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Sun 04 Jan 2004
IRL: Inside the Larry Curry special auctionHeadline

IRL: Inside the Larry Curry special auction

Crime really does not pay in the scope of things. Larry Curry, indicted and jailed for defrauding John Menard of nearly a million dollars over a three-year period, had most of his personal possessions trophies of all mien from the good days sold...

Wed 28 Apr 2004
IRL: Junqueira returns to Indy with Newman/Haas RacingHeadline

IRL: Junqueira returns to Indy with Newman/Haas Racing

2002 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race polesitter Bruno Junqueira will get another stab at winning the Greatest Spectacle in Racing this May 30th, driving the ...

Fri 28 May 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

CHAMPCAR/CART: Doug Shierson passes away

1990 Indy 500-Winning Team Owner Shierson Dies at 62 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 28, 2004 -- Douglas James "Doug" Shierson, who owned the car Arie Luyendyk drove to victory in the 1990 Indianapolis 500, died May 26 at his Mooresville, N.C., home....

Thu 01 Jul 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it upHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Unser Jr hangs it up

Racing is a young man's game. At one time turnover of drivers came by death; in these modern days of HANS devices, SAFER barriers and a plethora of safety items that keep drivers working into their 40s and beyond, retirement must be a deliberate...

Wed 25 Feb 2004
IPS: IRL: Follow Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Motorsport.comHeadline

IPS: IRL: Follow Arie Luyendyk Jr. on Motorsport.com

Arie Luyendyk Jr., the 2003 IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series "Most Popular Driver Award" winner, will be contributing regular race journal entries to Motorsport.com throughout the 2004 racing season. Arie Luyendyk Jr.. Photo by Earl ...

Thu 07 Oct 2004
IRL: Fernandez gets Fontana win, Kanaan is championHeadline

IRL: Fernandez gets Fontana win, Kanaan is champion

Adrian Fernandez took the battle today in the Toyota Indy 400 by 0.0183 seconds, but second finisher Tony Kanaan won the war. The 2004 Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series championship belongs to the driver of Andretti Green Racing's ...

Tue 01 Jun 2004
IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500Headline

IRL: Buddy Rice, Rahal-Letterman win Indy 500

The 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race began with rain and ended the same way, after 180 of the scheduled 200 laps at the 2.5- mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the end of the day it was raining Rice, as polesitter Buddy Rice won in a wacky race,...

Wed 28 Apr 2004
IRL: Sarah Fisher set for IndyHeadline

IRL: Sarah Fisher set for Indy

In February, Kelley Racing announced that it would field a car for the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series perennial Most Popular Driver, Sarah Fisher. Details of that effort for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race were revealed today at ...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Arturo "Art" Flores remembered

The racing world has lost one of its finest photographers and friends. Art Flores, who resided in Alameda, California but whose passion for all of life and for racing reminded many of the heady, protest-filled days in nearby Berkeley, passed away...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at HomesteadHeadline

IPS: IRL: New IRL Safety Team partner launched at Homestead

The Indy Racing League has enhanced its partnership with Delphi Corp., as the electronics firm has agreed to become the "Official Safety Supplier" to the IRL. Delphi press conference: new earpiece sensor system by Delphi. Photo by Eric...

Thu 07 Oct 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Transcending religious barriers in racingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Transcending religious barriers in racing

Peter Jennings made him one of ABC's "Person of the Week" honorees on a Friday April evening a few years; Mario Andretti counts him as a lifelong friend. Where there's a major American- based open wheel race weekend, Father Phil De Rea has been...

Sun 25 Jan 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Phillippe tests for Champ Car's Conquest Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Phillippe tests for Champ Car's Conquest Racing

MI-Jack Conquest Racing tests Nelson Philippe. Indianapolis (January 21, 2004) - 17 year-old phenom Nelson Philippe successfully completed a two-day test of a Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Ford-Cosworth/Reynard Champ Car at Sebring International...

