| Feb 15, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Ten years later, I still remember the deafening but exhilarating engine roar as the cars made their first pass around Turn 3, where I was watching from the infield of Daytona International Speedway.
I didn't know much about racing. My only interest in...
| Apr 2, 2011
If one were to identify Daytona Beach by sound, the crash of the Atlantic surf wouldn't be the first thing that comes to mind.
This place likes to introduce itself with a roar: Stock cars tearing around the Daytona International Speedway, hundreds of...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Electric vehicles got the green light to go racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday.
The unique "500 mile run" was held all day at the track.
Indianapolis-based Real Power wanted to prove that an electric vehicle could be driven 500...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 1:15 PM
A half hour after IZOD IndyCar Series officials announced Dan Wheldon's death in Las Vegas, fans began leaving items at a makeshift memorial at the gates of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at West 16th Street and Georgetown Road. While some wept, others...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 11:15 PM
A failed crooner knows this song well.
Yes, I fall in that category. Having been a below-average bass and tenor in choir in high school, there were many a song that I gave a college try.
That included on that has been done countless times by various...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
A memorial erected to honor a fallen Indianapolis police officer is in disrepair, and no one is taking responsibility for what is left of it.
The memorial honors fallen officer Matt Faber, who died in the line of duty in 1988. Faber died at the age of...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Speedway police have an arrest warrant out for a suspected copper thief identified by new computer software technology linking scrapyards with investigators.
Gerald Joyce is being sought in connection with the theft of 660 pounds of copper wiring...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 7:01 PM
In a town that has an aching need for speed, drivers find themselves pounding down their brakes more often than not thanks to a unique traffic tool. Speedway police have been using the Traffic Enforcement Trailer for six years and have noticed a...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 3:26 PM
A changing of the guard, or really the changing of the car, is about to happen at law enforcement agencies all over the country. The long-standing police vehicle of choice, the Crown Victoria, is being phased out.
The Crown Vic has been a hit since it...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:41 PM
One firefighter and one resident were hurt in a 3-alarm fire that destroyed several apartments in Speedway Thursday.
The Indianapolis Fire Department, Pike Township, Wayne Township, Avon and Speedway crews spent several hours battling the fire.
| Sep 23, 2011
| 1:27 PM
Firefighters armed with lists spent Friday afternoon going inside Eagle Lake Landing apartment buildings to get the necessities for the dozens of families that cannot return home. It's simply not safe after Thursday night's fire that spread through...