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Helio Castroneves Named Grand Marshal of 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 8, 2018) – Three-time Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race winner Helio Castroneves will serve as the grand marshal for the March 9-11th weekend. Castroneves, who gained global notoriety for his dazzling performance away from the race car by winning Dancing with the Stars in 2007, has claimed the...

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Florence Henderson to serve as Grand Marshal for 100th Running

Florence Henderson to serve as Grand Marshal for 100th Running INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 23, 2016 – Florence Henderson, a beloved part of Indianapolis 500 Race Day for a quarter-century, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Henderson, a native of Dale, Indiana, will […]

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Oscar De La Hoya named Grand Marshal for 42nd Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach

OSCAR DE LA HOYA NAMED GRAND MARSHAL  FOR 42ND TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH ——————————————————————————————————————— Honorary Starter Taya Kyle, C-17 Flyover and National Anthem Singer Sgt. Marcus Dangelo Add to Festivities Before Sunday, April 17 Verizon IndyCar Series Race   LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 7, 2016) — A superstar whose popularity transcends boxing, Oscar De La Hoya […]

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      That report was made public Monday afternoon, and it’s loaded with an absence of surprises, although there are a few bits of weirdness involved. Rather than submit what KPMG said would be an ideal computer-aided design plan for the proposed F1 track that would identify all mandatory components required following FIA (the governing body of […]
    • Here’s who won the race between Formula 1 and IndyCar in Long Beach
      In October last year the city released a request for proposals seeking “an open-wheel auto racing format” to run the annual Grand Prix event. From the start it was only a two-horse race between Michaelian and Pook. Pook, of course, was hardly a carpetbagger. He founded the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1975 and brought […]
    • Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish
      Everybody was excited, but I take a lot of personal interest in IndyCar. I always have. I kind of grew up in IndyCar, so I was glad that we were able to get them back. The fans themselves, for only having a little bit less than 90 days to sell the race last year, we […]
    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
      Over the past 20-something years writing about racing, I’ve encountered three people from whom I learn something about the art of racecar driving every time we speak for longer than five minutes. One of that trio is Rick Ravon Mears, born this day 65 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and brought up in Bakersfield, Calif. […]
    • Memoir helps widow cope after IndyCar driver's death
      Tonya Bergeson-Dana talks with her son, Conor, about his father when he brings it up, which is often. If he’s asking the questions, she reasons, he’s ready to hear the answers. Paul Conor Dana, at age 9, knows that his father was Paul Dana, a journalist and IndyCar driver who died in March 2006 during […]