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Sat 01 Mar 2003
IPS: IRL: Friday Homestead practice shows who is readyHeadline

IPS: IRL: Friday Homestead practice shows who is ready

Twenty-one IndyCar and 16 Infiniti Pro Series entrants gathered at this 1.549-mile circuit for the Indy Racing League season opener, scheduled for Sunday, March 2nd. With two Friday sessions dedicated to practice, it was finally time to...

Wed 04 Jun 2003
IPS: Butch Meyer named technical director

IPS: Butch Meyer named technical director

Meyer joins Infiniti Pro Series as Technical Director INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, June 4, 2003 -- Veteran IRL IndyCar Series engine builder and team manager Butch Meyer has joined the Indy Racing League as technical director for the IRL Infiniti...

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 22 Apr 2003
IPS: IPS takes first laps around famed Indy SpeedwayHeadline

IPS: IPS takes first laps around famed Indy Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS, April 18, 2003 - The Infiniti Pro Series had its first open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, postponed from Thursday due to showers that came and went throughout the day. Sixteen drivers (using 18 cars) took laps around...

Sat 29 Mar 2003
IPS: IPS race at the Brickyard breaks Indy 500 traditionHeadline

IPS: IPS race at the Brickyard breaks Indy 500 tradition

May 2003 marks the start of yet another new era at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This huge icon of racing was, at one time, only open for competition during the month of May. The first stab at tradition occurred with NASCAR's inaugural Brickyard...

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,...

Sun 23 Mar 2003
IPS: Taylor leads flag-to-flag for Phoenix winHeadline

IPS: Taylor leads flag-to-flag for Phoenix win

Phoenix, AZ, March 22, 2003 - Mark Taylor continue his streak today, taking his second straight Infiniti Pro Series race. Two out of two so far. And he cleaned house in style, capturing the pole yesterday and leading every lap of today's hundred...

Sun 05 Jan 2003
BUSCH: IPS: CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: MIS celebrates 35 years of

BUSCH: IPS: CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: MIS celebrates 35 years of

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Racing tradition and continuing innovation are two of the many benchmarks Michigan International Speedway can be proud of as the world-class facility celebrates it's 35th anniversary of racing in 2003. To kick-off the 35th year...

IPS: Luyendyk Jr. to drive for SindenHeadline

IPS: Luyendyk Jr. to drive for Sinden

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 -- Second-generation open-wheel ace Arie Luyendyk Jr. will drive for Sinden Racing Service during the 2003 Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series season, team officials announced Jan. 2. Luyendyk, son of two-time ...

Mon 25 Aug 2003
BUSCH: IPS: IRL: Kentucky Speedway reached new milestones

BUSCH: IPS: IRL: Kentucky Speedway reached new milestones

Fourth Kentucky Speedway season marked by milestones SPARTA, KY. - Kentucky Speedway witnessed significant milestones during its recently completed 2003 season including the fastest race in its four-year history, a third straight NASCAR Busch ...

Sat 18 Jan 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-01-16

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-01-16

Indy Racing League Notebook: Positive start for MCT; George recognized by The Sporting News INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003 -- When Red Bull Cheever Racing completed its first test of 2003 on Jan. 9-10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it also...

Thu 20 Feb 2003
IPS: Legend Rick Mears coaches new generationHeadline

IPS: Legend Rick Mears coaches new generation

It doesn't get much better than this for drivers in the Indy Racing League's Infiniti Pro Series. This year - its second in operation - The Infiniti Pro Series has added the skills of Rick Mears, 4-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 mile race...

Fri 07 Nov 2003
IPS: Texas: Arie Luyendyk season review

IPS: Texas: Arie Luyendyk season review

Arie Luyendyk, Jr. Post-Season Quotes After some time away from the race in Texas, tell me what you are feeling about that weekend? "I was more disappointed than anything else. We had one of the strongest cars all year, yet we didn't get a...

