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Motor racing - 24 Jan 2005
INDIANAPOLIS (January 21, 2005) – The Champ Car World Series will turn to one of the most experienced sports production companies in all of North America to produce the broadcasts of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford in 2005, naming Molson Sports & Entertainment Inc. to produce the television package for the 2005 Champ Car World Series season.
Motor racing - 13 Jan 2005
Jerez, Spain, 13th January 2005: As West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya began testing together for the first time at the Jerez circuit in Spain earlier today, the occasion was marked with global communications provider AT&T's branding appearing on both drivers' overalls and Formula One cars for the first time.
Motor racing - 04 Jan 2005
INDIANAPOLIS (January 3, 2005) – The Champ Car World Series today announced the addition of two public relations veterans to the Champ Car Public Relations staff, including the hiring of Steve Shunck as the Director of Public Relations.
Motor racing - 10 Dec 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 - Brian Barnhart, Joie Chitwood III and Gary Morris each have been promoted to head three operating units of companies owned by the Hulman-George family, said Tony George, president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation and its parent, Hulman & Company.
Motorcycling - 22 Nov 2004
BSI, rights holders of the world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series, has today confirmed the two Swedish venues that will host Grands Prix in 2005.
Motor racing - 18 Nov 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004 - IRL IndyCar® Series sponsors saw a 33 percent increase in the comparable value of their sponsorships during the 2004 IndyCar Series season, according to the year-end report compiled by Joyce Julius and Associates.
Motorcycling - 21 Oct 2004
Klettwitz (Germany), October 20, 2004. Starting on 9th till 11th September 2005, the Superbike World Championship at EuroSpeedway Lausitz is the only World Championship race taking place in Germany.
Motor racing - 09 Sep 2004
Malaki Sporting Games are please to announce the launch of the new ‘Grand Prix Game’ on Monday 6th September 2004. This game will offer F1 fans long overdue interactivity, unpredictability and added value.
Motorcycling - 08 Sep 2004
The exciting Moto1 event at Donington Park on October 30-31 has captured the imagination of SKY Sports and an agreement has been made for five hours of coverage.
Motor racing - 03 Sep 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 - The Indy Racing League's initiative to enhance its IRL IndyCar„µ Series schedule with the addition of road/street-style events continued today with the addition of St. Petersburg, Fla., to the 2005 schedule.
Motor racing - 19 Aug 2004
Sky Sports will become the UK’s first broadcaster to screen live coverage of the brand new A1 Grand Prix motor racing series, starting in autumn 2005.
Motorcycling - 30 Mar 2004
British Speedway today announced that Sky Bet had signed a two-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the British Speedways’ top UK league, the Elite League.
Motorcycling - 10 Mar 2004
The new look Sky Sports Elite League Speedway season gets underway on Monday 29 March, and sees a number of changes in the set up of the league. Most notable for viewers and spectators will be the introduction of Air Safety Barriers at all Elite League tracks throughout the season.
Motor racing - 09 Feb 2004
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Penske Corporation and SIRIUS Satellite Radio announced Friday an agreement designed to utilize motorsports as a platform to bring satellite radio to race fans across the country.
Motor racing - 03 Feb 2004
TAG Heuer, a world leader in prestigious sports watches and chronographs since 1860, has been named the Official Timekeeper and Scorer of the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
Motor racing - 28 Jan 2004
The Open Wheel Racing Series has issued a response to IRL's recent assertions on its commitment to Open Wheel Racing.
Motor racing - 26 Jan 2004
LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 23, 2004) – The Indy Racing League’s ('IRL') submission of a bid for selected assets of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. ('CART') has only reinforced the Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC ('OWRS') commitment to preserve the future of open-wheel racing through the continuation of the Champ Car World Series.
Motor racing - 15 Jan 2004
LANSING, Mich. (Jan 14, 2004) – Open Wheel Racing Series, LLC ('OWRS') partners today indicated that they are not concerned by the information that the Indy Racing League ('IRL') has recently expressed an interest in the CART, Inc. ('CART') assets.
