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  • Injury forces Newgarden from Grand Prix of Baltimore, but it won't stop him

    Injury forces Newgarden from Grand Prix of Baltimore, but it won't stop him
    Car owner Sarah Fisher knows what's going on. She has a young, rookie driver, who has yet to bag a Top 10 finish due to no fault of his own and caught the eyes of other car owners. She knows they may try to steal him away. "I know there are feelers out...
  • With many roles, Johnny Unser leaves his mark on IndyCar

    With many roles, Johnny Unser leaves his mark on IndyCar
    When Johnny Unser leaves the race control booth of the USF 2000 series, one of the support races for this weekend's Grand Prix of Baltimore, he will head to the garages to help young drivers understand how to compete. The USF 2000 series is part of the...
  • One-on-one with A.J. Foyt

    A.J. Foyt, Indy car racing's all-time winningest driver (67) and championship record holder (7), is now 77. He's had open heart surgery, and in January went through an illness that nearly killed him. But here he is, alive, opinonated and planning to get...
  • Danica who? Hinchcliffe steps into her ride, doesn't miss a beat

    James Hinchcliffe has slipped comfortably into Danica Patrick's former race car, if not specifically into her driving shoes. IndyCar's 2011 rookie of the year has taken the Michael Andretti Autosports car driven by Patrick to a 10th-place finish in the...
  • Michael Johnson aims to become first paralyzed driver in Indianapolis 500

    Michael Johnson aims to become first paralyzed driver in Indianapolis 500
    The first thing Tim Johnson remembers hearing from the son who had gone unexpectedly airborne that dreary August afternoon seven years ago in southern Canada, a 12-year-old bucked from his 250cc motorcycle like a clueless bull rider, was that he could not...
  • Racer Tominovich is on the fast track to success

    Emilee Tominovich knows how to put the pedal to the metal. As a professional driver in the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup SCCA Pro Series, the Clarksville resident has a knowledge of motor vehicles that can only be learned by driving them around precise turns...
  • 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...
  • 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 &#...
  • Nick James Nopulos, diner owner

    Nick James Nopulos, diner owner
    Nick James Nopulos, former co-owner of Catonsville's venerable Double T Diner, died Saturday of complications from chronic lymphoma and leukemia at Howard County General Hospital. He was 91. The son of a barber and a homemaker who were Greek immigrants,...
  • McKay never outgrew state roots

    Jim McKay saw so much of the world during his lengthy and legendary broadcasting career. His syrupy voice, endearing charm and calming presence always made viewers of ABC's Wide World of Sports feel at home, whether he was profiling cliff divers in...
  • 'His words were golden'

    Jim McKay probably would have been a little embarrassed that an entire ballroom of people made such a fuss in his honor last night at the Hilton Baltimore. Throughout his broadcasting career, he always strived to make the story about his subjects, not...