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  • Will Power gets first IndyCar title as Tony Kanaan wins Fontana race

    Will Power gets first IndyCar title as Tony Kanaan wins Fontana race
    Turns out the fourth time was the charm for IndyCar driver Will Power. The Australian driver captured his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship Saturday night, while Tony Kanaan won the series' season-ending race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana....
  • Will he be Penske's Power at Pocono Raceway next month?

     
    Helio Castroneves is protcted from a scorching sun while his team works on his car during Tuesday's IndyCar test session at Pocono Raceway. You just assume that a guy named Will Power must be a never-give-up type. And that name......
  • Be on the lookout for a bear driving a pickup truck

    Be on the lookout for a bear driving a pickup truck
    I'll begin this edition of bloopers with a wildlife story. According to a newspaper police item, authorities were looking for a man who tried to lure girls into his car. "He is described as between the ages of 40 and 50 with a brownish-red bear...
  • Indianapolis 500 racer J.R. Hildebrand motivated by 2011 crash

    Surprisingly, J.R. Hildebrand isn't sick of talking about it. Hildebrand is a 26-year-old driver from Sausalito who nearly leaped from obscurity to Indianapolis 500 winner as a rookie three years ago. But he made a shocking mistake. Leading...
  • Kurt Busch ready to race in Sunday's Indy 500, NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

    Kurt Busch ready to race in Sunday's Indy 500, NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600
    CONCORD, N.C. — Kurt Busch has always been a bit of a prickly pear. Maybe that's the best way to make some sense out this fruity adventure during a looooooong stretch of Sunday. While most folks are settling into their beach chairs and popping...
  • At Indy 500, Mark Cuban says Clippers are worth more than $1 billion

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Sunday that the Clippers are worth more than $1 billion. "Far north of $1 billion," Cuban said at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the billionaire and Indiana University graduate was the honorary starter for...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay wins thrilling Indianapolis 500

    Ryan Hunter-Reay wins thrilling Indianapolis 500
    Ryan Hunter-Reay edged Helio Castroneves to win the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday after a dogfight between the two in the closing laps. Hunter-Reay beat Castroneves by less than a car length as they swept across the finish line in the second-closest...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay holds off Helio Castroneves to win Indy 500 in duel of Fort Lauderdale residents

    Ryan Hunter-Reay holds off Helio Castroneves to win Indy 500 in duel of Fort Lauderdale residents
    Ryan Hunter-Reay held off a furious charge from fellow Fort Lauderdale resident Helio Castroneves to win the Indianapolis 500. It was the first win at the Brickyard for Hunter-Reay, who grew up in Fort Lauderdale, while the Brazilian-born Castroneves...
  • Kurt Busch's attempt at Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 double falls short

    Kurt Busch's attempt at Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 double falls short
    Kurt Busch began his attempt at auto racing's doubleheader Sunday with a sixth-place finish at the Indianapolis 500 but was unable to become the second driver to complete it when his engine failed during the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C. Busch fell...
  • Chip Ganassi Racing has rough day at Indianapolis 500

    Chip Ganassi Racing has rough day at Indianapolis 500
    It was a tough day for one of IndyCar's top teams, Chip Ganassi Racing. Of the five Ganassi drivers in the Indianapolis 500, 19-year-old rookie Sage Karam — driving a car in alliance with the Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing team — had the...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indianapolis 500 for the first time

    In qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay could manage no better than 19th-fastest in the 33-car field, which left him puzzled. “It's a head-scratcher,” Hunter-Reay said at the time. “But the race is the only thing...