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  • Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to wave green flag at Indy 500

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will wave the green flag to start the Indianapolis 500, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Monday. The 55-year-old billionaire was named the honorary starter of the legendary race, which is this Sunday. "I am...
  • Monaco, Indy and Charlotte on tap for motor racing's biggest day

    Call it motor racing's version of the Triple Crown -- on the same day. Three of the sport's most celebrated races take place Sunday: Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix, followed by the Indianapolis 500 and then NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 that night at...
  • Marco Andretti, in sixth position, is primed for fastest Indy field

    Marco Andretti was rolling along on the highway from New York City to Nazareth, Pa., the other day, so it was a good time to talk Indy 500. He is great in such phone conversations because, like his time behind the racing wheel, he is never on cruise...
  • IndyCar's Scott Dixon loves making a spectacle of himself

    IndyCar's Scott Dixon loves making a spectacle of himself
    Every Memorial Day weekend, IndyCar drivers set their sights on winning the Indianapolis 500, aka the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." And some drivers, such as Scott Dixon, make a spectacle of themselves off the track. Like when the 33-year-old New...
  • Indy 500's high-end promises: big-name favorites, unprecedented speed

    Indy 500's high-end promises: big-name favorites, unprecedented speed
    Intriguing stories surround several of the 33 drivers in this year's Indianapolis 500, and there's a strong chance they'll share one thing in common: An exceptionally fast and furious race. Last year's race, won by Tony Kanaan, was the fastest in...
  • Why immigration reform has GOP leaders eating one of their own

    Why immigration reform has GOP leaders eating one of their own
    Not only have House Republican leaders ditched a comprehensive immigration overhaul from the Senate, now they are even blocking a more modest effort from one of their own. House GOP leaders have refused to allow a vote on legislation from Republican...
  • Tony Kanaan tops speed chart in final practice for Indy 500

    Tony Kanaan tops speed chart in final practice for Indy 500
    Defending winner Tony Kanaan posted the fastest speed Friday in final practice for the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan turned a lap of 227.838 mph during the one-hour session on "Carb Day" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a throwback term to the days when crews...
  • 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...
  • Ford Celebrates Mustang's 50th Birthday

    Ford Celebrates Mustang's 50th Birthday
    Some sang Happy Birthday, many showed off their labors of love and others talked about the heritage. But they all came out for the same reason: to mark 50 years of an automotive icon at the place where it premiered. Nearly 100 Ford Mustangs were on...
  • Going into Grand Prix of Long Beach, Tony Kanaan is where he belongs

    Going into Grand Prix of Long Beach, Tony Kanaan is where he belongs
    No matter where he starts Sunday's race, veteran IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan believes he is sitting pretty. Kanaan, a fan favorite who won the Indianapolis 500 for the first time last year, was hired by the powerhouse team of Target Chip Ganassi Racing...
  • Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio marriage was novel

    Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio marriage was novel
    Just about two weeks ago, this newspaper and WGN Radio quietly celebrated 90 years together. But in a few months, they will be calling it quits. The Tribune Co.'s broadcast and publishing divisions are going their separate ways, ending a media...