Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
Honestly, "The Star-Spangled Banner" can be a beating even when performed in a competent manner. Only a select few have ever really knocked it out of the park -- Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Jose Feliciano, etc. -- and most of them had to change up the song considerably to do so. Your average pop mu ... More >>
I spent way too much time this afternoon on this Web site devoted to the 1973 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car -- which, if you haven't figured it out by now, was a Cadillac Eldorado. But that's only because I spent way too much time inside a 1973 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car yesterday -- or, at the very l ... More >>
White couches in The Second Floor's Lounge, the natural prey of juice-box-slurping knee-biters.Chicken fingers to the left. Chicken fingers to the right. For years, the issue of kids in restaurants and children's menus has divided chefs and patrons alike. From New York--where one Brooklyn piz ... More >>
Andra DuRee Martin/Manitou Springs COCA fruitcake tossing competition.Everyone's heard the doorstop joke, as well as the one about a single fruitcake being regifted over the centuries. Yes, and if you blast through the outer layer, you find strata that would fascinate geologists.And they are anci ... More >>
For those of you - both of you - not consumed by Cowboys-Eagles this weekend, NASCAR comes to town in the form of the Dickie's 500 Sunday at.Texas Motor Speedway. Driving. Racing. Wreckin'. Watching. Drinking. Eating. Bowling? It's the events surrounding the race that actually make NASC ... More >>
Had a buddy yesterday gloat to me that Memorial Day Sunday is "one of the greatest sporting days of the year!" To which I replied, "Huh?" I remember a time when the Indianapolis 500 was must-see TV along with the Harlem Globetrotters, heavyweight boxing matches, Oklahoma-Nebraska foot ... More >>
Not only is he on the poll for this year's Indy 500, Castroneves has won the "greatest spectacle in racing" twice before. He's also been a winner at Texas Motor Speedway and--just to show he has moves off the track--Dancing with the Stars, as well.The Sao Paulo native earned the nickname "Spiderman" ... More >>
Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.
Equal rights shouldn't constitute unequal results
Where do race-car drivers eat?
Dust to Glory honors the Baja 1000, where everybody's a legend
Elvis dons blue suede trainers
Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag
Baby-faced Brett Shipp grows up--film at 10
Maya Angelou extends her domain by taking on film with Down in the Delta
In the competitive world of pigeon racers, it takes one fast bird to deliver the coo de grace