Motor racing - 02 Dec 2003
INDIANAPOLIS (December 1, 2003) – The Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season will open with the 21st running of the Champ Cars at the Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2004 after CART and race promoter Dover Motorsports Inc. announced the postponement Monday of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Motor racing - 21 Nov 2003
INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 - Indy Racing League IndyCar Series team, driver, event and league sponsors received more than $227,500,000 of visual and/or verbal recognition during the league's 2003 television broadcasts on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, according to the Joyce Julius and Associates, Inc.'s Sponsors Report.
Motor racing - 09 Oct 2003
BigPond's sports channel takes pole position at Bathurst Telstra BigPond, Australia's number one ISP, has cemented its place as a premium content provider with the launch of its V8 Supercar website offering a driver's seat view as the Bob Jane Tmarts 1000 gets underway this week.
Motor racing - 28 Aug 2003
(August 26, 2003 - CHARLOTTE, NC) Team Sports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSPT.OB) announced today, effective immediately, it has discontinued its efforts to develop, own, operate and sanction an automotive racing league.
Motor racing - 07 Aug 2003
The drivers and teams of the IRL IndyCarTM Series and Infiniti Pro Series will compete July 22-25, 2004 at The Milwaukee Mile, officials from the IRL, state of Wisconsin and The Milwaukee Mile announced Aug. 6.
Motor racing - 10 Jul 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - Firestone will sponsor the IRL IndyCar Series event on Saturday, July 19 at Nashville Superspeedway, the start of a three-year sponsorship agreement between Bridgestone/Firestone and the track, Bridgestone/Firestone and track officials announced July 9.
Motor racing - 09 Jul 2003
Firestone, the Official Tire of the Indy Racing League, will be the title sponsor of the IRL IndyCarÔ Series event Sunday, July 27 at Michigan Speedway.
Motor racing - 10 Jun 2003
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN June 9, 2003 – Sports Management Network, Inc. motorsports consulting division SMN Motorsports announced today that it has successfully brought together Penske Racing, Inc. and Quicken Loans Inc. through a unique racing sponsorship agreement. The sponsorship, that is a mutli-tiered marketing and business development agreement, is designed to leverage the platform of IndyCar racing to drive business and brand awareness for Quicken Loans, the nation’s leading online mor
Motor racing - 22 May 2003
ESPN International, which has affiliated networks that reach more than 140 countries and territories on all seven continents, today announced an upcoming schedule of programming that will feature some of the most celebrated championship events in all of sports.
Motor racing - 20 May 2003
As a prelude to the Indianapolis 500 on May 25, ESPN has announced a major expansion of European television distribution for the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, the premier open wheel racing circuit in the world.
Motor racing - 17 Apr 2003
Officials from Firestone and Nazareth Speedway announced on April 16 that Firestone has extended its title sponsorship of the IRL IndyCarTM Series event at Nazareth for the next three years and that Michael Andretti will serve as Grand Marshal of the Firestone Indy 225 on Aug. 24.
Motor racing - 16 Apr 2003
Team Sports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSPT.OB) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Team Racing Auto Circuit (TRAC), announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with ESPN to be the exclusive network for all TRAC races beginning in May of 2004. The two companies have been in negotiations for over a year on the deal, and TRAC National Spokesman and stock car racing legend, Cale Yarborough, stated, 'ESPN made stock car racing what it is today. They are the perfect partner for us
Motorcycling - 02 Apr 2003
London – April 2, 2003: British Speedway has joined forces with E-Tote Ltd, to launch a brand new gaming website, and betting facility, www.speedwaybet.com. Speedwaybet.com will offer pool betting, with guaranteed jackpots on all SkySports Elite League meetings, as well on all Speedway Premier League meetings. Bet 5 Get 5 offers punters who bet £5 on the website a further free £5 bet.
Motorcycling - 27 Feb 2003
London ¡V February 27, 2003: British Speedway and Go Speed Limited, who exercise the commercial rights to British Speedway, today announced that, in partnership with technology company DatAcq Limited and online gaming specialists Etote, they are planning to introduce the world¡¦s first Virtual Television Broadcasting Technology, featuring Sky Sports Elite League and Premier League Speedway fixtures in 2003. The offer will further allow viewers access to interactive betting on the coming Speedway
Motor racing - 26 Feb 2003
JOLIET, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 - After two consecutive sold-out events, Chicagoland Speedway and Delphi Corp. announced an extension Feb. 25 for the title rights to the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series event that will take place Sept. 7, 2003, continuing the entitlement of the Delphi Indy 300 through the 2003 season.
