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  • IndyCar launches probe of Dan Wheldon crash, plans memorial Sunday

     
    The Izod IndyCar Series said Tuesday it launched an investigation into the horrific 15-car wreck that claimed the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas. "We hope to have preliminary findings to report within the next......
  • NASCAR's Jeff Gordon on Dan Wheldon crash: 'Big changes coming'

     
    There are likely "big changes coming" to the IndyCar series after the death of Dan Wheldon in a massive 15-car crash in Las Vegas, NASCAR stock-car driver Jeff Gordon said....
  • Northern Trust Open: Aussies rule

     
    There is now a five-way tie for the first-round lead of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club, and three of them are Australians. Along with John Senden and Robert Allenby, 30-year-old Aaron Baddeley has joined Spencer Levin and......
  • Question of the Day: Who will win the Indy 500? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel Dario Franchitti. It’s a safe pick to go with......
  • Indy 500 preview: Can Helio Castroneves win No. 4?

     
    As an estimated 200,000-plus filed into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway under sunny skies Sunday, the overriding question was whether Helio Castroneves could win his fourth Indianapolis 500. If so, Castroneves would join only three other drivers -- A.J....
  • Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days

    Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days
    Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names. "It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
  • Shav Glick, 87; veteran Times motor sports writer

    Shav Glick, 87; veteran Times motor sports writer
    Shav Glick, whose insightful coverage of motor sports for The Times made him nearly as famous as the racing stars he chronicled, died Saturday at his Pasadena home of complications from melanoma, said his companion, Doris Syme. He was 87. "He was the...
  • Actor Paul Newman dies at 83

    Actor Paul Newman dies at 83
    Paul Newman, the legendary movie star and irreverent cultural icon who created a model philanthropy fueled by profits from a salad dressing that became nearly as famous as he was, has died. He was 83. Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn.,...
  • For Las Vegas concierges, no request too crazy

    Where else but in Las Vegas would a con- cierge desk have a guest request a bathtub full of goat's milk (the hotel didn't comply) and another call for a stuffed gorilla to surprise the guest's beloved? In the city that never blushes, outlandish...
  • Driving through Europe puts you on the road to freedom

    Driving through Europe puts you on the road to freedom
    Part joy ride, part soul quest, the road trip is part of the American character. Even before the price of gas went through the roof, many Europeans didn't care for driving vacations. ΒΆ I don't know why. They have a grand continent to explore. The advent...
  • The Courting of Celebrities

    The Church of Scientology uses celebrity spokesmen to endorse L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and give Scientology greater acceptability in mainstream America. As far back as 1955, Hubbard recognized the value of famous people to his fledgling, off-beat...