Racing News - June 2000
- Sam Schmidt returned home to Las Vegas. He will continue his rehabilitation there.
- Panther Racing announced that Scott Goodyear will not be driving for them after this season. They will be testing two replacement drivers this weekend at Kentucky - Sam Hornish, Jr., a young IRL driver; and Alex Barron, a CART driver.
- Eddie Cheever, Jr. gave Infinity Engines its first win in Indy Racing when he won Pikes Peak June 18th.
- CART pit crews look to be the most dangerous job around. Although CART has started punishing drivers for hitting pit crewmen with a Stop-and-Go penalty, another crewman got hit this week. This time it was Paul Tracy's sloppy entrance during the Detroit race.
- New 2001 IRL schedule announced! There will be 12 races over a 7 month span next year. The IRL will be adding the following venues next year: Miami; Richmond, Va.; Nashville, Tenn.; St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City, Kan. 2001 IRL Schedule
- Dork boy Bobby Rahal has replaced Andrew Craig as the CEO of CART. Directors cited declining interest and attendance at races as the primary reason for the shake-up. Since Booby hates Tony and the IRL, we'll probably see another smear campaign soon. However, I do not see the other team owners in CART putting up with him for long.
- More fan injuries at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte. This time they were blowing something up as a side-show and debris flew into the crowd. A month ago, a walk-way collapsed injuring over 100 people. Last year, three fans were killed there. The place seems cursed.
- Scott Sharp beat Robby McGehee to the finish line by a fraction of a second in the Casino Magic 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. THIS RACE WAS COMPETITIVE!!! Side by side racing the whole way with 31 Lead changes!
- The IRL's Texas night race was rained out and will be ran Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. on ESPN2
- Eddie Cheever, Jr. won the 3rd IROC race of the year. Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, Mark Martin
and Dale Jarrett filled out the Top 5.
- IRL drivers, Greg Ray, Eddie Cheever, Jr., and Mark Dismore will also race in the IROC race at Michigan before flying to the Texas race today.
- Rain cancels qualifying for Texas race, Buddy Lazier to start from pole since he is first in the point standings.
Race begin at 7:00 Indiana time on ESPN.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is switching to Infinity power for Robbie Buhl's Indy Car at Texas this weekend.