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Sat 06 May 2006
IRL: Ernie Moody becomes co-owner of Playa Del Racing

IRL: Ernie Moody becomes co-owner of Playa Del Racing

Ernie Moody Joins Ownership Group of Playa Del Racing Will be First Person in History to Compete as an Owner in Both Indianapolis 500 and Kentucky Derby in the Same Year INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Playa Del Racing (PDR) founders Susan Schafer and Gary...

Wed 16 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger toughs out the street fight to win in DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Allmendinger toughs out the street fight to win in Denver

A.J. Allmendinger proved he was the toughest cowboy at the rodeo today as he bested a field of sixteen cars in the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford race in the Mile High city of Denver. A.J. Allmendinger. Photo by Tom ...

Sun 15 Jan 2006
IRL: Wheldon wins the big one in IndianapolisHeadline

IRL: Wheldon wins the big one in Indianapolis

Dan Wheldon was in just the right position at the right time, slingshotting past Danica Patrick with a bit more than five laps to go and winning the 89th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race over Vitor Meira and Bryan Herta. Dan Wheldon and...

Tue 02 May 2006
IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

IRL: Great Moments of the Indianapolis 500

GREAT MOMENTS OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 By Donald Davidson Historian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1911: RAY HARROUN WINS INAUGURAL INDIANAPOLIS 500 After two seasons of two- and three-day multi-event programs, Speedway management decides for...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta injured in a collision with a deerHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Da Matta injured in a collision with a deer

RuSPORT driver Cristiano da Matta was involved in an incident with a deer today at the Road America circuit, nestled in the countryside near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Cristiano da Matta. Photo by Kurt Dahlstrom. The 2002 Champ Car...

Sun 15 Oct 2006
IRL: Hornish's racing future focused on NASCARHeadline

IRL: Hornish's racing future focused on NASCAR

Indy Racing League's 2006 IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish, Jr. has his eyes set on NASCAR. Hornish will join the recent influx of openwheel racers to join the stock car ranks, with the goal to race in the top elite series: NASCAR Nextel ...

Fri 09 Jun 2006
IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

IRL: Legendary Indianapolis P.A. announcer steps down

LEGENDARY P.A. ANNOUNCER CARNEGIE STEPS DOWN AFTER 61 YEARS AT IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, June 9, 2006 -- Tom Carnegie, whose smooth, baritone voice has become synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1946, announced June 9 that the...

Tue 17 Oct 2006
IRL: Jay O'Connell named RLR technical director

IRL: Jay O'Connell named RLR technical director

JAY O'CONNELL JOINS RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR HILLIARD, Ohio - Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today that Jay O'Connell has joined the team as Technical Director. O'Connell will oversee all aspects of RLR's engineering...

Sun 30 Jul 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais storms to San Jose poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais storms to San Jose pole

Sunny and warm conditions greeted the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford for day two of qualifying on the 1.5-mile, 7-turn street circuit in downtown San Jose. Sébastien Bourdais. Photo by Tom Haapanen. Two-time defending series...

Wed 05 Jul 2006
IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in KansasHeadline

IRL: Hornish hangs on to win in Kansas

Despite being thoroughly dominant for a second straight race, Sam Hornish Jr. had to fend off a late race challenge from Dan Wheldon. But Hornish delivered and won his second consecutive event to capture the IndyCar Series points lead from his ...

Sat 29 Jul 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy tops San Jose Friday qualifyingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy tops San Jose Friday qualifying

The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford knows the way to San Jose, and Paul Tracy knows the fastest way to get there. The Canadian stopped the clocks with less than a minute to go in Friday qualifying, establishing a new track record on the ...

Thu 26 Jan 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car hires Garrett Mudd

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car hires Garrett Mudd

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES HIRES GARRET MUDD AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF MARKETING INDIANAPOLIS (January 24, 2006) -- Former Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Executive Garret Mudd was announced today as the new Vice-President of Marketing for the Champ...

