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Tue 26 Aug 2003
IRL: Helio Castroneves wins tight race at NazarethHeadline

IRL: Helio Castroneves wins tight race at Nazareth

Helio Castroneves won today's Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth Speedway, in a race that had little on-track passing but more than enough excitement. Helio inherited the lead on lap 53 of the 225 lap event when pole sitter and early leader Scott...

Sun 24 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani takes hometown poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani takes hometown pole

Alex Tagliani won the pole for tomorrow's Molson Indy Montreal today with a flying lap of 1:19.665 seconds (122.418 mph) over the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Montreal native's success was greeted with loud cheers from his hometown fans after...

IRL: Scott Dixon takes Pole at NazarethHeadline

IRL: Scott Dixon takes Pole at Nazareth

Scott Dixon took the pole for tomorrow's Firestone Indy 225 with a speed of 171.182 mph. His speed on the oddly-shaped one mile oval was was shy of Gil de Ferran's pole record of 172.778 mph set last year, but Scott enjoyed the run and the ...

Sat 23 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Servia fastest in MontrealHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Servia fastest in Montreal

Oriol Servia took the provisional pole today for Sunday's Champ Car Molson Indy Montreal with a fast time of 1:21.112 seconds (120.234 mph.) The Patrick Racing driver was fastest all day, setting fast time in each of the two morning practice ...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through IndyHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Salo swings through Indy

You never know who you'll see at a race track. Case in point: the NHRA have held closed [to the public] test sessions yesterday and today at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Wandering the paddock, one could find Indy Racing League and CART ...

Thu 21 Aug 2003
IRL: Hornish plans for his future quietlyHeadline

IRL: Hornish plans for his future quietly

Whatever Sam Hornish's future plans are once he leaves Pennzoil Panther Racing at the end of the 2003 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series campaign, the 24-year-old Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver from Defiance, OH is keeping them to ...

Thu 14 Aug 2003
IRL: Wheldon finds his wayHeadline

IRL: Wheldon finds his way

There are only three rookies in the IndyCar Series Class of '03, and one whose actions - and affiliations - have brought him prominence thus far in the year is Briton Dan Wheldon. Dan Wheldon. Photo by Michael Kim. After winning the...

Tue 12 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy sweeps again, this time at Mid-OhioHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy sweeps again, this time at Mid-Ohio

Paul Tracy made another clean sweep of the available points in a one-two finish for Team Forsythe today at the Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. Rookie American Spirit Team Johansson driver Ryan Hunter-Reay finished third, the best of his CART ...

IRL: Castroneves breaks his dry spell at St. LouisHeadline

IRL: Castroneves breaks his dry spell at St. Louis

Helio Castroneves won the Emerson Indy 250 at Gateway International Raceway, earning his first victory since winning the Indianapolis 500 last year. Helio Castroneves. Photo by indyracing.com/Ron McQueeney. After going 20 races...

Sun 10 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy takes pole but Hunter-Reay steals showHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy takes pole but Hunter-Reay steals show

Lexington, Ohio - Paul Tracy went faster than he did yesterday and faster than all the other Champ Car drivers, giving him the pole for tomorrow's Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. The pole gives him two points on the weekend and puts him just...

IRL: Castroneves claims St. Louis pole, instrument-freeHeadline

IRL: Castroneves claims St. Louis pole, instrument-free

Helio Castroneves won his second pole position of the season in qualifying for Sunday's Emerson Indy 250 at Gateway International Raceway, breaking the track record set one year ago by his teammate Gil de Ferran. Castroneves toured the 1.25-mile...

Sat 09 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Canadian day at Mid-OhioHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Canadian day at Mid-Ohio

Three Canadian drivers topped the order for today's qualifying session for the CART Champ Car World Series at the Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. Paul Tracy took the championship point and the guaranteed front row starting position for...

