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Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi sprayed some grape after winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Long Beach. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior

Alexander Rossi joined a short list of open-wheel royalty when he won Sunday’s 45th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position, delivering Michael Andretti his landmark 200th […]

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Flag to Flag: Indy 500

Watching the Indy 500 today?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he live blogs the race Flag to Flag.

Sun, 05/24/09 – 8:00 | 55 Comments
Joey Saldana won the Paul Sawyer Memorial at Virginia Motor Speedway to break into the Top-10 on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series all-time win list. The $10,000 victory was the 46th of his career and places him in a tie with former series champion Bobby Davis Jr. for 10th all time.
Saldana started on […]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Saldana Cruises In Virginia Outlaw Race
Bliss Wins Rain-Shortened Nationwide Race
Yellow flags and rain fell at just the right times for Mike Bliss Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the result was his first Nationwide Series victory in 83 races.
The final batch of rain began to fall with 32 laps to go in the race. Two laps later, NASCAR officials brought the field into […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 22:40 | Comments Off on Bliss Wins Rain-Shortened Nationwide Race
Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Paul Tracy has been promised a trip to West Allis, Wis., next weekend, and another open-wheel race start, if he can win Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Which begs this carrot question…if PT does win the 93rd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” will he hold up one finger or […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 20:45 | Comments Off on Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy
Edwards Tops Nationwide Qualifying
Carl Edwards will start Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race from the pole as a result of posting the fastest qualifying run earlier on Saturday.
Edwards did a qualifying lap at 183.175 mph at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Starting second tonight will be Kyle Busch, who is the series points leader. Busch enters the race 37 points ahead of […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Edwards Tops Nationwide Qualifying
You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco –  But It Helps
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Monaco. It’s like no other city – or country – and no other race.
All the great drivers have raced in Monaco since the first race in 1929 and most of them have won on the streets that wind through the steep hillsides of the tiny principality best known for its […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 16:30 | One Comment
Woody: Justice Not Served in Long Case
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
There used to be a joke in college football: Every time Oklahoma got caught cheating the NCAA would put Western Kentucky on probation.
The point being: The NCAA would throw the book at a nobody while letting a big-time (and cash cow) program slide.
Methinks I smell a similar odor wafting from […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 16:25 | 9 Comments
Video: Johnny Rutherford’s Yellow Submarine
|’s John Sturbin takes a look back at 1980, his first year covering the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. John was writing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and hometown hero Johnny Rutherford won the race that year, from the pole, in the revolutionary, Texas-built “yellow submarine”, making Sturbin’s rookie year at Indy a most memorable one!

Sat, 05/23/09 – 15:00 | One Comment
Pedley: Peace Breaks Out At Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The theme of last year’s Indianapolis 500 was clear: The 2008 race was all about reunification.
You know, the first 500 after Champ Car and IndyCar came to their senses and the battle of wits between two unarmed opponents had been declared over.
Finally –finally – after a dozen years and untold […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 11:15 | Comments Off on Pedley: Peace Breaks Out At Indianapolis
Month Of May Shaping Up As A Classic For Castroneves
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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 […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:33 | 2 Comments