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Al Unser Jr.

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  • Officials hail the coming of Baltimore Grand Prix

    Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday the long-anticipated deal to transform downtown Baltimore into a high-speed raceway for Indy-style cars. Flanked by racing stars Al Unser Jr. and Graham Rahal, officials...
  • Indy racing holds promise, potential risk

    Joined by some of the nation's most famous drivers, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake will announce a deal Wednesday to bring high-speed racing to the streets of Downtown Baltimore with an annual event that officials say will draw...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix's fate is 'on our end'

    The Baltimore Racing Development group proposing an Indy Racing League event said yesterday that if all goes according to plan, the city would have its own Grand Prix IndyCar event running on a street course through the Inner Harbor on Labor Day weekend...
  • Grand Prix moves ahead

    The Indy Racing League has confirmed what many Baltimore race fans and state and local officials had been hoping - that it is seriously considering approving a local group's proposal for an annual, 2.4-mile street race in the Inner Harbor area....
  • Indy race would be safe, organizers contend

    They do it in St. Petersburg, Fla., Toronto and Long Beach, Calif. But is Baltimore the proper setting for an IndyCar race on a looping, 2.4-mile street course around the convention center and Camden Yards?Organizers of the proposed Baltimore Grand...
  • Will IndyCars be racing through the streets?

    A Baltimore group is in serious negotiations with the city and the IndyCar Series about staging an annual street race beginning in 2011 near the Inner Harbor that state and city officials say could rival the Preakness in its economic impact and national...
  • 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...
  • ISN Indianapolis 500 Preview

    ISN Indianapolis 500 Preview
    For nearly a hundred years, the Indianapolis 500 has loomed over the month of May. Eyes have turned to it in anticipation. Men have traveled over incredible distances to attend it. Only a select few have the honor to compete in it. From Helio...