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Wed 17 Dec 2003
IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500Headline

IRL: 3-Liter IndyCar era begins at Indy 500

The Indy Racing League confirmed stories published last week about the change in engine dimension for the largest part of next year's IndyCar Series schedule, as Chevrolet/Cosworth, Honda and Toyota motors will go on diets, losing half a liter of...

IRL: IndyCar owner Kelley welcomes new partner

IRL: IndyCar owner Kelley welcomes new partner

Tom Kelley and leading entrepreneur Rick Weidinger form partnership in IndyCar team. Indianapolis, IN (December 16, 2003)--Tom Kelley, owner of Kelley Racing, has announced that Rick Weidinger recently invested and acquired a minority interest...

IRL: Herta to drive for AGR in 2004

IRL: Herta to drive for AGR in 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 16, 2003) -- Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today it is fielding a fourth Honda-powered Dallara entry in the Indy Racing League (IRL) IndyCar® Series to be driven by 2003 Kansas Indy 300 winner Bryan...

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes fourHeadline

IRL: AGR - And Herta makes four

One of the United States' best open wheel drivers now has gainful employment for the coming 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season. Andretti Green Racing confirmed today it will field four Indy cars next year: for returning drivers Tony...

Sun 14 Dec 2003
IRL: Indy speeds down in 2004

IRL: Indy speeds down in 2004

Due, in part, to two horrific accidents within the space of ten days including one that resulted in the death of rising star Tony Renna, the Indy Racing League is apparently taking steps to make their flying cars a bit slower. According to a ...

IRL: Kentucky Speedway ticket sales kick-off

IRL: Kentucky Speedway ticket sales kick-off

NASCAR, ARCA drivers to kick-off 2003 single-event ticket sales at Kentucky Speedway. SPARTA, KY. -- Four-time ARCA RE/MAX Champion Frank Kimmel and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Matt Crafton will be on hand from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m....

Sat 13 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: Sam Schmidt held special quadriplegic tests

IPS: IRL: Sam Schmidt held special quadriplegic tests

Recovered quadriplegic tests for Sam Schmidt Motorsports at LVMS LAS VEGAS - Sam Schmidt Motorsports held a Menards Infiniti Pro Series (IPS) and Indy Racing League (IRL) test session at the 1.5-mile superspeedway at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dalziel Sebring test notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dalziel Sebring test notes

Ryan up to speed at Sebring Scottish motor racing's fastest export, Ryan Dalziel, set the fastest lap times of his life this week as he tested the might of a 750bhp turbo-charged Champ Car at the famous Sebring International Raceway in Florida...

IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-11

IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-11

Indy Racing League Notebook Castroneves hit the courts; Luyendyk, Fernandez visit USS John C. Stennis INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves was in Delray Beach, Fla. Dec. 6-7 to play in the...

IRL: Luyendyk, Fernandez visits Aircraft Carrier

IRL: Luyendyk, Fernandez visits Aircraft Carrier

Arie Luyendyk and Adrian Fernandez pay goodwill visit to Aircraft Carrier Scottsdale, AZ - Two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk is certainly used to going fast, as he's held most of the records at the biggest speed plant on the planet - the...

IRL: SAFER walls installed at PIR

IRL: SAFER walls installed at PIR

SAFER walls added to list of facility improvements; PIR is one of just six tracks to have safety barriers installed heading into 2004. PHOENIX, AZ -- Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that installation of...

IRL: Team Penske pit notes 2003-12-09

IRL: Team Penske pit notes 2003-12-09

Castroneves participates in Chris Evert/Bank of America Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. This past weekend, Marlboro Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves was in Delray Beach, FL to play in the Chris Evert/Bank of America Pro-Celebrity Tennis...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: HMS announces 2004 early ticket sales

IPS: IRL: HMS announces 2004 early ticket sales

MIAMI, FL (12/8/03) - Looking for that perfect holiday gift to really get your loved one's motor running? How about tickets to one of South Florida's biggest and most exciting sporting events: the Toyota Indy 300, February 27-29, at the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series pleased with response to 2003 changes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series pleased with response to 2003 changes

INDIANAPOLIS (December 9, 2003) -- The Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford started its 2003 season with just as many questions as it had answers, including the query as to what effect the new exclusive alliances with ...

IRL: Indy 500 officials pass away early December

IRL: Indy 500 officials pass away early December

Longtime 'Indianapolis 500' officials die early this month. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003 -- Michael J. Kollins and John R. DeCamp, each of whom spent 30 years in different capacities during running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, have...

IRL: PIR 2004 schedule, ticket information

IRL: PIR 2004 schedule, ticket information

PHOENIX, AZ (Dec. 8, 2003)* Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for that sports fan in the family? If that's the case, purchase race tickets for any of the 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway. Single event tickets go on sale Saturday,...

IRL: Dan Wheldon receives special award

IRL: Dan Wheldon receives special award

Dan Wheldon flew into London from the USA at the weekend and promptly picked up yet another Rookie of the Year award! The 25-year old English IRL IndyCar Series star was named the Autosport.com Rookie of the Year at theprestigious AUTOSPORT ...

IRL: Wheldon post-Phoenix test comments

IRL: Wheldon post-Phoenix test comments

Dan Wheldon : Wheldon concludes successful Phoenix test Dan Wheldon, who won the 2003 Bombardier Rookie of the Year title with Andretti Green Racing, has concluded two days of testing at Phoenix International Raceway before flying home to...

IRL: Airton Dare medical update 2003-12-05

IRL: Airton Dare medical update 2003-12-05

Dare has surgery. IndyCar Series veteran Airton Dare, who suffered a broken upper right arm and broken upper right leg in a crash during practice June 5 at Texas Motor Speedway, had follow-up surgery on his right hip Dec. 3 at Methodist Hospital...

IRL: Kenny Brack medical update 2002-12-05

IRL: Kenny Brack medical update 2002-12-05

Brack returns home to continue rehabilitation. INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 -- IRL IndyCar Series driver Kenny Brack, who was injured in the season-ending Chevy 500 Oct. 12 at Texas Motor Speedway, returned to his Upper Arlington, Ohio...

IRL: Phoenix test notes 2003-12-05

IRL: Phoenix test notes 2003-12-05

Taylor Passes Rookie Test; Phoenix Testing Continues INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 -- Mark Taylor, the 2003 Menards Infiniti Pro Series champion, passed his IRL IndyCar Series rookie test Dec. 4 with Panther Racing at Phoenix International...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker Racing to test drivers at Sebring

CHAMPCAR/CART: Walker Racing to test drivers at Sebring

Indianapolis, IN. December 4, 2003 - Walker Racing, one of the longest running and most successful teams in CART Champ Car racing, has announced plans to evaluate four up-and-coming drivers at the Sebring International Raceway during the week of...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson resigns from American Spirit Team Johansson

CHAMPCAR/CART: Johansson resigns from American Spirit Team Johansson

Indianapolis, IN (December 2, 2003) Stefan Johansson announced today that he is no longer associated with the Champ Car team which raced under the name American Spirit Team Johansson in the 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Open Wheel Racing announces alternative proposal

CHAMPCAR/CART: Open Wheel Racing announces alternative proposal

LANSING, Mich. (Dec. 2, 2003) -- Open Wheel Racing Series LLC ("OWRS") today announced that it proposed to Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (OTCBB: CPNT.OB) ("Championship") that it acquire certain assets of Championship or CART, Inc. OWRS ...