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It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

INDIANAPOLIS | With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Jamie Lomax picked the right tire compound and the choice paid off in big dividends as the Lake Village racer scored the victory in the 14th annual Firecracker 50 for DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters Modified stock cars on Friday at Shadyhill Speedway.

July 06, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Eddie Hoffman wins Musgrave Memorial at Illiana

Eddie Hoffman wins Musgrave Memorial at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman has won a number of big races at Illiana Motor Speedway during his career.

June 15, 2014 5:15 pm
Earnhardt pulls away late for 2nd win of season

Earnhardt pulls away late for 2nd win of season

LONG POND, Pa. | Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR's most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

June 08, 2014 8:30 pm
Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

Danica Patrick surprise of Kansas with career-best run

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Danica Patrick added another May moment to cherish.

May 11, 2014 5:15 pm
Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

Mike Conway wins wild IndyCar race at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. | Tempers flared in almost every corner of the IndyCar paddock Sunday at Long Beach, where Mike Conway was the unexpected winner of a surprisingly physical race.

April 13, 2014 8:15 pm
Earnhardt's Daytona 500 win lifts 'heavy weight'

Earnhardt's Daytona 500 win lifts 'heavy weight'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | There was a moment late in the Daytona 500 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a moment to catch his breath. It was clearly his race to lose and the tension ran thick through Junior Nation, all the way into his car.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm
Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.

February 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Wheel-ality show: Monster Jam truck show ready for Allstate Arena excitement this weekend

Wheel-ality show: Monster Jam truck show ready for Allstate Arena excitement this weekend

The world's premier monster truck series, Monster Jam, is weighing in with more than 100,000 pounds of super-charged engine power for its annual hometown appearance this weekend at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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January 18, 2014 12:00 am
Rice scores 28 and Illinois gets past UIC 74-60

Rice scores 28 and Illinois gets past UIC 74-60

CHICAGO | Rayvonte Rice put on quite the show in his final tune-up before Big Ten play begins.

December 28, 2013 9:00 pm
Close call prompts Hobart man to seek city's help

Close call prompts Hobart man to seek city's help

HOBART | A resident whose house was hit Nov. 17 by an inebriated driver wants a guardrail near his property, but city officials think there are other options to prevent accidents there.

December 10, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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One man injured in Wedneday crash in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | The driver of a pickup truck was injured early Wednesday morning when his vehicle entered oncoming traffic and was hit broadside, police said.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am
Pat O'Connor

Pat O'Connor

Pat O'Connor is shown in his Sumar Special, May 17, 1958, after qualifying at the Indianapolis Speedway for the Memorial Day race. Ray Nichels worked on the car, which crashed, killing O'Connor.

May 23, 2013 7:47 pm
Gordon proud of NASCAR milestone

Gordon proud of NASCAR milestone

DARLINGTON, S.C. | Jeff Gordon is proud he has reached 700 straight Sprint Cup starts. He's even prouder he has accomplished the feat while still near the top of the sport.

May 11, 2013 7:15 pm
Gary man killed in early Friday morning accident in Lake Station

Gary man killed in early Friday morning accident in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | A 29-year-old Gary man was killed in an early morning crash Friday involving a flatbed truck and a car, police said.

March 08, 2013 3:15 pm Photos

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Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | Danica Patrick has made history before — as a woman and a racer, in Indianapolis and Japan.

February 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Hobart man charged with intimidation in road rage incident

HOBART | A Hobart man pointed an air gun at a woman during a Dec. 17 road rage incident, police said.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am

DeMotte man charged with several Hobart auto burglaries

HOBART | A 26-year-old DeMotte man entered unlocked cars throughout town and stole coins, jewelry and other items, police said.

December 14, 2012 7:00 pm
SUV driver taken to hospital after hitting Hobart house

SUV driver taken to hospital after hitting Hobart house

HOBART | Emalea Smith and her mother, Vivian Allen, were inside their house Thursday when an SUV smashed into their front porch.

December 13, 2012 9:30 pm
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