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Thu 13 Feb 2003
IRL: Felipe Giaffone looks forward to 2003Headline

IRL: Felipe Giaffone looks forward to 2003

During his first two seasons in the IRL, Felipe Giaffone easily proved himself to be one of the top young drivers in the series. He earned the Bombardier Rookie of the Year award with a sixth place finish in the championship in 2001, then...

Fri 31 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car season ends early due to California fires

CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car season ends early due to California fires

CART officials announced today that the season-ending King Taco 500 at the California Speedway in Fontana, California would not be run and that the 2003 Champ Car season has ended. On Tuesday, California Speedway officials had announced a ...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy has his way in Vancouver qualifyingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy has his way in Vancouver qualifying

(July 26, 2003) After being stripped of provisional pole for a rules violation on Friday, Team Player's Paul Tracy let his driving say it all by winning the pole again in Vancouver, Canada. "That's what we're here to do", said an emotional...

Sun 20 Jul 2003
IRL: Chevy Gen IV engine approved, first one will be at MISHeadline

IRL: Chevy Gen IV engine approved, first one will be at MIS

LEBANON, TN, July 19, 2003 - The Indy Racing League's senior vice president of racing operations, Brian Barnhart took time prior to this evening's Firestone Indy 200 race at Nashville Superspeedway to address changes to GM Racing's Chevy Indy V8...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Gentilozzi - racer, entrepreneur, leaderHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Gentilozzi - racer, entrepreneur, leader

LANSING, Mich. - Three-time Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup champion Paul Gentilozzi set out last year to add to the Trans-Am Series legacy. Gentilozzi-a successful team owner in both the Trans-Am Series and Champ Car World Series,...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: F3000 star Pantano signs with new BC Motorsports teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: F3000 star Pantano signs with new BC Motorsports team

BC Motorsports, one of the many new teams joining the CART Champ Car Series for 2003, has signed Formula 3000 standout Giorgio Pantano as the driver for their Lola Ford entry. The team, headquartered in California, has also secured Sunoco as the...

Sat 06 Sep 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal Straight dedication at Laguna Seca report

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal Straight dedication at Laguna Seca report

Rahal Straight dedicated to racing legend Bobby Rahal MONTEREY, Calif. (September 5, 2003) - Racing legend Bobby Rahal was honored today with naming of the backstraight at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the "Rahal Straight." Rahal has won more...

Sat 12 Apr 2003
IRL: Dixon inherits pole at MotegiHeadline

IRL: Dixon inherits pole at Motegi

MOTEGI, Japan (April 12, 2003) -- Qualifying for Sunday's Bridgestone Japan Indy 300 was rained out forcing IndyCar Series officials to set the starting grid based on combined practice times. Scott Dixon will start from the pole position based...

Wed 09 Apr 2003
IRL: Wheldon replaces injured Franchitti at MotegiHeadline

IRL: Wheldon replaces injured Franchitti at Motegi

Indianapolis, Ind. (April 7, 2003) - Andretti Green Racing's Dario Franchitti will be unable to compete in the Indy Racing League event at Twin Ring Motegi on April 11-13 as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident last week. Dan...

Fri 23 May 2003
IRL: Brack tunes up on Carb Day at IndyHeadline

IRL: Brack tunes up on Carb Day at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, May 22, 2003 - Final practice is over for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, as 32 of 33 qualifiers took to the track for the traditional two-hour Carburetion Day tune-up for the Greatest Spectacle in ...

Thu 27 Feb 2003
IRL: Tennis match for Castroneves and de Ferran

IRL: Tennis match for Castroneves and de Ferran

Castroneves and de Ferran play tennis with Anna Kournikova and Jan-Michael Gambill. Marlboro Team Penske drivers Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves, who will be competing in Sunday's Indy Racing League (IRL) IndyCar Series season-opening Toyota...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
IRL: Brack ready for better daysHeadline

IRL: Brack ready for better days

Kenny Brack has the credentials of a winner, as he is both the Indy Racing League's 1998 champion and victor in the 1999 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. After a three-year hiatus from the League, Brack returned to action this year with Team Rahal, a...

