The (Very) Short List of Potential American Drivers for Gene Haas in…

An American F1 team! Or the next best thing; a rich American with FIA permission to field an F1 team. USF1 taught us those are not the same thing, but if successful Haas Formula will need a pair of (hopefully American) drivers. Like NASA, the F1 skillset required to ride the rocket is extremely specific, leaving… » 4/13/14 5:15pm 4/13/14 5:15pm

IndyCar's Second Race At The Indy Motor Speedway Is An Awful Idea

IndyCar has announced that they will be racing twice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next May by starting the month on the road course and ending with the Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend. I think it is a truly awful idea. Here's why. » 10/03/13 12:00pm 10/03/13 12:00pm

Xenophobic Atlanta TV Station Says Foreigners Are Bad For The Indy 500

Sunday's Indy 500 was one for the record books in nearly every quantifiable way. It also had a popular winner in Brazilian Tony Kanaan. But one Atlanta TV station says IndyCar will never top NASCAR because "Americans prefer American racers." Oh, and they say the finish was a farce. » 5/28/13 11:15am 5/28/13 11:15am

How To Achieve The Perfect Lap: As Told By The World’s Fastest Drivers

Throughout the How To Drive Fast series, I’ve offered opinions based on the experience I’ve amassed during my 17-years behind the wheel. The whole basis of this column is to help you drive faster, and learn the tricks and techniques utilized in the quest for victory. But for this piece, I turned to my friends for help: … » 3/12/13 12:30pm 3/12/13 12:30pm

Ashley Judd And Dario Franchitti Are Divorcing So We Get To Use This…

Star Indy 500 couple Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti are getting a divorce. Now we get to use this seemingly appropriate but entirely wrong image of milk-drenched euphoria that suddenly appears like sadness. » 1/30/13 9:00am 1/30/13 9:00am

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Was Saved From Destruction 67 Years…

November 14th, 1945, Tony Hulman, a businessman from Terre Haute, IN., purchased the famed but rundown Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Eddie Rickenbacker for $750,000. It was this purchase that brought the fabled Speedway back from the ashes of World War ll and turned it into the World's Greatest Race Course. » 11/14/12 4:30pm 11/14/12 4:30pm

Indy 500 Winner Dario Franchitti And His No-Lift Oppo Moment

The last lap of this year's Indy 500 included a serious sphincter-clencher for Dario Franchitti. Takuma Sato attempted a pass in a headwind on turn one, but the 226-mph inside run on the leader was unclean, and the always-courageous Sato took himself out. But the lack of on-screen drama for his rival belied what was… » 6/01/12 5:30pm 6/01/12 5:30pm

Google Street View Drives The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Google Maps continues its search to document every last bit of our private and public lives, now extending its all-seeing eye to the very bowl of the Indianapolis 500. Nowhere is safe, not even inside the Brickyard. » 5/28/12 5:30pm 5/28/12 5:30pm

In 1971, Lotus Raced A Four-Wheel Drive F1 Car Powered By An Airplane…

The early 1970s were quite possibly the craziest years in Formula One and not only because of the mammoth sideburns. These were years of wild experiments in fields as apart as aerodynamics and sponsorship structures, and they produced fascinating evolutionary dead-ends like the Lotus 56, a turbine-powered, four-wheel… » 4/16/12 4:30pm 4/16/12 4:30pm

The toughest driver at Indy is a woman, and she's not Danica Patrick

The most popular racer in this year Indianapolis 500 is a 22-year-old Swiss woman who managed to qualify despite second-degree burns on her hands. Here's how Simona De Silvestro is earning her new nickname: "The Swiss Missile." » 5/24/11 12:30pm 5/24/11 12:30pm