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It was an absolute sports tragedy. American J.R. Hildebrand had found himself in the improbable position of leading the Indy 500 by a huge margin as he rounded the final turn and hit the homestretch. Then he slammed into the wall, uncontested, and blew his chance at auto racing glory. Dan Wheldon took advantage and … Read more
Last year, the Indy 500 did a notoriously low rating while NASCAR moved the Coca-Cola 600 into primetime and won the evening handily. NASCAR’s race at Charlotte did not break the ratings bank by any means but it is a telling moment when a “just another midseason event” for NASCAR pulls in the viewership of … Read more
A major mistake by Helio Castroneves sabotaged the seemingly dominant effort by the Penske folks and led to a Mike Conway victory at Long Beach.
Note: I know Versus is a terrible network but the race winner’s name is Will Power not Will Powers. It would be nice if the network charged with covering the sport knew the names of its best performers.
For notes and details on this year’s race from the Kansas City Star, click here. Here is the full highlight video from Helio Castroneves’ exciting 2010 victory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luha6X1kVAc&feature=player_embedded
The double-file restart has been an unabashed success in NASCAR, creating stirring drama with the waving of each yellow caution flag. IndyCar, desperate to add life to its sport, debuted the restart at St. Petersburg and things did not go well. Marcos Andretti flipped over on the first turn of the first lap (above) and … Read more