Thu 15 May 2003
IRL: Luyendyk steps aside for the Indy 500Headline

IRL: Luyendyk steps aside for the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 2003 - Arie Luyendyk, who will be 50 years old this September had planned to make his 18th start at the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race this month, hoping for a third victory in the Greatest Spectacle in ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy wins Mexico City, Bourdais is top rookieHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Tracy wins Mexico City, Bourdais is top rookie

Paul Tracy dominated the Gran Premio Telmex/Gigante race today at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City to take a commanding lead in the 2003 CART Champ Car Word Series points race with only two races remaining. Sebastien Bourdais...

Sat 23 Aug 2003
IRL: Scott Dixon joins Larry Dixon at IRP testing

IRL: Scott Dixon joins Larry Dixon at IRP testing

From the Snake Pit: IRL championship contender Scott Dixon goes testing with Larry Dixon and the Miller Lite race team at Indianapolis Raceway Park INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (Aug. 21) -- Larry Dixon and the Snake Racing team have completed two ...

Mon 29 Sep 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Player's - novel way to thank their fans

CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Player's - novel way to thank their fans

Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 26, 2003 In the 42 years that it has been involved in motor-racing, Player's Ltd., has always wanted to make the fans feel they were an integral part of the program's success. Racing fans are about to see tangible evidence...

Sun 27 Apr 2003
IPS: IRL: Racing Guide to Indianapolis 500

IPS: IRL: Racing Guide to Indianapolis 500

Are you ready for some racing? Hundreds of thousands of racing fans will descend on the Indianapolis area during the month of May for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. Festivities surrounding the race include breakfast with the mayor,...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am team

LANSING, Mich. - Two-time Trans-Am champion Scott Pruett will join the Rocketsports Racing stable for the 2003 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup announced team owner Paul Gentilozzi. Pruett, who claimed his Trans-Am titles in 1987 and...

Tue 25 Mar 2003
IRL: Russell Edrington passed away

IRL: Russell Edrington passed away

Edrington, Russell Clayton March 23, 2003 Russell Clayton Edrington, 65, Pittsboro, died March 18, 2003, after a long, debilitating illness. He was a fabricator and manager for Sinden Racing Services on Gasoline Alley for 15 years and worked for...

Thu 02 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: SAMF3: 2000: 2002 Latin American Driver named

CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: SAMF3: 2000: 2002 Latin American Driver named

Juan Pablo Montoya - Latin American Racing Driver of 2002 Argentinian José María López, Outstanding Rookie. Caracas, Venezuela, December, 27, 2002 The present selection results from the spontaneous participation of 39 columnists and media ...

Thu 07 Aug 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League set for Milwaukee MileHeadline

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League set for Milwaukee Mile

INDIANAPOLIS, August 6, 2003 - The Indy Racing League will add the historic Milwaukee Mile to its list of venues in 2004, visiting the 100-year-old mile oval during the final weekend of July for the first time in League history. A view...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!Headline

CHAMPCAR/CART: CART is dead! Long live Champ Car!

Two of the three principals of Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC, Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven, spoke to the media today about their plans for the future of the "racing series formerly known as CART." That's right, formerly! While the CART...

Sun 26 Oct 2003
IRL: Awards banquet report

IRL: Awards banquet report

Dixon, Taylor honored; Renna remembered at IRL banquet. ORLANDO, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003 -- Scott Dixon, Mark Taylor and their respective teams earned top honors Oct. 25 during the 2003 Indy Racing League Championship Celebration at the ...

Thu 21 Aug 2003
IRL: Hornish plans for his future quietlyHeadline

IRL: Hornish plans for his future quietly

Whatever Sam Hornish's future plans are once he leaves Pennzoil Panther Racing at the end of the 2003 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series campaign, the 24-year-old Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver from Defiance, OH is keeping them to ...