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IROC Goes to Auction
The International Race of Champions (IROC series) officials announced today the All-Star auto racing series will liquidate all tools, equipment, race cars and memorabilia in a two-day public auction on March 7th and 8th at IROC headquarters in Tinton Falls, NJ.
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IROC Series Delays Start of 2007 Season
The International Race of Champions (IROC) officials announced today a delay in the start of the 2007 season due to not having a title sponsor in place.
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International Race of Champions - 2006

 

Truex Jr. Makes it Two in Row in Atlanta IROC Race
NASCAR Busch Series driver Martin Truex, Jr. and NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Ryan Newman took turns holding the top spot in the final five laps before Truex regained the lead for good with a little more than a lap remaining to win his second consecutive Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Newman Ends Up 4th in Final IROC Race
    Ryan Newman had no practice behind the wheel of the No. 12 red IROC car before Saturday’s final race of the season, but it didn’t seem to matter once the green flag dropped.
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    Sour Engine Hinders Taylor in IROC Finale at Atlanta
    A sour engine in the season finale didn't sour Wayne Taylor's first year of competition in the International Race of Champions, better known as IROC.
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    IROC to Conclude 2006 season on Saturday in Atlanta
    Crown Royal IROC XXX will conclude the 2006 season on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Crown Royal IROC Atlanta Pit Notes
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions Series began testing over the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in preparation for the finale round of the 2006 $1million All-Star series. Race Four will take place on Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m., ET, broadcast live on SPEED Channel.
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    Tony Stewart Crowned King of the Road at Daytona
    Tony Stewart took another big step towards capturing his first Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) Series championship by dominating Race Three - a road-course event - at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) Thursday night.
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    IROC Returns to Action at Daytona
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions returned to track action Wednesday for a four-hour session at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) with driver practice in preparation for the series' road race at DIS Thursday night, June 29.
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    DIS President Robin Braig Sets the IROC Field
    Daytona International Speedway (DIS) President Robin Braig handled the chore of assigning race cars to the Crown Royal International Race of Champions' drivers for the series' road race at DIS this Thursday, June 29.
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    IROC Wraps Up Three Days on DIS Road Course
    Crown Royal International Race of Champions rapped up three days of testing and driver practice Wednesday on the 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Hits the Road at DIS
    Crown Royal IROC Series test drivers Dave Marcis, Jim Sauter and Grand American sports car driver David Donohue kicked off two days of testing on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course.
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    Stewart Solves Texas Motor Speedway with IROC Win
    Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart entered Race Two of the Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) Friday night winless in three series - Nextel Cup, Busch and IRL IndyCar - in 13 starts at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    The "Maxes" Prepare for IROC Round Two in Texas
    The last two night sessions of driver practice took place on Tuesday and Wednesday with one afternoon practice remaining on Thursday before Race Two of the Crown Royal IROC Series takes the green flag on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. Tuesday night it was Max "The Axe" Angelelli and "Mad Max" Papis preparing for the round two show down in Texas - Italian style.
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    Angelelli and Hornish Turn Laps for IROC Race at Texas
    The Crown Royal IROC Series continued on track testing sessions Monday night with series competitors, Max Angelelli and Sam Hornish Jr. getting in a few initial practice laps for the series' second event of the 2006 season on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    IROC Team Hits the Pavement at Texas
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions team hit the pavement at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday in preparation for round-two of the 30th Anniversary season of Crown Royal IROC racing.
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    Kenseth Claims 2006 IROC Series Season-Opener at Daytona
    Matt Kenseth started his night at the back of the pack, but turned in a dominating performance in the 2006 Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) Series 30th anniversary season-opener at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).
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    2006 Crown Royal IROC Daytona Starting Lineup & Facts

