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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chip Ganassi wants to see an end to yellow caution Indy 500 finishes

    Chip Ganassi wants to see an end to yellow caution Indy 500 finishes
    The century-old Indianapolis 500 is steeped in tradition, from the pre-race release of thousands of balloons to the winner's gulp of milk in Victory Lane. But Chip Ganassi, one of racing's leading team owners, thinks Indy has one tradition too many....
  • 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...