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  • 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...
  • Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance

    Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance
    Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
  • After nearly winning Indianapolis 500, Carlos Munoz focuses on Indy Lights title

    After nearly winning Indianapolis 500, Carlos Munoz focuses on Indy Lights title
    If not for a yellow flag with 2 1/2 laps left in this year's Indianapolis 500, Carlos Munoz might have become the youngest champion in one of auto racing's iconic events. Still, what the 21-year-old Colombian accomplished at the Indianapolis Motor...
  • What do speeders tell their children about why they break the law?

    It is most amusing to see the controversy surrounding speed cameras and the revenue they generate ("Speeding drivers get the blame," Sept. 13). I wonder what we tell our children sitting in the back seat. When they say, "Daddy, why are you speeding?" do...
  • The Interview: Andretti marketing officer gears up for Grand Prix

    The Interview: Andretti marketing officer gears up for Grand Prix
    Towson native and racing executive JF Thormann saw two of his drivers finish in the Top 10 of the Baltimore Grand Prix's main race last year. This year, Thormann — the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Andretti Autosport &#...
  • James M. "Jim" Gehrdes, coach

    James M. "Jim" Gehrdes, coach
    James M. "Jim" Gehrdes, who had headed the physical education department at the Naval Academy and had also been a storied track coach, died July 27 of respiratory failure at his Annapolis home. He was 87. The son of a Pennsylvania Railroad brakeman...
  • Foyt Racing to field Indy 500 car for minority driver

    Foyt Racing to field Indy 500 car for minority driver
    A.J. Foyt Racing announced this morning it is joining with Starting Grid, an organization founded to help diversity motorsports, and American Honda to field a car for Chase Austin, 22, who has long been considered a solid prospect in both open wheel and...
  • 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...
  • 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...