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    2006 Crown Royal IROC Daytona Friday Pit Notes
    Crown Royal International Race of Champions continued on-track activities on Friday with series competitors, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman, Ted Musgrave, Frank Kimmel and Wayne Taylor. All five drivers participated in the same session, interchanging cars between runs.
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    2006 Crown Royal IROC Daytona Pit Notes
    Crown Royal International Race of Champions team took to the 2.5-mile high banks of Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the 30th Anniversary Season opening event on Friday, February 17.
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    Crown Royal IROC 2006 Driver Change
    Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) officials announced today a change in the 2006 driver roster. Ryan Newman will replace Carl Edwards representing the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Announces 2006 Driver Field
    Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) officials announced today the driver field and race event schedule for the 2006 Crown Royal IROC Series.
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    Crown Royal IROC Road Course Test Exceeds Expectation
    Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) Series concluded a three day road course test at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Saturday in preparation for the series' recently announced return to road racing on June 29 at DIS.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Returns to its Racing Roots
    Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) Series officials announced today that it will hold one of its 2006 races on a road course for the first time in 14 years. As part of its 30th anniversary season, the Crown Royal IROC Series will race on the famed road course at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Thursday, June 29, in conjunction with the NASCAR Cup race weekend.
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    International Race of Champions - 2005

     

    Truex Captures First IROC Victory at Atlanta
    One driver put an exclamation point on a long and storied career, while the other continued his rise to becoming a racing superstar. NASCAR drivers swept the top three positions in the Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, led by Martin Truex Jr., who won his first series title in his rookie IROC season.
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    Mark Martin Clinches IROC Championship
    Mark Martin, driver of the No. 6 Ford in the Nextel Cup Series, clinched a record-setting fifth career IROC championship today with his second-place finish in the IROC season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Martin, who completed his 11th season of IROC competition, has 13 career victories, which includes his most recent win at Richmond in September. Martin Truex, Jr. won the 65-lap, 100.1-mile race by 0.818 seconds over Martin with Matt Kenseth finishing third.
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    IROC Atlanta Thursday Pit Notes
    2005 Crown Royal International Race of Champions Series competitors Mark Martin, Helio Castroneves and Kurt Busch took initial practice runs during Thursday's on track sessions in preparation for this Saturdays final round of the 2005 Crown Royal IROC Series.
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    IROC Atlanta Wednesday Pit Notes
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions Series continued testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway Wednesday, which included practice sessions for the series competitors. Nearly half the field was on hand to take practice laps in preparation for the final race of the 2005 season.
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  • Atlanta Motor Speedway Fact Sheet

    IROC Series Finale Pit Notes from Atlanta
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions Series began testing over the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in preparation for the finale round of the 2005 $1-million dollar All-Star series. Round four will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m., ET, broadcast live on SPEED Channel.
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    Martin Takes Richmond Crown Royal IROC Win
    Kurt Busch dominated Round Three of the Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday night, but it was Mark Martin - aided by three cautions in the final five laps - that provided him with enough to edge out Busch in one of the closest finishes in the series' 115-race history.
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    Pruett Will Start from IROC Pole at Richmond
    Scott Pruett – Driver of the No. 01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley Daytona Prototype in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and also driver of the No. 01 machine in the Crown Royal IROC Series - will start from the pole position for Thursday’s Crown Royal IROC Series event at Richmond International Raceway, as he looks for his third career IROC race victory. He is in his eighth season of IROC competition and is one of four nominees from road racing for the inaugural Crown Royal IROC Legends of Victory Lane program. In Saturday’s Phoenix 250, Pruett and his No. 01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley co-driver Luis Diaz will be looking for their third victory of the season. Pruett and Diaz are currently tied for third place in the Daytona Prototype driver standings.

