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Thu 23 Mar 2000
IRL: Andy Hillenburg Indy 500 bound

IRL: Andy Hillenburg Indy 500 bound

Harrisburg, North Carolina -- by Don Radebaugh Accomplished open wheel and stock car driver Andy Hillenburg is one step closer to fulfilling his life-long dream, driving in the Indianapolis 500. Hillenburg, an Indianapolis native who spent the...

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...

Mon 10 Apr 2000
IRL: Sarah Fisher, Sam Hornish Jr. Make Connection Again at Indy

IRL: Sarah Fisher, Sam Hornish Jr. Make Connection Again at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, April 9, 2000 -- The temperature hovered at 45 degrees Sunday morning when Sarah Fisher and Sam Hornish Jr. pulled onto the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track to begin rookie orientation for the Indianapolis 500. ...

Sun 29 Oct 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Zakspeed Motorsport und Forsythe Racing gr?nden CART-Team

CHAMPCAR/CART: Zakspeed Motorsport und Forsythe Racing gr?nden CART-Team

Zakspeed Motorsport und Forsythe Racing (USA) starten als "Team Zakspeed Forsythe Racing" ab der Saison 2001 in der amerikanischen "CART Fed Ex Championship" (Champcar). Das sensationelle Engagement der gleichberechtigten Partner wird auf einer ...

Fri 24 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead Friday Notes

CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead Friday Notes

David Reininger - motorsport.com Homestead, Fla. (March 24, 2000) - Notes from the Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Alex Tagliani, driver of the Player's Indeck Ford-powered Reynard, misjudged his speed entering the...

Mon 10 Jan 2000
IRL: TeamXtreme hires veteran chief mechanic John King

IRL: TeamXtreme hires veteran chief mechanic John King

ROCKWALL, Texas, Jan. 10, 2000 - Veteran John King recently joined TeamXtreme Racing to serve as chief mechanic for driver John Hollansworth Jr. in the 2000 Indy Racing League season. King will oversee the preparation and tuning of the ...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
IRL: Blueprint Racing legend on History Channel

IRL: Blueprint Racing legend on History Channel

BEDFORD PARK, IL., June 16, 2000 - Blueprint Racing engine manager Louis "Sonny" Meyer, Jr. will be featured on an upcoming showing of the History Channel's award-winning "Modern Marvels" series. "Race Cars, Evolution of Indy Cars" will air on...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing re-signs Moreno, Visteon; adds Toytoa power

CHAMPCAR/CART: Patrick Racing re-signs Moreno, Visteon; adds Toytoa power

JACKSON, MI - - November 16, 2000 - - Patrick Racing owner U. E. "Pat" Patrick announced today that the team would be powered by Toyota during the 2001 FedEx Championship Series season and that sponsor Visteon Corporation and driver Roberto Moreno...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox dies in New Zealand traffic accident

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Stan Fox dies in New Zealand traffic accident

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 - Indianapolis 500 veteran and former USAC open-wheel standout Stan Fox suffered fatal injuries in a traffic accident Dec. 18 in New Zealand, where he was visiting friends and attending races. ...

Wed 24 May 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Postal Tribute Event

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti Postal Tribute Event

New York (May 23) Mario Andretti, perhaps the greatest and most versatile driver in auto racing history will be honored this week with a rare living postal tribute by two nations. On Friday May 26th, at 2:30 PM, Andretti, the only driver to...

Wed 31 May 2000
IRL: Jim Immke sells share in team to Ron Hubbard

IRL: Jim Immke sells share in team to Ron Hubbard

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, May 30, 2000 -- Due to the demands of other personal business interests, Jim Immke has sold his 50-percent share in Hubbard-Immke Racing to Ross Hubbard. "With my heart and soul, I wish Team Hubbard and (driver) Tyce ...

Tue 15 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports Face Lost but will continue

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports Face Lost but will continue

Team Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports Statement: It is with the greatest sorrow that Bettenhausen Motorsports and Herdez/Viva Mexico announce the loss of team owners Tony Bettenhausen and Russ Roberts in a private plane crash yesterday near...

