2001 Photos of the Week Archive (Also see our 2000 Photo Archive)

1/5/01 The Tide comes in for Craven
Photo Credit: Doug Belliveau AR1

Robby Gordon Flies over the Glamis Sand Dunes
Photo Credit: Pierce Williams

1/21/01 CART driver Cristiano da Matta in a bunny sandwich. After making what turned out to be a 1 hr. 45 min. drive from Fontana, Calif. to the Playboy Mansion in LA on Wednesday, da Matta was well rewarded
Photo Credit: Newman Haas

1/28/01 CART driver Max Papis slides his Lola/Ford-Cosworth out of turn 2 at Phoenix during testing last week.  Note wheels at partial opposite lock and his left hand at 12:00 as he controls the slide.
Photo: Motor Sport Images

2/3/01 CART driver Gil de Ferran crests the turn 5 hill at the Mid-Ohio Race Course
Photo: Mark Scheuern

2/10/01 With the 2001 NASCAR season is about to kickoff, the NASCAR garages become a busy place 
Photo: Doug Belliveau

2/18/01 Dale Earnhardt Tribute
Doing what he did best - passing cars at Daytona 
Photo credit: Autostock

2/25/01 #3 In our hearts forever
Seen on a billboard in Syracuse, NY 
Photo credit: Richard Ellis

3/3/01 - Melbourne, Australia Another big crowd in Australia for the F1 season opener 
Photo credit: Steve Levin

3/11/01 - Monterrey, Mexico Cristiano da Matta celebrates in winners circles 
Photo credit: Levitt/LAT

3/18/01  -Darlington, SC
Dale Jarrett gives new sponsor UPS its first win. 

Photo credit: Autostock

3/24/01 - Bristol, TN
Elliott Sadler is congratulated by others teams on pitlane
Photo credit: Autostock

4/1/01 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rookie Juan Montoya passed Michael Schumacher in only his 3rd F1 race and pulled away with ease
Photo credit: Steve Levin

4/8/01 Long Beach, CA.
The ultimate measure of a drivers ability - CART driver Dario Franchitti in the rain.
Photo credit: TKG

4/15/01 Imola, Italy
Ralf Schumacher won his first F1 race in Imola. Shown here on Friday in blinding rain.
Photo credit: Williams

4/22/01 Talladega, Alabama
Talladega means 'pack' racing 3 and sometimes 4-wide.
Photo credit: AutoStock

4/29/01 - Ft. Worth, Texas
Dan Wheldon and Townsend Bell come together during Indy Lights race.
Photo credit: Bill Kistler

5/6/01 - Nazareth, PA
First time CART winner Scott Dixon twists like a pretzel to exit his car.
Photo credit: Matthew Cleary

5/13/01 - Indianapolis, IN
Michael Andretti and father Mario, ponder their return to The Brickyard
Photo Credit: Earl Ma

5/20/01 - Indianapolis, IN
Michael Andretti eases down into the cockpit of his IRL car
Photo Credit: Dennis Miralle

5/27/01 - Indianapolis 500
Spiderman Helio Castroneves duplicates his famous fence climbing technique on Monday after winning the Indy 500
Photo Credit: Earl Ma

6/3/01 - Dover: MBNA 400
With the leaders behind them, several cars go spinning
Photo Credit: Autostock

6/10/01 - Michigan: ARCA race
(Top) Todd Shafer's car burst into flames. (Bottom) Medics tend to Shafer after the flames are gone.
Photo Credit: Chip Kuhrts

6/17/01 - Detroit: Spiderman
Castroneves thrills the crowd
Photo Credit: Dave Marcoux

Detroit: CART race
Cristiano da Matta hounds Bruno Junqueira
Photo Credit: Toyota

6/24/01 - Portland: Max Papis
Race winner Max Papis gives the Victory salute to the crowd under the falling rain
Photo Credit: Bill Kistler

Portland: J. Vasser
The spray from the rain tires blinded the drivers
Photo Credit: Toyota

6/24/01 - Sears Point: Stewart
Tony Stewart broke Jeff Gordon's road course dominance
Photo Credit: Mike Veglia

Sears Point: Craven
Craven holds off the #99
Photo Credit: Autostock

7/1/01 Cleveland: Gidley
Memo Gidley celebrates a very popular 2nd place
Photo Credit: Toyota

7/1/01 - Cleveland Chip / Memo
Chip Ganassi, the man who gave Memo his biggest break yet greets him after race
Photo Credit: Toyota

7/7/01 Daytona: Pepsi 400
Jimmy Spencer races with Ricky Craven under the lights
Photo Credit: Autostock

7/15/01 -Toronto: Molson Indy
Tora Takagi sends Oriol Servia airborne
Photo Credit: Pete Fisher
Toronto: Molson Indy
Andretti and Dixon get together on first lap
Photo Credit: Bill Kistler

7/15/01 -Toronto: Molson Indy
Andretti, Tagliani and Fernandez spray the Bubbly
Photo Credit: Bill Kistler
Toronto: Molson Indy
Cristiano da Matta blasts under the trees at speed
Photo Credit: Toyota

7/22/01 - Sears Point: ALMS
Getting air
Photo Credit: Mike Veglia
New Hampshire
Jeff Burton leads John Andretti
Photo Credit: Autostock
Oriol Servia
CART Sigma Motorsports driver Oriol Servia from Spain
Photo Credit: Bill Kistler

Michigan: Harrah's 500
Da Matta leads Tagliani and Brack
Photo Credit: Toyota

7/29/01 Chicago: CART
Dixon leads Gidley
Photo Credit: Toyota
NASCAR: Pocono
Craven leads Jarrett
Photo Credit: Autostock
F1: Germany
Jacques Villeneuve gets 3rd
Photo Credit: Honda

F1: Germany
Ricardo Zonta
Photo Credit: Honda
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8/5/01 Indianapolis: NASCAR
Brickyard 400 ran before another huge Indy crowd of about 300,000
Photo Credit: Autostock

8/12/01 Mid-Ohio: CART
Actress Ashley Judd does pit board duties for fiancÚ Dario Franchitti
Photo Credit: Gary Shook

Mid-Ohio: CART
Kenny Brack gets service after accident with Papis
Photo Credit: Gary Shook

8/19/01 Road America: CART
While still rolling, Gidley hangs upside down.  Note pieces still flying in the air
Photo: Loran Hygema/KOZdpi

Road America: CART
Before his crash, Gidley leads Fittipaldi and Junqueira
Photo Credit: Toyota

Road America: CART
CART safety crew works on Gidley while his car is still upside down
Photo Credit: Toyota

8/26/01 Bristol: NASCAR
Jarrett gets a wheel on the apron and the car steps out
Photo: Autostock

Rockingham, UK: ASCAR
John Mickel won the first Ascar race at Rockingham before a Monday crowd of 13,000
Photo Credit: Jonathan Clark

Gateway: IRL
Sam Hornish beats rivals out of the pits
Photo: IRL/Ron McQueeney


9/8/01 R1ichmond: NASCAR
Ricky Rudd put himself back in the title fight with win
Photo: Autotock

Richmond: NASCAR
The Cingular car has seen better days
Photo Credit: Pete McCole


9/15/01 -Germany: CART
Pre-race ceremonies honor USA  terrorist victims
Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Allsport


9/22/01 England: CART
Tora Takagi spins out of race
Photo Credit: Toyota

140,000 fans show support for the USA
Photo Credit: Doug Belliveau


9/29/01 -Kansas City: NASCAR
Ryan Newman almost won his first Winston Cup race
Photo Credit: Autostock

Indianapolis: F1
Frenchman Jean Alesi started his 200th F1 race at the USGP 
Photo Credit: Honda

Indianapolis: F1
Jarno Trulli races before the largest crowd on the F1 circuit 
Photo Credit: Honda


10/7/01 - Houston: CART
Memo Gidley persevered for a 3rd-place finish
Photo Credit: Bill Kistler

Houston: CART
Tora Takagi in the Friday rain in Houston at over 150 mph 
Photo Credit: Toyota

Houston: CART
Target teammates Junqueira and Gidley on wets 
Photo Credit: Toyota

Charlotte: NASCAR
The Tide car of Ricky Craven was caught up in a early accident 
Photo Credit: Autostock


10/14/01 Laguna Seca: CART
Andretti spins under braking for 1st Turn
Photo by Mike Veglia

Laguna Seca: CART
Andretti digs out of dirt after 1st lap 1st turn spin
Photo J. Ferrey/Allsport

Martinsville: NASCAR
Mike Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Jr. trade paint 
Photo Credit: Autostock

Laguna Seca: CART
Max Papis displays his Italian flag after a popular in 
Photo Credit: Toyota

Laguna Seca: CART
Dario Franchitti burns rubber out of pits 
Photo Credit: TKG


10/28/01 - Australia: CART
Winner Cristiano da Matta
Photo by Toyota Motorsports

Australia: CART
2nd Place Michael Andretti
Photo Motorola/Allsport

Australia: CART
Roberto who celebrates poll position, almost won race 
Photo by: Toyota Motorsports

Phoenix: NASCAR
Winner Jeff Burton holds off Rusty Wallace who also led 
Photo by: Autostock

11/4/01 - Rockingham: NASCAR
Lepage battles Spencer
Photo by Autostock

Fontana: CART
CART racing at its best
Photo Allsport

Fontana: CART
Heavy traffic on pit lane 
Photo by: Allsport

11/11/01 -Homestead: NASCAR
Mike Wallace leads fellow Ford driver Jimmy Spencer in turn 2
Photo by Autostock

Homestead: NASCAR
Rusty Wallace leads Mark Martin
Photo Autostock


11/18/01 - Atlanta: NASCAR
Jimmy Spencer in the 'Grinch' Ford leads Bill Elliott's Dodge
Photo by Autostock

Atlanta: NASCAR
Mike Wallace pits the #12 Mobil Ford in front of a packed grandstand
Photo Autostock

Atlanta: NASCAR
Todd Bodine at speed
Photo Autostock

11/23/01 - Loudon: NASCAR
The CITGO SUPERGARD Ford of Jeff Burton dives into turn 1
Photo by Autostock

Loudon: NASCAR
Ricky Rudd in his Texaco/Havoline Ford leads a pack of cars into turn one
Photo Autostock

Loudon: NASCAR
Ricky Craven lines up to make a move on Michael Waltrip
Photo Autostock


12/9/01 - GrandAm: Daytona
Ron Fellows in the Chevy Corvette, taking the overall race win beating the mighty Prototypes

Cutaway: Corvette Z06
Why all the Corvette pictures you ask?  Our President Mark Cipolloni drives one and he told us to remind everyone that the all-American Chevy icon kicked some serious butt on the race track this year

Chevy: Z06 LS6 engine
This powerful street engine was the same engine used by the all-conquering C5-R
Photos courtesy GM Racing


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