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Tue 09 Sep 2008
Dixon standing tall after second titleHeadline

Dixon standing tall after second title

As the checkers flew over the IndyCar season-finale at Chicagoland Speedway, Scott Dixon didn't know if he had won the race or not. The photo finish between he and championship rival Helio Castroneves was too close to call. In fact, officials ...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Michael Andretti statement on Paul Newman

Michael Andretti statement on Paul Newman

Statement from Andretti Green Racing co-owner Michael Andretti on the passing of Paul Newman "It's certainly a sad day for all of us that knew Paul. He was just a great guy and truly loved everything about racing. He and I shared a true ...

Thu 27 Mar 2008
Agreement pending to end open-wheel splitHeadline

Agreement pending to end open-wheel split

A reported "agreement in principle" to merge the two major open-wheel racing series based in America is in the works. If it happens the stage will be set for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500, allowing all of the top racers a chance to...

Thu 17 Jul 2008
Mid-Ohio: Bobby Rahal Foundation news

Mid-Ohio: Bobby Rahal Foundation news

BOBBY RAHAL FOUNDATION AND RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING HOLDING FUNDRAISING RAFFLE AT MID-OHIO TO BENEFIT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL HILLIARD, Ohio (July 17, 2008) -- The Bobby Rahal Foundation, which has raised millions of dollars over the years...

Thu 09 Oct 2008
Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-10-08

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-10-08

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Power hopes to finish what he's started in Australia 2. Dixon kicks off charity campaign 3. Indycar.com features seven days in Paradise 1. Power hopes to finish what he's...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's upHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Surf's up

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Surf's Up The race at Surfers Paradise has come and gone, but has it gone for good? Race start: Will Power (KV Racing Technology). Photo by Troy Hart. As street races go, this one is among the best.

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Rahal Letterman Racing statement on Paul Newman

Rahal Letterman Racing statement on Paul Newman

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PAUL NEWMAN This statement is made by Rahal Letterman Racing on behalf of the team and of Bobby Rahal. Bobby Rahal: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Newman. He was a man of great...

Fri 15 Aug 2008
Is it d?j? vu all over again?

Is it d?j? vu all over again?

The latest "major announcement" of the 2008 IndyCar Series season has recently occurred, with the series' new television contract being announced for 2009 and beyond. The new deal sees ABC continue to broadcast the premier event, the Indianapolis...

Fri 24 Oct 2008
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Australia Friday notes

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Australia Friday notes

EMU AUSTRALIA CARS OF DREYER & REINBOLD RACING READY FOR ACTION DOWN UNDER Buddy Rice and Townsend Bell have arrived in Australia and kept busy with activities on and off the track SURFERS PARADISE, Australia -- Buddy Rice and Townsend Bell,...

Tue 03 Jun 2008
Indy win rewards Dixon with record payout

Indy win rewards Dixon with record payout

Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon collected nearly $3 million dollars Monday (May 26th) evening at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Banquet and celebration at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The twenty-seven year old racer from Auckland, New Zealand ...

Sat 31 May 2008
Milwaukee: Firestone introduces new wheel weights

Milwaukee: Firestone introduces new wheel weights

Firestone Racing Announces Switch to 3M Wheel Weight System Non-lead wheel weights reduce environmental impact West Allis, Wis. (May 31, 2008) - Beginning at this weekend's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights events at...

Fri 05 Sep 2008
Chicagoland: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing preview

Chicagoland: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing preview

NEWMAN/HAAS/LANIGAN RACING HEADS TO A NEW "HOME TRACK" FOR THE PEAK ANTIFREEZE & MOTOR OIL INDY 300; McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL READY TO GET BACK TO WORK AFTER SECOND TEAM WIN OF THE SEASON JOLIET, Ill.