Wed 21 Jun 2006
IRL: Brian Roemer joins Rahal Letterman Racing

IRL: Brian Roemer joins Rahal Letterman Racing

BRIAN ROEMER JOINS RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING HILLIARD, Ohio - Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today the hiring of Brian Roemer as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Roemer has spent the last six years as the Director of Marketing...

Mon 27 Nov 2006
RACE: IRL: Mid-Ohio announces 2007 schedule

RACE: IRL: Mid-Ohio announces 2007 schedule

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE ANNOUNCES 2007 SCHEDULE DUBLIN, Ohio (November 27, 2006) -- Six main attractions, the return of open-wheel racing and two long-standing grassroots races highlight the 2007 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule, unveiled...

Fri 20 Jan 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Keith Duckworth memorial service

CHAMPCAR/CART: Keith Duckworth memorial service

Along with his life-long colleague and friend, Mike Costin, Keith had set up Cosworth Engineering in 1958, and guided it to unprecedented success in the field of high-performance automotive engineering. It was Keith who personally designed the...

Sun 13 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais slams new record for Denver poleHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais slams new record for Denver pole

Two-time defending Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford driver Sebastien Bourdais established a new track record in route to securing the pole position for Sunday's race in Denver. Sébastien Bourdais. Photo by Tom Haapanen. In what...

Sun 06 Aug 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT update on da Matta 2006-08-05

CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT update on da Matta 2006-08-05

Update on Condition of Champ Car Driver Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT driver's condition has stabilized, but he remains in intensive care LOVELAND, Colo., Aug. 5, 2006, 2:30 pm EDT -- Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta ( ...

Tue 08 Aug 2006
IRL: Andrew Campagnone joins Chip Ganassi Racing

IRL: Andrew Campagnone joins Chip Ganassi Racing

ANDREW CAMPAGNONE JOINS GANASSI TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONCORD, N.C. (August 8, 2006) -- Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today Andrew Campagnone has joined the organization to serve as the Vice ...

Sat 04 Mar 2006
IRL: Smithsonian celebrates Indy 500

IRL: Smithsonian celebrates Indy 500

The Smithsonian Institution, our nation's conservator of culture, generally caters to lovers of art and nature rather than fans of the wild world of motorsports. But on Tuesday, March 7, the Resident Associates program will celebrate the raucous...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
IRL: Panther Racing signs primary sponsor

IRL: Panther Racing signs primary sponsor

Lincoln Tech Signs As Panther Racing Primary Sponsor For Remainder of 2006 Season INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 24, 2006) -- IndyCar Series Championship contender Panther Racing announced Thursday a primary sponsorship agreement with Lincoln...

Sun 22 Jan 2006
IRL: Jack Beckley passed away

IRL: Jack Beckley passed away

FORMER INDY 500 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR BECKLEY DIES AT 87 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 -- Jack Beckley, the former Indianapolis 500 technical director and one of racing's most respected chief mechanics, died Jan. 19 in Glendale, Ariz. He was...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal races moved to MondayHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal races moved to Monday

Forecasters predicted a 90 percent chance of rain for Sunday's Champ Car Grand Prix of Montreal, and hit the nail right on the head. Series officials red-flagged the event after six laps of racing due to heavy rain showers. First lap:...

Tue 21 Mar 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Sutton names new COO, Denver General Manager

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sutton names new COO, Denver General Manager

SUTTON INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES ROB JOHNSON AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER AND JIM FREUDENBERG AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER DENVER --March 14, 2006 -- Sutton International Motorsports today announced the appointment of...

Wed 25 Oct 2006
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-10-17

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-10-17

Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Drivers return to roots at karting event 2. Patrick appears in Jay-Z video 3. Rahal Letterman hires new technical director 4. Hornish cheers on Tigers 5. In Review: Bobby Wilson 1. Drivers...

