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Thu 06 Jan 2000
IRL: Sam Schmidt injured in accident during Open Test

IRL: Sam Schmidt injured in accident during Open Test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000 - Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt is suffering some paralysis and is in intensive care at Orlando Regional Medical Center after an accident Thursday morning during the league 's Open...

Tue 09 May 2000
IRL: Indy ledgend: Duke Nalon tamed powerful Novi like no other driver

IRL: Indy ledgend: Duke Nalon tamed powerful Novi like no other driver

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 8, 2000 -- The Novi race car, like a ferocious jungle beast, never wanted to be tamed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It bit the drivers who tried, some worse than others. This brutish race car that...

Thu 28 Sep 2000
IRL: Indy500: Courageous former driver Bob Hurt dies at 61

IRL: Indy500: Courageous former driver Bob Hurt dies at 61

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000 -- Bob Hurt, one of the most courageous figures in Indianapolis 500 history, died alone in his sleep in a hotel room Sept. 23 in Toronto. Hurt’s death ended his 32-year battle against ...

Fri 07 Apr 2000
IRL: Ross Cheever aims for chance at Indy 500

IRL: Ross Cheever aims for chance at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, April 7, 2000 -- Ross Cheever's goal in life when he was a teen-ager was to join the professional tennis tour and travel the world winning grand slam tournaments. Brother Eddie Cheever Jr., winner of the...

Sun 19 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Merle Bettenhausen Speaks to Oldtimers

CHAMPCAR/CART: Merle Bettenhausen Speaks to Oldtimers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, March 18, 2000 - At the Indy 500 Old Timers Bench Racing Weekend March 17 & 18 former driver Merle Bettenhausen was the surprise mystery guest speaker Saturday night. The remarkably trim Bettenhausen delivered a...

Wed 01 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Radio Network Programming Changes for 2000

CHAMPCAR/CART: Radio Network Programming Changes for 2000

DETROIT (February 29, 2000) - Championship Auto Racing Teams today announced the restructuring of the CART Radio Network for the 2000 FedEx Championship Series season and beyond. CART will be directly responsible for production of its race ...

Fri 28 Jan 2000
IRL: Titan named 'Motorcycle of Choice' of the Indianapolis 500

IRL: Titan named 'Motorcycle of Choice' of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Jan. 28, 2000 - Titan has been named the Motorcycle of Choice for the Indianapolis 500, Titan Motorcycles and Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced today. As part of the agreement, Titan is...

Mon 07 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: SFX acquires Cotter Group

CHAMPCAR/CART: SFX acquires Cotter Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 7, 2000) --- Adding another powerful resource to its Sports Group, SFX Entertainment announced today the acquisition of top motor sports marketing communications agency, Cotter Group. Cotter Group, located...

Sun 28 May 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske Racing 100 wins statistics

CHAMPCAR/CART: Penske Racing 100 wins statistics

Nazareth, Penn. May 27, 2000 -- Marlboro Team Penske driver Gil de Ferran scored Penske Racing's 100th. Indy car victory at today's Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix on the one mile oval at the Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, Penn, 'The win, de Ferran's...

Fri 07 Apr 2000
IRL: Blueprint Racing enter two car at Indy

IRL: Blueprint Racing enter two car at Indy

BEDFORD PARK, Ill. - April 7, 2000 - Blueprint Racing has placed two entries for the 84th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Founders Bank/ZMAX/ Blueprint Racing Special entries, hand-delivered to the Indy Racing League on March 17th, mark the...

Thu 18 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Doug Didero, Mid America Motorsports  -first Canadian team

IRL: Indy500: Doug Didero, Mid America Motorsports -first Canadian team

Mid America Motorsports made their debut Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Doug Didero rolled onto the track becoming the first Canadian entered IRNL team to compete in the Indy 500. "The new 2000 Dallara felt fantastic the team...

Wed 02 Aug 2000
IRL: Team Menard and Engineer Thomas Knapp to part company

IRL: Team Menard and Engineer Thomas Knapp to part company

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 2, 2000) - Effective immediately, Thomas Knapp has resigned his position as Engineer/Team Manager with Team Menard, winner of the 1999 Indy Racing Northern Light Series championship. "John Menard and I met this ...