Tue 09 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: HMS announces 2004 early ticket sales

IPS: IRL: HMS announces 2004 early ticket sales

MIAMI, FL (12/8/03) - Looking for that perfect holiday gift to really get your loved one's motor running? How about tickets to one of South Florida's biggest and most exciting sporting events: the Toyota Indy 300, February 27-29, at the ...

Wed 26 Mar 2003
IPS: IRL: Driving Ms. Annie around PhoenixHeadline

IPS: IRL: Driving Ms. Annie around Phoenix

Not a cloud in the sky. Temperature around 70 degrees. No wind. It's a gorgeous Thursday at Phoenix International Raceway and the Indy Racing League IndyCar and Infiniti Pro Series teams are setting up, as are USAC's Silver Crown and Midget ...

Fri 21 Mar 2003
IPS: Phoenix: Arie Luyendyk Jr press conference

IPS: Phoenix: Arie Luyendyk Jr press conference

Indy Racing League - Infiniti Pro Series Weekly Press Conference March 18, 2003 Arie Luyendyk Jr. K. Johnson: Thanks again Mary, and we certainly welcome everyone to the Indy Racing League Conference Call for this week Tuesday, March 18th.

Fri 24 Jan 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-01-23

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-01-23

Indy Racing League Notebook IRL drivers hit road at Daytona; League posters to be on 'Raymond' INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 -- A group of past and present IRL IndyCar Series and Infiniti Pro Series drivers are hitting the road ...

Thu 31 Jul 2003
IPS: IRL: IMS studies SAFER barrier data

IPS: IRL: IMS studies SAFER barrier data

IMS continues to study crash data from Safer Barrier. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, July 30, 2003 -- On May 1, 2002, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and CEO Tony George announced a safety innovation that would revolutionize the sport of ...

Sun 18 May 2003
IPS: IRL: A wet one at Indy

IPS: IRL: A wet one at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, May 17, 2003 - The field for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race could be a full eleven rows of three cars each. It's shaping up that way, as two drivers were nominated to fill seats late last night. Richie Hearn...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
IPS: Arie Luyendyk Jr press conference

IPS: Arie Luyendyk Jr press conference

Indy Racing League Weekly Teleconference Transcript July 1, 2003 Arie Luyendyk Jr. K. Johnson: We certainly welcome everyone to the Indy Racing Conference Call for this week, Tuesday, July 1st. Today we visit with IRL Infiniti Pro Series...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-17

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-12-17

Indy Racing League Notebook Businessman invests in Kelley Racing; Dana signs with Hemelgarn INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 -- Successful businessman Rick Weidinger has acquired a minority interest in Kelley Racing, team owner Tom Kelley...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
IPS: Texas: Day one notebook

IPS: Texas: Day one notebook

dreamerscandles.com 100 Day 1 Notebook Jr. Wins Pole for Pro Series Race FORT WORTH, Texas, Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 - Arie Luyendyk Jr. won the pole for the Menards Infiniti Pro Series dreamerscandles.com 100 with a lap of 28.1186 seconds, 186.282...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
IPS: IRL: Sam Schmidt held special quadriplegic tests

IPS: IRL: Sam Schmidt held special quadriplegic tests

Recovered quadriplegic tests for Sam Schmidt Motorsports at LVMS LAS VEGAS - Sam Schmidt Motorsports held a Menards Infiniti Pro Series (IPS) and Indy Racing League (IRL) test session at the 1.5-mile superspeedway at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ...

Sun 10 Aug 2003
IPS: Simmons gets first career victory in St. LouisHeadline

IPS: Simmons gets first career victory in St. Louis

Jeff Simmons won his first Infiniti Pro Series race, taking the victory in this afternoon's Gateway 100 at Gateway International Raceway. Simmons was running third when a two-car accident ended the day for frontrunners Mark Taylor and Brandon ...

