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  • Why did Baltimore neglect Grand Prix?

     Why did Baltimore neglect Grand Prix?
    I really do not understand the workings of the city. If Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her people were trying to promote the Baltimore Grand Prix, how did the dates get booked for a college football game on the same weekend for next year, and a...
  • Grand Prix not a 'game-changer'

     Grand Prix not a 'game-changer'
    The Grand Prix of Baltimore, the race that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promised would be a "game-changer" has come and gone ("Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond," Sept. 13). Apparently, the game changed and we missed...
  • The Grand Prix was never a good fit for Baltimore

     The Grand Prix was never a good fit for Baltimore
    It seems that when it comes to the doomed Baltimore Grand Prix, there is really no gray area. Baltimoreans either embraced it or abhorred it. I am in the latter category ("Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond," Sept. 13). But...
  • Plenty of things to regret about sponsoring the Grand Prix

     Plenty of things to regret about sponsoring the Grand Prix
    Unlike Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, we do have regrets regarding the wisdom of sponsoring the Baltimore Grand Prix and similar events ("Rawlings-Blake: No regrets on the Grand Prix," Sept. 16). First, let's be clear. The Baltimore portrayed in "The...
  • Baltimore loses out on racing

    With the cancellation of the Baltimore Grand Prix next year, The Sun got exactly what it wanted. The demise of that race. Champagne all around! Baltimore is a "blue collar" town and it proved it. Very sad. Randall Miller, Ocean View, Del.
  • City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore

    City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Race cars speeding down Pratt Street brought Kevin and Debbie Parkhurst the 50 miles from their home in North East to downtown Baltimore for a third consecutive Labor Day weekend this month. "It's the best thing the city's done," Kevin Parkhurst said...
  • Where IndyCar failed, might NASCAR succeed?

     Where IndyCar failed, might NASCAR succeed?
    The letter from the co-founders of Viva House was spot on ("Plenty of things to regret about the Grand Prix," Sept. 19). What it failed to do was explain how the cancellation of the Baltimore Grand Prix would make things better. Outside of making them...
  • Mayor won't admit truth about Grand Prix

     Mayor won't admit truth about Grand Prix
    In her recent commentary in The Sun, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake tries obfuscation to explain her sophomoric push for the Grand Prix, instead of admitting the truth — that it has been a financial flop, was a huge waste of taxpayer funds and...
  • Despite ninth-place finish, Helio Castroneves solidifies lead spot in series race

    Despite ninth-place finish, Helio Castroneves solidifies lead spot in series race
    Helio Castroneves began the day at the Grand Prix of Baltimore from the seventh position and finished 75 laps at the 2.04-mile course in ninth place. It was still a successful outing for the 38-year-old native of Sao Paolo, Brazil. With Scott Dixon...
  • Race fans, and vendors, take to the streets for Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Race fans, and vendors, take to the streets for Grand Prix of Baltimore
    As excited kids clung to fences and people packed grandstands to catch glimpses of IndyCars blurring around the streets of Baltimore, other Grand Prix of Baltimore attendees could be found in unlikely places Sunday. Indoors. Exhausted, they were...
  • Simon Pagenaud wins the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Simon Pagenaud wins the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore
    As the debris cleared and Simon Pagenaud surveyed both the wreckage and the drivers still in contention in Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Grand Prix of Baltimore, a simple thought came to the 29-year-old Frenchman. “I knew I was...
  • Work crews race to remove Grand Prix barriers

    Work crews race to remove Grand Prix barriers
    Work crews hustled on Labor Day to break down concrete barriers and fencing from the Grand Prix of Baltimore, racing to reopen downtown streets and sidewalks before Tuesday's rush hour and a National Football League pregame concert later this week. By...