Thu 25 Sep 2008
AJ Foyt Racing signs Vitor Meira

AJ Foyt Racing signs Vitor Meira

Vitor Meira Signs with A.J. Foyt Racing; Starts at Australia WALLER, Texas Sept. 25, 2008--IndyCar veteran Vitor Meira has signed to drive A.J. Foyt's No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda/Firestone car beginning with the IndyCar Series event in ...

Tue 09 Dec 2008
Newman/Haas Racing receives Autosport award

Newman/Haas Racing receives Autosport award

NEWMAN/HAAS RACING RECEIVED AUTOSPORT MAGAZINE'S JOHN BOLSTER AWARD IN LONDON ON SUNDAY NIGHT LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (December 8, 2008) --- Carl Haas and Newman/Haas Racing were honored at motorsports most prestigious end-of-season gala event,...

Tue 22 Apr 2008
WKA: WKA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

WKA: WKA sends congratulations to Danica Patrick

Congratulations Danica! 04.22.2008 - The World Karting Association would like to congratulate former WKA champion Danica Patrick on her first IRL win and history making finish. Danica made history this past weekend by being the first woman to...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
Texas Motor Speedway unification statement

Texas Motor Speedway unification statement

TMS REACTION TO THE UNIFICATION BETWEEN THE INDY RACING LEAGUE AND CHAMP CAR * Historic News That Ends Split That Began In 1996 Should Provide Boost To Open-Wheel Racing, Bombardier Learjet 550k At TMS FORT WORTH, Texas (February 22, 2008):...

IRL, Champ Car statement on unification

IRL, Champ Car statement on unification

CHAMP CAR, INDY RACING LEAGUE SIGN AGREEMENT TO UNIFY OPEN WHEEL RACING INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 - Owners of Champ Car and the Indy Racing League completed an agreement in principle Friday that will unify the sport for 2008. Gerald...

Thu 04 Sep 2008
Chicagoland: KV Racing preview

Chicagoland: KV Racing preview

KV RACING TECHNOLOGY'S ORIOL SERVIA ATTEMPTS TO CRACK TOP-SIX IN CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO INDIANAPOLIS, IN - - SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 - - Round ...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-10-22

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-10-22

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Off-track activities prelude to Nikon Indy 300 2. Viso nominated for Autosport award 3. DownForce banquet this weekend 1. Off-track activities prelude to Nikon Indy 300: IndyCar ...

Fri 17 Oct 2008
Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-10-16

Indy Racing League News and Notes 2008-10-16

Today's IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines 1. Emu Australia upgrades sponsorship 2. Meyer, Guthrie partner in Firestone Indy Lights effort 3. Firestone Indy Lights to support Team USA scholarship 4. Penske to be honored this ...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
Unification reached between IRL, Champ CarHeadline

Unification reached between IRL, Champ Car

The Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series have agreed to end their 12-year split, allowing U.S. open-wheel racing to compete under the same banner in 2008. The agreement was signed Thursday night in Indianapolis by Champ Car World Series...

Tue 12 Feb 2008
IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing Phoenix test summary

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing Phoenix test summary

RYAN HUNTER-REAY AND RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING FIND SPEED IN PHOENIX TESTING With the IndyCar Series season opener less than seven weeks away and nothing but snow in the forecast for Columbus on Monday, Rahal Letterman Racing followed the sage...

Fri 01 Feb 2008
CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Rahal to team up for Newman/Haas/LaniganHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Wilson, Rahal to team up for Newman/Haas/Lanigan

Will this duo be the new force to reckon with on the Champ Car World Series circuit for the 2008 racing season? Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing will make every attempt to earn their ninth series title in their 26th season with Champ Car. The team has...

Sun 07 Sep 2008
Briscoe nips Dixon for Chicagoland PoleHeadline

Briscoe nips Dixon for Chicagoland Pole

Ryan Briscoe was the final driver to go out in qualifying Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway, but the Team Penske driver made the most of it, scoring the pole position for Sunday's Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300. Briscoe's four-lap average of...

