| Sep 2, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Rain tires are meant for wet racetracks. Slick tires drive best on a dry course. It doesn't take a Firestone engineer to figure that out.
What had Ryan Hunter-Reay muttering a prayer to Mother Nature early in Sunday's IndyCar Series Grand Prix of...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 2:57 PM
The Grand Prix of Baltimore was IndyCar points leader Will Power's chance to wrap up his first title on a street course, the kind of race track that is his forte. He couldn't do it. Now he has to go to Fontana, Calif., to a 500-mile race on an oval. The...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 12:48 PM
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.
| Sep 4, 2011
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 1:41 PM
He's written a book — "99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16" — dealing with serious subjects like bullying, sex and peer pressure.
He's spoken to the Minnesota state legislature, inspiring it to pass legislation against texting...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Welcome to the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. I'm Mike Conway, and I'll be your unofficial tour guide for the weekend's events. I'll be writing three more blogs for The Sun, so I'll be here to explain things and help you enjoy the race. I'm sure that...
| May 10, 2012
| 5:59 PM
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...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakesays the new organizers she has selected for September's Baltimore Grand Prix — including a member of the legendary Andretti family — "have what it takes to move forward and make this world-class sporting event...
| May 11, 2012
| 7:04 PM
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...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Tickets for the second Baltimore Grand Prix should be on sale by the end of the month, the latest group to organize the race announced Wednesday.
Race On, a team led by two local investors that has partnered with racing champ Michael Andretti's sports...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Despite financing more than $140 million city contracts in the past 12 years, donating tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and being a member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's inner circle, J.P. Grant III has largely avoided the...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dario Franchitti can't avoid talking about his race team's early season troubles and his hopes of getting his Chip Ganassi Dallara-Honda sorted out in time to win Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
But Monday, while making the rounds...