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Wed 30 Jun 2004
IRL: Panther Racing releases TaylorHeadline

IRL: Panther Racing releases Taylor

Learning on the job is not an option in the highly competitive world of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series. After six races and five DNFs due to accidents, it's apparent the time has come for Panther Racing and its rookie driver Mark Taylor...

Fri 13 Feb 2004
IRL: Indy 500 Bronze Badge credentials now available

IRL: Indy 500 Bronze Badge credentials now available

Bronze Badge credentials available to public for 88th Indianapolis 500 Collectible badge commemorates 'Lights, Camera, Traction!' theme of May INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004 -- The Indianapolis 500 Bronze Badge credential, a popular ...

Thu 11 Mar 2004
IRL: Greedy Gordon wants doubleHeadline

IRL: Greedy Gordon wants double

Robby Gordon is hoping the tenth try will be the charm as he attempts to conquer the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. For the fourth straight year, the Californian will attempt to perform the Memorial Day weekend "double" by racing at Indianapolis...

Sat 29 May 2004
IRL: Fernandez helps launch Hispanic center in Indianapolis

IRL: Fernandez helps launch Hispanic center in Indianapolis

Fernandez to Help Launch First Hispanic Cultural Center in Indianapolis IRL IndyCar® Series Driver to Participate in Ground-Breaking Ceremony and Festival INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 28, 2004) -- Fernandez Racing Owner/Driver Adrian Fernandez...

Sat 17 Apr 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Marques, Servia secure rides with Coyne RacingHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Marques, Servia secure rides with Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne finally secured two viable drivers for his two-car 2004 Champ Car World Series team and announced them this morning prior to initial practice for the 30th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Veteran Champ Car and open wheel stars...

Sun 30 May 2004
IRL: Rookie contest for Indy 500 will be a tight battleHeadline

IRL: Rookie contest for Indy 500 will be a tight battle

With eight first-timers making up the field of 33 drivers for the 88th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the Bank One Rookie of the Year contest will be a tight one. Kosuke Matsuura receives fastest rookie of the year award. Photo by Jim...

Mon 05 Jan 2004
IRL: Kenny and Anita Brack receive new year Karma

IRL: Kenny and Anita Brack receive new year Karma

The Brack family welcomed daughter Karma into the fold at 6:31PM on New Year's Eve at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. She is the first child for driver Kenny Brack and his wife Anita and holds dual American and Swedish ...

Fri 02 Jul 2004
IRL: Townsend Bell lands IndyCar rideHeadline

IRL: Townsend Bell lands IndyCar ride

Townsend Bell will make his return to American open-wheel racing this weekend with Panther Racing. The two-time IndyCar champion team signed the former Indy Lights champion today. Bell's first race will be at Kansas Speedway this weekend in the...

Wed 21 Apr 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy new king of the BeachHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy new king of the Beach

Paul Tracy is becoming the new King of the Beach, now that the Canadian ace has won his fourth Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and his second in a row, driving the ...

Tue 11 May 2004
IRL: Kentucky Speedway names Medical Director

IRL: Kentucky Speedway names Medical Director

Dr. Troy Rock Appointed Speedway Medical Director SPARTA, KY. - University of Kentucky (UK) Hospital and Kentucky Speedway announce that Dr. Troy Rock has been appointed speedway medical director. Rock replaces former director Dr. Steve ...

Thu 25 Mar 2004
IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing Indy 500 Media Tour transcript, part 1

IRL: Chip Ganassi Racing Indy 500 Media Tour transcript, part 1

2004 Indianapolis 500 Media Tour Transcript Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Target Chip Ganassi Racing: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi, Darren Manning Part 1 of 2 MODERATOR: We have the drivers of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the defending IndyCar...

Mon 12 Jan 2004
IRL: Matsuura lands IndyCar rideHeadline

IRL: Matsuura lands IndyCar ride

The list of drivers for this year's Indy Racing League IndyCar Series is filling fast as Super Aguri Fernandez Racing confirmed the signing of rookie Kosuke Matsuura to drive its ...

