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September 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Andretti, who repeatedly said he wants to carry the American flag into Formula One racing, ended months of speculation by signing a contract to race next season for Team McLaren. A formal announcement is scheduled for Thursday that Andretti, 29, will leave the Indy-car circuit, where he is the defending champion and currently in the midst of the battle for the 1992 title. The contract reportedly gives McLaren an option on Andretti's services for 1994 and will pay the Nazareth, Pa.
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January 28, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robby Gordon admitted he was impatient, Cal Wells III called impatience a virtue, and with that, Gordon's full-time return to open-wheel racing became official Tuesday. Gordon, 29, signed a multiyear contract that Wells hopes will eventually keep the Orange driver in the Rancho Santa Margarita-based Arciero-Wells Racing team the remainder of his career. Details of the contract were not disclosed.
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January 24, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 11 years as an Indy car driver, Al Unser Jr. has had a remarkable career--he has won the Indianapolis 500, the PPG Cup national championship and 19 races--but the second-generation driver from Albuquerque, N.M., says his best years are ahead of him. "I'm with the best team I've ever had," he said the other day. "Now that I'm with Roger Penske, I don't see how things can get anything but better."
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January 24, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 11 years as an Indy car driver, Al Unser Jr. has had a remarkable career--he has won the Indianapolis 500, the PPG Cup national championship and 19 races--but the second-generation driver from Albuquerque, N.M., says his best years are ahead of him. "I'm with the best team I've ever had," he said the other day. "Now that I'm with Roger Penske, I don't see how things can get anything but better."
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September 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World driving champion Nigel Mansell signed to drive a Lola Ford-Cosworth for the Newman/Haas racing team in the 1993 Indy Car World Series and Indianapolis 500, making him the first reigning Formula One champion to switch to Indy cars full time. Mansell, who has won eight Formula One Grand Prix races this year, will join Mario Andretti on the team headed by actor Paul Newman and Carl Haas. Mansell began his Grand Prix career in 1980 and has 29 victories in 178 races, third on the all-time list.
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October 20, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The operable phrase around the paddock at Laguna Seca Raceway Friday was, "It's a done deal, believe me." The Champion Spark Plug 300 here Sunday will be the final CART Indy-car race of the 1990 season and there are a number of seat assignments still vacant as teams and drivers begin looking forward to 1991. Al Unser Jr. has already clinched the championship and its $400,000 bonus, so most of the talk between practice and qualifying sessions was about who might be going where. "It's a done deal.
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January 28, 1998 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robby Gordon admitted he was impatient, Cal Wells III called impatience a virtue, and with that, Gordon's full-time return to open-wheel racing became official Tuesday. Gordon, 29, signed a multiyear contract that Wells hopes will eventually keep the Orange driver in the Rancho Santa Margarita-based Arciero-Wells Racing team the remainder of his career. Details of the contract were not disclosed.
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September 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World driving champion Nigel Mansell signed to drive a Lola Ford-Cosworth for the Newman/Haas racing team in the 1993 Indy Car World Series and Indianapolis 500, making him the first reigning Formula One champion to switch to Indy cars full time. Mansell, who has won eight Formula One Grand Prix races this year, will join Mario Andretti on the team headed by actor Paul Newman and Carl Haas. Mansell began his Grand Prix career in 1980 and has 29 victories in 178 races, third on the all-time list.
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September 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Andretti, who repeatedly said he wants to carry the American flag into Formula One racing, ended months of speculation by signing a contract to race next season for Team McLaren. A formal announcement is scheduled for Thursday that Andretti, 29, will leave the Indy-car circuit, where he is the defending champion and currently in the midst of the battle for the 1992 title. The contract reportedly gives McLaren an option on Andretti's services for 1994 and will pay the Nazareth, Pa.
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October 20, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The operable phrase around the paddock at Laguna Seca Raceway Friday was, "It's a done deal, believe me." The Champion Spark Plug 300 here Sunday will be the final CART Indy-car race of the 1990 season and there are a number of seat assignments still vacant as teams and drivers begin looking forward to 1991. Al Unser Jr. has already clinched the championship and its $400,000 bonus, so most of the talk between practice and qualifying sessions was about who might be going where. "It's a done deal.
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