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Fernandez Gets His First
Courtesy of Fernandez Racing June 22, 2003 — Adrian Fernandez has spent the last three years building a first-rate CART Champ Car team from the ground up, and had put together just about everything a racing team needed – except a shiny first-place trophy and a half-empty bottle of victory champagne.
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Coast to Coast for Pat
June 15, 2003 — Patrick Carpentier ended Saturday’s CART Champ Car qualifying session in the third spot but was awarded the pole for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Monterey a few hours later when erstwhile polesitter Michel Jourdain Jr. had his car fail technical inspection.
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9 Million Worldwide Viewers
May 21, 2003 — The strength of the worldwide television package put together for the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford is paying off in the first quarter of the season as the first five races have drawn an average viewership of over nine million people.
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Champ Car World Series Returns From Successful European Swing
May 13, 2003 — Two exciting races with packed grandstands, the emergence of new championship contenders and the emotional return of former champion Alex Zanardi to the driver’s seat were all highlights of Champ Car’s just-completed European swing – a swing that saw a number of changes in the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.
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Past Portland Winners Chat
June 10, 2003 — For this special Champ Car media teleconference where we are quite pleased to be joined by a trio of drivers who have had not only great success in their racing careers but especially at Portland International Raceway where we'll be heading for the G.I. Joe's 200 in just a couple of weeks.
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Jourdain, Finally
May 31, 2003 — Michel Jourdain Jr. had his first career win cruelly ripped away from him in Long Beach when his transmission seized with seven laps to run after the Team Rahal driver had dominated all day long.
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Milwaukee Renews
copyright 2000 Peter Burke May 29, 2003 — Officials from Wisconsin State Fair Park and CART Champ Car confirmed today a new three-year operating agreement that will see the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford continue to race its 750hp Champ Cars at the historic Milwaukee Mile on its traditional date through at least the 2006 racing season.
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This Week in Ford Racing
May 20, 2003 — Five races into the 2003 CART Champ Car season, the Ford-Cosworth XFE engine is living up to its billing as a strong, reliable powerplant. The German 500 on May 11th at EuroSpeedway Lausitz was a showcase of the engine's durability, as none of the 19 cars on the grid experienced an engine failure despite the 300-mile race distance at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour.
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A Chat With Bourdais
May 14, 2003 — What follows is the transcript of the CART weekly teleconference featuring rookie driver Sebastien Bourdais
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