Thu 17 Aug 2006
IRL: Texas Motor Speedway announces 2007 schedule

IRL: Texas Motor Speedway announces 2007 schedule

TMS Announces 2007 Race Schedule * Schedule To Be Highlighted By Dickies 500 Returning To A Finish Under The Lights * Season Tickets Now On Sale, Free "10 Years Strong" Anniversary Book For Purchases By Oct. 2 ...

Thu 16 Nov 2006
IRL: AJ Foyt Racing teleconference transcript

IRL: AJ Foyt Racing teleconference transcript

An interview With A.J. Foyt, Larry Foyt and Darren Manning November, 14, 2006 THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us on the Indy Racing League teleconference. We are joined by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J.

Tue 08 Aug 2006
IRL: Fernandez receives honor in Mexico

IRL: Fernandez receives honor in Mexico

Fernández Named One of Mexico's Most Influential List of 300 Includes Business, Political, Sports and Cultural Leaders MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2006) - Adrián Fernández is more than just a race car driver. And now a national magazine in...

Fri 17 Mar 2006
CHAMPCAR/CART: Grand Prix of Houston sponsor news

CHAMPCAR/CART: Grand Prix of Houston sponsor news

GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON OFF TO FAST START WITH SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENTS Budweiser, Fast Trac, Fiesta, Finger Furniture, GHCVB, Reliant Energy, Sun Coast Resources, United Healthcare and Wells Fargo among official sponsors HOUSTON, Mar. 17, 2006 -...

Sat 15 Jul 2006
BUSCH: IRL: Carpentier exploring NASCAR possibilities

BUSCH: IRL: Carpentier exploring NASCAR possibilities

One week after Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya announced he was abandoning his F1 career for the NASCAR Cup Series, open-wheel driver Patrick Carpentier visited New Hampshire International Raceway, also hawking his wares for a ride in ...

Sun 08 Jan 2006
IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-01-06

IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-01-06

INDY RACING LEAGUE NEWS AND NOTES -- Jan. 6, 2006 Today's IRL headlines 1. Wheldon, Patrick lead IRL contingent for Rolex 24 2. Fans asked to honor Bignotti 1. Wheldon, Patrick lead IRL contingent for Rolex 24: Danica Patrick added her name...

Wed 13 Dec 2006
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-12-12

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League News and Notes 2006-12-12

INDYCAR SERIES NEWS AND NOTES -- Dec. 12, 2006 Today's IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series headlines 1. Panther Racing names driver for Indy Pro Series 2. Andretti to test Honda F1 car 3. Schmidt foundation part of federal campaign 4. Texas race...

Fri 04 Aug 2006
IRL: Fisher to climb back into an IndyCar at KentuckyHeadline

IRL: Fisher to climb back into an IndyCar at Kentucky

Move over, Danica. The IndyCar Series' original female star will indeed make a return to the series at the next round of competition to be held at the Kentucky Speedway. Sarah Fisher, now 25 and out of IndyCar racing since 2004, will fill the seat...

Fri 12 May 2006
IRL: MIS president to step down

IRL: MIS president to step down

PRESIDENT OF MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY TO STEP DOWN AFTER 2006 SEASON CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY VP AND MIDWEST NATIVE TAPPED TO LEAD BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN FACILITY BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 12, 2006) -- International Speedway Corporation today...

Thu 23 Nov 2006
IRL: Honda, Acura to sponsor 2007 Mid-Ohio races

IRL: Honda, Acura to sponsor 2007 Mid-Ohio races

Honda, Acura Combine To Sponsor IndyCar, American Le Mans Series Weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2006) - American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today that it will be the title sponsor of a joint ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing hires Chris Weiller

IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing hires Chris Weiller

Chip Ganassi Racing Hires Chris Weiller as Vice President of Business Development CONCORD, N.C. (September 6, 2006) --- Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc., announced today the hiring of Chris Weiller as Vice President of ...