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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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Scenes from Long Beach Sunday - 2
  by Aaron Rommel

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Q and A with Kevin Kalkhoven
  After Champ Car's final event
KEVIN KALKHOVEN: The good news is it's not the final Long Beach Grand Prix because, of course, the Council has just extended it for another 10 years. During that period there have been different technologies involved, and obviously with mixed emotions today. I mean, I'm very proud of the DP 01, but I'm also looking forward to the future which is the future of open-wheel motorsport here in North America.
Scenes from Long Beach - Sunday
  by Bob Heathcote

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Will Power wins final Champ Car race in Long Beach
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
On a day that was full of emotion for the many people that made Champ Car such an exciting series for so many years, Team Australia/KV Racing Technology's Will Power beat everyone on Sunday to win the last-ever Champ Car race in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  Forsythe Racing's Franck Montagny was 2nd 5.094 seconds back.  Mario Dominguez was third for Pacific Coast Motorsports. Rookie Enrique Bernoldi and Oriol Servia rounded out the top-5.
Scenes from Long Beach - Saturday Champ Car
  by Bob Heathcote

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Wilson fast again, wins Long Beach pole
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Justin Wilson turned the fastest lap on his last qualifying lap to win the pole position for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  After securing the top spot in Friday's provisional pole qualifying, Wilson was the only driver to get down into the 1 minute 6 second bracket with a 1m06.902s lap to top 2nd fastest qualifier Alex Tagliani and Franck rookie Franck Perera.  Will Power and veteran Paul Tracy rounded out the top-5.
Scenes from Long Beach Friday - 2
  by Bob Heathcote

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Scenes from Long Beach Friday - 1
  by Gail A. Miller

