| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Check out festivals and events in November across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Nov. 1-3: Melbourne Air and Space...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Long before today's motor-racing crew chiefs employed laptop computers, engine dynamometers and other high-tech gear in search of more speed, there was George Bignotti.
Bignotti, who died Friday at 97, reigned supreme among chief mechanics -- that's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Brazilian racecar driver Helio Castroneves has already won the Indianapolis 500 three time and he's gunning for a fourth Indy title this year. "It's a great race and such an honor to compete in it," says the 36-year-old champion. "I'm very grateful that...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
A snail entering the Indianapolis 500? Stranger things have happened ... especially in animated features. Ryan Reynolds voices the tiny, not particularly speedy creature who has dreams of competing in one of the world's most famous auto races.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Heeding doctors' advice after being seriously hurt in a crash last month, four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti said Thursday he's ending his racing career.
"Based upon the expert advice of the doctors who have treated and assessed my head and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Four-time IndyCar series champion Dario Franchitti, citing doctors' advice after he was seriously hurt in a crash in October, said Thursday he is ending his racing career.
"Based upon the expert advice of the doctors who have treated and assessed my...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Looking back at the weekend’s motor racing, including Jimmie Johnson’s sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title and Sebastian Vettel’s win victory at the U.S. Grand Prix, five things come to mind:
Johnson raises an extraordinarily high bar even...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
For decades the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was all about a single race, the legendary Indianapolis 500, held each Memorial Day weekend.
The IndyCar Series on Tuesday outlined plans for holding another race next May 10...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In the service of this column, I've attended more than a couple of parties that were out of my price range and I've found that I can blend in just about anywhere. High-rise soirees and VIP lounges are one thing, but nothing puts this Buick-owning reporter...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:44 AM
If you're a race-car driver in search of a job, it helps to know a billionaire.
Racing mogul Roger Penske hired Juan Pablo Montoya to join his IndyCar team next year even though Penske doesn't yet have a single sponsor to help finance Montoya's car...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:07 PM
The IndyCar series returns from a monthlong layoff with a doubleheader in Houston this weekend that could tighten the championship battle at the season finale in Fontana.
Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner still seeking his first...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Veteran IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, winner of this year's Indianapolis 500, next year will join one of the sport's strongest teams, Chip Ganassi Racing.
Ganassi announced that it signed the 38-year-old Brazilian to a multi-year deal to become the team's...