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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Mon 09 Dec 2002
IRL: Kelley Racing - Scott Erickson, crew member spotlight

IRL: Kelley Racing - Scott Erickson, crew member spotlight

Kelley Racing Crew Member Spotlight: Scott "Scooter" Erickson A native of Seattle, Washington, Scott "Scooter" Erickson joined Kelley Racing three years ago as a composite fabricator and mechanic. After ten years as a demolition specialist, ...

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:...

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 ...

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.

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,...

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 ...

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 13 May 2002
IRL: Meet Eddie Sachs

IRL: Meet Eddie Sachs

It's been almost 38 years since irrepressible Edward Julius "Eddie" Sachs II and sports car specialist Dave MacDonald perished in a first lap main straightaway inferno at Indianapolis that also severely burned Michigan racer Ronnie Duman and...

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 23 Dec 2002
IRL: Jimmy Kite to race Chili Bowl for Lehmann

IRL: Jimmy Kite to race Chili Bowl for Lehmann

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga., Thursday, December 19, 2002 - Open wheel racing expert Jimmy Kite, 26, will add yet another highlight to his already impressive racing resume next month. Lehmann Racing and Kite announced today that the Georgia resident would ...

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 ...

Mon 23 Dec 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexican driver Lavin to join CART with Corona Racing Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexican driver Lavin to join CART with Corona Racing Team

Mexico City, December 21st, 2002.- Mexican giant Modelo Group with its Corona Beer brand announced today the creation of a new CART team called the 'Corona Racing Team' with young Mexican driver Rodolfo M. Lavín to race in the Bridgestone-CART ...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio 2003 schedule
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RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio 2003 schedule

2003 MID-OHIO SCHEDULE FEATURES SIX WORLD-CLASS MOTORSPORTS EVENTS DUBLIN, Ohio (November 12, 2002) - TrueSports, Inc., parent company of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, announced today that Mid-Ohio will provide road racing fans six world-class ...

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 ...

Wed 27 Nov 2002
IRL: Buddy Rice press conference on 2003 plans, Part I

IRL: Buddy Rice press conference on 2003 plans, Part I

Indy Racing League November 26, 2002 Buddy Rice Part 1 of 2 Kimberly Miller: Thank you very much. My name is Kimberly Miller, I'm the Manager of Media Relations for the Indy Racing League, and I'd like to thank everyone for taking time to...

Sat 02 Nov 2002
IRL: Kelley Racing - Mike Colliver, crew member spotlight

IRL: Kelley Racing - Mike Colliver, crew member spotlight

Kelley Racing Crew Member Spotlight: Mike Colliver Mike Colliver joined Kelley Racing just prior to the 2002 Indianapolis 500 as Team Engineer for the Corteco/Bryant car and driver Al Unser, Jr. Colliver's more that 13 years experience in ...

Sun 24 Feb 2002