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  • Justin Wilson in coma after IndyCar Pocono accident

    08/23/2015 6:17:10 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 19 replies
    Justin Wilson, a British IndyCar driver, was struck in the head by debris from another car during today's race. IndyCar reports he is in a coma and listed in critical condition.
  • Indy 500 Live Thread

    05/24/2015 9:04:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 99 replies
    24 May, 2015 | Self
    Race about to start
  • IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma to go ahead as scheduled following earthquake

    08/24/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 12 replies ^ | Aug. 23, 2014 | Unknown
    IndyCar and Sonoma Raceway officials have confirmed that today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will go ahead as scheduled despite the earthquake that hit the area early on Sunday morning. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter about six miles south of Napa woke residents and visitors about 3:20 a.m. local time. The jarring quake lasted about 25 seconds, and multiple aftershocks have been recorded. No damage was reported at the racetrack – which is located about 15 miles from the American Canyon site named as the epicenter of the quake – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and...
  • 50 Years Ago At The Indy 500 - Fire, Death, and a GREAT race!

    05/24/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 62 replies
    Free Republic and Various Feeds ^ | 5/24/2014 | Compilation
    These are just a few observations. I encourage other Freepers to add to this thread. I just just in the 8th grade at this time and was addicted to the race, having attended the '62 and '63 races. This event I watched on closed circuit TV at Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Shortly into the race there was a picture that I cannot forget, a screen filled with smoke and fire in a wreck that was so bad it stopped the race and claimed the lives of two drivers. Dave McDonald drove Micky Thompson's car, which used gasoline. He lost...
  • December turning into a violent month (Indy)

    12/16/2013 6:21:39 PM PST · by digger48 · 22 replies
    wthr ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | Carrie Cline
    INDIANAPOLIS - 'Tis the season for crime and violence. Two more shootings this weekend left two people, including a 15-year-old boy, dead. But unfortunately, the violence doesn't surprise some. It's another deadly trend going in the wrong direction. This weekend's violence started Friday night with the shooting of Michael Boyd, who was 23. It happened following a disturbance at a Shell gas station on the city's northeaRev. Charles Harrison, leader of the Ten Point Coalition, says December is typically a violent month because even criminals are trying to collect money to provide Christmas for their side. After getting shot,...
  • Calling all independent-minded Americans to a first organizational convention!

    11/06/2013 4:41:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/5/2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    <p>America’s two-party system is broken. Some, myself included, believe it is broken beyond tinkering and repair.</p> <p>“Communist Party USA endorses Obama & Democrats for 2012,” August 4, 2011.</p> <p>“Democrat ad shows Romney supporters being beheaded,” Nov. 4, 2012.</p>
  • Breaking: Dan Wheldon has died.....

    10/16/2011 3:11:34 PM PDT · by TaraP · 76 replies · 1+ views
    October 15th, 2011
    Breaking on CNN
  • R.I.P Dan Wheldon

    10/16/2011 3:13:12 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 14 replies
    1978 - 2011 Killed in Indy Car race at Las Vegas
  • 15-car Wreck Leaves Dan Wheldon Seriously Injured

    10/16/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeChris · 30 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-16-11 | CBSSports
    LAS VEGAS (CBS – IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300. Paul Tracy, who was involved in the wreck, said a team of doctors were working on Wheldon, but there was no word of his injuries. A helicopter lifted off from the speedway, but there was no indication if Wheldon was onboard. Pippa Mann also appeared to be shaky as she was helped to an ambulance. The wreck coming out of Turn 2 on the 12th lap left Townsend...
  • Dan Wheldon (Reigning Indy 500 Champ) Dies After Massive Crash in Las Vegas

    10/16/2011 3:21:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3 minutes ago | By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2. Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told of Wheldon's death in a meeting about two hours after the fiery, smoky crash that many drivers said was the worst they had ever seen. He won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including this year. "IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. "Our...
  • Prosecutor: Gang Members Involved In Officer Shooting [Indianapolis]

    08/31/2011 10:09:31 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 6 replies
    WRTV 6 Indianapolis ^ | 8/21/11 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Both men charged in connection with the shooting of an Indianapolis police officer last week are gang members, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. Formal charges were filed against Eugenio Gonzalez-Rarmirez, 18, and Johnny Taboada-Perez, 22, in the Friday shooting of Officer Dustin Carmack, 6News' Derrik Thomas reported. Gonzalez-Ramirez, who police believe was the triggerman in the shooting, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, carjacking, carrying a handgun without a license and a criminal gang enhancement...
  • Standoff Suspect In Custody After Chase, Fight With Officer (Indianapolis)

