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Mario Andretti

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  • Fast-rising teenager Sage Karam in the hunt to win Indy Lights Series

    Fast-rising teenager Sage Karam in the hunt to win Indy Lights Series
    If Sage Karam had not won those weekend go-kart races in Charlotte, N.C., as an 8-year-old, he might be getting ready for his final high school football season in Nazareth, Pa. If Karam had not won the Skip Barber School Shootout in Sebring, Fla.,...
  • Still trying to live up to family name, Marco Andretti showing signs of improvement

    Still trying to live up to family name, Marco Andretti showing signs of improvement
    The skeptics have followed Marco Andretti ever since he was old enough to drive a go-kart. Just as the offspring and siblings of stars in other sports often struggle to live up to the family name, Andretti's accomplishments in his eight-year IndyCar...
  • 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...
  • Alonso's departure: A blow and an opportunity

    Alonso's departure: A blow and an opportunity
    Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso's resignation at the end of this academic year is a major blow to a city whose trajectory he helped change. There can be little doubt that the energetic and rapid reforms he implemented in the city's long-struggling...
  • Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family

    Marco Andretti has enjoyed the opportunity — and expectations — that come with his famous family
    You have to give Marco Andretti credit. He's an Indy Car driver, which would be something for any 24-year-old to be proud of. But for Andretti, having the guts to choose that profession is something many twenty-somethings wouldn't want to take on. His...
  • Towson grad Thormann is now the brains behind Andretti racing

    Towson grad Thormann is now the brains behind Andretti racing
    When he was growing up in Towson, JF Thormann could not, in his wildest fantasies, have imagined a day when downtown Baltimore would be turned into a IndyCar racetrack. He did, however, frequently spend his afternoons and evenings pretending there was...
  • Penske and Ganassi prepare for another close finish

    Penske and Ganassi prepare for another close finish
    Two of the most important car owners in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi, sat beside each other Saturday afternoon to discuss the rivalry between their teams as the IndyCar season heads toward its finish. Penske's Will Power and...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix viewing will be both loud and luxurious

    Baltimore Grand Prix viewing will be both loud and luxurious
    Now that Baltimore's debut Grand Prix is just days away, the trash talk is revving up by the hour. And that's not counting the race car drivers. Nope, the motormouths trading good-natured insults are the fans who will watch the races up close and...
  • Andretti to lead new Baltimore Grand Prix team

    Andretti to lead new Baltimore Grand Prix team
    Racing champion Michael Andretti is working on a last-minute effort to organize the Baltimore Grand Prix, teaming with two local businessmen to put together the Labor Day street racing festival, the mayor's office announced Thursday. The new racing...
  • A need for speed for new racing team

    A need for speed for new racing team
    Before glossy race cars careen around downtown streets over Labor Day weekend, another high-speed race must be run. The team promoting Baltimore's Grand Prix — a group announced by city officials this week after the collapse of two other race...
  • Andretti's success gives hope to Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Andretti's success gives hope to Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Ten months ago, IZOD IndyCar Series owner and promoter Michael Andretti and his chief marketing officer John Lopes stood beside the then-Baltimore Grand Prix course and marveled at the crowd and the energy filling the space around them. "This would be...
  • At 71, Mario Andretti is anything but retired

    At 71, Mario Andretti is anything but retired
    Some things never change. As you walk around the hospitality and pit areas at an IZOD IndyCar race you can still find Mario Andretti signing autographs more than five decades since he drove his first racecar in competitive open wheel racing. Andretti,...