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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 07.30.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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.

American Wins Indy 500 In Second-Closest Finish Ever

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.25.2014 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay peeked around Helio Castroneves, then reversed course and dipped inside for a daredevil pass and the lead in th...

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...

Kanaan Wins Indy 500, Finally

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Kanaan had one more lap, one anticlimactic last lap under the yellow caution flag, to end 12 years of frustration in the Ind...

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.

Another Last-Lap Blunder?

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.27.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- In the early going of the Indianapolis 500, Bobby Rahal advised his driver to show a little patience. If only Takuma Sato had been li...

Record Heat Takes Aim At Fans, Drivers At Indy 500

AP | TOM DAVIES | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tens of thousands of fans are arriving at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for what could be the hottest Indianapolis 500 on record. ...

Indy 500 Drivers, Fans Face Record-Setting Heat

AP | TOM DAVIES | Posted 07.27.2012 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — Fans sought shade under the grandstands and beneath umbrellas. Misting stations got a healthy workout. But Sunday's Indianapolis ...

No Clear Favorite For 'Super Bowl' Of Racing

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 05.26.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marco Andretti knows how much heartache his family has suffered at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He needs no reminders that IndyCar cou...

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.

Auction Grants Huge Sum For Family Of Killed IndyCar Driver

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 03.14.2012 | Impact

An auction dedicated to the late Dan Wheldon raised more than $600,000 that will go to his wife and two young sons. The final total of $627,203 was r...

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 ...

Indianapolis 500 Ticket Prices Didn't Keep Fans Away

AP | By RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 07.29.2011 | Sports

-- Higher ticket prices and lingering concerns about the economy couldn't keep Indianapolis 500 fans away from this year's race. General admission p...

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.

Danica Patrick Finally Qualifies For Indy 500

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 07.22.2011 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Andretti's team finally overcame its May curse. The rain held off Sunday to give Danica Patrick a second chance, and Jam...