    08/08/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A man who barricaded himself in a hotel on Indianapolis' northeast side after running from police and injuring an officer was taken into custody Monday evening, police said. An officer tried to stop a black Mercedes Benz in the 4300 block of North Franklin Road just after 3 p.m., but the driver refused to stop, police said. The officer chased the vehicle, reaching speeds of 100 mph, into the parking lot of the Value Place hotel in the 9500 block of Pendleton Pike, where the Mercedes crashed into a flatbed trailer, police said...
  • Parolee Arrested In 4 Bank Holdups

    09/20/2010 8:38:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 9/20/10 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A convicted bank robber just released from prison was arrested Monday in connection with four more holdups...
  • Radical DeltaWing rocket-shaped car proposed to revitalise IndyCar

    02/12/2010 6:12:43 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 83 replies · 2,215+ views ^ | 2/11/10 | Loz Blain
    Two of four submissions have now been unveiled by the companies wishing to produce the next generation of IndyCar open-wheel racers, and the most recent one is one of the most fascinating looking racecars we've ever seen. The DeltaWing submission is a radical departure from traditional open-wheeler design - in fact, the only thing you could really compare it to is the bizarre lovechild of a drag racer and a Batmobile. With its comically narrow rocketship front end, broad rear end and narrow tyres, the DeltaWing aims to outperform the current crop of IndyCars for significantly less money, while delivering...
  • Jets' road gang mobs Indy bars

    01/24/2010 11:49:13 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies · 578+ views ^ | January 24, 2010 | RICH CALDER
    INDIANAPOLIS — It is a basketball town, after all. Raucous Jets fans took over Indiana’s sleepy capital city this weekend, turning bars and hotel lobbies green with envy in preparation for a playoff showdown to keep their Super Bowl dreams alive. Despite the home field advantage, Indianapolis Colts fans were outnumbered – and shouted down – in more than a few local venues including a downtown hotel where public computers were adorned with Jets screensavers. “I can’t stand Jets fans,” said one barfly in a Peyton Manning jersey. “They’re so obnoxious.”
  • Winning hasn't been easy for Danica Patrick

    05/23/2009 3:18:31 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 15 replies · 1,058+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 23, 2009 | Jim Peltz
    Reporting from Indianapolis -- Danica Patrick's ability to market herself is without question. But can she win another race? Patrick will make her fifth attempt Sunday to win her sport's biggest prize, the Indianapolis 500, the race that rocketed her to stardom when she led and nearly won it in 2005, her rookie year. Getting to the front won't be easy. The 1-2 starters, pole-sitter Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe, drive for powerhouse Team Penske And the IndyCar Series' other leading team, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, has 2007 Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti starting third and defending Indy 500 winner...
  • Danica Patrick cited for speeding in Scottsdale

    12/31/2008 6:49:05 PM PST · by ccmay · 86 replies · 3,532+ views
    The Arizona Republic | 12/31/08 | Ofelia Madrid
    <p>Racecar driver Danica Patrick was pulled over for speeding earlier this month in north Scottsdale.</p> <p>The popular Indy car racer was pulled over Dec. 9 in a gold 2007 Mercedes near 14700 N. 100th St. for going 54 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said.</p>
  • Tire Troubles Steam Brickyard Fans

    07/28/2008 12:02:21 PM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies · 144+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 07/28/08 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tire troubles that plagued Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard left thousands of NASCAR fans steaming Sunday. The caution flag waved 11 times at the race -- many of them planned because of safety concerns brought about by excessive tire wear. Many fans trickled into the speedway Monday morning to renew tickets for next year's race, but some of them said they considered not coming back for another year. Jerry and Diane Stoll, Jeff Gordon fans, said memories from Sunday's race are bad, but that didn't deter them from getting tickets for next year. "I wasn't happy with...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Allstate 400 - July 27, 2008 - ESPN Sun. 1pm ET

    07/22/2008 6:33:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 759 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | 7/22/08
    Join us this weekend for some racing on hallowed ground. God bless our troops, families and this nation under God. This thread is dedicated to the men and women in our country's armed forces defending our freedoms. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
  • Other female driver throws towel in Patrick's face

    07/21/2008 4:00:46 AM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies · 2,117+ views ^ | 7/20/08
    Lexington, Ohio — Danica Patrick finished 12th in the Honda Indy 200 IRL race Sunday, a day after a confrontation with the other female driver in the race. Patrick felt Milka Duno cut her off and got in her way several times during Saturday's practice and approached her in the pit area. Video showed Duno twice throw a white towel in Patrick's face. Patrick was also shown repeatedly telling Duno, "I just want to talk to you about it!" only to have Duno repeatedly tell her to "go away". Eventually, Patrick walked away from the area. Patrick, who has previously...