Foyt Wins The Indy Five Hunnert!

The early-to-mid 1960s were a time of tumult at Indianapolis. The engines had begun to shift from the front to the rear, and the track was still claiming victims with somewhat alarming regularity. However, Colin Chapman's motto wasn't "Simplicate and add durability," (otherwise, one thinks, he would've been running… » 9/18/06 11:15pm 9/18/06 11:15pm

A PR Flack Drops His Guard Regarding the IRL

We're not exactly sure why IRL racer Jeff Simmons' PR guy Karl berbacher had to go list his three favorite records as Fun House by the Stooges, Sabbath's Master of Reality and then poison an until-then fantastic list with Gene Simmons' "I Am Indy" single. But then again, that's why we're broke-dick bloggers who… » 9/06/06 9:00pm 9/06/06 9:00pm

Pull Your Sox Up! New Drag Stratus in Classic Livery

If you have no clue about drag racing legends Sox & Martin, kindly soak your head. Everyone else, read on. Bob Panella, Jr. will run this Sox & Martin-liveried Dodge Stratus at the NHRA US Nationals, the biggest deal in drag racing. Sox expressed his enthusiasm for the project before his death last April, and his… » 8/31/06 1:30pm 8/31/06 1:30pm

F1 Redux: Grand Prix to Return to Indianapolis in 2007

Stock up on Bordeaux, kids; the town of Speedway, Indiana will see another European invasion in 2007. The George- Hulme bunch has inked a one-year extension of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's F1 contract, bringing the Grand Prix back to the track, likely in June. The one-year extension was as much of a commitment… » 8/17/06 1:42pm 8/17/06 1:42pm

Paul Dana's Teammates Speak

We were somewhat surprised, though not shocked, when Rahal-Letterman decided to pull Buddy Rice and Danica Patrick out of the race at Homestead last weekend after the death of their teammate. Their words were fairly boilerplate, but they did make one point that we thought was worth noting — in defending Dana's right… » 3/30/06 2:38am 3/30/06 2:38am

Video Of The Horrific Paul Dana IndyCar Crash

It didn't take long for someone to get the video of todays' horrific crash at Homestead-Miami Speedway up on YouTube. Although this is just a camcorder tape of the crash via CNN Headline News, we wanted to get it up for now until we get something better from the Interwebs. If you're the least bit squeamish...then… » 3/26/06 5:17pm 3/26/06 5:17pm

Dana Paul Is Not Paul Dana

Open letter to those looking for information on the tragic Paul Dana crash at Homestead-Miami today. Jazz vocalist Dana Paul is a completely different person from late Indy racer, Paul Dana: » 3/26/06 3:54pm 3/26/06 3:54pm

He also appears to be quite the amateur astronomer.

IRL Driver Paul Dana Killed in Crash During Warmup

Paul Dana, 30-year-old racing journalist turned Indy driver, was killed in a crash this morning in a warmup at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dana's car hit that of Ed Carpenter, who had spun out and hit the wall. Carpenter was injured. Homestead was to have been Dana's inaugural race for the Rahal-Letterman team. [… » 3/26/06 1:14pm 3/26/06 1:14pm