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Q&A with Marco Andretti

Marco Andretti took some time off from not golfing– he’d rather drive the cart — to chat with me on Thursday. Here’s what he has to say about this weekend’s race at Iowa Speedway, among other things: What is it about Iowa Speedway that fits your driving style? (He has two top-three finishes there in [...]

Five things you didn’t know about Indy

1. The Kanaan rules If you didn’t like Tony Kanaan before Sunday, you should now. The guy can race. The fiery Brazilian nearly became the fourth driver to start 33rd and finish second. The last driver to accomplish that feat was Scott Goodyear in 1992, when he finished second to Al Unser Jr. in the [...]

A Q-C tie to Indy

Looking for someone to root for in the IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500? How about Ryan Briscoe. No, his favorite ice cream isn’t Whitey’s. But he has a Q-C area native on his pit crew. Maquoketa, Iowa’s Travis Law changes the left front tire for Briscoe. I talked with him before the race today, [...]

Iowa Corn Indy 250 Bits

Overlooked no more: At Andretti Green Racing Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti get most of the attention. But it was Hideki Mutoh who turned in the best finish Sunday. Mutoh didn’t shy away from a question about being overlooked. “I’m really enjoying with my teammates. I mean, T.K. (Tony Kanaan) has a lot of experience [...]

Iowa Speedway gets 2-year extension

The IndyCar Series will compete at the Iowa Speedway through the 2011 season. Series and track officials announced they had reached an agreement in principle to sign a two-year deal. “We are very excited about this, we’re excited about being here every year,” IndyCar Series commercial division president Terry Angstadt said. “When we’re here, we’re [...]

Questions for Dario Franchitti?

I will talk with Dario Franchitti on Friday morning as he prepares for this weekend’s third Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton. If there’s anything you’d like me to ask him, please post it here in the comments. I’ll post excerpts from the interview here. Franchitti won the first Iowa Corn Indy [...]

The world according to Danica

What Danica Patrick had to say about temper-tantrums, her Kentucky Derby outfit and, oh yeah, the Indianapolis 500.