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  • 'Rush': How an Oscar nominee came to fire up a Formula One film

    Peter Morgan wouldn’t be the first screenwriter you’d think of to tell the story of the 1976 Formula One rivalry between the uptight clinician Niki Lauda and the seat-of-his pants swashbuckler James Hunt. Known for upscale real-life stories...
  • Los Angeles part of tentative Formula E electric-car race series

    Los Angeles part of tentative Formula E electric-car race series
    Formula E, a proposed racing series featuring electric-powered cars, unveiled a provisional 10-race schedule Friday that includes a race in Los Angeles in February 2015. The series previously had said Los Angeles would be included in its global schedule...
  • PASSINGS: George Bignotti, William A. Graham, George Zenovich

    George Bignotti Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said. As...
  • 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' is No. 1 on crowded weekend

    It's been weeks since a family-friendly film hit theaters, and judging by the opening weekend result for "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," moviegoers with kids were eager to return to the multiplex.  The 3-D animated sequel easily beat out three...
  • NASCAR's Danica Patrick and the mediocrity of her rookie Cup season

    NASCAR's Danica Patrick and the mediocrity of her rookie Cup season
    Danica Patrick was heard swearing in frustration at one point during Sunday's NASCAR race in Dover, Del., and who can blame her? The mediocrity that is Patrick's rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series rolls on, the popular driver struggling to place her...
  • Road-course race set for Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May

    Road-course race set for Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May
    For decades the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was all about a single race, the legendary Indianapolis 500, held each Memorial Day weekend. No more. The IndyCar Series on Tuesday outlined plans for holding another race next May 10...
  • Reel Critics: Still more to be 'Said' for Gandolfini

    Reel Critics: Still more to be 'Said' for Gandolfini
    James Gandolfini spent years playing Tony Soprano and other thugs in films like "Killing Them Softly." It's hard to think of him as a big teddy bear of a guy at the center of a sensitive romantic comedy. But that's where he lands as Albert in "Enough...
  • Critic's Pick: 'Rush'

    Critic's Pick: 'Rush'
    Ah, the difficulties of being a Formula One film in a NASCAR world. It perhaps explains the slow start here for the full-throttle sports drama "Rush." Polished to a high sheen by director Ron Howard, it stars "Thor's" Chris Hemsworth as British racer...
  • IndyCar set for Houston doubleheader before finale in Fontana

    IndyCar set for Houston doubleheader before finale in Fontana
    The IndyCar series returns from a monthlong layoff with a doubleheader in Houston this weekend that could tighten the championship battle at the season finale in Fontana. Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner still seeking his first...
  • Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan to join Chip Ganassi's team in 2014

    Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan to join Chip Ganassi's team in 2014
    Veteran IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, winner of this year's Indianapolis 500, next year will join one of the sport's strongest teams, Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi announced that it signed the 38-year-old Brazilian to a multi-year deal to become the team's...
  • Dario Franchitti seriously hurt, 13 fans injured in IndyCar crash

    Dario Franchitti seriously hurt, 13 fans injured in IndyCar crash
    Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti fractured two vertebrae, broke his right ankle and sustained a concussion when his car went airborne into a catch fence during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Sunday, with flying debris...