Wed 18 Aug 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais spins to win in DenverHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Bourdais spins to win in Denver

Champ Car World Series driver Sebastien Bourdais recovered from an early spin and worked his way up through the pack to take top prize at the Grand Prix of Denver. The victory for the Le Mans, France native was his fifth this season and eighth...

Sat 31 Jul 2004
IPS: IRL: Kanaan, Dana top practice before Michigan rainHeadline

IPS: IRL: Kanaan, Dana top practice before Michigan rain

After setting the second fastest lap of the morning session, Tony Kanaan shaved nearly two-tenths of a second in the second session, topping the day's speed charts with a lap of 214.797 mph around the high-banked two-mile Michigan International ...

Mon 04 Oct 2004
IRL: Fontana race results

IRL: Fontana race results

Pos Car Driver Chassis-Engine Laps Gap Status --- --- ------------------- ----------------- -------- ------------ ------------ 1. 5 Adrian Fernandez G Force-Honda 200 2. 11 Tony Kanaan ...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford announcement on sale of Cosworth, Jaguar

CHAMPCAR/CART: Ford announcement on sale of Cosworth, Jaguar

Ford Motor Company Secures Sale of Cosworth Racing To Kevin Kalkhoven and Gerald Forsythe LONDON, 15 November 2004 - Ford Motor Company and Cosworth are jointly announcing today that Cosworth has been purchased by Kevin Kalkhoven and ...

Sat 15 May 2004
IRL: Penske's passionHeadline

IRL: Penske's passion

Roger Penske and his eponymous team have seen both sides of the mountain and, as might be expected prefer the top. After Marlboro Team Penske's third consecutive victory in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race victory, Roger Penske, team president Tim...

Fri 27 Feb 2004
IRL: Helio hopes for titleHeadline

IRL: Helio hopes for title

The 2004 racing season marks Helio Castroneves' fifth with Marlboro Team Penske and third as the driver of the team's ...

Sun 11 Jan 2004
IRL: Super Aguri Fernandez Racing signs Kosuke Matsuura

IRL: Super Aguri Fernandez Racing signs Kosuke Matsuura

Young Japanese Talent to Contest 2004 IRL IndyCar® Series INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 9, 2004) - Super Aguri Fernandez Racing today announced that 24-year-old Kosuke Matsuura of Aichi, Japan, will pilot its ...

Wed 02 Jun 2004
IRL: Indy 500: Largest purse in history, Matsuura named RoY

IRL: Indy 500: Largest purse in history, Matsuura named RoY

Rice Earns Record Sum From Largest Indy 500 Purse in History Winner awarded $1.7 million of $10.2-million purse; Matsuura named Rookie of the Year INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 31, 2004 -- Buddy Rice earned $1,761,740 from a total purse of...

Tue 09 Mar 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: The 2004 schedule is more complete

CHAMPCAR/CART: The 2004 schedule is more complete

As part of the opening session of the 2004 Champ Car Series preview, underway today in Long Beach California, the series unveiled their season schedule. In addition to the season opener in Long Beach on April 18th, the Champ Cars return to...

Fri 22 Oct 2004
ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi approaches life to the maxHeadline

ETCC: CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi approaches life to the max

If you expected Alex Zanardi to lose his zest for life after having both legs amputated above the knee by a competitor's race car at EuroSpeedway Lausitz on September 15, 2001 you'd be wrong. Zanardi, who claims he hasn't shed a tear over the ...

Sun 18 Jan 2004
IRL: Duane Sweeney passed away

IRL: Duane Sweeney passed away

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Jan. 16, 2004 -- Duane Sweeney, who waved the checkered flag as the chief starter when Al Unser and Rick Mears each won the Indianapolis 500 for a fourth time, died Jan. 15 at his home in New Berlin, Wis. He was 81. Sweeney...

Thu 01 Jan 2004
IRL: DRR: Six years, same sponsor equal a rarity in racing

IRL: DRR: Six years, same sponsor equal a rarity in racing

Partnerships in racing don't always last as long as some Hollywood marriages, which makes the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) team's ongoing affiliation with Purex somewhat of a rarity. The team announced...