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    The Sophomore Try at Richmond for Crown Royal IROC Series
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions Series began a week of testing at Richmond International Raceway in preparation for round three, of the four race $1-million dollar series, which will take place on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m., ET, broadcast live on SPEED Channel.
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    IROC Connects with All SPEED Viewers
    SPEED Channel is home to a broad spectrum of open-wheel, stock car and road racing fans. The Crown Royal International Race of Champions is the one series that brings SPEED's diverse viewers together.
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    May Results Could Lead to 2006 Crown Royal IROC Invites
    May is, arguably, one of the most notable racing months of the year in the United States. The tales of two cities - Indianapolis and Charlotte -- engross the racing community. The Crown Royal IROC team is among the transfixed as current and past Series drivers conjure up aspirations of claiming one of racing's crown jewel events and etching their name in the annals. It could be winning the coveted Indianapolis 500 or the Coca-Cola 600, the results of which, could lead to setting the stage for next year's Crown Royal IROC field.
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    Bourdais Wins First Career Crown Royal IROC Race
    With his racing season less than a week old, Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais has already stamped two wins to his 2005 resume. Bourdais led 53 of 67 laps and held off a late charge by NASCAR Cup driver Mark Martin to become just the fourth foreigner to win a Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) event by winning the series' second race tonight at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Hamilton Ready for IROC Race at Texas
    Bobby Hamilton worked hard in the final practice session for the Crown Royal International Race of Champions. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck champion jumped from practice car to practice car, putting in lap after lap, getting a feel for any nuance among the four dedicated cars for driver practice.
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    Record Breaking Win for Martin in Crown Royal IROC Series
    Mark Martin's bid for a record-breaking fifth Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) got off to a great start in the series-opener at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.
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    Bourdais on IROC Pole at Daytona
    The 2004 Champ Car World Series champion, Sebastien Bourdais is on the pole for the season opening race of the 2005 Crown Royal International Race of Champions this Friday at Daytona International Speedway. The LeMans, France native will compete for the first time on the 2.5-mile, high-banked oval portion of the Speedway and for the first time in a stock car style race.
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    IROC Notes: Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Andretti
    To borrow a phrase from the world of music radio promos - "And the hits just keep on coming." Everyday during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway something new or exciting has come about around the Crown Royal IROC garages.
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    IRL IndyCar Star Buddy Rice Takes First IROC Laps
    One of the highlights of the season opener for the Crown Royal International Race of Champions team is getting new drivers from other disciplines in the cars and up to speed for the first time.
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    Frigid Friday Does Not Deter IROC Drivers
    Frigid temperatures on Friday did not deter the Crown Royal International Race of Champions drivers from lengthy practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway. Series competitors Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski representing the World of Outlaws, NASCAR champion representatives, Kurt Busch, Bobby Hamilton and Martin Truex, and Grand American Road Course champion Max Papis all braved the chill.
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    Max Papis’ First Daytona Oval Experience
    Max Papis, the 2004 Grand American Road Racing co-champion, took his first laps on the 2.5-mile, high-banked oval portion of the Daytona International Speedway Thursday in preparation for his first run in the Crown Royal International Race of Champions.
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    Series’ Newcomers Bourdais, Hamilton Try Out IROC Cars
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions began on-track activities at Daytona International Speedway Wednesday in preparation for the season opener on Friday, February 18, which will be broadcast live on SPEED Channel at 6:00 p.m. ET.
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    International Race of Champions - 2004

     

