This is all done via a basic Google search. I'm sure there's more if someone uses a Lexus-Nexis Search. I've found a consistent, negative, and anti-IRL message from the Champcar folks.
"I don't see anybody writing about the fact that there were only 10,000 fans at Nashville for the IRL race there. Nobody wrote that. Their average attendance was down for the year—ours was up and theirs was down." Paul Gentilozzi, Automobile Magazine 1-7-04
"I have no doubt that Ganassi's bid was Tony's money or maybe Toyota's or both," said Kalkhoven. "Obviously, they spend a great deal of time and energy trying to hurt us and that doesn't seem real productive.
"Thankfully, Ford Motor Company liked our plan." Kevin Kalkhoven in Robin Miller’s column 11-15-04:
"Tony (George) has a funny way of demonstrating his commitment to open-wheel racing," explained OWRS partner Paul Gentilozzi. "His willingness to split from CART several years ago to form the IRL is largely responsible for the tenuous state of open-wheel racing today. His only commitment is to buy the assets to keep Champ Car from racing. Our commitment is to rebuild what he, in essence, has destroyed.
"He claims to have an appreciation for open-wheel racing," continued Gentilozzi, referencing George's comments in the Jan. 25 edition of the Indianapolis Star. "But in the end, his intentions have nothing to do with the future of open-wheel competition, but rather the future and profitability of his IRL series. He has every right to bid on the assets, but we take issue with his audacity to veil his intentions under the guise of unification. To challenge our appreciation and commitment to open-wheel racing is a direct assault on our integrity."
Paul Gentilozzi, Motorport.com 1-27-04
“There’s always this discussion – IRL drivers versus CART drivers – give me a break! They’re all CART guys – every one of them, there’s no IRL guys left! All of the best racers were in CART at the beginning of the split and now, all of the best racers are split. A lot of those guys [in the IRL] pounding their chests could hardly win races [when racing Champcars]. [Former CART driver] Tony Kanaan didn’t win a road race – and now I know why he likes to run a lot of ovals, and Tony’s a good friend.”
Jimmy Vasser, RFM, 8-9-04
Gentilozzi said in February that if the IRL was to procure any traditional Champ Car venues, it would have to do so by "squandering the Hulman family trust" and buying them. But the deal the IRL agreed to with the city was much the same as Champ Car's.
Paul Gentilozzi, St. Petersburg Times, 9-4-04.
"People call the split a war or whatever (with Champ Car and the IRL), but the ones who are most dug in on the division line are the fans," said Vasser.
"One of the most important reasons that I stick around is for the fans. The CART fans are steadfast, they're committed and they don't jump back and forth over the line like some race teams have and some people have. It's the fans who really inspire me."
Jimmy Vasser, The Capital Times, June 24, 2004.
Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven, who along with Gerald Forsythe make up the OWRS ownership group, said: ''We're not business fools'' and that they have put together a solid five-year plan that absolutely does not include reuniting with the IRL.
Paul Gentilozzi and Kevin Kalkhoven, Miami Herald, 1-30-04,
ARD: Do you believe that the finish at Indianapolis in 2002 contributed to your fan support?
PT: Yeah, for sure. I think people realized I was shammed there and I kind of won over a lot of people. I guess everybody at some point likes the underdog or feels for the person who was misjudged.
ARD: Would you like to race again at Indianapolis at some point?
PT: Well, I have to support CART. Right now, I'm on a team that's supporting CART and I just have to focus on what I'm doing.
Paul Tracy, Auto Racing Digest, 8-2003.
MO: What do you say to the people that will charge that the only reason you won this year is because the field was so watered down by the lack of good racing teams deserting to the IRL? (Running and hiding!!!) I honestly haven’t heard that answer yet Paul.. and every single driver out there has avoided answering this. Including Tag… Has there been a gag order or something??
PT: No gag order… (HA! Like anyone could put one on me anyways!) but I will say this…The IRL champ (Scott Dixon) didn’t win too much when he was in CART.. So you tell me what is easier?
Paul Tracy, RFM, 1-22-04,
If there is no CART in his (Paul Tracy's) or anybody’s future, there may not be any open-wheel racing for him, given his bad experience with the politics of the IRL and what he calls their “CWs.”
Performance Racing News, 1-23-04,
All to distract us from the reality of:
The Sunday crowd appeared to be about half of what Champ Car, formerly known as CART, used to draw at PIR. The number of sponsor chalets has dipped from about 30 in the good years to fewer than 10 last year and this year. The number of recreational vehicles parked at PIR has visibly decreased.
Portland Tribune, 6-22-04: