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Sun 01 Aug 2004
IRL: Kanaan nabs season first pole at MichiganHeadline

IRL: Kanaan nabs season first pole at Michigan

Current IndyCar Series points leader Tony Kanaan will start from the pole position for Sunday's Michigan Indy 400 after qualifying at 215.871 mph. Kanaan, who has been a model of consistency on race day by finishing in the top-five in the last...

Sat 31 Jul 2004
IPS: IRL: Kanaan, Dana top practice before Michigan rainHeadline

IPS: IRL: Kanaan, Dana top practice before Michigan rain

After setting the second fastest lap of the morning session, Tony Kanaan shaved nearly two-tenths of a second in the second session, topping the day's speed charts with a lap of 214.797 mph around the high-banked two-mile Michigan International ...

Tue 27 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy tops 'em in VancouverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy tops 'em in Vancouver

Starting from the pole and never looking back, defending Molson Indy champ Paul Tracy made it two in a row in Vancouver with a clean sweep and flag-to-flag victory in round seven of the Champ Car World Series. His victory marks the 28th time he's...

IRL: Franchitti masters Milwaukee MileHeadline

IRL: Franchitti masters Milwaukee Mile

Dario Franchitti won his first Indy Racing League IndyCar Series event at the historic Milwaukee Mile oval, leading the most laps (111 of 225) in his ...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy secures Vancouver poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy secures Vancouver pole

Under clear skies and hot temperatures, Canadian veteran driver Paul Tracy continued his domination of speed on tracks in his native country, securing pole position for the second straight yeat at the Molson Indy Vancouver. His final qualifying...

IRL: Dixon not cleared to drive at MilwaukeeHeadline

IRL: Dixon not cleared to drive at Milwaukee

The field for this afternoon's Menards A.J. Foyt Indy 225 has been reduced to 21, as Scott Dixon, the 2003 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series champion has not been cleared to drive today. Dixon had two accidents yesterday. The first occurred in...

IRL: Meira magic on The Milwaukee MileHeadline

IRL: Meira magic on The Milwaukee Mile

It's just been a matter of time before Vitor Meira would take MBNA Pole Position during the 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series campaign. The Brazilian driving for Rahal Letterman Racing earned pole today on the oldest oval in continuous use,...

Sat 24 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy nips Bourdais for Vancouver provisional poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy nips Bourdais for Vancouver provisional pole

The Canadian superstar duo of Forsythe Racing put on quite a show today along with the two Newman/Haas Racing superstars. The top four after today's first qualifying session for the Vancouver weekend were: Paul Tracy, Sebastien Bourdais, Patrick...

IRL: Castroneves fast on Friday on Milwaukee MileHeadline

IRL: Castroneves fast on Friday on Milwaukee Mile

The Indy Racing League's premier IndyCar Series begins its second half of the 2004 campaign on one of the most historic racing circuits in the United States, The Milwaukee Mile. The Mile has been in operation since 1903, predating even the ...

Tue 20 Jul 2004
IRL: Kanaan hangs on to win NashvilleHeadline

IRL: Kanaan hangs on to win Nashville

Tony Kanaan won the Firestone Indy 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway after holding off a last lap challenge from Sam Hornish’s Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota. After spending several laps trying to determine Kanaan’s weakness, Hornish...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
IRL: Rahal Letterman qualify one-two at NashvilleHeadline

IRL: Rahal Letterman qualify one-two at Nashville

Rahal Letterman Racing teammates Buddy Rice and Vitor Meira will start on the front row in Saturday evening's Firestone Indy 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway. Rice has earned four career poles while substituting for Kenny Brack who injured in...

Fri 16 Jul 2004
IRL: Fernandez' momentumHeadline

IRL: Fernandez' momentum

Despite his twelve years at the top of open wheel racing, Adrian Fernandez is still learning the ropes in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series. Adrian Fernandez. Photo by indyracing.com/Ron McQueeney. He joined the League's...

Tue 13 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais wins incident-filled Toronto raceHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais wins incident-filled Toronto race

Sebastien Bourdais took over the drivers' championship lead in the Champ Car World Series with a victory at a caution-filled Molson Indy in Toronto on Sunday. Despite several incidents throughout the race that brought out full- course yellows and...

Sun 11 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais steals pole from Toronto's local starHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais steals pole from Toronto's local star

Sebastien Bourdais set a new qualifying lap record and clinched the pole position for the 19th running of the Champ Car Molson Indy in Toronto. It is the Frenchman's third pole of the year and eighth of his career which ties him with Jimmy Vasser...

Sat 10 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Canada's Tracy on provisional pole in TorontoHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Canada's Tracy on provisional pole in Toronto

Hometown hero Paul Tracy took the provisional pole of the Molson Indy Toronto, surviving a challenge by Sebastien Bourdais late in the first of two qualifying sessions scheduled for this weekend. Tracy edged out the Frenchman by only three ...

Wed 07 Jul 2004
IRL: Rice by a kernel in KansasHeadline

IRL: Rice by a kernel in Kansas

Buddy Rice and teammate Vitor Meira staged a classic duel in the final ten laps of the Argent Mortgage Kansas Indy 300 today and logged the second-closest finish in Indy Racing League IndyCar Series history. Buddy Rice takes the...

Sun 04 Jul 2004
IRL: Rice reams 'em in KansasHeadline

IRL: Rice reams 'em in Kansas

Buddy Rice continued on a roll, earning his third MBNA Pole Position for Sunday's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race. Driving the ...

Sat 03 Jul 2004
IRL: Access departs KansasHeadline

IRL: Access departs Kansas

The field for Sunday's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series Argent Mortgage Kansas Indy 300 race at Kansas Speedway is down to 21 cars this morning, after Access Motorsports packed their trailer and departed this state-of-the-art 1.5-mile oval...

