GM says it won't abandon Indy racing program

December 2000
Automotive News;12/18/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 5908, p35
Trade Publication
Reports on General Motors' (GM) announcement that it will not abandon open-wheel automobile racing despite its decision to cancel the Oldsmobile brand. Oldsmobile's continued participation in the Indy Racing League's 2001 season; Commitment of GM to the long-term growth of open-wheel racing; Prediction that GM will replace the Oldsmobile badge with another brand such as Chevrolet or Pontiac.


Related Articles

  • CADILLAC'S PERFECT SHOWCASE.  // Racer;Jan2012, Issue 237, p54 

    The article discusses the reason why General Motors Corps. (GM) chose the Pirellie World Challenge to showcase the CTS-V automobile.

  • Demanding better. Pund, Daniel // AutoWeek;12/11/95, Vol. 45 Issue 50, p63 

    Reports that Oldsmobiles won most of their races dominating the IMSA GTS-1 series championship. Winnings of Irv Hoerr; Guest appearances.

  • General Motors, Penske join forces to bring Indy race back to the Motor City.  // Automotive News;10/17/2011, Vol. 86 Issue 6486, p42 

    The article reports that General Motors Corp. and Penske Corp. have joined forces to bring Indy race back to Detroit, Michigan.

  • Despite lumps, GM keeps racing, learning. Robinson, Aaron // Automotive News;4/3/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5868, p50 

    Reports on General Motors' plan to fund its sports car program until late 2001. Problems encountered by the company at the Sebring sports car racing; General Motors' efforts to enter the European style sports car industry.

  • Grand plans.  // AutoWeek;4/3/95, Vol. 45 Issue 14, p10 

    Reports that Pontiac has been seen testing cars built for the racing circuits. Similarity with the 300 GPX Pontiac.

  • Oldsmobile has rich racing history. Wernle, Bradford // Automotive News;8/4/1997, Vol. 71 Issue 5725, p30 

    Focuses on Oldsmobile's motor sports history. The Pirate, built on an Oldsmobile Curved Dash chassis, setting a world record in 1903; Oldsmobile driver Lee Petty winning the first Daytona 500 in 1959; The IMSA car powered by an Aurora V-8 engine winning the 1996 Daytona 224-hour and Sebring...

  • Decisions, Decisions. Cavin, Curt // AutoWeek;8/5/2002, Vol. 52 Issue 32, p48 

    Focuses on the Indy Racing League engines track testing by Toyota in the U.S. Schedule of the event; Presentation of the Infiniti-powered car; Competition between General Motors and Japanese car makers.

  • Winning by a nose. Hogan, Mark // Professional Engineering;06/21/2000, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p38 

    Details how an infrared camera placed in the nose of a racing car is helping General Motors to capitalize on its involvement in Le Mans. Introduction of Cadillac's Night Vision system; General Motors' return to Le Mans; General Motors' offering of a virtual ride to Web browsers.

  • NASCAR INSIDE DISH. Spencer, Lee // Sporting News;12/9/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 49, p30 

    Presents news briefs regarding automobile racing. Debuts to be made by 2003 car models by General Motors Corp. on February 2003; Expectation of Jimmy Fennig, crew chief for Kurt Busch regarding the Winston Cup championship 2003.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics