| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:18 PM
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.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| 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...