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Roger Penske has been a part of the auto racing scene for just over half a century, and I’ve known him for most of that time.
It was a huge honor when I received a call a few weeks ago from longtime Penske emissary Walt Czarnecki saying that Roger had requested that I present him when he [...]
Helio Castroneves received the spoils of his third Indianapolis 500 victory – the Herff Jones Champion of Champions Ring and the unveiling of his likeness on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy – in a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
“Where is it?” Castroneves said as he tried to locate [...]
Nobody ever bridged the gap between Indy car racing and NASCAR the way John Andretti did in 1994 when he become the first driver to compete at the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day.
For a second straight year, Andretti will again divide his time between the Indy 500 and [...]
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Ah, the dawn of a fresh new year. A clean slate to be written on.
If we do some serious day dreaming maybe we can come up with some scenarios that would make 2010 a very memorable and interesting year in NASCAR and IndyCar:
* Danica Patrick, the subject of intense scrutiny, [...]
As of Jan. 1, I reluctantly joined the millions of Americans without health insurance. This is the product of a combination of procrastination and frustration. As in, when a media colleague about the same age informed me he was paying $1,100 a month for a single-payer policy with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas…I decided to [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]
Andretti Autosport has signed Phillips-Van Heusen and its IZOD brand to team with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The initial focus of Hunter-Reay’s effort in the No. 37 IZOD entry will be the 2010 Indianapolis 500 and will also include a number of other key series events before and after the [...]
Tradition can be a wonderful thing. But not always.
It has taken officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a long time to figure out that less can be more.
True, for many of the 93 years that the Indianapolis 500 has been run, the month-long schedule every year in May was the right way to go – a celebration [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
For those of us still fortunate enough to be involved in this profession, the 2009 motorsports season was not all about Jimmie and Junior and Danica.
For this writer, 2009 was about transitioning from a 35-year career in the daily newspaper industry into the 24/7 world of cyberspace. Away from the [...]
Editor’s Note: Dave Kallmann is the long-time auto-racing beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He agreed to write an obit column about the oldest continuously operating track in America for RacinToday.com.
By Dave Kallmann | Guest Columnist
Milwaukee, Wis. – You can’t feel sad for a racetrack.
It has no heart. It’s really nothing more than asphalt [...]