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Brickyard to toy bricks: Danica Patrick gets Lego statue

When Danica Patrick drives her final race in the Indy 500 on Sunday, she'll certainly be the only competitor with a Lego statue in her image. While that won't help her win IndyCar's biggest race, it does speak to Patrick's popularity. Maybe she wasn't a rousing success behind the wheel in open...

  • 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore [Pictures]

    2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Look through pictures of the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore.

  • Pictures: Baltimore's Checkered Flag Girls

    Pictures: Baltimore's Checkered Flag Girls

    As roving ambassadors for Labor Day weekend's Baltimore Grand Prix, the Checkered Flag Girls will be appearing throughout the area in the weeks leading up to the event. With hundreds of thousands of car-crazed visitors expected for the three-day event, the Checkered Flag Girls may have their work...

  • Pictures: 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup race winners

    2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup race winners

    Changes to rules this season expanded the Chase for the Championship field from 12 to 16. Any driver who scored a victory in the first 26 races of the season clinched a spot in the postseason, which started at Chicagoland with Brad Keselowski's 5th victory of the campaign.

  • The 98th Indianapolis 500

    The 98th Indianapolis 500

    American Ryan Hunter-Reay edges three-time winner Helio Castroneves to win the Indy 500 in the second-closest finish in history.

  • Baltimore Grand Prix [Pictures]

    Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix

    Check out race and event photos from the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.

  • Pictures: Baltimore Grand Prix

    Baltimore Grand Prix Plan

    The inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix road race will hit the Inner Harbor Labor Day weekend. Here are some photos of the lead-up to the event, which begins Sept. 2.

  • Selling NASCAR might be only way to save shrinking sport from becoming as irrelevant as horse racing

    Selling NASCAR might be only way to save shrinking sport from becoming as irrelevant as horse racing

    Let all of us who grew up watching NASCAR hope and pray that the stories are true. If NASCAR is, in fact, for sale then maybe our beloved-but-broken Great American Sport can be saved, after all. Let’s be honest, shall we? NASCAR is dying before our very eyes and the potential sale of it by the...

  • Will NASCAR, France family find any takers for its struggling brand?

    Will NASCAR, France family find any takers for its struggling brand?

    News item: NASCAR is up for sale. As first reported by Reuters and confirmed by other sources, the France family has enlisted investment bank Goldman Sachs to explore a possible sale of a majority stake of the sanctioning body. The question now becomes “will there be any takers?” NASCAR has indeed...

  • AP source: France family 'dedicated' to sport, according to NASCAR memo

    AP source: France family 'dedicated' to sport, according to NASCAR memo

    If NASCAR is for sale, the France family isn't saying. An attempt to calm employees about the future of the struggling, family-owned racing series came Tuesday from NASCAR President Brent Dewar, but his memo said only that there would be no comment on "industry rumors." It's long whispered that...

  • Girls Rule! NHRA celebrating strong female racers

    Girls Rule! NHRA celebrating strong female racers

    Leah Pritchett and Courtney Force left the NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta with winner trophies and far less attention than Danica Patrick received for simply turning laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's May, the month of "Danica Mania," and the buildup to her retirement after her final...

  • NASCAR: Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for fourth win

    NASCAR: Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for fourth win

    Kevin Harvick was flanked by his Stewart-Haas Racing team on the victory lane stage when a photographer yelled at the group, “What are you holding up?” “Four!” they shouted in unison. Harvick, team owner Tony Stewart and the rest flashed their fingers Four Horsemen-style and let out a “Wooo!” before...

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