May 30, 2005 |
Danica Patrick didn't win the Indianapolis 500 Sunday but, gosh, as she would say, she sure dominated it. Just as she had dominated nearly a month's worth of practice as an Indy rookie. Just as she had stolen the show with a near miss on pole-qualifying day. This time, though, everything was for real. This wasn't practice. This wasn't four laps of qualifying, with nobody else on the track.
May 28, 2004 |
Magic Johnson has thrown his enormous influence behind NASCAR's diversity program, hoping to attract blacks, Latinos and women into the stock-car racing industry. It is a tremendous undertaking, but Johnson, a basketball legend turned entrepreneur, could make it work in his role with the new Executive Steering Committee for Diversity.
November 27, 2002 |
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. * What: Ride of Your Life: A Race Car Driver's Journey Author: Lyn St. James Publisher: Hyperion Books Price: $22.95 Janet Guthrie was the first and Sarah Fisher is the fastest, but Lyn St.
May 21, 1994 |
The second row of this year's Indianapolis 500 field is one of the most intriguing in the race's 78 years. It has a rookie from Canada, Jacques Villeneuve, whose father, Gilles, was his country's greatest driving hero when he was killed in a Formula One race. Villeneuve, who was only 11 when his father died, is the fastest rookie ever with a qualifying speed of 226.259 m.p.h.
May 25, 1992 |
Lyn St. James, the veteran sports car driver who Sunday became the first female driver in the Indy 500 since 1979, also became rookie of the year. It won't be announced until tonight, but there isn't much question she will get the call. Seven rookies started, but she was the only one still running when the race ended, finishing 11th, right behind A.J. Foyt, who was running in his 35th consecutive 500. "I don't want to say it was easy because it wasn't easy," she said.
May 24, 1992 |
If Hollywood were scripting the Lyn St. James story, there would be a few small but significant changes. First of all, no one would know she was a woman. You remember all those old Irene Dunne or Doris Day films where the leading lady would upsweep her long hair under a cloth cap, remove her earrings, hide her curves under a baggy suit and, for nine reels, no one would be supposed to know this person was a woman.