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  • 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....
  • Marketing CEO for Columbia-based firm driven to race Porsches

    Marketing CEO for Columbia-based firm driven to race Porsches
    David Williams' Columbia-based marketing company makes heavy use of data to help business clients reach customers and maintain their loyalty. As a racecar driver, the CEO of Merkle Inc. also sifts through data to improve his performance on the track....
  • Sebastien Bourdais records fastest time in last practice before Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Sebastien Bourdais records fastest time in last practice before Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Sebastien Bourdais, who will start Sunday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore from the last spot, registered the fastest time in the final practice before the race, finishing a lap of the 2.04-mile circuit in 1 minute, 18.4535 seconds Sunday morning....
  • Justin Boston's road to ARCA success was filled with detours

    Justin Boston's road to ARCA success was filled with detours
    Tucked between Towson's York and Joppa roads, among four-square and hopscotch courts, Immaculate Conception School's parking lots teem with parents in station wagons and minivans awaiting their clamoring children Fridays after dismissal. In the late...
  • Noise at Grand Prix exceeds Baltimore's health code

    Noise at Grand Prix exceeds Baltimore's health code
    The noise levels created by the IndyCars racing through downtown streets for the Baltimore Grand Prix this weekend go well beyond those generally deemed acceptable under the city health code, reaching volumes considered unsafe for people to endure...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay drops out of Grand Prix on 42nd lap

    Ryan Hunter-Reay drops out of Grand Prix on 42nd lap
    Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won the IndyCar Series race in last year’s Grand Prix of Baltimore, had a tough time defending his championship Sunday. After starting eighth, Hunter-Reay’s DHL Chevrolet had “electronics issues” nearly from...
  • Strategy could 'make or break' Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Strategy could 'make or break' Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Robby Gordon was on his way to winning the 1999 Indianapolis 500. His pit crew kept telling him to keep driving, but as Gordon was less than two laps from getting the checkered flag, he encountered a problem to which many can relate whether they're in a...
  • Scott Dixon bows out after Will Power forces him into a wall

    Scott Dixon bows out after Will Power forces him into a wall
    The big names of IndyCar Series racing keep dropping out of Sunday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore. Reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 1 DHL Chevrolet stalled out on the opening lap and after climbing back into contention later on, finally...
  • Banker, Brecher have behind-the-scenes IndyCar jobs race fans would covet

    Banker, Brecher have behind-the-scenes IndyCar jobs race fans would covet
    Brad Banker grew up a sports fan outside Green Bay, Wis., but auto racing was not high on his list of passions. His father was a longtime employee of the Packers and Banker, who somehow became a fan of the rival Minnesota Vikings, wound up playing...