Championship Auto Racing Teams

defunct North American open wheel auto racing organization

Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) was a sanctioning body for American open-wheel car racing that operated from 1979 to 2003. It started PPG Indy Car World Series in 1979 and ended after the 2003 season.[1]

Logo of CART, used from 1997 to 2002

CART was founded in 1979 by United States Auto Club (USAC). CART drivers continued to compete at the USAC-sanctioned Indianapolis 500.


  1. "CART now IndyCar". The Indianapolis News. February 19, 1992. Retrieved 18 February 2019.