Indianapolis Motor Speedway
At 14, Ray Nichels was helping build midget race cars in his father’s auto repair shop. Within a decade, he was running his own shop, building cars to run in the Indianapolis 500 and elsewhere on the championship trail, plus on the fledgling NASCAR stock car circuit.
INDIANAPOLIS | Be sure to take a close look at the "old" Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Sunday's race, because it soon will get some pricey upgrades, courtesy of Hoosier taxpayers and race fans.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hands were shaken, hugs were shared and state lawmakers, who spent the past four months passionately opposing each other in great and small policy debates, were all smiles Saturday morning after House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled out the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.
INDIANAPOLIS | Following four months of proposing, reviewing, bargaining, deal-making and voting, state lawmakers settled on final versions of legislation Friday for most of the remaining issues of the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.
“Brian, we’re going to get hit again. It’s going to happen. I just hope when it happens, I’m not in Washington.”
INDIANAPOLIS | It took two tries, but the Indiana House approved legislation Monday providing $200 million in loans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other Hoosier motorsports companies.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers have replaced a Senate-approved plan giving $100 million in state funds to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a $200 million loan program fueled by slot-machine revenue from central Indiana's casinos.
INDIANAPOLIS | Amid their ongoing debate over whether to give $100 million in state tax revenue to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a private company, the Indiana House and Senate halted their normal work Tuesday to celebrate "Indiana Motorsports Day."
If Lake County were a person, he’d probably be a punch-drunk fighter.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Indiana legislators seem to be racing toward handing over state tax money to the Terre Haute company that owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This has irony written all over it.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gentlemen, start your bailout.
Nothing reinforces disparaging comments about the Hoosier Holy Land ignoring the far corners of the state quite like Senate Bill 91.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, a 1.2-mile span that once carried 35,000 vehicles a day, is being rebuilt by a private company that will charge a toll to drive it because the state of Indiana refused to spend $30 million to replace it.
LAKE STATION | Residents Nick and Rebecca Alcocer are big fans of the city's Indianapolis 500 decorations, which will remain in place all month.
CONCORD, N.C. | Danica Patrick became a worldwide sensation as a rookie at the Indianapolis 500, challenging for victory and becoming the first woman to lead laps in the showcase race.
Indianapolis 500 fans grumbled about higher ticket prices and the weak economy. But neither was enough to keep them from missing the race's centennial anniversary Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Sam Schmidt's blue eyes never stop moving. They dart from one side to the other: checking out what's going on over in that corner of the garage, keeping a lookout for those who might not see him coming, and always -- always -- searching for the next opportunity.
INDIANAPOLIS | With many racing fans expecting Jimmie Johnson to contend for his record-tying fourth Brickyard 400 title Sunday, his No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet never gave him that chance.
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