IRL: Bell, Simmons excited about their chancesHeadline

IRL: Bell, Simmons excited about their chances

The look of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series paddock is changing rapidly right now. Earlier this week, Panther Racing announced it was parting ways with rookie Mark Taylor, and a day later Al Unser Jr.'s retirement became ...

Fri 02 Jul 2004
IRL: Townsend Bell lands IndyCar rideHeadline

IRL: Townsend Bell lands IndyCar ride

Townsend Bell will make his return to American open-wheel racing this weekend with Panther Racing. The two-time IndyCar champion team signed the former Indy Lights champion today. Bell's first race will be at Kansas Speedway this weekend in the...

Thu 01 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it upHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it up

Racing is a young man's game. At one time turnover of drivers came by death; in these modern days of HANS devices, SAFER barriers and a plethora of safety items that keep drivers working into their 40s and beyond, retirement must be a deliberate...

IRL: Meira moving upHeadline

IRL: Meira moving up

These are tough times for journeymen drivers, the guys who show up on any Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race weekend hoping that they might land the next great ride. Just think of them as a group of "Buddy Rice in waiting." Vitor...

Wed 30 Jun 2004
IRL: Panther Racing releases TaylorHeadline

IRL: Panther Racing releases Taylor

Learning on the job is not an option in the highly competitive world of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series. After six races and five DNFs due to accidents, it's apparent the time has come for Panther Racing and its rookie driver Mark Taylor...

Tue 22 Jun 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais scores victory in PortlandHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais scores victory in Portland

Donuts were served by Sebastien Bourdais after he won his second race of the season, winning the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland, beating his Newman/Haas teammate, Bruno Junqueira, by a little over a second. Bourdais started the race from pole...

Sun 20 Jun 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira penalized, Bourdais on Portland poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira penalized, Bourdais on Portland pole

The Newman/Haas team's wishes for a pole position at the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland were fulfilled by Sebastien Bourdais this afternoon at the 1.969 mile Portland International Raceway with a lap time of 59.229. His teammate Bruno Junqueira...

Sat 19 Jun 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira snares provisional pole at PortlandHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira snares provisional pole at Portland

Newman/Haas driver Bruno Junqueira snared the provisional pole at Portland International Raceway today when he had a clear lap toward the final minutes. Junqueira surprised himself when he hit the fast time of 59.266 seconds with a speed of...

Thu 17 Jun 2004
IRL: Greg Ray: On the right trackHeadline

IRL: Greg Ray: On the right track

With every race in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series, the standings seem to change. Who was first becomes last; last becomes first. Nowhere was that more apparent than at Texas Motor Speedway last Saturday night, as the Indy cars put on ...

IRL: Barron's break-through?Headline

IRL: Barron's break-through?

It might not have been a win in the Bombardier 500K held on Texas Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile banked oval last Saturday night, but the results posted by Alex Barron, who came from 22nd and last place on the grid to take third at the end of 200 laps...

Sat 12 Jun 2004
IRL: Franchitti takes pole in TexasHeadline

IRL: Franchitti takes pole in Texas

It's been a busy afternoon at the 1.5-mile banked Texas Motor Speedway for the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series competitors. Sharing the bill with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the Indy machines had two sets of practice sessions and a...

Fri 11 Jun 2004
IRL: Rice still on the runHeadline

IRL: Rice still on the run

The whirlwind tour for the winner of the 88th Indianapolis 500, Buddy Rice, is just about over. Just one more day in Salt Lake City, another trip to New York City for his appearance on Rahal Letterman Racing co-owner David Letterman's late-night...

Tue 01 Jun 2004
IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500Headline

IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500

The 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race began with rain and ended the same way, after 180 of the scheduled 200 laps at the 2.5- mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the end of the day it was raining Rice, as polesitter Buddy Rice won in a wacky race,...

Sun 30 May 2004
IRL: Rookie contest for Indy 500 will be a tight battleHeadline

IRL: Rookie contest for Indy 500 will be a tight battle

With eight first-timers making up the field of 33 drivers for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the Bank One Rookie of the Year contest will be a tight one. Kosuke Matsuura receives fastest rookie of the year award. Photo by Jim...

Sat 29 May 2004
IRL: Dario Franchitti: Chasing an Indy 500 victoryHeadline

IRL: Dario Franchitti: Chasing an Indy 500 victory

IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti was able to find the time during the busy month of May, leading up to Sunday's 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile race for an one-on-one interview with Max Davies, Motorsport.com's UK correspondent. Franchitti will pilot...

Fri 28 May 2004
IRL: Rahal-Letterman team wins Indy Pit Stop ChallengeHeadline

IRL: Rahal-Letterman team wins Indy Pit Stop Challenge

Rahal-Letterman Racing, Buddy Rice at the wheel and the crew under the leadership of Chief Mechanic Ricardo Nault, won today's Checkers/Rally's Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge. Their final-round victory was against Helio Castroneves' Marlboro Team ...

IRL: All that's left for the Indy 500 is waitingHeadline

IRL: All that's left for the Indy 500 is waiting

Preludes are complete for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, now that 33 starters all completed their final checks during today's two-hour Carburetion Day practice. The exercise served as an opportunity to scrub in tires, do systems checks and,...

Wed 26 May 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais wraps up Monterrey in styleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais wraps up Monterrey in style

Sebastien Bourdais took a flag-to-flag victory in the Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey to wrap up the weekend at the 2.104-mile Fundidora Park circuit in fine style for his fourth career Champ Car World Series win. Sébastien ...