| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The motor-racing world lost one of its biggest fans with the death of actor James Garner at 86.
Garner, who died Saturday, starred in a movie about racing ("Grand Prix" in 1966), competed in events such as the Baja 1000 off-road race and owned a race...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it."
There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Juan Pablo Montoya won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday to complete a triumphant return to open wheel racing after seven years in NASCAR.
Helio Castroneves was second to make it a 1-2 finish for team owner Roger Penske.
Montoya won for the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:46 AM
There are lot of things about the Cubs’ plan that I get. What Theo Epstein is doing with prospects is smart. They need new grandstands and better player amenities. I get all that. What I don't get is the Ricketts' insistence on all the outfield...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:11 PM
The Verizon IndyCar Series returns from a three-week layoff with one of its doubleheader weekends, this time on a street course in downtown Houston.
For the drivers, that will mean one thing: Drink lots of fluids.
With temperatures forecast to reach...
| Jun 28, 2014
Some familiar voices echoed outside the studios of WGN Radio on Friday, as the station honored 10 of its air personalities enshrined with sidewalk plaques in a new Walk of Fame.
Roy Leonard, Spike O'Dell and Orion Samuelson were among the honorees on...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:48 AM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:56 PM
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.
| May 24, 2014
| 5:05 PM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 8:58 AM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 12:35 PM
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...