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Thu 08 Dec 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: IMS statement on Kraines death

CHAMPCAR/CART: IMS statement on Kraines death

WINNING INDIANAPOLIS 500 CAR ENTRANT KRAINES DIES AT 84 INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 -- Maury Kraines, the winning Indianapolis 500 car entrant of 1992, died Nov. 29 of heart failure in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 84. Kraines, whose...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Maury Kraines passed away

CHAMPCAR/CART: Maury Kraines passed away

Maurice H. Kraines, the founder of Kraco Enterprises, passed away on November 29, 2005 in Rancho Mirage, California. Kraines was a successful businessman who opened the doors to Kraco Enterprises in 1954 at the age of 34 and never looked ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT duo team up with MSR for DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT duo team up with MSR for Daytona

Just call it A.J. & Justin's grand adventure as the two RuSPORT Champ Car World Series drivers are among the stellar pilots who will undertake the 44th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on 28-29 January 2006. A.J. Allmendinger and Justin ...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
IRL: IMS report on AARWBA Awards dinner

IRL: IMS report on AARWBA Awards dinner

HULMAN-GEORGE FAMILY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA AWARD INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman Mari Hulman George accepted the prestigious Dusty Brandel President's Award on behalf of the Hulman-George family...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 2

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 2

Continued from part 1 Q: Question for both A.J. and Justin. If the schedule permits, will you run any other races this year in the Daytona Prototypes? A.J. ALLMENDINGER: I would like to, as long as I don't make Mike Shank mad here and...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 1

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Allmendinger, Shank teleconference, part 1

CHAMP CAR TELECONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT WITH JUSTIN WILSON, A.J. ALLMENDINGER AND MICHAEL SHANK ERIC MAUK: Welcome to today's Champ Car media teleconference. Where we are pleased to announce that a couple of the upcoming stars of the Bridgestone...

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT teammates to compete in Daytona 24 hours

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT teammates to compete in Daytona 24 hours

CHAMP CAR STARS JUSTIN WILSON AND A.J. ALLMENDINGER TO COMPETE WITH MICHAEL SHANK RACING IN 2006 ROLEX 24-HOUR ENDURANCE RACE INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2005) -- Looking to get a head start on their third seasons in the Bridgestone Presents The...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series report on Bourdais' ROC event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Series report on Bourdais' ROC event

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES CHAMPION SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS SHINES IN RACE OF CHAMPIONS EVENT IN FRANCE INDIANAPOLIS (December 5, 2005) -- The term 'off-season' apparently has a different meaning in French than it does in English, as Bridgestone Presents...

Sun 04 Dec 2005
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-10-01

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-10-01

Today's IRL headlines 1. IndyCar Series Teams Begin Use Of Ethanol-Blended Fuel 2. Patrick nominated for USSA Athlete of the Year 3. Buy unique IRL items in AutoWeek Auction 4. Giebler takes turn with Team USA 1. IndyCar Series Teams Begin Use...

IRL: Two teams to test new ethanol-blended fuel

IRL: Two teams to test new ethanol-blended fuel

INDYCAR SERIES TEAMS BEGIN USE OF ETHANOL-BLENDED FUEL INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 - A pair of IRL IndyCar® Series teams will conduct the first on-track test of the league's new ethanol-blended fuel on Dec. 7 at ...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-29

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-29

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Nov. 29, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Wheldon nominated for another award 2. Castroneves Earns Third Win As Car Owner, Opens New Restaurant 3. Festa part of hometown parade 1. Wheldon nominated for...

IRL: Team Penske: Castroneves busy in Brazil

IRL: Team Penske: Castroneves busy in Brazil

CASTRONEVES EARNS THIRD WIN AS CAR OWNER AT SEASON FINALE Helio Castroneves earned his third win as an owner of NasrCastroneves Racing when Hoover Orsi took the checkered flag at the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship season finale at...

IRL: Ganassi Racing returns to Honda power

IRL: Ganassi Racing returns to Honda power

Target Chip Ganassi Racing Returns to Honda TORRANCE, Calif. (November 28, 2005) -- Honda and Target Chip Ganassi Racing, partners for four consecutive championship-winning seasons in the late 1990s, are renewing their association for a ...

IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing unveils 2006 plans

IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing unveils 2006 plans

Target Team Unveils Exciting New Plans For 2006 Indianapolis, IN, November 28, 2005-- Target Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled a long list of exciting changes to their IndyCar program today, introducing a new driver and a new engine and chassis ...

IRL: 2005 Champion joins Chip Ganassi Racing

IRL: 2005 Champion joins Chip Ganassi Racing

2005 INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPION WHELDON JOINS GANASSI TEAM INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 -- After the 2002 season, Chip Ganassi passed on signing a hungry Dan Wheldon for his IRL IndyCar® Series team. Wheldon's ensuing results with Andretti...

IRL: Indy 500 winner will defend victory with CGR

IRL: Indy 500 winner will defend victory with CGR

WHELDON TO DEFEND INDY 500 TITLE WITH TARGET CHIP GANASSI RACING INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 -- Dan Wheldon will defend his 2005 Indianapolis 500 title from a different address with an Indy-winning pedigree -- Target Chip Ganassi ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS, Road America press conference, part 2

CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS, Road America press conference, part 2

Continued from part 1 Q: Can you give us an idea of the scale of the requests from the fans? And was it more of a regional request type fan base or was it a national type effort? STEVE JOHNSON: Well, I would say it was international ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS, Road America press conference, part 1

CHAMPCAR/CART: CCWS, Road America press conference, part 1

CHAMP CAR PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT WITH STEVE JOHNSON, JOE CHRNELICH, GEORGE BRUGGENTHIES AND PAUL GENTILOZZI MODERATOR: Thank you very much, and good afternoon to everybody and welcome to today's Champ Car teleconference announcing the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America added, Las Vegas gone in 2006

CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America added, Las Vegas gone in 2006

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES ANNOUNCES 2006 RETURN TO ROAD AMERICA AND DEPARTURE FROM LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY INDIANAPOLIS (November 29, 2005) -- The Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford will return to Road America ...

