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  • Johnson makes reaching the four-win club look easy

    Johnson makes reaching the four-win club look easy
    SPEEDWAY - A futile effort was underway not long after he put his knees on the purple pillows. Looking down at the row of bricks following his fourth victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson wanted to make sure this would truly be a...
  • Hunter-Reay looks to come out swinging in 2013

    Hunter-Reay looks to come out swinging in 2013
    FONTANA, California Now that Ryan Hunter-Reay has given the United States its first IZOD IndyCar Series champion since Sam Hornish, Jr. in 2006, the next step is for the Andretti Autosport driver to become the first American-born Indianapolis 500 winner...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Four or less

    The Backstretch Blog: Four or less
    Make no mistake, what Jimmie Johnson did this weekend is incredibly impressive. Four wins at the iconic track of the racing world is nothing to sneeze at. But can we please stop comparing Johnson's win to what Al Unser, Rick Mears and AJ Foyt did? I...
  • IndyCar's Tony Kanaan aims for next leg of $1-million triple crown

    IndyCar's Tony Kanaan aims for next leg of $1-million triple crown
    IndyCar's Tony Kanaan has his sights set on more than Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway this Sunday. There's also $1 million hanging in the balance. If an IndyCar driver wins this year's Indianapolis 500, the race at Pocono and the season finale at Auto...
  • Lotus pulls out of making engines for IndyCar cars

    Lotus pulls out of making engines for IndyCar cars
    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...
  • Watch this four-wide finish in Indy Lights race at Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A three-wide finish in motor racing is thrilling. But four wide? Peter Dempsey won the Freedom 100 by mere inches Friday in the Firestone Indy Lights series at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gabby Chaves finished second, Sage...
  • Indianapolis 500 preview: Will there be another four-time winner?

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As 200,000 spectators poured into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday morning, the question was whether they'll see history at this year's Indianapolis 500. Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti are trying to become four-time...
  • They finally finish the Boston Marathon -- at Indy 500

    They finally finish the Boston Marathon -- at Indy 500
    The explosions prevented Kimberly Grauer from crossing the finish line at this year's Boston Marathon, a race she dedicated to her father who died two weeks before the April competition. On Sunday, she got her chance to end the race, but at a...
  • Kanaan finally wins the Indy 500; Newgarden a disappointing 28th

    Kanaan finally wins the Indy 500; Newgarden a disappointing 28th
    Tony Kanaan has finally won the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan drove past Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart with three laps to go, then coasted across the finish line under yellow when defending race winner Dario Franchitti crashed far back in the field. ...
  • Ken Venturi, 1964 U.S. Open champion, dies at 82

    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...
  • Ed Carpenter earns Indy 500 pole; Josef Newgarden gets in on bump day

    Ed Carpenter earns Indy 500 pole; Josef Newgarden gets in on bump day
    Ed Carpenter knew he was capable of another fast run, and it earned him the pole for the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis native bested IndyCar racing's big-name teams by claiming his first 500 pole Saturday during the "Fast Nine" qualifying session...
  • Graham Rahal puts the Indy 500 in Chicago-friendly terms

    Graham Rahal puts the Indy 500 in Chicago-friendly terms
    Graham Rahal slouched atop a stool nestled inside a local coffee shop. The 24-year-old IndyCar driver planted his elbows firmly on the small table in front of him. His stare darted around the room. He could imagine grandstands surrounding him that...