Archive for the 'Champ Car' Category

2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)

The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes.
The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of the [...]

Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car)

The former Champ Car drivers in the Indy Racing League have enjoyed their best qualifying session of the year at Edmonton. It’s the only time the IRL regulars and the ‘transition teams’ will compete together at an ex-Champ Car venue this year.
Penske duo Ryan Brisco and Helio Castroneves locked out the front row but seven [...]

Video: The five greatest Champ Car moments

I’ve been working on an article about CART drivers who races in F1 for F1 Fanatic but inevitably I got distracted watching old Champ Car videos on YouTube…
From 1979 to 2008 Champ Car gave fans some of the most stunning examples of great motor racing. These are the five moment I remember best - but [...]

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win an Indy Car race

As this site has been down for a couple of days due to a server move I’ve not had chance to write about a remarkable weekend for Indy Car racing in America (however I did write about it in my weekly column for Auto Trader).
It was always going to be strange with half the cars [...]

Champ Car and IRL end war and confirm merger

The Champ Car World Series and Indy Racing League have ended a rift that has lasted over a decade and issued a statement that the two championships are to merge.
The full details of the merge are not yet known, including what the series will be called, how many teams will participate, and what races will [...]

IRL-Champ Car merger announcement expected

According to Speed’s Robin Miller the long-awaited IRL Indycar / Champ Car World Series merger is a done deal and an announcement is due soon.
Such a thing has been promised several times before and I’m won’t believe it until I see Newman-Haases and Penskes sharing the tarmac at Long Beach, but I think even hardened [...]

IRL-Champ Car reunion: it’s looking good

More promising news today that not only might the IRL and Champ Car finally re-unify, but they might even do it in time for the 2008 season.
This can only be good news for open wheel racing in America. The prospect of Justin Wilson, Graham Rahal, Paul Tracy et al taking on Dan Wheldon, Marco Andretti [...]

IRL vs Champ Car: the end game?

It’s the time of year when the terrible state of open wheel racing in America makes everyone start to ask why the IRL and Champ Car can’t kiss and make up and form a unified series.
Champ Car has lost Sebastien Bourdais to F1. His former team, Newman-Haas, is threatening to defect to the IRL in [...]

Champ Car Mexico: Bourdais goes out on a high

Sebastian Bourdais brought the curtain down on his Champ Car career in typical style - by routing the field at Mexico City.
He passed pole sitter Will Power early on as Power struggled to keep pace due to the hand injury he picked up at Surfers’ Paradise.

Champ Car Assen: Tactical win for Wilson

Justin Wilson broke his ‘07 victory duck in the second Champ Car race in Europe at Assen in the Netherlands.
The Briton hit the front after the final round of stops. Bruno Junqueira had been in the lead but his early final stop saw him fall down the order.
Jan Heylen followed Wilson home with Junqeira in [...]

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