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"Duke of Oil"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.04.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It's not every day that you get the oil changed in your car (in fact, it's every 3,000 miles) and drive away feeling like you've just...

Rookie Wins The Indianapolis 500

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.31.2016 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Rookie Alexander Rossi rolled the dice on fuel and hit the jackpot winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunda...

Indy 500 2016: How Much It Costs to Go to Indianapolis 500

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports

By Andrew DePietro, Contributor The 2016 Indianapolis 500 will be on Sunday, May 29, marking the event's 100th anniversary. Winner of the 2015 Indy...

Racing She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When Bertha Benz went on the first long-distance automobile trip in 1888 (with her sons), the wife of Carl Benz (the Benz of Mercedes Benz) demonstrated that automobile travel was practical. Wide-scale adoption of automobiles followed her daring adventure (which she undertook without informing her husband).

$60k in 23 Days: How IndyCar Fans Crowdfunded the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Matthew Knell

After a tough month of May, and a hard-fought finish in the 2015 Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann took a second checkered flag later that day when her #GetInvolved campaign completed -- with a surprise result.

Women Make Significant Gains During The Indy 500's First Century

Alicia Jessop | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Alicia Jessop

Walking the grid, one quickly realizes that women have entwined themselves with every part of race day operations at the Indianapolis 500. From pit crews to news reporters and over the wall personnel to engineers, women serve a role in every component of the Indy 500.

How an Indy 500 Driver Embraced Crowdfunding To Help Make Millions of Lives Better

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.07.2016 | Impact
Matthew Knell

Usually when feel-good stories come out of motorsports it's because a driver did something completely unexpected behind the wheel, or beat the odds to score an underdog victory. This story is different. But, mostly because there is more than one winner in this race.

7 Reasons Why the Indy 500 Is Still the Greatest Race in the World

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

After four straight years of exciting finishes, the addition of a new title sponsor, and a deeper and more diverse field of drivers than has been seen in years, the luster appears to be returning to the Indianapolis 500.

How One Driver's Indy 500 Race Will Help Save Lives

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

She is a 30-year-old IndyCar driver from England, who now resides in Indianapolis. Without a full-time team, she represents one of these drivers who spends a great deal of time putting together her race schedule -- working with teams and sponsors to help find the funding for another chance.

Palin Rejects What?

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and her husband Todd recently had a chance to try out Google Glass, a form of wearable technology, but passed up on...

Ed Carpenter's Indy 500 Chances

Josh Farmer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Ed Carpenter is a rare breed in Indycar today being an owner/driver in a series dominated by multicar teams and rich team owners owners. This weekend, however, he shut out the field and won the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar: What to Watch in May

Josh Farmer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

The Indianapolis 500 is more than just another race and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is more than just another racetrack. It has a rich and deep history that spans the last century. It has brought us some of the finest finishes, the fastest laps, the greatest heroes and some of the saddest moments in all of racing.

Kimberly Harms Loves Indianapolis

Love Letters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

I'll admit that I still have deep affection for the cities of my youth, Plymouth and Frankenmuth, Michigan, and that I have hooked up with the occasional jock like Houston.

Indycar on the Upswing Heading for the Indy 500

Josh Farmer | Posted 07.23.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Memorial Day Weekend -- to some it means the beginning of summer, kids out of school, families planning vacations; but for us race fans, it means it's time for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing -- The Indianapolis 500. It's not just a race; it is a national pastime.

Top 5 Best Finishes in Indycar Racing

Josh Farmer | Posted 06.25.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

One of the unique things about motorsports is that you can never predict what is going to happen at the end.

If I Ran Indycar...

Josh Farmer | Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Randy Bernard has a tough job: Running a racing series that has lost a large amount of its fan following since the mid-90s and is still sliding downhill somewhat. If Randy was to come to me and hand the keys to Indycar over to me here is what I would do

Crowning a Champion in Indianapolis (Again)

Zach Veach | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Zach Veach

I remind myself to never fail to dream big -- I dream of someday taking the checkered flag in the Indianapolis 500-mile race.

Andrew Burmon

Race Car Driver Alessandro Zampedri Goes From Crash To Crash Pads | Andrew Burmon | Posted 01.12.2012 | Travel

Alessandro Zampedri is famous for the last reason a race car driver wants to be famous. In 1996, as he was about to finish fourth in the Indianapolis ...

The Indy 500 Celebrates Its 100th Year

Kate Kelly | Posted 07.25.2011 | Sports
Kate Kelly

The auto race known as the Indy 500 will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 30, 2011. When you consider that Henry Ford did not even introduce the Model T until 1908, it does pique one's curiosity about automobile racing and Indianapolis in 1911.

Castroneves Goes for Fourth Indy 500 Win With Four-Time Champ Mears as Spotter

James M. Clash | Posted 07.13.2011 | Sports
James M. Clash

This year is special at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: It is the 100th anniversary of the first running of the annual 500-mile race there and Helio Castroneves has a good chance of becoming the Indy 500's youngest four-time champ.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: The Brief Life Of The Osama Bin Bounce | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

Everybody is pretty happy over the news that they won't be sharing their future with Osama bin Laden. But it's hard for most people to actually visualize a future -- let alone plan for one -- without having a steady job and the income it provides.

McLaren's All-New 2012 MP4-12C Introduced in Beverly Hills

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

After over one million miles of prototype testing, the first new road car from McLaren since 1993 is ready.

Dario Franchitti Wins The Indianapolis 500

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(EDDIE PELLS/AP) INDIANAPOLIS — Dario Franchitti drove 199 nearly flawless laps, then survived the last one with a huge break from a spectacular cra...

The Greatest Car Race Ever? Not The Indy 500. Ford vs. Ferrari In 1966 (VIDEO)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

As I read Go Like Hell, I turned the pages faster, heart humming on all cylinders -- you can ignore the racing story (if you must) and thrill to this book as a business saga, an adventure story or even a mythic quest.

The Man Who's Building the $2 Million Car

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

To Alfred DiMora, designing, building and selling a $2 million limited-production super-exotic sedan seemed like a good enough idea in 2007.