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Mon 24 Dec 2001
Sprague to run IROC in 2002

Sprague to run IROC in 2002

CONCORD, NC (December 21, 2001) - When the best drivers in all of motorsports gather at Daytona International Speedway in February for the first True Value International Race of Champions event of the season, Jack Sprague will be among the drivers...

Jeff Gordon to skip IROC in 2002

Jeff Gordon to skip IROC in 2002

HARRISBURG, N.C. - Jeff Gordon, 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, will not participate in the 2002 IROC series. The four-time Winston Cup champion cited several factors in his decision. "It's definitely an honor to be recognized by IROC and ...

Tue 20 Nov 2001
25th Anniversary show airs on ESPN2 11-18-01

25th Anniversary show airs on ESPN2 11-18-01

Lingner Group Productions has completed a documentary honoring the 25th Anniversary of IROC. The first airing of the program will be this Sunday night at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN2. This is a one hour program that looks though the history of one of ...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Daytona testing day two report

Daytona testing day two report

True Value IROC Daytona Testing Day Two Open-Wheel Champions Test the High Banks Daytona Beach, FL (November 13, 2001) -- Preseason testing for the 2002 edition of the True Value International Race of Champions continued for a second day at ...

IRL: Hornish, Sharp Daytona IROC test

IRL: Hornish, Sharp Daytona IROC test

Hornish, Sharp Discovering Iroc Speed Secrets At Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 - Indy Racing champions Sam Hornish Jr. and Scott Sharp each started preparing for the 2002 True Value International Race of Champions series...

Wed 14 Nov 2001
Harvick added to 2002 drivers

Harvick added to 2002 drivers

Daytona Beach, FL (November 12, 2001) The True Value International Race of Champions began on-track preparations for the 2002 season today at Daytona International Speedway. The twenty-sixth edition of the series, which will begin its four race...

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Helio Castroneves tests IROC car at Daytona

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Helio Castroneves tests IROC car at Daytona

Helio Castroneves Looking To Reach New Heights In True Value/IROC Test At Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 13, 2001) -- Helio Castroneves is looking for new fences to climb. Castroneves, whose penchant for scaling fences after victories ...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
IRL: First three 2002 drivers named

IRL: First three 2002 drivers named

Tinton Falls, NJ (Nov. 7) - 2001 Indy Racing League champion, Sam Hornish, Jr., 2000 IRL champion, Buddy Lazier, and the 1996 inaugural IRL co-champion, Scott Sharp have all accepted invitations to participate in the 2002 True Value IROC series.

Sat 11 Aug 2001
Indianapolis finale air time

Indianapolis finale air time

Tinton Falls, NJ - The 2001 True Value IROC, 25th anniversary season, Championship finale at the Brickyard will be broadcast on ESPN, Friday, August 10, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The four race series concluded at the world famous,...

Sun 05 Aug 2001
Indianapolis results, final points

Indianapolis results, final points

THE TRUE VALUE IROC XXV Results Race 4 - 40 Laps (100 Miles) Saturday, August 4, 2001 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN 2.5-mile oval Broadcast: ESPN, August 10, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. EDT Finish Start Driver Car Color ...

Bobby Labonte Indianapolis interview

Bobby Labonte Indianapolis interview

RON GREEN: Joining us in the press conference room is your 2001 True Value IROC champion, Bobby Labonte. Congratulations, Bobby. BOBBY LABONTE: Thank you. GREEN: You had to go straight from Victory Lane to your car for happy hour. Now you've...

Cheever Indianapolis post race report

Cheever Indianapolis post race report

Indianapolis, IN - 1998 Indianapolis 500 Champion Eddie Cheever Jr. finished seventh at the 2001 True Value IROC season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 4th en route to earning fourth place in the series championship. Cheever,...

Indianapolis finale

Indianapolis finale

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001 - Bobby Labonte won the IROC at Indy race and the True Value IROC series championship the hard way Aug. 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Defending NASCAR Winston Cup champion Labonte won the 40-lap race...

Indianapolis starting line up

Indianapolis starting line up

<pre> Starting Lineup - True Value Iroc Xxv - Race Four Finale Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, August 4, 2001 40 Laps - 100 Miles - 2.5- Mile Oval ESPN Broadcast, Saturday, August 10, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. EST ROW ONE COLOR NO...

Indianapolis showdown

Indianapolis showdown

Indianapolis, Indiana - The 25th running of the True Value IROC series will conclude for the fourth consecutive year at the 2.5-mile, world famous, Indianapolis Motor Speedway in one of closest, and diverse, points battles in the series' ...

Indianapolis top four pre-race press conference

Indianapolis top four pre-race press conference

Drivers: Kenny Brack Eddie Cheever Jr. Bobby Labonte Tony Stewart Geroge Signore: Good morning, everybody. Thanks for coming here. We have with us today the top -- well, top three. With IROC, as you know, scheduling is one of our worst enemies...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
Burton moves up to pole position at Indianapolis

Burton moves up to pole position at Indianapolis

Labonte Puts Burton On Pole For IROC At Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 - Points leader Bobby Labonte had a chance Aug. 2 to move himself from last to first in the starting field for the True Value International Race of Champions ...

Indianapolis practice day two

Indianapolis practice day two

Tuesday, July 31, 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana - Literally hot, 92 degrees, and humid, 96 percent, with track temperatures in the 130 to 140 degree range on day-two of pre-race testing for the True Value IROC at Indy finale this Saturday. True ...