Thu 07 Aug 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League set for Milwaukee MileHeadline

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League set for Milwaukee Mile

INDIANAPOLIS, August 6, 2003 - The Indy Racing League will add the historic Milwaukee Mile to its list of venues in 2004, visiting the 100-year-old mile oval during the final weekend of July for the first time in League history. A view...

IRL: Gil de Ferran: The Persistent ProfessorHeadline

IRL: Gil de Ferran: The Persistent Professor

INDIANAPOLIS, August 5, 2003 - Let's face it. Auto racing is a roller coaster ride for drivers and teams. It's certainly been one for Gil de Ferran, the French-born Brazilian now in his fourth year driving for Marlboro Team Penske, and his...

Mon 04 Aug 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira dominates rainy Road America raceHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira dominates rainy Road America race

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - Bruno Junqueira led flag to flag to win today's Mario Andretti Grand Prix of Road America over his Newman/Haas teammate, Sebastien Bourdais. His dominant performance for his first race win of the season put him back in...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira finally gets first pole of '03 at Road AmericaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira finally gets first pole of '03 at Road America

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - Bruno Junqueira took the pole for the Mario Andretti Grand Prix of Road America this afternoon, turning a fast lap time of 1:43.703 seconds (140.524 mph.) Junqueira has been the dominant driver of the weekend, going...

Wed 30 Jul 2003
IRL: Alex Barron, the sport's best kept secretHeadline

IRL: Alex Barron, the sport's best kept secret

INDIANAPOLIS, July 29, 2003 - He's "the best kept secret in the sport," according to Toyota's Jim Aust, who has worked with Alex Barron since the Californian was Toyota Atlantic champion in 1997 as a rookie, just barely out of karts. A phenomenal...

Tue 29 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy runs away with Vancouver victoryHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy runs away with Vancouver victory

Canadian Paul Tracy nailed down his fifth Bridgestone Present the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford victory of the season, as he mastered the streets at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. Burn out for Paul Tracy. Photo by Paul ...

IRL: Barron king at MichiganHeadline

IRL: Barron king at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI, July 27, 2003 - It was back to the future for the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series as Alex Barron won the Firestone Indy 400 at the 2- mile Michigan International Speedway by 0.0121 seconds over Sam Hornish Jr. Alex Barron...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy has his way in Vancouver qualifyingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy has his way in Vancouver qualifying

(July 26, 2003) After being stripped of provisional pole for a rules violation on Friday, Team Player's Paul Tracy let his driving say it all by winning the pole again in Vancouver, Canada. "That's what we're here to do", said an emotional...

IRL: Scheckter hits bullseye at MichiganHeadline

IRL: Scheckter hits bullseye at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI, July 26, 2003 - Team Target fulfilled their mission today, placing both cars on the front row for Sunday's Firestone Indy 400 at the two-mile Michigan International Speedway. Tomas Scheckter. Photo by Michael Kim. 2002...

Sat 26 Jul 2003
IRL: Hornish hare at MichiganHeadline

IRL: Hornish hare at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI, July 25, 2003 - Even before practice began for the IndyCar Series' second visit to the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI, all eyes have been on Sam Hornish Jr. and the ...

Sun 20 Jul 2003
IRL: Gil de Ferran wins the guitar in NashvilleHeadline

IRL: Gil de Ferran wins the guitar in Nashville

LEBANON, TN, July 19, 2003 - Gil de Ferran won the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway tonight under yellow, taking the lead on the 173rd lap during the sixth of eight yellow periods in the 200-lap contest. Polesitter Scott Dixon was ...

IRL: Chevy Gen IV engine approved, first one will be at MISHeadline

IRL: Chevy Gen IV engine approved, first one will be at MIS

LEBANON, TN, July 19, 2003 - The Indy Racing League's senior vice president of racing operations, Brian Barnhart took time prior to this evening's Firestone Indy 200 race at Nashville Superspeedway to address changes to GM Racing's Chevy Indy V8...