Fri 28 Jan 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Named Chairman of CDA

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mauricio Gugelmin Named Chairman of CDA

Indianapolis, IN -- PacWest Racing's Mauricio Gugelmin has been formally announced as the Chairman of the Championship Drivers Association for a two-year term. One of the FedEx Championship Series' most experienced and fastest drivers,...

Fri 04 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 schedule announcement

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART 2001 schedule announcement

DETROIT (August 4, 2000) - A new race in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as well as first-time events in England, Germany and Mexico highlight the record 22-race FedEx Championship Series schedule for the 2001 season. The schedule was announced...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack impressed with first test at Texas

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack impressed with first test at Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Dec. 18, 2000) - Kenny Brack ushered in a new era at Texas Motor Speedway Monday as he completed a day of testing in preparation for the April 29 Texas 600 CART FedEx Championship Series race. By the completion of the test ...

Tue 15 Feb 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bettenhausen, McElreath families face tragedy again

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bettenhausen, McElreath families face tragedy again

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000 -- Tragedy has struck two prominent Indianapolis 500 racing families once again. Tony Bettenhausen Jr. and his wife, Shirley, were killed Feb. 14 when their twin-engine Beechcraft Baron...

Mon 27 Mar 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Car Owner Tony Bettenhausen Dies in Plane Crash

CHAMPCAR/CART: Car Owner Tony Bettenhausen Dies in Plane Crash

LEESBURG, Ky. (Monday Feb. 14, 2000) - CART FedEx ex-driver and car owner Tony Bettenhausen Jr., youngest son in a famous auto racing family, died in a plane crash Monday on a Kentucky farm. Bettenhausen's wife, Shirley, Russ Roberts, a partner...

Sun 09 Apr 2000
IRL: Scott Harrington signs to drive with Nienhouse Motorsports for rest of season

IRL: Scott Harrington signs to drive with Nienhouse Motorsports for rest of season

LAS VEGAS, Sunday, April 9, 2000 - 1999 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year Scott Harrington will make his season debut at the Vegas Indy 300 with Nienhouse Motorsports, team owner Bob Nienhouse announced. Harrington, from ...

Tue 25 Jan 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Mark Blundell Impressed With His New Mercedes-Benz Reynard

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mark Blundell Impressed With His New Mercedes-Benz Reynard

(Phoenix, AZ) -- PacWest Racing's Mark Blundell stepped out his Motorola Mercedes-Benz Reynard a little stiff and sore after a day of testing at Phoenix International Raceway today, but was full of praise for his weapon of choice for this year's...

Sat 13 May 2000
IRL: Indy500: Yellow Freight System to sponsor St. James, Simon Racing

IRL: Indy500: Yellow Freight System to sponsor St. James, Simon Racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 13, 2000 -- Yellow Freight System announced May 13 that it has agreed to be primary sponsor of a Dick Simon Racing car driven by Lyn St. James at this year's Indianapolis 500. St. James, 1992 ...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
IRL: Sponsor Spotlight on AniVision, Inc.

IRL: Sponsor Spotlight on AniVision, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 8, 2000 - When AniVision's NetRaceLive.com opens its cyberspace doors at the 84th Indianapolis 500 in May, prepare to see high-tech racing simulation games in a whole new light. Thanks to a business and research ...

Tue 07 Nov 2000
SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Five Drivers earn Stars of Tomorrow Awards

SBRS: CHAMPCAR/CART: Five Drivers earn Stars of Tomorrow Awards

Over 200 karters converged on the Las Vegas Karting Center's 13-turn, 7/8-mile road course in Las Vegas, Nev., for the inaugural three-day Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Stars of Tomorrow karting challenge. The fiercely competitive event ...

Thu 03 Aug 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Race date changes at Texas for 2001

CHAMPCAR/CART: Race date changes at Texas for 2001

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 3, 2000) - The date for the inaugural Texas 600k CART FedEx Championship Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has changed. The new date is Sunday, April 29, a week earlier than the original date of May 6 previously ...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico Tickets

CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico Tickets

PHOENIX, AZ - - November 29, 2000 - Indy Car Travel has been names as United States outlet for ticket and travel information for the Monterrey Grand Prix of Mexico, March 8-11, 2001 at Parque Fundidora (Fundidora Park) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon,...