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  • Helio Castroneves wins IndyCar pole at Fontana

    As temperatures neared 100 degrees at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Juan Pablo Montoya appeared to have won the pole position during qualifying Friday for the IndyCar series' final race of the season. But there was one more driver to qualify: Helio...
  • Nazareth Speedway sits idle, 10 years after last race

    On May 6, 2004, Craig Rust, president and general manager of the Nazareth Speedway, said, "Nazareth is not for sale. We are not seeking a buyer, and we have not received an offer. We are getting ready to race." Eight days later, he was singing a...
  • 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......
  • Bourdais ends drought with Toronto IndyCar win

    Bourdais ends drought with Toronto IndyCar win
    TORONTO -- Finally, Sebastien Bourdais is a winner again in IndyCar after taking Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto event on Sunday. Bourdais' last win came Nov. 11, 2007, in a Champ Car race in Mexico City. The career win was his 32nd, breaking a tie...
  • Motor racing loses a major fan as actor James Garner dies at 86

    Motor racing loses a major fan as actor James Garner dies at 86
    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...
  • Here's what's up in Indy

    Here's what's up in Indy
    "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...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya completes return to IndyCar with win at Pocono

    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...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    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...
  • IndyCar series returns with doubleheader street races in Houston

    IndyCar series returns with doubleheader street races in Houston
    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...
  • WGN Radio honors its stars: Legendary personalities given markers in Walk of Fame

    WGN Radio honors its stars: Legendary personalities given markers in Walk of Fame
    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...