Thu 05 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car statement on Barber Pro hiatus

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car statement on Barber Pro hiatus

Champ Car Statement Regarding the Shutdown of the 2004 Barber Dodge Pro Series. INDIANAPOLIS (February 3, 2004) -- What follows is a statement by the Champ Car World Series regarding yesterday's announcement that the Barber Dodge Pro Series...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
IRL: RLR - Now there are threeHeadline

IRL: RLR - Now there are three

Rahal Letterman Racing, winners of the 2004 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race - and MBNA pole position - with Buddy Rice has clarified its plans for the upcoming Indy Racing League IndyCar Series 17-race season. Danica Patrick. Photo by Shawn...

Mon 26 Apr 2004
IRL: Buhl hangs up his helmetHeadline

IRL: Buhl hangs up his helmet

One of the most consistently competitive drivers in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series announced today that he is stepping away from the cockpit to take a more active role in the ownership of his team. Robbie Buhl. Photo by ...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
IRL: Matsuura to continue racing with Aguri, FernandezHeadline

IRL: Matsuura to continue racing with Aguri, Fernandez

Super Aguri Fernandez Racing is first out of the box to announce their 2005 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series plans, bringing back potential Bombardier Rookie of the Year candidate Kosuke Matsuura to the ...

Fri 20 Feb 2004
IRL: Ray Ready for ActionHeadline

IRL: Ray Ready for Action

There are new and different pressures on Greg Ray, the Plano TX resident who helped start his own Indy Racing League IndyCar Series team last year, Access Motorsports. It was a difficult task to combine ownership and driving, and Ray felt...

Thu 01 Apr 2004
IRL: Kevin Forbes interview on IMS repaving

IRL: Kevin Forbes interview on IMS repaving

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 31, 2004 -- An interview with Kevin Forbes, Indianapolis Motor Speedway director of engineering and construction, about the repaving of the entire 2.5-mile IMS oval starting in August 2004: Q: When will the...

Sat 28 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car exits St. Pete eventHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car exits St. Pete event

It was supposed to be first race of the year, but the late assumption of CART Inc. assets by Open Wheel Racing Series helped lead to a tentative mid-May rescheduling of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the streets of that gulf-side ...

Tue 18 May 2004
IRL: Robby Gordon's flight planHeadline

IRL: Robby Gordon's flight plan

Robby Gordon is hoping the tenth time will be the charm for him at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Once again this year, Gordon is going for the "daily double", hoping to win the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and the Coca-Cola 600, racing 1100...

Tue 02 Mar 2004
IRL: Hornish Jr nips teammate for Homestead winHeadline

IRL: Hornish Jr nips teammate for Homestead win

On Leap Day, February 29th, Sam Hornish Jr. made the big jump to victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leading Marlboro Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to the checkered flags by a nominal .0698 seconds in the first Indy Racing League ...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: John Martin Jr. - tragic death

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: John Martin Jr. - tragic death

On the Tragic Loss of John Martin Jr. Everyone involved with Super Aguri Fernandez Racing and Fernandez Racing is deeply saddened over the tragic death of teammate and friend John Martin Jr. who lost his life in a surfing accident in Nassau, ...

Fri 28 May 2004
IRL: Rahal-Letterman team wins Indy Pit Stop ChallengeHeadline

IRL: Rahal-Letterman team wins Indy Pit Stop Challenge

Rahal-Letterman Racing, Buddy Rice at the wheel and the crew under the leadership of Chief Mechanic Ricardo Nault, won today's Checkers/Rally's Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge. Their final-round victory was against Helio Castroneves' Marlboro Team ...

Sat 07 Feb 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for GentilozziHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: New toy for Gentilozzi

One would think there aren't enough hours in the day for Paul Gentilozzi, whose motorsports concerns include the Champ Car World Series, the Motorock Trans-Am Tour, the occasional Trans-Am drive to keep his hand in, prepared by his own...