Thu 24 Nov 2005
IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-22

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-22

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Nov. 22, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Patrick joins Hostess Race Diva Promotion 2. Patrick listed in "Who's Who" 3. Kanaan leads IRL podium sweep in Brazilian karting event 4. IRL drivers compete around ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: USA: Conquest Racing keeps promise to Richard Philippe

CHAMPCAR/CART: USA: Conquest Racing keeps promise to Richard Philippe

Richard Philippe Gets First Champ Car Test with Mi-Jack Conquest Racing (Indianapolis, IN) November 22, 2005 -- Fifteen-year-old Richard Philippe had the experience of a lifetime this past week as he strapped in behind the wheel of one of the ...

Sat 19 Nov 2005
IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-18

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-18

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Nov. 18, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Kanaan leads IRL drivers in Granja Viana qualifying 2. Herta, Enge post top speeds in Malaysia: 1. Kanaan leads IRL drivers in Granja Viana qualifying: Tony Kanaan...

Fri 18 Nov 2005
IPS: IRL: 90th Indianapolis 500 schedule format announced

IPS: IRL: 90th Indianapolis 500 schedule format announced

90th INDIANAPOLIS 500 TO CONTINUE WITH POPULAR SCHEDULE FORMAT Tickets for 2006 race on sale Friday, Nov. 18 INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005 -- The 90th Indianapolis 500 will continue with the schedule format introduced in 2005 that proved...

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-17

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-17

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Nov. 17, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Herta, Enge race in Malaysia 2. IRL supports local toy drive 3. Dana to appear at BioTown event 4. Dixon wins age group at triathlon 1. Herta, Enge race in Malaysia:...

IRL: Indianapolis 500 notebook 2005-11-16

IRL: Indianapolis 500 notebook 2005-11-16

INDIANAPOLIS 500 NOTEBOOK Wheldon nominated for three awards; Rice to race in Baja 1000 off-road classic INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 -- 2005 Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon recently was nominated for three awards on two ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Edmonton event extended through 2010

CHAMPCAR/CART: Edmonton event extended through 2010

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES ANNOUNCES EXTENSION WITH GRAND PRIX OF EDMONTON TO KEEP OPEN-WHEEL SERIES IN CANADIAN CITY THROUGH 2010 EDMONTON (November 17, 2005) -- If the people of Edmonton proved one thing with their inaugural Champ Car race in...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing drivers enter Baja 1000

CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman/Haas Racing drivers enter Baja 1000

McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS AND PACIFICARE DRIVER SERVIA TO MAKE THEIR SECOND APPEARANCE AT THIS WEEKEND'S TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000 IN THE CENTRIX FINANCIAL BAJA CHALLENGE CLASS LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (November 17, 2005) --- McDonald's driver Sebastien...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais nominated for driver of the fourth quarter

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais nominated for driver of the fourth quarter

Bourdais Nominated for SPEED Channel's Fourth Quarter Award INDIANAPOLIS (November 17, 2005) After winning his second straight Bridgestone Presents Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford championship, accolades and awards have been piling up...

Tue 15 Nov 2005
IRL: Indy Racing League news and notes 2005-11-15

IRL: Indy Racing League news and notes 2005-11-15

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Nov. 15, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Companies See Growth In Value Of IRL Sponsorships 2. IRL contingent ready for top karting event 3. Wheldon nominated for fourth-quarter Driver of the Year 4. Scheckter...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 season notebook

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 season notebook

Champ Car World Series Season Notebook INDIANAPOLIS (November 15, 2005) -- What follows are a selection of notebook items concerning the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford upon the conclusion of the 2005 ...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bridgestone support extends beyond racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bridgestone support extends beyond racing

BRIDGESTONE SUPPORT OF CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES EXTENDS ROADSIDE IN MEXICO INDIANAPOLIS -- Bridgestone Americas' support of Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford is extensive and far-reaching. That fact was proven yet...

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 Awards Banquet report

CHAMPCAR/CART: 2005 Awards Banquet report

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS HEADS HARDWARE PARADE AS CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES CELEBRATES 2005 SEASON ACHIEVEMENTS MEXICO CITY (November 11, 2005) - As Newman/Haas Racing collected the lion's share of the points in the 2005 Bridgestone Presents The ...

Fri 11 Nov 2005
IRL: IMS' drivers receive AARWBA First Team votes

IRL: IMS' drivers receive AARWBA First Team votes

WHELDON, STEWART EARN 2005 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 -- 2005 Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and 2005 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard winner Tony Stewart led the list of drivers who competed this year...

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-10

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2005-11-10

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Nov. 10, 2005 Today's IRL headlines 1. Wheldon leads IRL All-America contingent 2. Wheldon, Patrick nominated for EMPA Awards 3. Racing For Kids to visit Louisville 1. Wheldon leads IRL All-America ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais, Tracy on AARWBA All-American Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais, Tracy on AARWBA All-American Team

BOURDAIS AND TRACY TEAM UP ON AARWBA ALL-AMERICA TEAM INDIANAPOLIS ( November 10 , 2005) -- After a season that saw Champ Car stars Sebastien Bourdais and Paul Tracy battle week-in and week-out very few thought the day would come when they ...