    Kenseth Sweeps Crown Royal IROC Finale at Atlanta
    Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion, Matt Kenseth made it a clean sweep Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway by winning the final race of the 2004 Crown Royal International Race of Champions (IROC) and becoming the first ever $1 million dollar champion.
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    IROC – Atlanta Motor Speedway - Fact Sheet
    Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the inaugural Crown Royal IROC finale, which will determine the first one million dollar championship prize in the history of the series.
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    "The Dude" Has Shot at Crown Royal IROC Title at Atlanta
    World of Outlaws star, Danny “The Dude” Lasoski is keeping alive his streak of being the first series competitor on the scene to get seat time. Lasoski began practicing in the Crown Royal cars in preparation for the one million dollar championship round of the 2004 Crown Royal International Race of Champions, which takes place this Saturday, October 30, at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Kenseth Wins Crown Royal IROC at Richmond
    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup star Matt Kenseth won race three of the Crown Royal International Race of Champions at Richmond International Speedway Thursday night. Starting fourth, Kenseth, the reigning NASCAR champion, took the lead from IndyCar™ Series driver Scott Sharp on lap six of the 90-lap event and without challenge went on to dominate the remainder of the first short track event for the All-star series.
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    IROC Series Completes Final Practice at RIR
    The weather cooperated Wednesday afternoon in the Richmond, VA area allowing the Crown Royal International Race of Champions a final afternoon practice session.
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    IROC Prep Continues at Richmond
    The Crown Royal IROC team has been negotiating rain throughout Sunday and Monday at Richmond International Raceway in preparation for round-three, which will be broadcast live on Speed Channel Thursday night, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. EST.
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    IROC Set to Tackle Richmond
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions began on-track race preparations Friday for race-three of four at Richmond International Raceway, which will be a double-header Thursday night September 9 with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Kroger 200. Both races will be broadcast live on Speed Channel starting at 7:30 p.m., EST.
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    IROC Series Raring for Round III at Richmond
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions team is busy with final preparations for round three of the million-dollar Crown Royal IROC championship, which will resume at Richmond International Raceway on Thursday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) broadcast live on Speed Channel.
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    Dirt Track Star Lasoski Captures Crown Royal IROC Win
    Danny “The Dude” Lasoski called it a “dream come true” after pulling off a stunning victory Friday night in the Crown Royal International Race of Champions event at Texas Motor Speedway. Lasoski led the field of 12 drivers from flag to flag and in the process became the second World of Outlaws Sprint Car racer to win a Crown Royal IROC race. The first was Steve Kinser, who won at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April of 1994.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Ready to Roll at Texas Motor Speedway
    The track went silent and the lights dimmed at Texas Motor Speedway at the conclusion of the Crown Royal IROC Happy Hour practice session, but the fans raved on to the Texas Motor Speedway Fandango celebration, which is an exclusive “Thank You” form the speedway to all season ticket holders.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Wednesday Texas Pit Notes
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions continued testing and driver practice on Wednesday evening in preparation for race two of the four race series this Friday Night Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Newman Pulls Off Last-Lap Pass to Win Crown Royal IROC
    Ryan Newman slipped past Kurt Busch coming to the checkered flag to win the Crown Royal IROC race at historic Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Entering the tri-oval, Newman ducked his No. 12 car underneath the yellow line to pass Busch's No. 97 car. Officials ruled the pass legal because Busch blocked Newman's attempt to pass.
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    MRN to Air Crown Royal International Race of Champions
    Motor Racing Network (MRN), the nation’s largest independent sports radio network, today announced a one-year agreement to air the Crown Royal International Race of Champions series.
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    Newman Draws IROC Pole, Rule Changes Announced
    Over the past year, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series competitors have become accustomed to seeing the back bumper of young gun Ryan Newman. But on Friday, drivers from other top racing series' will also know how it feels to follow Newman to the green flag as he drew the top starting spot for the season-opening event for the Crown Royal IROC Series at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Feb. 13
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  • IROC Wednesday Pit Notes

    Crown Royal IROC Series Tuesday Daytona Pit Notes
    A very busy day for the Crown Royal International Race of Champions team on Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway with three practice sessions totaling over six hours of track time.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Sunday Daytona Pit Notes
    Sunday’s 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. session included practice for series’ competitors and set up testing on the race cars. Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Helio Castroneves, representing the IRL IndyCar Series was joined by World of Outlaws driver, Danny Lasoski and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver, Ryan Newman.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Friday Daytona Pit Notes
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions took to the track Friday for more driver practice and race car testing in preparation for the series' 2004 kickoff event at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Feb. 13.
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    ARCA, IROC Get Rolling at DIS
    ARCA RE/MAX Series and Crown Royal IROC practice kicked off the stock car portion of Speedweeks 2004 on Wednesday at historic Daytona International Speedway. 2001 World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski and USAC champion J.J. Yeley practiced with Crown Royal IROC test drivers Jay and Jim Sauter, David Marcis, Andy Hillenburg and Dick Trickle.
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    Crown Royal IROC Series Hits the High Banks at Daytona
    The Crown Royal International Race of Champions began on-track activities Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for Race One, which will take place on Friday, Feb. 13 and will be broadcast live on Speed Channel at 5:00 PM. ET.
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    Busch Returns to Defend Title in 2004 IROC Series
    Defending 2003 IROC series champion Kurt Busch and Roush Racing teammate Matt Kenseth will compete for the champion’s $1 million purse in the 2004 Crown Royal International Race of Champions series.
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    Crown Royal Named Official Sponsor of IROC Series
    The International Race of Champions announced today the signing of a multi-year agreement with Crown Royal to be the official title sponsor of the IROC Series for 2004 and beyond. IROC is auto racing’s All-Star Game. It is an invitational racing series that matches 12 drivers from different disciplines of auto racing in equally prepared cars on Goodyear Eagle radial racing tires. The Series consists of four 100-mile races with points awarded for finishing positions. At the end of the fourth race, points are tallied and a champion of champions is named.
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    International Race of Champions - 2003

