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  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • Pocono Raceway to mark its NASCAR anniversary

    The closest thing to a North-of-the-Mason-Dixon-line event on NASCAR's Grand National Series in 1973 was a 500-miler at the Michigan International Speedway, which began staging races for stock car racing's Daytona, Fla., based series in 1969. Bill...
  • IndyCar series heads to Mid-Ohio track as Fontana finale looms

    IndyCar series heads to Mid-Ohio track as Fontana finale looms
    IndyCar enters its home stretch during a busy August starting with Sunday's race at Mid-Ohio and with Helio Castroneves once again trying to win his first series title. After Mid-Ohio, the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to The Milwaukee Mile on Aug. 17....
  • 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 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...
  • 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...