500Headline

IRL: Junqueira earns pole for 86th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2002) - Bruno Junqueira earned the pole position for the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500 after making the first qualifying run of the day. Junqueira, who set the fastest lap in morning practice at 231.675 mph, posted a...

Tue 15 Jan 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

CHAMPCAR/CART: Racing veteran Dykstra joins CART staff

DETROIT (January 11, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. announced Friday that veteran racing engineer Lee Dykstra has joined the company as Director of Technology and Competition. Dykstra begins his responsibilities immediately and ...

Tue 03 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writingHeadline
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CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe puts Villeneuve offer in writing

Team Players' boss Jerry Forsythe confirmed at the Denver CART weekend that an offer for the services of Jacques Villeneuve has now been officially put in writing. A previous verbal offer was turned down by Villeneuve's manager but Forsythe has...

Fri 06 Sep 2002
IRL: Chicagoland: Chevy - Jeff Gordon of SED

IRL: Chicagoland: Chevy - Jeff Gordon of SED

Jeff Gordon is Sam's man in the Pits. CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2002 -- When Sam Hornish Jr. continues his quest for a second Indy Racing League championship this weekend in the Delphi Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, he'll have the support of Jeff ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: David Clare named CART's Chief Operating Officer

CHAMPCAR/CART: David Clare named CART's Chief Operating Officer

INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today that David Clare will be joining the company in the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer when it reopens for business following its ...

Sun 13 Jan 2002
IRL: Team Xtreme closes doors

IRL: Team Xtreme closes doors

Team Xtreme could not find a sponsor for the 2002 season and is shutting the doors. Does that mean they will not make a comeback if something surfaces -- probably not. Airton Dare has been released from his contract. The first signs of problems...

Thu 07 Nov 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Suena m?sica de nuevo en el Hermanos Rodr?guez en M?xico

CHAMPCAR/CART: Suena m?sica de nuevo en el Hermanos Rodr?guez en M?xico

Ciudad de México. (México) 6 de noviembre, 2002. Una pista con enorme tradición ha sido reinaugurada ayer martes. El circuito de los Hermanos Rodríguez está lista para recibir la última fecha de la FedEx CART, el Gran Premio de México...

Wed 10 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Discovery Channel to air segment on CART FedEx series

CHAMPCAR/CART: Discovery Channel to air segment on CART FedEx series

CART FedEx Championship Series' 10,000-mile journey to Australia featured on Discovery Channel'S 'On The Inside'. DETROIT (April 9, 2002) - The CART FedEx Championship Series and series title sponsor, FedEx, will be highlighted on Discovery ...

Fri 06 Sep 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Manning named Team St. George Rockingham driver

CHAMPCAR/CART: Manning named Team St. George Rockingham driver

Team St. George is GO! Yorkshire 'Young Gun' Darren Manning will take on the American Aces in Europe's Fastest-Ever Motor Race Beckham may be on paternity leave, but there is another very good reason to display your Three Lions shirts and St.

Thu 05 Dec 2002
IRL: Indy Racing League names Bucek as a Vice President

IRL: Indy Racing League names Bucek as a Vice President

Indy Racing League names Bucek as Vice President. Sports marketing executive responsible for sales, business development. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 -- Michael Bucek, who has nearly 20 years of sports marketing, sales and business ...