Motor racing - 07 Feb 2003
The Dial Corporation announced Feb. 6 that its Purex laundry detergents and Dial soap brands will share the title sponsorship of the prestigious Indy Racing League IndyCar Series event on March 23 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Motor racing - 31 Jan 2003
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and the North American Sports Network (NASN), the new American sports television channel, have partnered to bring the entire 2003 season of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series live to sports and racing fans, a first for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Motor racing - 22 Jan 2003
Entertainment marketing agency RPMC Europe Ltd. has signed a six-figure deal this week with ISC (International Sports Communications) to raise the standard of VIP hospitality & travel packages for all fourteen locations on the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar in 2003.
Motorcycling - 16 Jan 2003
The British Speedway Promoters Association today announced that they had appointed MTA Media to oversee all public relations activities for British Speedway in 2003. The 2003 season marks the sports 75th anniversary season.
Motor racing - 07 Jan 2003
Capitalizing on the heritage of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, the premier level of competition in the Indy Racing League will be known as the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series starting in the 2003 season.
Motor racing - 17 Dec 2002
MIAMI, Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 - Toyota will be the official title sponsor for the Indy Racing League season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the next three years, Toyota and track officials announced Dec. 15.
Motor racing - 10 Dec 2002
RICHMOND, Va., Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 - SunTrust Bank will return as the title sponsor of the Indy Racing League event in 2003 at Richmond International Raceway, as the company has sponsored the race for each of its three years.
Motor racing - 21 Nov 2002
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has appointed T & R Enterprise Solutions Limited of Windsor, England, as its official international marketing representative, IMS officials announced Nov. 20.
Motorcycling - 20 Nov 2002
Sportacus, the specialist stadia naming rights and sports Sponsorship Company, has been appointed as exclusive commercial consultants to Go-Speed, the official representative of the British Speedway Promoters Association.
Motor racing - 06 Nov 2002
INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 - Tony George, president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy Racing League, announced a series of management changes and promotions Nov. 5.
Motor racing - 30 Sep 2002
International Speedway Corporation (ISC) (Nasdaq/NM: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB), a leading promoter of motorsports activities, today announced the company and related subsidiaries have entered into strategic, long-term marketing agreements with Gatorade Thirst Quencher running through 2008. The deal is considered the single largest marketing partnership in ISC history.
Motor racing - 19 Sep 2002
The 2003 Indy Racing League event at California Speedway will be named the Toyota Indy 400, speedway and Toyota officials announced Sept. 18.
Motor racing - 22 May 2002
ESPN will distribute this weekend's Indianapolis 500, the most prestigious event in open wheel racing, to more homes throughout the world than ever before, it was announced today by Mark Reilly, ESPN's vice president and general manager of international sales.
Motor racing - 05 Apr 2002
BRASELTON, Ga. (April 4, 2002) -- The American Le Mans Series and Eurosport have signed a multi-year agreement that will continue the relationship between the sports car endurance racing series and the most-distributed television channel in Europe.
Motor racing - 02 Apr 2002
The ASCAR racing series, for powerful V8 American saloons as immortalised by Tom Cruise in 'Days of Thunder', has signed a contract for no less than 100 hours of television airtime on the Motors TV channel, which will be broadcast across Europe. This augments the existing comprehensive package of terrestrial television coverage on Channel 4 in the UK, to give one of the biggest motor sports airtime packages outside of Formula One.
Motor racing - 19 Mar 2002
Taking the first step in establishing the 2003 CART FedEx Championship Series schedule, officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc.; (NYSE: MPH) and Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) officially announced today that the CART FedEx Championship Series will be racing in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 2003.
Motor racing - 12 Mar 2002
Bombardier, the world's third-largest manufacturer of civil aircraft, has entered a multi-faceted sponsorship agreement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy Racing League that includes naming rights to the Speedway's landmark Pagoda control tower, Speedway officials announced March 12.
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