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  • A Baltimore face for Baltimore's race

    A Baltimore face for Baltimore's race
    For the third straight year, the drivers in the Grand Prix of Baltimore will flip the ignition switch in their racecars, fire up those fuel-injected, high-performance engines and renew their quest for the fastest way through the streets of downtown...
  • Retired racehorses find their second career

    Retired racehorses find their second career
    A retired racehorse has to learn new tricks. Some thoroughbreds are used for breeding when their track days are done. Others find careers in hunting, polo or even police work. But in the worst situations, former racehorses are left with negligent owners...
  • Street closures planned for downtown around Grand Prix race

    Street closures planned for downtown around Grand Prix race
    Significant road closures are planned along downtown Baltimore streets beginning at 9 p.m. Monday as the streets are converted into a 2-mile race course to accommodate the Grand Prix. The race, now in its third year, runs from Friday to Sunday, but road...
  • After finally winning Indy 500, Kanaan can set record in Baltimore

    After finally winning Indy 500, Kanaan can set record in Baltimore
    There are certain athletes whose popularity transcends long-standing rivalries, petty jealousy and pure ego. When they finally win a major title after years of trying, the celebration seems to be shared not only by their family, friends and fans, but with...
  • Vasser growing more comfortable after switching gears from driver's seat to ownership

    Vasser growing more comfortable after switching gears from driver's seat to ownership
    Former IndyCar and Champ Car driver Jimmy Vasser is a co-owner of the KV Technology team. Vasser's record of 211 straight starts was tied last week by KV Technology's top driver, Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan, who is expected to break the mark...
  • Grand Prix deserves chance to succeed

    Grand Prix deserves chance to succeed
    Back in 1873, there probably were people who heard about the new stakes race over at Pimlico and wondered why anyone would give a hoot about a bunch of horses running around a dirt track on the edge of town. No doubt, somebody complained about the...
  • Five questions for Frank Murphy

    Five questions for Frank Murphy
    With long-term repair work on the Jones Falls Expressway underway, and major funding for the Red Line coming, Baltimore is in the midst of and building up to a large amount of transportation work — all with an eye toward better connectivity and...
  • Defending Grand Prix champ Ryan Hunter-Reay has turned a corner in his career

    Defending Grand Prix champ Ryan Hunter-Reay has turned a corner in his career
    Ryan Hunter-Reay's racing career might have been summed up in last year's Grand Prix of Baltimore. Starting in the middle of the pack, Hunter-Reay took a number of chances to get into contention and then used a late restart to surge to the front. His...
  • Race On officials optimistic as third Grand Prix arrives

    Race On officials optimistic as third Grand Prix arrives
    In the command center of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, Tim Mayer, the race's general manager, fielded a few phone calls, answering a couple of questions. But that was it. Preparations for the Grand Prix were running several hours ahead of schedule the...
  • First cars begin practice Friday morning at Grand Prix of Baltimore

    First cars begin practice Friday morning at Grand Prix of Baltimore
    The first cars took to the street course at the Grand Prix of Baltimore for practice this morning. Porsche 911s in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge series were first to hit the pavement, followed by the Vipers, Porsches, Ferraris of the American Le Mans (ALMS)...
  • Things to know about the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Things to know about the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore
    If you’re thinking about going to the Grand Prix of Baltimore, here are some things to keep in mind: When can I see racing this weekend? Beginning at 8 a.m. each day, Friday-Sunday, cars will be zipping around the Inner Harbor for practice...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay welcomes return to Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Ryan Hunter-Reay welcomes return to Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Defending champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, whose victory at the Grand Prix of Baltimore last year catapulted him to the overall Izod IndyCar Series lead, said that he plans to take a similar approach to Sunday's featured race. A year ago, Hunter-Reay was...