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  1. IndyCar's quest for star power

    Brant James

    Over a three-year period, IndyCar has lost three of its most charismatic personalities in Dan Wheldon, Danica Patrick and Dario Franchitti. A name like Rahal or Andretti rising to the top could do wonders.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  2. Kurt Busch still mulling potential Indy 500 run

    Brant James

    Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch said he expects to have "a pretty good indication" by the end of January if he will make what he expects is his last attempt to enter the Indianapolis 500.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  3. NASCAR names Richard Buck new Sprint Cup director

    Brant James

    Richard Buck was named NASCAR Sprint Cup director on Thursday, ending a four-year search to replace John Darby.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  4. Danica Patrick says running the Indy 500 'less and less likely'

    Brant James

    On her second Memorial Day weekend removed from the Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick spoke in wistful terms about her open wheel career and conceded that the likelihood of again attempting the race that manifested her fame is "less and less likely."

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  5. espnW - Danica Patrick's impact on ratings is tough to gauge

    Brant James

    It's clear ratings are down for IndyCar and up for Nationwide this season, but it's unclear whether that's because of Danica Patrick's series switch.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  6. Danica Double an intriguing and real possibility

    Brant James

    Danica Patrick wants to race in the Indianapolis 500 again; her NASCAR schedule brings her to Charlotte, N.C., for the Coca-Cola 600 on the same weekend each year. Why not do both?

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  7. Indy 500 is on Danica Patrick's mind

    Brant James

    Watching Pole Day stirred memories for Danica Patrick, and she admitted she'd like another crack at open-wheel's greatest event.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  8. Danica Patrick owes much to Bobby Rahal

    Brant James

    The open-wheel icon financed Danica Patrick's early development and, in 2005, gave her the major opportunity she had been waiting for -- a shot at the Indy 500. The rest is history.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  9. Indianapolis 500 more like a roller coaster for Danica Patrick, o...

    Brant James

    There were a record-tying four women in the field at Sunday's Indianapolis 500, but all walked away from the racetrack frustrated and wanting more.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  10. Indianapolis 500 -- Danica Patrick says no decision imminent

    Brant James

    Finding a team capable of winning will be a prime factor in determining what Danica Patrick does next. She says her options are wide open: it could be IndyCar, NASCAR, or another season of both.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2011
  11. Indianapolis 500 -- Danica Patrick's mother enjoying the ride

    Brant James

    An hour before Danica's dramatic Indy 500 Bump Day qualifying run, espnW sat with Bev Patrick. She talked about her daughter's early days, the whirlwind of 2005, and -- well, don't even ask her about NASCAR.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  12. Indianapolis 500 -- IndyCar equals playing field

    Brant James

    Racing is one of the very few sports in which men and women compete side by side with identical rules and equipment. The winner is determined by skill set and preparation more than physical strength.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  13. Indianapolis 500 -- Anna Chatten making IndyCar history

    Brant James

    She's the only female mechanic in the IndyCar series and is thought to be the first and only woman to work over the wall in the Indy 500.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  14. Indianapolis 500 -- There's no stopping Simona de Silvestro

    Brant James

    From an early age, she's been driven to race cars, and nothing -- not even a fiery, spectacular crash -- can keep her out of them.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2011
  15. Indianapolis 500: Women drivers carving an IndyCar niche

    Brant James

    From Janet Guthrie to Sarah Fisher to Danica Patrick, women have had success at the highest levels of IndyCar racing, and more young drivers are emerging. Here's the history of women in the race.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  16. Indianapolis 500 -- A stormy day at the track for Danica Patrick

    Brant James

    On the last day to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, setback after setback left Danica Patrick facing an unimaginable prospect: failure.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2011