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Mon 12 Jan 2004
IRL: Matsuura lands IndyCar rideHeadline

IRL: Matsuura lands IndyCar ride

The list of drivers for this year's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series is filling fast as Super Aguri Fernandez Racing confirmed the signing of rookie Kosuke Matsuura to drive its ...

Mon 04 Oct 2004
IRL: Fontana race results

IRL: Fontana race results

Pos Car Driver Chassis-Engine Laps Gap Status --- --- ------------------- ----------------- -------- ------------ ------------ 1. 5 Adrian Fernandez G Force-Honda 200 2. 11 Tony Kanaan ...

Tue 11 May 2004
IRL: Kentucky Speedway names Medical Director

IRL: Kentucky Speedway names Medical Director

Dr. Troy Rock Appointed Speedway Medical Director SPARTA, KY. - University of Kentucky (UK) Hospital and Kentucky Speedway announce that Dr. Troy Rock has been appointed speedway medical director. Rock replaces former director Dr. Steve ...

Fri 22 Oct 2004
ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi approaches life to the maxHeadline
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ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi approaches life to the max

If you expected Alex Zanardi to lose his zest for life after having both legs amputated above the knee by a competitor's race car at EuroSpeedway Lausitz on September 15, 2001 you'd be wrong. Zanardi, who claims he hasn't shed a tear over the ...

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 ...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford announcement on sale of Cosworth, Jaguar

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford announcement on sale of Cosworth, Jaguar

Ford Motor Company Secures Sale of Cosworth Racing To Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerald Forsythe LONDON, 15 November 2004 - Ford Motor Company and Cosworth are jointly announcing today that Cosworth has been purchased by Kevin Kalkhoven and ...

Thu 25 Mar 2004
IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing Indy 500 Media Tour transcript, part 1

IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing Indy 500 Media Tour transcript, part 1

2004 Indianapolis 500 Media Tour Transcript Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Target Chip Ganassi Racing: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi, Darren Manning Part 1 of 2 MODERATOR: We have the drivers of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the defending IndyCar...

Sun 11 Jan 2004
IRL: Super Aguri Fernandez Racing signs Kosuke Matsuura

IRL: Super Aguri Fernandez Racing signs Kosuke Matsuura

Young Japanese Talent to Contest 2004 IRL IndyCar® Series INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 9, 2004) - Super Aguri Fernandez Racing today announced that 24-year-old Kosuke Matsuura of Aichi, Japan, will pilot its ...

Sat 17 Apr 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira jams in Long Beach on FridayHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Junqueira jams in Long Beach on Friday

The battle between Bruno Junqueira and Paul Tracy is on again through the streets of Long Beach as this duo, combatants to the final round of last year's Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford went to work in preliminary...

Sun 21 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Centrix Baja 1000 preview

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Centrix Baja 1000 preview

CENTRIX Financial Prepares For Three-Peat at 2004 Tecate Score Baja 1000 Team CENTRIX Announced, Includes Paul Newman Centennial, CO - November 9, 2004 - On November 17th at Mexico's Baja Peninsula, 300 racers will race for three days over ...

Tue 25 May 2004
IRL: An Indy Bump? Close but no cigarHeadline

IRL: An Indy Bump? Close but no cigar

This message is for all the naysayers who were certain the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race would consist of fewer than 33 cars: wrong! When the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval opened for final qualifying at the crack of noon there were...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: OWRS awarded CART assets

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: OWRS awarded CART assets

Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC now owns the Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. assets, including the liabilities. Judge Frank Otte's ruling came after a long day of bidding by both OWRS and the Indy Racing League at the Birch Bayh Federal...

Wed 02 Jun 2004
IRL: Indy 500: Largest purse in history, Matsuura named RoY

IRL: Indy 500: Largest purse in history, Matsuura named RoY

Rice Earns Record Sum From Largest Indy 500 Purse in History Winner awarded $1.7 million of $10.2-million purse; Matsuura named Rookie of the Year INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 31, 2004 -- Buddy Rice earned $1,761,740 from a total purse of...

Sat 06 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pace Car team enjoys special event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pace Car team enjoys special event

Champ Car Pace Car Team participates in Ford Championship PGA at Doral event. INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2004) -- Before the PGA Tour stars teed off for the second annual Ford Championship at Doral in Miami yesterday, Champ Car's Pace Car Team...

Thu 01 Apr 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Jourdain joins RuSPORT for 2004Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Jourdain joins RuSPORT for 2004

Carl Russo didn't intend to enlarge his fledgling Champ Car World Series team from one entry for rookie A.J. Allmendinger, winner of the Toyota Atlantic Championship Series as a rookie last year. That would have been quite enough, thank you, with...

Tue 09 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: The 2004 schedule is more complete

CHAMPCAR/CART: The 2004 schedule is more complete

As part of the opening session of the 2004 Champ Car Series preview, underway today in Long Beach California, the series unveiled their season schedule. In addition to the season opener in Long Beach on April 18th, the Champ Cars return to...

Thu 12 Feb 2004
IRL: IndyCar defines new rulesHeadline

IRL: IndyCar defines new rules

The Indy Racing League has a point to make. Several points, in fact. To give all teams and drivers additional scoring opportunities, the League has adjusted its scoring system for the 2004 IndyCar Series season. Dario Franchitti and...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America announces 2005 schedule

CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America announces 2005 schedule

Road America Announces 2005 Schedule Season Tickets $200 Until Oct. 29 50th Anniversary Celebrations Activities at Each Event Elkhart Lake, Wisc., Oct. 4, 2004 - Road America has set its primary 2005 schedule, according to George Bruggenthies,...