Tue 25 Feb 2003
IPS: Sam Schmidt Motorsports signs Brandon Erwin

IPS: Sam Schmidt Motorsports signs Brandon Erwin

Brandon Erwin to drive for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in Infiniti Pro Series. Indianapolis: Brandon Erwin will drive the No. 99 Natural Golf / Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry in the Infiniti Pro Series, beginning with next week's season open at ...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
IPS: Tom Wood to stay with Sam Schmidt Motorsports

IPS: Tom Wood to stay with Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Wood to stay with Schmidt in Infiniti Pro Series. INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 -- Open-wheel veteran Tom Wood will return to Sam Schmidt Motorsports for the 2003 IRL Infiniti Pro Series season, team officials announced Jan. 14. Wood,...

Mon 07 Jul 2003
IPS: IRL: 2003 Championship celebration location announced

IPS: IRL: 2003 Championship celebration location announced

IRL Championship Celebration to take place at Walt Disney World INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, July 4, 2003 -- The stars of the IRL IndyCar Series and Infiniti Pro Series will travel to Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort on Oct. 25, 2003 for the annual...

Fri 25 Apr 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-04-24

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-04-24

Indy Racing League Notebook Snyder joins Dreyer & Reinbold; Freedom 100 qualifying format unveiled. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 24, 2003 -- Veteran IRL IndyCarTM Series mechanic and engineer Owen Snyder III has joined Dreyer & Reinbold Racing...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
IPS: IRL: 2004 Indy 500/Freedom 100 schedule announced

IPS: IRL: 2004 Indy 500/Freedom 100 schedule announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 - The 88th running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race will follow the event's traditional three-week format, with Opening Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway scheduled for Sunday, May 9, 2004, and nearly a...

Mon 19 May 2003
IPS: Dollansky medical update 2003-05-18

IPS: Dollansky medical update 2003-05-18

Dollansky in good condition after back surgery INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, May 18, 2003 -- Craig Dollansky was in good condition May 18 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after surgery to repair a low back fracture suffered in the Freedom 100 IRL...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-11-26

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League Notebook 2003-11-26

Indy Racing League Notebook Dixon nominated for Driver of the Year; IRL drivers nominated for awards INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003 -- Reigning IRL IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon is one of eight drivers nominated for the 2004 Speed...

Wed 21 May 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy: Behind the Barriers, May 20

IPS: IRL: Indy: Behind the Barriers, May 20

Behind the Barriers Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500 May 20, 2003 Texas winner now team manager John Paul Jr., who has made seven Indy 500 starts, has moved to the role of team manager. Paul now works with Kenn Hardley Racing...

Sat 10 May 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy: Behind the Barriers, Day 4

IPS: IRL: Indy: Behind the Barriers, Day 4

Behind the Barriers Notes and Quotes from the 87th Indianapolis 500 May 7, 2003 Decisions, decisions It's not unusual for a team to run their backup car to see if it's faster than the one designated as the primary. Team Penske is running both...

Fri 07 Mar 2003
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-03-05

IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2003-03-05

Indy Racing League Notebook McGehee soars with Blue Angels; Johncox boosts Infiniti Pro Series team INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, March 5, 2003 -- 1999 Indianapolis 500 Bank One Rookie of the Year Robby McGehee took a 45-minute flight with the ...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
IPS: Infiniti Pro Series 2003 ESPN2 schedule

IPS: Infiniti Pro Series 2003 ESPN2 schedule

IRL Infiniti Pro Series events return to ESPN2 in 2003. INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003 - All 2003 Indy Racing League Infiniti Pro Series events will be broadcast on ESPN2 in the United States and distributed worldwide through ESPN ...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
IPS: Texas final practice times

IPS: Texas final practice times

Pos Car Driver C/E/T Time Gap To 1st Speed --- --- -------------------- ----- ---------- ------- ------- ------- 1. 92 Cory Witherill D/I/F 27.887 187.826 2. 5 Arie Luyendyk Jr D/I/F ...