Thu 02 Aug 2001
Open-wheel drivers look to end title drought at Indy

Open-wheel drivers look to end title drought at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - The last time it happened, in 1988, Ronald Reagan was still President of the United States. The Internet was a small computer network used by the military, educators and scientists. Now-faded or defunct...

Indianapolis preview

Indianapolis preview

Monday, July 30, 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana - The True Value IROC series began final preparations for this Saturday's 2001, 25th anniversary, championship finale to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. True Value IROC President, Jay ...

Wed 01 Aug 2001
Broadcast schedule for events at Indy

Broadcast schedule for events at Indy

NBC, TNT to Broadcast Eighth Brickyard 400; IROC on ESPN IMS Radio Network to provide more than 10 hours of coverage INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 30, 2001 - NBC and TNT will team up for more than seven hours of coverage for the eighth Brickyard...

BUSCH: Jeff Green to do triple Indianapolis

BUSCH: Jeff Green to do triple Indianapolis

(Mooresville, NC) Jeff Green, driver of the No. 10 Nestlé Nesquik Ford Taurus on the NASCAR Busch Series and defending Busch Series champion, will add two other driving duties to his schedule during the upcoming weekend at Indianapolis. Beside...

Mon 30 Jul 2001
Unser subs for Goodyear at Indianapolis

Unser subs for Goodyear at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, July 27, 2001 - Two-time IROC champion Al Unser Jr. again will substitute for fellow Indy Racing Northern Light Series competitor Scott Goodyear in the final round of IROC XXV at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Goodyear ...

Tue 17 Jul 2001
Brack's on a misson -- the 2001 championship

Brack's on a misson -- the 2001 championship

Tinton Falls, NJ - Just ask the current CART points leader, Kenny Brack what he thinks about self-doubt and he'll tell you it is a self-imposed obstacle to be traversed. He believes wholeheartedly that nothing is impossible if you try hard enough.

Tue 26 Jun 2001
True Value IROC television schedule July and August

True Value IROC television schedule July and August

TRUE VALUE IROC TELEVISION RACE SCHEDULE 6/11/01 - 8/31/01 Date/Day Start End Race Network 7/05/01 Thur. 12:30AM 1:30AM Race 3, Michigan 2001 ESPN2 7/14/01 Sat. 1:00PM 2:00PM...

Sun 10 Jun 2001
Stewart wins at Michigan

Stewart wins at Michigan

Brooklyn, MI., June 9- NASCAR Winston Cup driver Tony Stewart, driving the Evan's Orange Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, won his first True Value IROC race today at Michigan International Speedway in race three of the four race series. Indy Racing ...

Michigan box score

Michigan box score

<pre> THE TRUE VALUE IROC XXV Race Three - 50 Laps (100 Miles) Saturday, June 9, 2001 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI 2-mile high-banked oval Times Total ...

Stewart dominates at Michigan

Stewart dominates at Michigan

Nancy Schilke - Motorsport.com IROC 25, Race 3 report Brooklyn, MI - Tony Stewart won the 99th IROC race in the series that pits 12 championship caliber drivers from other series in the same equally prepared race car. Over the years, drivers...

Sat 09 Jun 2001
Michigan fact sheet

Michigan fact sheet

<pre> WHAT: The 25th running of the True Value IROC series, race Three of four. WHERE: Michigan International Speedway, 2.0-mile banked oval. WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2001 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) BROADCAST: (Same Day) ESPN - ...

Fri 08 Jun 2001
Jarrett to sit out Michigan, Marcis subs

Jarrett to sit out Michigan, Marcis subs

Nancy - Motorsport.com Brooklyn, MI - Winston Cup driver Dale Jarrett will sit out round 3 due to injuries sustained at Charlotte. Dave Marcis chosen to sub for Jarrett. Jarrett suffered injuries to his rib cage during qualifying and was ...

IRL: IRL drivers practice at Michigan

IRL: IRL drivers practice at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI - Indy Racing Northern Light Series competitors Eddie Cheever, Jr., Mark Dismore, and 2000 champion Buddy Lazier were joined by CART FedEx Championship Series points leader Kenny Brack at Michigan International Speedway in preparation...

Thu 07 Jun 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack look for IROC win

CHAMPCAR/CART: Brack look for IROC win

BRACK WINS IN JAPAN, MILWAUKEE CART RACES, LOOKS FOR IROC WIN: Shell driver Kenny Brack has enjoyed his last six weeks of racing action. The 35-year-old Swede has recorded two wins, two seconds and two poles in that time while piloting Team ...

Fri 01 Jun 2001
Unser, Jr. to sub for Goodyear

Unser, Jr. to sub for Goodyear

TINTON FALLS, NJ - Two-time True Value IROC champion and fellow Indy Racing Northern Light series driver, Al Unser, Jr., will substitute for the injured Scott Goodyear in the June 9 True Value IROC race at Michigan International Speedway. ...

Wed 25 Apr 2001
Bobby Labonte wins Talladega

Bobby Labonte wins Talladega

By Thomas Chemris - Motorsport.com Bobby Labonte. Photo: Thomas Chemris Much attention and focus has been placed on reigning Winston Cup champion Bobby LaBonte to repeat the accomplishments of 2000. Not following that path in cup, ...

Sun 22 Apr 2001
Talladega results

Talladega results

<pre> THE TRUE VALUE IROC XXV Race Two - 38 Laps (101.08 Miles) Saturday, April 21, 2001 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL 2.66-mile high-banked tri-oval Finish Start Driver Car Color Car ...