| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Looking back at Saturday night's IndyCar season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, where Scott Dixon captured the series title and Will Power won the race, here are some thoughts and updates:
Dixon is one tenacious driver. The New Zealander...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Mario Andretti knows only one way to go. Flat out. About driving the two-seater Indy car, he says, “I go as fast as the thing will go. If they make it go faster, I’ll go faster.” It’s that way in......
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The IndyCar series unveiled a 2014 schedule that vastly condenses its season but will again conclude at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Next year's 18-race schedule stretches from March 30 to Aug. 30 during the Labor Day weekend, and will end with back-...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti fractured two vertebrae, broke his right ankle and sustained a concussion when his car went airborne into a catch fence during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Sunday, with flying debris...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Looking back at a chaotic Sunday in motor-racing, including the IndyCar race at Houston and the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas, five things come to mind:
Dario Franchitti might understandably mull retirement now. This is mere speculation. But his...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Robby Gordon was on his way to winning the 1999 Indianapolis 500. His pit crew kept telling him to keep driving, but as Gordon was less than two laps from getting the checkered flag, he encountered a problem to which many can relate whether they're in a...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:42 PM
As the debris cleared and Simon Pagenaud surveyed both the wreckage and the drivers still in contention in Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Grand Prix of Baltimore, a simple thought came to the 29-year-old Frenchman.
“I knew I was...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:00 PM
While driving from Burbank to Glendale on a recent afternoon, I decided to take Glenoaks Boulevard. I pulled up to the light at Highland Avenue and waited.
When it turned green, this white car in front of me floored the gas pedal and off he went —...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Looking back at the weekend in motor racing -- including the NASCAR race in Bristol and Formula One's Belgian Grand Prix -- five things come to mind:
1. Jeff Gordon's Chase hopes are in big trouble . . . With only two races left before NASCAR's 12-...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
SCOTT FOUNDAS: And so another summer movie season comes to an end, with both a bang (in terms of record-breaking box office) and the collective whimpers of ousted executives and even an entire studio placed on and off the chopping block by hedge fund...