Mon 17 Jan 2000
IRL: Eddie Cheever, Jr. past and present

IRL: Eddie Cheever, Jr. past and present

Eddie Cheever is one of the most experienced drivers in racing today having driven everything from Formula One to Indy Cars to stock cars in the IROC series. Although born in the United States, Cheever grew up in Italy. He drove in his first...

Wed 22 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels, Mario Andretti; sharing a little history

CHAMPCAR/CART: John Capels, Mario Andretti; sharing a little history

Mario Andretti, recently named the Grand Marshal for the April 7-9 Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix weekend at Nazareth (PA) Speedway, shares a piece of USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet racing history with USAC President John Capels. Both will...

Mon 27 Mar 2000
IRL: USAC Veterans Russ Gamester and Jerry Coons, Jr pass Indy Racing Test

IRL: USAC Veterans Russ Gamester and Jerry Coons, Jr pass Indy Racing Test

"Driving on the straightaways was like running 55 on the highway," remarked Russ Gamester, one of three USAC drivers who participated in the Indy Racing rookie tests March 24 at Texas Motor Speedway. Gamester and Jerry Coons, Jr.

Sat 27 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Joe Truscelli, Jaques Lazier committed to Indy success

IRL: Indy500: Joe Truscelli, Jaques Lazier committed to Indy success

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 26, 2000 -- How much did driver Jaques Lazier and car owner Joe Truscelli want to be in the 84th Indianapolis 500? Well, Lazier is racing again after suffering a broken back, and Truscelli has quit his position...

Tue 08 Feb 2000
IRL: Indy Pole Winner Dick Rathmann Dies at 74

IRL: Indy Pole Winner Dick Rathmann Dies at 74

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000 -- Services for former race driver Dick Rathmann, older brother of 1960 Indianapolis 500 champion Jim Rathmann and a pole-winning record setter himself, were conducted Feb. 5 in Melbourne, Fla. ...

Sat 13 May 2000
IRL: Indy 500: 59 Hours of TV, Radio Coverage Planned

IRL: Indy 500: 59 Hours of TV, Radio Coverage Planned

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 3, 2000 - From the first day of practice May 13 to the drop of the checkered flag May 28, race fans will be kept abreast of activity surrounding the 84th Indianapolis 500 with approximately 59 hours of radio...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rick Gorne leaves Reynard after 18 Years

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rick Gorne leaves Reynard after 18 Years

After 18 years with Reynard Motorsport, one of its well-known personalities, Rick Gorne, has resigned from the company in order to concentrate on his role at British American Racing. Gorne started with Reynard in 1982. Adrian Reynard, Chairman...

Wed 12 Apr 2000
IRL: Indy 500: Mark Dismore hopes age, wisdom prevail

IRL: Indy 500: Mark Dismore hopes age, wisdom prevail

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 11, 2000 -- Colombian rookie Juan Montoya ran faster than all but one driver in the Indianapolis 500 Open Test on April 10, turning a fast lap of 219.780 mph. It was as if he had brought the storied...

Mon 21 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Horne Resigns from Forsythe Championship Racing

CHAMPCAR/CART: Steve Horne Resigns from Forsythe Championship Racing

HILLIARD, Ohio (February 21, 2000) -- Steve Horne announced today that he has resigned as president of Forsythe Championship Racing which will field the ...

Sat 13 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Entry List as of May 12

IRL: Indy500: Entry List as of May 12

<pre> Indy Racing Northern Light Series 84th Indianapolis 500 At Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 28, 2000 Official Entry List Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic ...

Thu 27 Jan 2000
IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Installs More Large Video Screens

IRL: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Installs More Large Video Screens

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000 - For the first time in the storied history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, fans seated along the outside of the main straightaway of the 2.5-mile oval will have the opportunity to watch racing action...

Fri 26 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Titan Celebrates 500 With Custom Motorcycle

IRL: Indy500: Titan Celebrates 500 With Custom Motorcycle

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 25, 2000 - Titan Motorcycles, the Phoenix-based “Motorcycle of Choice for the Indianapolis 500,” will hit the streets of Indianapolis this weekend with commemorative Indianapolis 500 apparel, merchandise and a bike...