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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 ...

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 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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
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 -...

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.

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...

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...

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...