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  • Patrick Dempsey builds buzz before Grand Prix race

    Patrick Dempsey builds buzz before Grand Prix race
    On Facebook and Twitter, reactions to the news were a steady mix of "Yum!" and "Wow!" A couple of "Whooo-hoooo!"s were added for good measure. Even Baltimore's mayor made sure she asked the first question at a Friday afternoon news conference for the...
  • Simon Pagenaud posts fastest time of Saturday's morning practice

    Simon Pagenaud posts fastest time of Saturday's morning practice
    Another practice session, another second shaved off the fastest time at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. In Saturday’s morning practice, Simon Pagenaud, who races the No. 77 car for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports, posted the session’s fastest time...
  • Franchitti among those not in the Top 12 for Izod IndyCar Series race

    Franchitti among those not in the Top 12 for Izod IndyCar Series race
    Some of open-wheel racing’s biggest names didn't make it into the Top 12 Saturday for Sunday's Izod IndyCar Series race in the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Dario Franchitti, who has won the pole at four events this year, will start 15th, one spot...
  • Hawksworth wins pole for Sunday's Indy Lights race

    Hawksworth wins pole for Sunday's Indy Lights race
    Jack Hawksworth won the pole Saturday for Sunday’s Indy Lights race in the Grand Prix of Baltimore.   Hawksworth, who had the top practice run in both sessions on Friday, finished ahead of Indy Lights points leader Carlos Munoz of Colombia and...
  • Charm City Cakes surprises owner Sam Schmidt with cake for 49th birthday

    Charm City Cakes surprises owner Sam Schmidt with cake for 49th birthday
    Sam Schmidt, who is in town for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, didn’t get to celebrate his 49th birthday on the race track. That didn’t stop Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes from wishing the owner of Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports a happy...
  • For Jack Hawksworth, winning pole in Baltimore 'beats' winning races

    For Jack Hawksworth, winning pole in Baltimore 'beats' winning races
    Just a rookie on the Firestone Indy Lights Series, Jack Hawksworth has already won twice this year. But the happiness he felt over those victories did not compare to the elation of winning the pole for Sunday’s Indys Lights race at the Grand Prix of...
  • IndyCar looking for star power

    IndyCar looking for star power
    You can't say IndyCar lacks for stories. There's Helio Castroneves, the photogenic Brazilian driver who won "Dancing With the Stars" and currently leads in his quest for a first season championship. There's his countryman, Tony Kanaan, an affable...
  • Hinchcliffe making a name for himself in the No. 27 GoDaddy car

    Hinchcliffe making a name for himself in the No. 27 GoDaddy car
    Fans of the distinctive neon green No. 27 car may have done a double take when GoDaddy announced on Jan. 10, 2012, that James Hinchcliffe would succeed Danica Patrick as driver, but Hinchcliffe said he hopes they have become familiar with his name and...
  • Families, racing fans flock downtown for Grand Prix action

    Race cars whipped around downtown Baltimore on Saturday, turning usually traffic-choked streets into a speedway, their engines filling the air with the sounds of a hornet's hum on the straights and a smoker's cackle at the hairpin turn. As the cars...
  • Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, wins pole for Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Scott Dixon, of New Zealand,  wins pole for Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Scott Dixon, the only driver to record top 5 finishes in each of the previous two Grand Prix of Baltimore races, will open Sunday’s competition in the lead after winning the pole in Saturday’s qualifying session. Dixon, a 33-year-old...
  • Q&A with car sponsor Fuzzy Zoeller

    Q&A with car sponsor Fuzzy Zoeller
    For my latest blog for The Baltimore Sun, I thought it might be fun to interview my favorite celebrity, golfer Fuzzy Zoeller. As you know if you’ve seen my car, Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka is my primary sponsor, but Fuzzy is more than just...
  • Caution flags fly at start of American Le Mans Series race

    Caution flags fly at start of American Le Mans Series race
    Wrecked cars and red and yellow flags dominated Saturday's American Le Mans Series race. Three cautions — including the weekend's biggest wreck immediately after the start — whittled the originally two-hour race to just more than an hour....