CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 |
A driver in his early 20s was killed Sunday night when his speeding car flew off Interstate 5 south of San Onofre State Beach and was hit by a southbound Amtrak train, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver of a 1997 Honda was traveling at more than 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic shortly after 9 p.m., the CHP said. The driver attempted to avoid a collision with another car but lost control. His car flew off the freeway and landed on the railroad tracks, the CHP said.
August 27, 2013 |
Auto Club Speedway said Tuesday that IndyCar's drivers plan to hold a day-long test session at the Fontana track on Sept. 24. The session, which is free and open to the public, is in preparation for the MAVTV 500 on Oct. 19, a night race and the season finale that will determine the champion of the Izod IndyCar Series. Drivers expected to participate include reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, this year's Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, Dario Franchitti, Marco Andretti, Helio Castroneves and Castroneves' teammate Will Power, who won last weekend's race in Sonoma.
June 29, 2013 |
Here we go again. The debate about whether the hype surrounding Danica Patrick outweighs her skill as a race-car driver has lingered in the background ever since she reached racing's big leagues several years ago. Yet as Patrick, 32, muddles through her first full season in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series, the argument has jumped to the fore yet again. Kyle Petty -- son of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, himself a driver for 30 years and now a NASCAR television analyst -- rekindled matters Thursday by saying Patrick was "not a race-car driver.
June 14, 2013 |
NASCAR's Brad Keselowski and IndyCar's Ed Carpenter said their cars would display tributes this weekend to Jason Leffler, the driver killed this week in a racing crash in New Jersey. Keselowski, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, will have "LEFturn" -- Leffler's nickname -- displayed on the rear panel of his No. 2 Ford at Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway. Carpenter also planned a special decal for the Izod IndyCar Series race in Milwaukee on Saturday, with the decal available to all of the series' drivers.
March 18, 2013 |
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter doesn't do hyperbole. Which is why his comments on Monday about Kings center Anze Kopitar were particularly insightful. The topic of the morning was the NHL's Selke Award, given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. First, before his words about Kopitar, keep in mind that Sutter coached in Chicago, San Jose and Calgary before coming to the Kings last season. “The best all-around centerman that I've coached,” Sutter said of Kopitar.
March 18, 2013 |
Pauley Pavilion's $136-million makeover seems to have won some admirers around the nation, with the UCLA arena earning a nomination as sports facility of the year in SportsBusiness Journal's annual awards. The NBBJ renovation, which opened to fans last fall, features bold colors and high-end finishes, improved concession stands and restrooms, and a bright concourse that wraps around the old building. Pauley faces some tough competition in the 2013 Sports Business Awards, going up against the strikingly modern Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Marlins Park in Miami, the Amon G. Carter Stadium at TCU in Fort Worth and JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Among other local nominees is Mark Walter, of the Dodgers and Guggenheim Baseball Partners, who's up for sports executive of the year.