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Al Unser Jr.

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  • 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...
  • Indianapolis 500 runner-up Hildebrand brings 2012 field to IMS

    Indianapolis 500 runner-up Hildebrand brings 2012 field to IMS
    Three past winners and three IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among the drivers named to the 34 entries filed for the 2012 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All drivers will compete in the new Dallara...
  • Helio Castroneves Wins Third Indy 500

    Helio Castroneves Wins Third Indy 500
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves capped a perfect month of May with the biggest win of all, pulling away to capture his third Indianapolis 500 just 5 weeks after being acquitted of tax evasion charges. Castroneves, who hopped back in his Team Penske...
  • Castroneves Wins Indianapolis 500

    Castroneves Wins Indianapolis 500
    Helio Castroneves has won his third Indianapolis 500 just 5 weeks after being acquitted of tax evasion charges. Castroneves hopped back in his Team Penske race car as soon as he was cleared of charges that could have sent him to prison for six years. Now...
  • Racing Legend's Daughter Helps Disabled Divers Find Freedom Under Water

    Racing Legend's Daughter Helps Disabled Divers Find Freedom Under Water
    James Hay is a paraplegic on land, but in the water the scuba instructor is at home. "It's a feeling you wouldn't believe, it's paradise, I'm out of my chair, it's like flying through the water, it's so peaceful, it's so calm," said Hay. It's a...
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Indy 500 preview: Can Helio Castroneves win No. 4?

     
    As an estimated 200,000-plus filed into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway under sunny skies Sunday, the overriding question was whether Helio Castroneves could win his fourth Indianapolis 500. If so, Castroneves would join only three other drivers -- A.J....
  • Castroneves hoping to tie Indy record with 4th win

    Castroneves hoping to tie Indy record with 4th win
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves' sees Indianapolis as his Magic Kingdom. He scales fences like Spiderman and cracks one-liners like a standup comedian. He embraces his loyal American fan base and those holding colorful Brazilian flags. He erases bitter...
  • A writer's view: Pole Day from pit lane

    A writer's view: Pole Day from pit lane
    Pole Day for the Indianapolis 500 is a paradox. How many places could you go to where the speed of 222 mph is announced and it is met with groans of disgust and sighs of distain. How many places could you go, where the traditional and the innovative...
  • A Columbian, a Brazilian, and the Drama of Bump Day

    A Columbian, a Brazilian, and the Drama of Bump Day
    An hour before the gun sounded on Bump Day at Indianapolis, a 19 year-old Colombian stood in front of the medical center. His car, his only car, is broken. He smashed it into the wall. His qualifying time is the slowest so far, and not even he believes it...
  • Helio by the numbers

    Helio by the numbers
    Helio Castroneves has the chance to do what most drivers never get the chance to do and that is go for his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. While most drivers' dream of the chance to win one of the Borg-Warner trophies, Castroneves will attempt to do only...