     

    Johnson Takes IROC Win, Busch Takes Championship
    Jimmie Johnson led the final 20 laps to capture Saturday's True Value International Race of Champions (IROC) final race of 2003, while Kurt Busch finished fourth to clinch the $250,000.00 IROC championship here at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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    Three Contenders Vie for IROC Series Championship
    In recent True Value IROC seasons, the scenario going into the finale at the Brickyard has been a wide spread battle, usually consisting of half the 12-driver field or more. But the sixth consecutive, True Value IROC at Indy championship crowning event Saturday, August 2, will be a contest of three, consisting of NASCAR Winston Cup driver Kurt Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck champion, Mike Bliss, and Busch's Winston Cup teammate Mark Martin.
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    IROC Series Indianapolis: Day Two Notes
    The True Value International Race of Champions Series continued preparation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the championship crowing event this Saturday, August 2. Practice and testing sessions began at 9:00 a.m., but it was a much earlier day for the True Value IROC crew and test drivers who made three appearances on the Indianapolis Fox Morning Show, doing three sports segments at 6:15 a.m., 7:15 a.m., and 8:15 a.m. giving the Indianapolis Fox audience a "backstage" peak of the goings on in the garage area.
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    The IROC Series Takes to Indianapolis: Day One Notes
    The True Value International Race of Champions Series took to the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday for the first day of testing and driver practice in preparation for the championship crowing event this Saturday, August 2.
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    Bliss Takes True Value IROC Title at Chicagoland Speedway
    Mike Bliss led the final 49 laps to capture Saturday's True Value International Race of Champions (IROC) race here at Chicagoland Speedway. Bliss, representing the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series as the 2002 champion, edged NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ryan Newman by 3.252 seconds in the 67-lap, 100.5 mile race. Bliss' average speed on the 1.5-mile oval was 137.384 miles per hour.
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    Sharp Replaces Injured Giaffone in IROC Series
    IRL IndyCar Series driver Scott Sharp will replace the injured Felipe Giaffone in the 2003 True Value IROC Series. Giaffone suffered a fractured leg and pelvis as a result of a crash in the July 6 IRL event at Kansas Speedway. He is recuperating from surgery performed at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2003 True Value IROC season.
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    Hornish Joins Kinser and Lasoski at Chicago
    True Value IROC testing resumed Tuesday at Chicagoland Speedway a midst the rain showers and thunderstorms that plagued the Joliet area throughout the day. IRL IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. joined the World of Outlaws (WoO) champions Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski for a rain shortened run in the afternoon.
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    True Value IROC Series Prepares for Round Three at Chicago
    True Value IROC practice and set-up testing began Monday at Chicagoland Speedway for round three of the 2003 season, which will take place this Saturday, July 12 at 4:30 p.m. CDT.
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    Busch Takes First IROC Series Win at Talladega
    Kurt Busch, representing the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, captured his first career True Value International Race of Champions (IROC) victory Saturday in round two, of the four part all-star series, at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch, averaging 139.367 mph, won by a mere .098 seconds over NASCAR Truck Series Champion, Mike Bliss.
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    Final IROC Practice Wraps Up at Talladega
    Final practice sessions for round two of the True Value IROC Series took place on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway. The final practice sessions were hopping as nine of the 12 drivers took practice laps including NASCAR Winston Cup representatives, Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin, and Jimmy Johnson, along with NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion, Mike Bliss.
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    Newman to Start from IROC Pole, as Round Two Practice Continues
    True Value IROC practice resumed Thursday with two practice sessions at Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for round two of the 2003 True Value IROC Series this Saturday. The morning session consisted of IRL IndyCar Series driver Felipe Giaffone, O'Reilly World of Outlaws driver Danny Lasoski, NASCAR Busch Series Champion Greg Biffle and NASCAR Winston Cup driver Kurt Busch. Participating in the afternoon session were, Giaffone, Lasoski, and IRL IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves.
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    Kinser Joins Giaffone, Lasoski, and Capps at Talladega
    17-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser joined fellow WoO driver Danny Lasoski and IRL IndyCar Series representative Felipe Giaffone on Wednesday for three rounds of simulated races at Talladega Super Speedway. Kinser won the 1994 Talladega True Value IROC event and shares the distinction with Al Unser, Jr., as the only drivers to win an IROC event at Talladega from open wheel divisions.
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    Giaffone, Lasoski, and History Making Capps at Talladega
    IRL IndyCar Series driver, Felipe Giaffone joined O'Reilly World of Outlaws driver, Danny Lasoski for driver practice at Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for round two of the 2003 True Value IROC series this Saturday, April 5.
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    True Value IROC Series Tackles Talladega for Round Two
    The True Value IROC Series turned the first of many practice laps today at Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for race two this Saturday, April 5. O'Reilly World of Outlaws participant, Danny Lasoski was once again pacing the garage area as True Value IROC test drivers, Dave Marcis, Jim Sauter, Dick Trickle and Andy Hillenburg took the cars out for an initial shakedown run.
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    Martin Claims True Value IROC Round 1
    Mark Martin proved he was the best of the best on Friday at Daytona International Speedway as he won a highly competitive Round 1 of True Value IROC XXVII. Martin, driving the No. 8 Pontiac Firebird sporting green colors took the lead on Lap 32 thanks to some bump drafting from World of Outlaws driver Danny Lasoski. He then managed to hold off the rest of the field to claim his first IROC win at Daytona and his 11th career IROC win.
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    Kinser Draws IROC Pole at Daytona
    World of Outlaws drivers Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski had the lucky hand during the drawing for the starting grid for Friday's True Value IROC Round 1 at Daytona International Speedway. Kinser, the 2002 World of Outlaws champion, will start on the pole while Lasoski will roll off on the outside pole. In Lasoski's first IROC race last year at Daytona, he started from the outside pole and finished sixth. Rounding out the top five were Sam Hornish, Jimmie Johnson and Felipe Giaffone. Johnson will get the distinction of driving the pink Pontiac Firebird in Friday's 40-lap race, which starts at 11 a.m.
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  • Driver Draw Quotes

    IROC Deals with Driver Seats
    Safety is paramount in all aspects and forms of auto racing. In recent years, much of the focus has been the driver compartment. In stock car racing, the customized seat has evolved into one of the biggest challenges for the True Value IROC team, particularly for the fabrication department.
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    IROC Seeks Title Sponsor for 2004
    The International Race of Champions announced today it would seek a replacement Title Sponsor for 2004 due to the departure of True Value from auto racing at the conclusion of the 2003 season. The departure of TruServ from auto racing is due to realignment of the corporation's marketing investments.
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    IROC Series Jam-Packed with Action
    The one-hour morning practice session at Daytona International Speedway for The True Value IROC Series was jam-packed with nonstop track activity. Another speed run session with all the racecars and more practice for the series' competitors had pit road looking like a True Value IROC parking lot for the entire session.
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    IROC Series Kicks of Speedweeks Activities
    The True Value IROC Series kicked off 2003 Speedweeks track activity at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the season opener on Friday, Feb. 14. True Value IROC test drivers, Dave Marcis, Jim Sauter, Dick Trickle and Andy Hillenburg took the four dedicated practice cars out on the track for a quick shake down session before handing over the reigns to eager 2003 competitors, Mike Bliss, Greg Biffle, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski.
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    2003 Field Set for True Value IROC Series
    True Value IROC officials announced today the field for the 2003 True Value International Race of Champions. The field will consist of representation from five major racing series and the returning series champion.
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    IROC Wraps Up Daytona Testing
    The True Value IROC team wrapped up a three-day preseason test Thursday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the all-star series' opening event on Feb. 14, 2003. Test Drivers, Dave Marcis and Jim Sauter worked over the World of Outlaws invitees, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski for a final day.
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    True Value IROC Testing at Daytona
    True Value IROC test drivers, Dave Marcis, Jim Sauter and Andy Hillenburg continued coaching chores on Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway with World of Outlaw competitors, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski.
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    Lasoski, Kinser IROC Testing at DIS
    The testing season at Daytona International Speedway kicked off this week with the True Value IROC Series. World of Outlaw competitors Danny Lasoski and Steve Kinser participated in testing on Tuesday with test drivers Andy Hillenburg, Dave Marcis and Jim Sauter.
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    Two World of Outlaws Champs in '03 True Value IROC
    Two champions representing the Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car series, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski, have accepted invitations to compete in the 2003 True Value International Race of Champions. 2003 will mark the first time that two World of Outlaws representatives have competed in the same season.
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    International Race of Champions - 2002