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Wilson wins provisional pole in Long Beach
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
With the sun shining, temperatures in the 70s and an impressive crowd on hand,  McDonald's driver Justin Wilson has won the provisional pole position for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach by turning the fastest lap in the first qualifying session on Friday afternoon.  KV Racing's Oriol Servia was 2nd followed by Walker Racing's Alex Tagliani.
NHLR Bids Farewell to the Champ Car
  Champ Car's final race
Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing will take to the streets of Long Beach for this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the 25th consecutive time in their 26th season of open wheel competition and the event will not only mark the end of an era but will also serve as the beginning of another - the final race in the much-loved turbo-charged race cars and bid farewell to the Champ Car World Series in what is sure to be a nostalgic weekend.
An interview with Graham Rahal
  IndyCar/Champ Car
The youngest Indy Car winner of all time, Graham Rahal, was a guest on today's Champ Car/IndyCar media teleconference where he talked about this weekend's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the media attention since his win two weeks ago in St. Petersburg as well as the ongoing controversy of the "them vs. us", i.e. "IRL vs. Champ Car" mentality that still exists in the IRL/Champ Car paddock.
Over 250 photos from Atlantic testing at Laguna Seca
  by Bob Heathcote
The Atlantic Series may no longer be part of Champ Car officially, but that doesn't mean it's not still the best driver development series in the world.  With the 2008 season right around the corner, the teams spent the last two days at Laguna Seca testing. AutoRacing1.com brings you our exclusive gallery of over 250 photos by photographer Bob Heathcote.
Cameron again fastest at Laguna Seca
  Atlantic Series testing
Rookie driver Dane Cameron went two-for-two in his first Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda test with Genoa Racing, concluding the two-day Spring Training tune-up at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca atop the time charts. Driving the No. 17 Genoa Racing machine, Cameron logged a best lap at 1:15.447 (106.788 mph).
A New Beginning for Open Wheel Racing
  by Dan Maldonado
One of my most cherished souvenirs is my CART coffee mug.  I received it from a former accounting employee at CART when the series was based in Troy, MI.  Why is this my most cherished souvenir?  This is curious even to me as I have a lot of souvenirs from the CART days not to mention some fantastic memories.
It's time for fans to embrace merged series
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
The creation of the IRL in 1996 created a lot of hard feelings and animosity in the hugely successful CART camp and for the past 12 years the sport of open wheel racing in the USA has been in a downward spiral.  However, with the announcement last Friday that an agreement had been reached whereby Champ Car would cease to operate and some of its races and teams would merge with the IRL created a new opportunity for the sport to start the process of heeling.
Walker Racing's Point of View
  By Derrick Walker
Over the last couple of days there has been a lot of speculation as to what is happening with Champ Car and Walker Racing/Team Australia. We are sure that the fans have heard and read a lot of the rumors that are circulating about Champ Car and we thought it was important to give the fans a little perspective on Walker Racing's point of view about the issue of the potential merger and our current status.
Franck Perera puts Conquest Racing on top at Sebring
  French driver tops competitive field; all 14 cars within 1.1 seconds
With the results of the first two days of testing at Sebring International Raceway, most people expected to see the name Franck atop the timing sheets at the conclusion of the first pre-season open test for the Champ Car World Series. What they may not have expected is that his last name would be Perera.
Frank Montagny again fastest at Sebring
  Champ Car
If pre-season testing is foretelling as to what will happen during the 2008 Champ Car World Series season, it’s safe to say that Forsythe/Pettit Racing will be in the hunt thanks to an exciting newcomer.  For a second consecutive day at Sebring International Raceway, Franck Montagny, driving for Forsythe/Pettit Racing, topped the time charts.
Franck Montagny Leads First Day of Testing in Sebring
  Champ Car Top 10 within 1/2 sec.
The 2008 Champ Car World Series season ‘unofficially’ got underway today in Sebring when Champ Car teams and drivers took to the track at Sebring International Raceway for the first of three pre-season open tests. The first day saw Frenchman Franck Montagny top the time charts aboard the #7 Forsythe Pettit Racing entry with a time of 50.788 seconds (118.304 mph).  Oriol Servia was 2nd in his PKV mount.  Justin Wilson rounded out the top-3.
Catching up with Sebastien Bourdais
  By Sebastien Bourdais
Bonjour Everybody! It's been a bit of a journey since my last Champ Car race in Mexico City. Claire, Emma and I moved out of our house in Florida during the last week of November and loaded everything into a container. We then took a plane to Europe and didn't see our belongings for a month and a half! In the meantime, we spent some quality time in Lemans in a small apartment close to the family.  We also spent the holidays there before finally moving into our new apartment in Switzerland in mid-January. So it's still quite recent!
Wilson and Rahal announced as NHLR drivers for 2008
  Champ Car
Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (NHLR) announced today that British driver Justin Wilson will team with American Graham Rahal for the 2008 Champ Car World Series season.  NHLR will attempt to earn their ninth series title in their 26th season of Champ Car competition. Wilson’s first time to drive a Champ Car was on October 8, 2002 on the Homestead Miami Speedway oval where he tested for Newman/Haas Racing (NHR) for a possible position at the team for 2003.
How Safe Is Too Safe?
  by Adriano Manocchia
There was a time when drivers had to be one part skillful, two parts crazy. Seat belts were for sissies, fires were commonplace, and death was just a part of the sport's landscape. And the tracks were just as bad. Speeds were fast and errant cars weren't stopped so much by gravel traps as they were by trees.
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Champ Car owners move to silence critics

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

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

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Paul Stoddart confirms interest in Champ Car

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

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One-on-one with American sensation AJ Allmendinger

Champ Car moving forward without the IRL

One-on-one with Paul Tracy

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One-on-one with Justin Wilson

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

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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?

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Otaru, Japan Champ Car race moving closer to reality

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

Champ Car cements another brick in its foundation

Custom built Champ Cars and Indy Cars

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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

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Yes, Blame Tony and the CART defectors too

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2005 a foundation laying year for Champ Car

Kalkhoven talks Champ Car with AutoRacing1

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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

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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

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Open Wheel Racing needs a win by OWRS - Part 2

The next generation Champ Cars - Part 2

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New deal for CART may be better than first thought

The genius of one Bernard Ecclestone

CART Champ Cars, the next generation - Part 1

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Chicken or the Egg?

War of the worlds

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CART, Driven to where?

Is it really about CART vs. IRL?

If I were Bernie

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An informal survey of the St. Pete race attendees

Artificial Dissemination

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Cancel the Funeral

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2002 CART TV ratings by the numbers

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Love affair in Mexico

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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

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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

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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