Fri 11 Apr 2008
Indy 500: IMS Media Tour - Fisher press conference

Indy 500: IMS Media Tour - Fisher press conference

Sarah Fisher Racing Press Conference Transcript 2008 Indy 500 Media Tour Tuesday, April 8, 2008 BOB JENKINS: She doesn't need much introduction. Sarah Fisher is in the middle, who is now the owner and driver of her car. We'll eat lunch...

Fri 23 May 2008
Indy 500: Worldwide broadcast distribution announced

Indy 500: Worldwide broadcast distribution announced

ESPN PROVIDING WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 Coverage to exceed 200 countries and territories, 375 million households INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 23, 2008 -- ESPN, the exclusive worldwide television representative of the IndyCar...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Wilson stays on pole for final Champ Car raceHeadline

Wilson stays on pole for final Champ Car race

It's been a tough but rewarding week for Justin Wilson. Wife Julia gave birth one week ago to their first child, daughter Jane. Jane was born much sooner than expected, but she probably inherits her quickness from her dad. Dad, meanwhile is at...

Thu 28 Feb 2008
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing sign Milka Duno

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing sign Milka Duno

MILKA DUNO AND CITGO RACING TO JOIN DREYER & REINBOLD RACING INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that it has signed Venezuelan driver Milka Duno to drive the ...

Thu 14 Feb 2008
IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing vs Sharp statement 2008-02-13

IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing vs Sharp statement 2008-02-13

U.S. DISTRICT COURT ISSUES ORDER IN RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING V. SCOTT SHARP CASE Miami (February 13, 2008) -- Because Scott Sharp violated his obligation to race exclusively for Rahal Letterman Racing in 2008, Rahal Letterman Racing was...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America 2008 schedule

RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America 2008 schedule

Road America 2008 Season Schedule Announced Elkhart Lake, Wis., January 15, 2008 - Road America has announced its 2008 season schedule. The dates and events are as follows: May 16-18 Spring Vintage Weekend (SVRA) May 17 Family Tailgate ...

Fri 20 Jun 2008
AGR/MAF team up for Iowa disaster support

AGR/MAF team up for Iowa disaster support

Andretti Green and Michael Andretti Foundation Team Up for Iowa Disaster Support INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 20, 2008) - Andretti Green Racing teamed up with The Michael Andretti Foundation this week to gather support for the people of the state of...

Fri 28 Mar 2008
Newly united series kicks into gear at HomesteadHeadline

Newly united series kicks into gear at Homestead

The IndyCar Series kicks off the 2008 season with 26 cars entered at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Dan Wheldon will seek an unprecedented fourth straight victory. Dan Wheldon. Photo by Luis Betancourt. Wheldon topped the speed...

Tue 24 Jun 2008
Wheldon masters the Iowa Speedway for the winHeadline

Wheldon masters the Iowa Speedway for the win

Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dan Wheldon mastered a windy day, a hotly contested race, and a brilliant fuel strategy to win the IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 250 at Newton, Iowa on Sunday (June 22nd). Victory lane: race winner Dan Wheldon, ...

Fri 23 May 2008
GP Long Beach and IRL agreement reached

GP Long Beach and IRL agreement reached

INDYCAR SERIES WILL RACE AT TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH UNDER TERMS OF NEW FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 22, 2008) -- The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach (GPALB) and the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for ...

Sat 24 May 2008
Honda signs on through 2013 at Indy

Honda signs on through 2013 at Indy

The future shape and sound of IndyCar Series racing will turn on the results of a roundtable brainstorming session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month; but the participation of Honda in that vision is assured. The automotive giant affirmed...

Tue 02 Sep 2008
Panther Racing signs Wheldon

Panther Racing signs Wheldon

Panther Racing Signs Dan Wheldon to Multi-year Contract Agreement Former Indianapolis 500, IndyCar Series Champion Returns to Panther; Will Drive No. 4 Car in Australia INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 2, 2007) -- Six years after Dan Wheldon...