Mon 07 Jun 2004
Sat 11 Dec 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at Daytona

The only type of car Paul Tracy has driven with a roof on top is one of his myriad street machines but that will change with the 2005 running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Paul Tracy. Photo by Linda Rydell. Tracy,...

Thu 01 Jan 2004
IRL: DRR: Six years, same sponsor equal a rarity in racing

IRL: DRR: Six years, same sponsor equal a rarity in racing

Partnerships in racing don't always last as long as some Hollywood marriages, which makes the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) team's ongoing affiliation with Purex somewhat of a rarity. The team announced...

Mon 16 Feb 2004
IRL: IndyCar drivers IROC race notes

IRL: IndyCar drivers IROC race notes

IndyCar Series Stars Finish Sixth, Eighth, Ninth in IROC Event DAYTONA BEACH, Fla, Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 -- IRL IndyCar® Series stars Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Scott Sharp finished sixth, eighth and ninth, respectively, in the first ...

Sun 17 Oct 2004
IRL: IRL to sponsor Stars of Karting

IRL: IRL to sponsor Stars of Karting

Indy Racing League to Sponsor Stars of Karting Series FORT WORTH, Texas, Friday, Oct. 16, 2004 -- In a continuing effort to support entry-level racing while building grassroots support of the Indy Racing League, executives from the IRL and the...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
IRL: IRL announces IndyCar rules changes

IRL: IRL announces IndyCar rules changes

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 -- A minor modification to the IRL IndyCar® Series point system highlights several rule changes announced by the Indy Racing League for the 2004 season. The change to the championship scoring system...

Thu 27 May 2004
IRL: Indy 500: Greg Ray/Access Motorsports announce sponsors

IRL: Indy 500: Greg Ray/Access Motorsports announce sponsors

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (May 27, 2004)- Access Motorsports announced today that Rent- A-Center, Eufora MasterCard and University Loft Co. have signed a one race agreement for the 2004 Indianapolis 500 with the ...

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 ...

Sat 25 Sep 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS welcomes first official sponsor from Mexico

CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS welcomes first official sponsor from Mexico

Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford keeps making new friends south of the United States border. Case in point? Today Roshfrans, a company with a huge motorsports presence in Mexico announced it would become the ...

Thu 20 May 2004
IRL: Dixon on top as Indy 500 practice resumedHeadline

IRL: Dixon on top as Indy 500 practice resumed

It was time to get back to work for drivers who have already qualified for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race today at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scott Dixon goes out to practice. Photo by Michael C. Johnson. Just 13...

Sat 23 Oct 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca 2005 season schedule announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca 2005 season schedule announced

World Class and World Championship Racing Highlight 2005 Season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2004) - The 2005 schedule of races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca once again features the best in sports car, ...

Thu 22 Apr 2004
IRL: Woman flyer gets two-seater ride at IMS

IRL: Woman flyer gets two-seater ride at IMS

Female flight pioneer adds Speedway lap to a life of speed INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, April 21, 2004 -- Margaret Ringenberg was born in 1921, the same year Amelia Earhart took her first flying lessons. Margaret took her first airplane ride at...

Sat 22 May 2004
IRL: Honda takes Schwitzer prize

IRL: Honda takes Schwitzer prize

Against a formidable group of entrants, Honda has won the 38th annual Louis Schwitzer Award, it was announced this morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The award was presented to engineers Yasuhide Sakamoto, Steve Eriksen, Steve Miller...

Sun 21 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez adds Hunter-Reay to second car

CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez adds Hunter-Reay to second car

Herdez Competition announced yesterday that Ryan Hunter-Reay will partner with Mario Dominguez in the 2004 edition of the Champ Car World Series. Hunter-Reay, who made his Champ Car debut in 2003, earned his first Champ Car win last year at...

Sun 12 Sep 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca Saturday qualifying times

CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca Saturday qualifying times

Pos Car Driver Nat Team Chassis Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- -------------------- ---- -------------------- ---------- -------- ------- ------- -------- 1. 2 Sebastien Bourdais F Newman/Haas...

Thu 11 Mar 2004
IRL: Robby Gordon/Thomas Knapp teleconference transcript, part 1

IRL: Robby Gordon/Thomas Knapp teleconference transcript, part 1

Indy Racing League Weekly Teleconference Transcript March 9, 2004 Present: Robby Gordon, Thomas Knapp and Gary Peterson Robby Gordon, 2004 Indy 500 owner/driver and Thomas Knapp, Team Manager Part 1 of 2 MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone.

Wed 18 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car changes race rules

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car changes race rules

The President's Day holiday was none of the sort for Champ Car World Series officials, who have been busy tinkering with rules already in place, hoping to enhance competition for the series. With the release of its 2004 Rule Book, the Champ Car...

Fri 28 May 2004
IRL: Indy 500: Roth Racing's Winkle wins Clint Brawner Award

IRL: Indy 500: Roth Racing's Winkle wins Clint Brawner Award

Roth Racing's Winkle Collects Clint Brawner Mechanical Excellence Award INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2004) -- Long odds faced Roth Racing from the moment it decided to make a bid at participating in the 2004 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The team...