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Sam Schmidt: Inspiration to Racing Fans, Inspiration to Us All

James M. Clash | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
James M. Clash

My connection with Sam Schmidt is personal. Twelve years ago he allowed me to live out a boyhood dream of averaging a 200-mph lap in an Indy car, a risky proposition even for pro drivers. I was just an adventure journalist.

Laid-Back Charlotte, NC - at 170 MPH in an Indy car!

James M. Clash | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

Charlotte is known by most tourists for its laid-back, southern charm. But to auto racing fans it's the capital of NASCAR, with its famous "Hall of Fame Museum" downtown.

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...

On Foot: A Guide to Indy's Walkable Neighborhoods

WHERE | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
WHERE

For all the car culture that surrounds Indianapolis when it's time for the Indy 500 or the Brickyard 400, you might be surprised that one of best ways to explore this midwestern city is on foot.

22 Reasons The Midwest Is The Best

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel

1. Open roads 2. Steak 'n Shake 3. The Great Lakes 4. Paul Bunyan's birthplace 5. The Mall of America 6. The actual Field of ...

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...

Another Indy 500 for the Ages

Josh Farmer | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Josh Farmer

In the end, a great and deserving driver was in victory lane in Tony Kanaan. Kanaan led every one of his previous starts at the Brickyard, but never led the one that counted.

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...

Boston Marathon Runners Finish At Indianapolis 500

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.26.2013 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bundled up against the cold and with tears in their eyes, dozens of runners unable to complete the Boston Marathon due to the bombings...

WATCH: Indy 500 Opens With Crash

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.26.2013 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- The green flag dropped with a chill in the air for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, and it didn't take long for J.R. Hildebrand to brin...

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.

What's YOUR Super Bowl?

Zach Veach | Posted 04.17.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

The Super Bowl reminded me that we're all working towards what we see as our top goal, our end result. As we continue to reach for those goals and realize those dreams, the stakes get higher and the obstacles far greater.

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...

Dario Franchitti Wins Indy 500

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Wheldon couldn't win his third Indianapolis 500. Dario Franchitti did it for him. And if it wasn't going to be Franchitti, t...

WATCH: Big Crash At Indy 500

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar points leader Will Power and Mike Conway were both knocked out of the Indianapolis 500 in the first crash of Sunday's ra...

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...

Danica: indy 500 Is Like 'Ex-Husband'

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Danica Patrick in North Carolina racing stock cars, the Indianapolis 500 will go off on Sunday without an American woman in...

IndyCar CEO Tries To Keep Focus Away From Owner Feuds

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard twice deflected questions Saturday about his relationship with several team owners, citing his desire ...

Kanaan Hoping 11th Time Is The Charm At Indy

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 07.25.2012 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan has been called just about every name in the book. Fan favorite, pole-sitter, race-day favorite, race...

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.

Guy Fieri To Drive Indy 500 Pace Car

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home

INDIANAPOLIS -- Guy Fieri, host of the Food Network's hit show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," will drive the pace car at the Indianapolis 500. Fieri ...