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  • Ribbs back in the driver's seat at Baltimore Grand Prix

    The latest chapter in the remarkable 35-year career of racecar driver Willy T. Ribbs began "in the middle of an Iowa cornfield." Ribbs, the first African-American to drive in the Indianapolis 500, didn't see any helmeted ghosts of Daytona's past or...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts

    Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts
    If you're in Baltimore for the Grand Prix or you're simply a local looking for something to do, there's plenty to keep you occupied: driver appearances, concerts, attractions and more. Racer sightings Adobe Road Wine Dinner: With champion driver Marc...
  • Two-time Indy 500 winner charged with DWI, reckless driving

    Two-time Indy 500 winner charged with DWI, reckless driving
    Racing legend Al Unser, Jr. was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly drag racing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two-time Indy 500 winner was reportedly drag racing another car in his suburban at 3 a.m. and was going over 100 mph.      Unser was...
  • Unser Jr. arrested on DWI, reckless driving charges

    Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr., who helped bring the Baltimore Grand Prix to the city over Labor Day weekend, was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of drunken driving and reckless driving in New Mexico. Authorities with the...
  • Two-time Indy 500 winner arrested for reckless driving, DWI

    Two-time Indy 500 winner arrested for reckless driving, DWI
    Racing legend Al Unser Jr. was arrested Thursday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two-time Indy 500 winner was reportedly drag racing another car in his suburban at 3 a.m. and was going more than 100 miles per hour. Unser has been charged with...
  • Scuba diving may hold promise for paraplegics

    Scuba diving may hold promise for paraplegics
    Outfitted in scuba gear and 100 feet underwater, Cody Unser noticed a weird tingling in her legs. She dived a second and a third time, and again felt tingling. It was subtle, but it was the first new sensation that she had felt in three years, since...
  • Dan in real life: Ken Sothman on meeting the late Dan Wheldon

    Dan in real life: Ken Sothman on meeting the late Dan Wheldon
    "You never know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes." In this particular case however, I felt like I truly knew a man when I rode seven-point-five miles in his car. While covering an event named the "2011 Mazda Road to Indy", a clinic where...
  • Foyt, Mears, Unser race to front of pack as fans pick greatest drivers

    Foyt, Mears, Unser race to front of pack as fans pick greatest drivers
    A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, and Al Unser have a lot in common.  All three won the Indianapolis 500 four times each.  And now, they are in the top three spots as fans vote for the 33 greatest drivers in 500 history. Fans voted worldwide from March 18 to May 14...
  • A Mess For the Month of May

    A Mess For the Month of May
      Maybe it's just me, but somehow the month of May as it pertains to the Indianapolis 500 has become something of a mess. For an event that has been around 100 years you would think each day during the month would be something stupendous, outstanding,...
  • Larry's Legends: The 1971 Indy 500 pace car goes from infamy to history

    Larry's Legends: The 1971 Indy 500 pace car goes from infamy to history
    From above, it's an auto lover's paradise-especially if you like the Chrysler. "My dad helped develop some of the engines, he was a metallergical engineer," said Steve Cage, which would explain the giant "Chrysler" sign that hangs above his collection of...
  • From the desk of: Father and son go to 100th anniversary of the Indy 500

    From the desk of: Father and son go to 100th anniversary of the Indy 500
    One of the happiest fellows these days is George Morris, of Holtville. He and his son, George E., recently went to the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500. “I’ve wanted to go to the Indy from the time I rode in the car with my Mom and Dad...