| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It’s a problem most car fans wouldn’t mind having. Don Davis has to change too many batteries.
The Texas-based businessman and avid car collector is putting 64 rare and classic cars up for auction April 27. More than $15 million worth of...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:50 PM
One year was enough; Lotus is pulling out of making engines for IndyCar cars.
Just one year after the much heralded entry into the series, the engine maker says it wants to focus on its core business.
The company had four years remaining on its...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:35 AM
How do you find just the right gift to say "thank you" to a man who seemingly has everything?
That's the dilemma A.J. Allmendinger has faced since billionaire team owner Roger Penske gave him a second chance to redeem himself following last year's...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Editor's note: This is Chuck Cassity's last biweekly column in the Daily Pilot. Chuck is leaving this space due to our reduced print production schedule (the Pilot is going to five days of print next), but he will continue to submit commentaries to the...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Danica Patrick has decided not to race in the Indianapolis 500 next season.
Multiple people familiar with her plans tell The Associated Press that Patrick has decided running the Indy 500 would be a distraction to her NASCAR efforts. The people spoke...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:57 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of IndyCar driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon at the Izod IndyCar Series World Championship in Las Vegas.
Various tributes have poured in over the past year...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:11 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - With a nearly empty shop behind him, time can fly by pretty quickly during the Izod IndyCar Series off-season.
For Ed Carpenter, that feeling encompasses a year.
"It seems like the year went by pretty quick," said Carpenter on Tuesday,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's getting confusing keeping track of Snoop Dogg’s animal aliases.
Dogg, Lion -- and now snail?
The garden creature was the reason for his performance Wednesday afternoon at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, where he was promoting the new...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The summer moviegoing season is a time for superheroes, explosions — and marketing tie-ins. Some are a common-sense pairing of cinema and brand — "Fast & Furious 6" and Dodge, "The Hangover: Part III" and Caesar's Palace Las Vegas —...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Once again, Danica Patrick made history.
In winning the pole for the Feb. 24 Daytona 500 during Sunday's time trials at Daytona International Speedway, Patrick set a new standard for female drivers at the highest levels of the speed sports.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:47 AM
DreamWorks Animation will create the first Netflix original series for kids -- a show based on next summer's animated film "Turbo."
The new series, "Turbo: F.A.S.T." -- short for "Fast Action Stunt Team" -- is to debut in December in the United States...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Ken Venturi, a San Francisco native and the 1964 U.S. Open golf champion, has died. He was 82.
Matt Venturi says his father died Friday afternoon at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after a two-month battle with a spinal infection, pneumonia and...