CHAMPCAR/CART: IndyCar changes name to CART

DETROIT (Dec. 17, 1996) -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. introduced today a bold and forward-looking identity that encompasses the organization's logo and name, CART President and CEO Andrew Craig announced. The sanctioning organization,...

DETROIT (Dec. 17, 1996) -- Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. introduced today a bold and forward-looking identity that encompasses the organization's logo and name, CART President and CEO Andrew Craig announced.

The sanctioning organization, which has been known as IndyCar,, will be recognized as Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART). CART was founded in 1978 and conducted its first race in 1979. The series has steadily grown ever since, and has built on its American foundation to include races in 1997 in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Australia. CART also recently announced a race in Japan for 1998.

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CART's series, formerly referred to as the PPG Indy Car World Series, will now be called the PPG CART World Series. The trophy given to the series champion will remain the PPG Cup, which was won this past season by Jimmy Vasser of Target/Chip Ganassi Racing.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing