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Standings
Final Point Standings
Driver Championship
1 Sebastien Bourdais 364
2 Justin Wilson 281
3 Rob Doornbos (R) 268
4 Will Power 262
5 Graham Rahal (R) 243
6 Oriol Servia 237
7 Bruno Junqueira 233
8 S. Pagenaud (R) 232
9 Neel Jani (R) 231
10 Alex Tagliani 205
11 Paul Tracy 171
12 T. Gommendy (R) 140
13 Dan Clarke 129
14 Ryan Dalziel (R) 116
15 Katherine Legge 108
16 Jan Heylen 104
17 Alex Figge (R) 95
18 Mario Dominguez 78
19 Nelson Philippe 28
20 David Martinez (R) 18
21 Matt Halliday (R) 18
22 Roberto Moreno 9

Rookie of the Year
1 Robert Doornbos (R) 268
2 Graham Rahal (R) 243
3 Simon Pagenaud (R) 232
4 Neel Jani (R) 231
5 Tristan Gommendy (R) 140
6 Ryan Dalziel (R) 116
7 Alex Figge (R) 95
8 David Martinez (R) 18
9 Matt Halliday (R) 18

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Is Champ Car at risk of racing headlong into oblivion?
  Jeff Kitchen
Of course, AutoRacing1.com readers know what Champ Car is, but as I walked the PRI show a few weeks back, and met with several team members and crew, there continues to be a lack of marketing effort on behalf of the Champ Car World Series. The lack of series promotion coupled with the poor TV ratings has pushed the series past the realm of irrelevance.
A Final Look At Bourdais’ Stellar Champ Car Career
  Champ Car
Auto racing historians will tell you that comparing top drivers from one era to another is a futile task. It’s difficult because each driver competed under different circumstances with different equipment against different competition.  However, Sebastien Bourdais compares with predecessors such as A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti.
Bourdais closes out Champ Car career with win
  by Mark Cipolloni
Despite a penalty imposed from an infraction during morning warm-ups, Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais closed out his Champ Car career with a win in Sunday’s Tecate GP of Mexico Champ Car race. Polesitter Will Power from Australia could not hold off Bourdais and had to settle for second place ahead of Oriol Servia who passed two cars on lap 60 to gain the final podium position.
Will Power smashes record in Mexico City
  by Mark Cipolloni
Despite a broken left wrist, Team Australia’s Will Power turned a lap of 1m23.558s to smash the lap record at the Mexico City Hermanos Rodriguez circuit previously held by Justin Wilson at 1m24.801s. The sensational lap was a full second faster that provisional polesitter Sebastien Bourdais and 0.6s faster than Robert Doornbos who will start 3rd. Oriol Servia and Justin Wilson round out the top-5.
Bourdais takes provisional pole in Mexico City
  Mark J. Cipolloni
4-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais made it look easy in taking the provisional pole position for Sunday's Mexico City Champ Car race.  Bourdais' pole lap of 1m24.698s came after just six laps in the 30-minute session. Justin Wilson came closest to Bourdais with a lap of 1m24.825.  Will Power was 3rd at 1m25.199s.  Oriol Servia and Graham Rahal rounded out the top-5.
Champ Car Mexico City preview
  Champ Car
The Champ Car World Series concludes an intriguing season in Mexico City at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez while four-time Series champion Sebastien Bourdais wraps up his Champ Car career in what's certain to be an emotional season finale.
Champ Car announces '08 Sked - Press Conference
  Champ Car
Jim Michaelian, President and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Charlie Johnstone, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Toronto, and Greg Hooton, General Manager of IMG, which oversees the Gold Coast Indy 300 Champ Car event in Surfers Paradise, Australia. were all on hand for the 2008 Champ Car schedule announcement today.
Champ Car announces 2008 Schedules
  Champ Car
Champ Car has released it’s 14-race 2008 Champ Car and 12-race Atlantic schedules.  Champ Car has added a race in Jerez, Spain for the first time.
Bourdais talks about Champ Car and his move to F1
  by Mark Cipolloni
In his five years racing in Champ Car, Sebastien Bourdais has amassed one of the best records of all time. His finishing record in the top positions is equally impressive. He’s had 30 victories in 72 starts, which equates to a 42 percent winning average, finished on the podium 42 times for a 60 percent average, and he’s recorded Top 5 finishes 51 times.
Bourdais wins to clinch 4th straight Champ Car title
  by Mark Cipolloni
F1 bound Newman/Haas/Lanigan driver Sebastien Bourdais won his record 4th straight Champ Car title in style by holding off RuSPORT’s Justin Wilson for his 30th career win Sunday in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Bruno Junqueira was third in another excellent drive by the Dale Coyne Racing driver.
Champ Car and IRL can learn from the SIRIUS/XM Merger
  Mark J. Cipolloni
In a brief note previewing the upcoming earnings announcements for XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio, Cowen analyst Tom Watts asserts that there is a “70%-plus chance” that the proposed merger of the two companies wins government approval; Maybe the Champ Car World Series and Indy Racing League should again take a look at what the two satellite radio companies are doing; There are a lot of things that are common in both cases.
Power wins back-to-back poles in Surfers
  Champ Car
Team Australia Champ Car star Will Power has scored his second-consecutive Lexmark Indy 300 pole position in final qualifying for Round 13 of the Champ Car World Series on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia today. Power beat the lap record for the Surfers Paradise street circuit that has stood for five years.
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Champ Car's Minardi 2-seater is the ultimate ride

For Alex Figge and PCM it's baptism by fire

A tribute to Alfred J. Cipolloni

Champ Car owners move to silence critics

Establishing a firm foundation for Champ Car

One-on-one with Champ Car President Steve Johnson

J.R. Hildebrand is one American going places in a hurry

What's new for Champ Car for 2007 - Part 1

Champ Car positions itself for international expansion

Paul Stoddart confirms interest in Champ Car

An inside look at Champ Car TV production

Ho-Pin Tung wants to be Champ Car's first Chinese driver

Stephen King explains Justin Wilson's novel Investor's Club

One-on-one with American sensation AJ Allmendinger

Champ Car moving forward without the IRL

One-on-one with Paul Tracy

Bruce Delahorne explains CDW's sponsorship in Champ Car

One-on-one with Justin Wilson

Champ Car bosses won't be bullied

Part 2: NASCAR/ISC get dirty in Phoenix, out to destroy Open Wheel

Part 1: NASCAR/ISC get dirty in Phoenix, out to destroy Open Wheel

The Rahals: Like father, like son

Why and IRL/Champ Car merger will be a big boost for the sport

Headless Open Wheel Racing appears doomed

Richard Lyons looking at Champ Car for his next challenge

We salute the champions of 2005

Is Jay Howard the next Ayrton Senna?

Interview with Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson

Otaru, Japan Champ Car race moving closer to reality

Champ Car's global appeal may ride on mimicking the Team Australia concept

Champ Car's Surfers Paradise race promoter "gets it"

Champ Car cements another brick in its foundation

Custom built Champ Cars and Indy Cars

Interview with RuSPORT Team President Jeremy Dale

Conspiracy Theory: What Indy was really all about

Why the Champ Car/IRL war must end

How a Champ Car and IRL merger might work

Will the battle for Long Beach destroy its Grand Prix?

Katherine Legge has her eyes set on Champ Car

Traveling Light Media - Just what the doctor ordered

Champ Car lays out bold 3-year plan

Champ Car's 2005 driver lineup vastly improved

Hunter-Reay anxious to get racing again with new team

That sucking sound you hear is NASCAR

Feud - The story of the murder of Mickey Thompson

Yes, Blame Tony and the CART defectors too

Interview with ALMS President Scott Atherton

2005 a foundation laying year for Champ Car

Kalkhoven talks Champ Car with AutoRacing1

Kalkhoven and Forsythe buy Cosworth from Ford

Carl Russo is bullish on Champ Car

Can this be Champ Car's next-generation car

Champ Car poised for major comeback

Champ Car Race Control - the 'Hot Seat Zone'

Open Wheel Racing is in serious need of consolidation

Champ Car South of the Border, An interview with Joe Heitzler

There is an easy way for Champ Car and the IRL to unify

From airport to race track, a race within a race

The 2-seater Car is one of Champ Car's biggest assets

Why Bernie Ecclestone could, and should, buy Champ Car now

Champ Car rocks the streets of Times Square in Manhattan

Why did Fernndez leave Champ Car?  Follow the money....

Next Generation Champ Car: A call for F1 tires

Coming to America?  Interview with Ralph Firman Jr.

Open Wheel Racing defeats IRL - Champ Car Series to continue

Open Wheel Racing needs a win by OWRS - Part 2

The next generation Champ Cars - Part 2

Is CART next for Villeneuve?

New deal for CART may be better than first thought

The genius of one Bernard Ecclestone

CART Champ Cars, the next generation - Part 1

Details emerging on CART race in Seoul, South Korea

CART hits a Grand Slam in Mexico City.  Now What?

Top-10 Challenges facing new CART owners

CART can still race in Europe, but will they?

For CART, time is of the essence

Making sense of CART's situation

Push-to-Pass means no more parades for CART

An interview with CART's David Clare

What did Roger Penske really mean?

CART must differentiate itself - clearly

Why turbos make for superior street and race engines

For CART, it's now or never

Chicken or the Egg?

War of the worlds

What Bernie brings to CART

CART, Driven to where?

Is it really about CART vs. IRL?

If I were Bernie

The Champ Cars and St. Pete

An informal survey of the St. Pete race attendees

Artificial Dissemination

CART, F1 coming to grips with doing business in China

Cancel the Funeral

Why CART and F1 must, and will, share a common V-10 engine

Book Review: Autocourse 2002-2003 F1 yearbook

Does CART need Michael Andretti?

2002 CART TV ratings by the numbers

Now is the time for CART to redefine its ladder system

CART gets a taste of tifosi passion in Mexico

Love affair in Mexico

Making sense out of Bernie/CART rumors

Changing of the guard?

Mom, apple pie, CART and....Formula1?

Why CART and Bernie make perfect dance partners

Miami should be a CART and ALMS kickoff party

David slays Goliath in Miami

What to make of Gurney's F1 team

Taking it to the streets, why Miami is a war zone

CART, like the Phoenix, about to rise up from the ashes

There's more than handwriting on the wall.....and here's the concrete facts

Labor Day weekend 1952...A weekend I'll never forget

Team owners show support for CART

CART still may be in cards for Villeneuve

Bryan Herta, USA's next best chance for F1

Is Paul Ricard in CART's future?

CART's real attendance numbers

Is Brands Hatch suitable for Champ Cars?

An Unappealing Appeal, George reigns in GEORGE-town

A candid conversation with Chris Pook

More than meets the eye with CART's turbo move

It's time for CART to define its own future

Key upgrades at Road America

Back-Breaking work

The rebirth of CART

The hidden costs of Indy Car racing

CART's road and street circuits are clicking with the fans

Is it sport, or a P.T. Barnum show?

IRL at Fontana - a victim of friendly fire

CART's 2003 race venues #1 in the world

Meet the Gonzalez brothers

ISC is making enemies in Miami