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  • Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

    Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts
    The race car — what's left of it — sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted. "It ain't very pretty to look at," Pete Kantorsky, Jr. said of the 1937 Ford. But one man's junk is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Laurel Speedway's wooden track hosted auto racing in the 1920s

    Laurel Speedway's wooden track hosted auto racing in the 1920s
    Long before there was a Patuxent Greens Golf Course or Stewart Towers high rise building, a mammoth oval race track occupied that area of land off Route 197, near Route 198. Horse racing at Laurel Park racetrack had been ongoing since 1911, but in 1924 an...
  • Md. does not have to gerrymander

    Del. Kathleen Dumais wrongly claims that redistricting reform in Maryland is impossible because "until such time that change occurs at the federal level, redistricting will continue to be a partisan, political process" ("Md. congressional map is far,...
  • Will sports miss military flyovers?

    Less loud and fun Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel Military flyovers are just as much a part of major sporting events in America as beer and hot dogs. It's seems like a long-standing tradition and that's what makes sporting events, well, an event. It's...
  • NFL, Ravens announce policy banning most bags from stadium

    NFL, Ravens announce policy banning most bags from stadium
    A new policy announced by the NFL on Thursday will prevent Ravens fans from carrying most bags into M&T Bank Stadium this season unless they are made of a clear material. The change follows a national trend toward increased security measures at...
  • Fox 45 to produce Grand Prix of Baltimore special

    Fox 45 to produce Grand Prix of Baltimore special
    Baltimore's WBFF-TV Fox 45 will produce a 30-minute special to air the Thursday before this year's third edition of the Grand Prix of Baltimore. According to a news release from race organizers, the show will offer live interviews and behind-the-...
  • Once a fan of the Indy 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay hopes to win it Sunday

    Once a fan of the Indy 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay hopes to win it Sunday
    For as long as Ryan Hunter-Reay can remember, the Indianapolis 500 was a huge deal. As a small child growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Hunter-Reay used to plop down a plastic race track and line up his miniature race cars in front of the television set...
  • IndyCar drivers stop in Baltimore as preparation for Grand Prix continues

    IndyCar drivers stop in Baltimore as preparation for Grand Prix continues
    When former IndyCar circuit champion Tony Kanaan heard that his new teammate would be the promising young driver Simona De Silvestro, he immediately thought they would get along fine. "Both of us have caught fire before," he said Wednesday. "So we...