     

    Harvick Wins True Value IROC Championship; Jarrett Captures Victory at Indy Finale
    Kevin Harvick claimed the 2002 True Value International Race of Champions points title Saturday by finishing fifth in the season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dale Jarrett won the race as the star Winston Cup driver led all 40 laps on the famed 2.5-mile oval.
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    Unser Jr. Enters Rehab, Will Miss IROC Finale
    IROC officials conferred today regarding the July 18 announcement by Al Unser Jr., stating that he would immediately enter into a treatment program for substance abuse. IROC President, Jay Signore made the following statement on behalf of the True Value IROC Series: "We commend Al Unser Jr., on his decision to seek treatment and wish him all the best in his efforts toward recovery. We will run an 11-car field in the August 3 finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will respectfully credit Al Unser Jr., with his current points in the final standings of the 2002 True Value IROC Series. We look forward to Al's return to autoracing and we're very confident he'll soon be adding more race wins and championships to his stellar career resume."

    Lazier Dominant in True Value IROC Victory
    Buddy Lazier dominated Saturday's True Value International Race of Champions event, leading from start to finish in the 67-lap, 100.5-mile race at Chicagoland Speedway. It was the first career True Value IROC victory for the Indy Racing League (IRL) driver and it was also the first IROC victory by an open-wheel racer since Eddie Cheever's win at Michigan International Speedway in June of 2000.
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    First Year True Value IROC Drivers Gunning for Championship
    Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte are once again in their familiar positions of being in contention for the True Value IROC Series championship. Last year, Labonte edged Stewart for the season title by winning the fourth and final race in Indianapolis. As the all-star series heads into the third race of the current season with its debut appearance July 13 at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway, two first-year True Value IROC drivers - Kevin Harvick and Jack Sprague are chasing Stewart and Labonte for the prestigious title.
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    Harvick Dominates; Claims True Value IROC Victory
    Kevin Harvick led all but four laps to claim Saturday's True Value International Race of Champions event at California Speedway. The first year True Value IROC driver started Saturday's 50-lap, 100-mile race fourth but charged to the front on the first lap and went on to dominate the event, edging Bobby Labonte by .149 seconds in the second of the four-race series. Dale Jarrett, who finished last (12th) at the opener in Daytona, was third.
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    IRL Drivers Looking for Another Strong Finish in True Value IROC 26
    The True Value International Race of Champions Series will contest its second of the four-race series Saturday (April 27) at California Speedway in Fontana. And if it is anything like the opener in Daytona, then look for another strong finish from the Indy Racing League (IRL) drivers.
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    True Value IROC Testing at California Speedway
    The first day of IROC testing is under way with test drivers Dave Marcis, Jim Sauter and Dick Trickle fine tuning the identically prepared True Value IROC cars. Series drivers Helio Castroneves and Danny Lasoski joined the test drivers.
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    Stewart Soars to Victory Again at Daytona in True Value IROC
    Tony Stewart continued his successes during Speedweeks 2002 by winning Round 1 of True Value IROC XXVI on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Stewart, who had Sam Hornish Jr., glued to his bumper, passed Al Unser Jr. down the Superstretch with two laps remaining to win the 40 lap, 100-mile invition-only event. Rounding out the top five were Hornish, Scott Sharp, Jack Sprague and Unser.
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    Sharp, Lasoski Draw Front-Row Positions for True Value IROC
    Scott Sharp and Danny Lasoski will have the best view when the 26th season of True Value IROC kicks off with Round 1 on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. Sharp, whose only previous True Value IROC experience was in 1994, pulled the envelope that awarded him the pole while Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaw champion, drew the outside pole.
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