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Month Of May Shaping Up As A Classic For Castroneves
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 7:33 | 2 Comments
Month Of May Shaping Up As A Classic For Castroneves

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway traditionally is for sending messages. And the final missive from Helio Castroneves on Friday was that he is so good to go for the 93rd edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“For me, the month is falling into place,” Castroneves said at the end [...]

ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Casual fans of open-wheel racing may not be aware that the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series schedule have been carried – as they say in the TV industry – “on another network.”
Not so with the Indianapolis 500, which for the 45th consecutive year will be [...]

IMS Creates Scholarship To Honor Journalist Mike Harris
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
IMS Creates Scholarship To Honor Journalist Mike Harris

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – One of the most familiar and respected bylines in the newspaper industry will disappear this summer when Mike Harris steps into retirement.
Harris will conclude a 40-year career with The Associated Press – including 30 as motorsports editor – on July 1. A fixture in the Media Center at [...]

Kanaan Among The Cellu-Elite Of Athletes In All Of Sports
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Kanaan Among The Cellu-Elite Of Athletes In All Of Sports

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Ask IndyCar Series star Tony Kanaan if a race car driver really is an athlete, and he will hit you with his body fat.
Not that there’s much of that on Kanaan’s sinewy  5-foot-5, 158-pound frame. Body fat is a lipid (fat) produced in the body, and may be influenced by [...]

Video: Carb Day At Indy
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 12:45 | Comments Off
Video: Carb Day At Indy

RacinToday.com’s exclusive look at the sights and sounds of Carb Day, at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

Video: John Sturbin Reports From The Indy 500
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 11:00 | One Comment
Video: John Sturbin Reports From The Indy 500

Senior writer John Sturbin is covering his 30th consecutive Indy 500 this month. He is sharing his memories, his knowledge and his contacts with RacinToday readers all week with video and print reports. Readers can contact John at jsturbin@racintoday.com

Rahal’s Young Driving Career Has Come Full Circle
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Rahal’s Young Driving Career Has Come Full Circle

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – From the time he learned to spell his given name, Graham Rahal figures his career-path was destined to unfold as a series of right- and-left-handed turns.
“I always wanted to be a road-racer,” Rahal said Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the mother of all oval racetracks. “That was always [...]

Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing
Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hanging from the walls in the third-floor break room of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a collection of the most marvelous old photographs. The are blown-up copies of black-and-white stills from the 1950s and ‘60s which feature celebrities from those eras mugging it up at the speedway.
There [...]

Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State
Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tim Richmond’s colorful playboy lifestyle and off-track controversies tended to overshadow his immense talent on the track.
Some believe that Richmond, who died of AIDS on Aug. 13, 1989, was one of the most talented racers ever to compete in NASCAR. One of those believers is acclaimed team-owner Rick Hendrick, for [...]

Up to Speed: Indy 500 Drivers in NYC
Monday, 18 May, 2009 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Up to Speed: Indy 500 Drivers in NYC

Follow the starting grid of the 93rd Indianapolis 500 to New York.