Sat 19 Jul 2003
IRL: Dixon leads in Toyota romp at NashvilleHeadline

IRL: Dixon leads in Toyota romp at Nashville

LEBANON, TN, July 18, 2003 - Scott Dixon led the Toyota troops in qualifying for the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series Saturday night Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway this afternoon, setting a new track record as six of the Japanese...

Fri 18 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mixed results for Canadians at home raceHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mixed results for Canadians at home race

Toronto, Ont. (July 13, 2003) - For Paul Tracy, the Molson Indy Toronto could not have been easier or better. For Alex Tagliani, it could not have been much worse, and for Patrick Carpentier it was somewhere in between. The start: Paul...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Molson Indy shaping up nicely for Canadian driversHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Molson Indy shaping up nicely for Canadian drivers

Toronto, Ont. (July 12, 2003) - The first Canadian round of the 2003 Champ Car World Series, the Molson Indy Toronto, holds much promise for its three Canadian drivers. Going into Sunday, the 10th event of the 2003 season, Paul Tracy's 118 points...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy takes pole for hometown Toronto raceHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy takes pole for hometown Toronto race

The 18th running of the Molson Indy in Toronto, Ontario will have three Canadians in the top five of the starting grid, following a very competitive second qualifying session at the Exhibition Place circuit. Paul Tracy. Photo by Eric ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais quickest on Saturday morning in TorontoHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais quickest on Saturday morning in Toronto

Toronto, Ont. (July 12, 2003) - It took until the last seconds for the one minute barrier to be broken in the Saturday morning Champ Car practice at the Molson Indy Toronto. Sébastien Bourdais. Photo by Eric Gilbert. Rookie Sebastien...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira steals Toronto provisional pole in final minutesHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira steals Toronto provisional pole in final minutes

Brazilian Bruno Junqueira guaranteed himself a spot on the front row for Sunday's Molson Indy at Exhibition Place in Toronto by setting the fastest lap in the first qualifying session of this weekend's schedule. Bruno Junqueira. Photo...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy fastest in first Toronto practice sessionHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy fastest in first Toronto practice session

The weekend festivities of Round 10 of the 2003 Bridgestone Champ Car World Series began on Friday with the first two practice sessions amidst an overcast sky and off-and-on rain at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario. And hometown favourite...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's to leave racing at the end of 2003Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's to leave racing at the end of 2003

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, July 10, 2003 -- "The future for young Canadian drivers goes up in smoke today," said journalist Didier Schraenen before it was announced that cigarette maker Player's, who have supported Canadian motorsports since 1961,...

IRL: IndyCar teams test at MIS, looking for speedHeadline

IRL: IndyCar teams test at MIS, looking for speed

BROOKLYN, MI, July 15, 2003 -- Three teams and four drivers tested their IndyCar racing machines at the Michigan International Speedway on this windy and overcast Tuesday, preparing for next week's 400-mile contest. The themes of the test were ...

Tue 15 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy takes flag-to-flag hometown win in TorontoHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy takes flag-to-flag hometown win in Toronto

Paul Tracy did not disappoint his hometown crowd of 73,255 faithful, leading from start to finish to win the 18th running of the Molson Indy in Toronto, in the 8th round of Champ Car World Series on Sunday. "It is a great day for Canada and a ...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
IRL: IndyCar looks toward second half of seasonHeadline

IRL: IndyCar looks toward second half of season

INDIANAPOLIS, July 8, 2003 - After eight races in the 2003 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, the competition is hot. Tony Kanaan leads Scott Dixon by 31 points, thanks to consistency that has seen the Brazilian finish all but one race - the one...

Wed 09 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais beats Tracy in the Cleveland nightHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais beats Tracy in the Cleveland night

Sebastien Bourdais won an exciting Cleveland Grand Prix tonight under the lights at Burke Lakefront Airport. Bourdais had been running away with the race, holding a lead over Paul Tracy of over 12 seconds with 5 laps remaining, but a couple of ...