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  1. espnw -- As IndyCar season starts, something is missing

    Brant James

    When the IndyCar season roars into action this weekend, for the first time in a decade there will be no full-time female drivers. And prospects for the near future aren't good.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  2. 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
  3. espnW -- High hopes for women in autos in 2014

    Brant James

    Women are making inroads in racing as drivers, owners and engineers, and the horizon burns bright with promise. For now, here are 10 things we'd like to see happen in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  4. NASCAR moves to knockout qualifying format

    Brant James

    NASCAR is overhauling its qualifying process and will go to a knockout format similar to Formula One and IndyCar.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  5. 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
  6. NASCAR - Here are 14 predictions for 2014

    Brant James

    Jimmie Johnson will join Mt. Racemore, Sebastian Vettel will continue to be the JJ of F1, and Juan Pablo Montoya is going to win something big. Predictions sure to go wrong in 2014? We'll see.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  7. espnw -- Racing fans step up for Shannon McIntosh

    Brant James

    Like many women drivers, Shannon McIntosh is in search of funding. In a novel approach, she reached out to fans, and they came through.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  8. IndyCar - Juan Pablo Montoya Montoya rejuvenated at Penske Racing...

    Brant James

    Juan Pablo Montoya needed a change. Penske Racing needed a spark. Together, their goals are aligned: to derail the Ganassi IndyCar juggernaut.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  9. espnW -- Danica Patrick, Courtney Force most impactful women in r...

    Brant James

    Danica Patrick and Courtney Force have earned the headlines for women in auto racing thus far this season, but other drivers have had their moments, too.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Sebastien Bourdais says Katherine Legge has to earn the job

    Brant James

    Sebastien Bourdais said Friday that Dragon Racing and sponsor True Car "made the tough decision to go a different way" in replacing teammate Katherine Legge this week, but said "at some point you've got to earn" the job.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  12. espnw -- Danica Patrick's pit strategy seems to backfire

    Brant James

    In the final Nationwide race of her first full season, Danica Patrick finishes 13th at Homestead and laments a pit strategy that left her lacking in fresh tires.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2012
  13. espnW -- Danica Patrick's appeal is still strong

    Brant James

    Despite a drop in her Q Score, Danica Patrick remains well above the average NASCAR driver and right up there with the best.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  14. espnW -- Trust was key in Danica Patrick's biggest race

    Brant James

    Different drivers look for different things in a crew chief. For Danica Patrick, nothing is more important than trust.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  15. espnW -- Danica Patrick's fame is surreal to sister Brooke

    Brant James

    Danica Patrick has achieved fame and fortune, but Brooke, her younger sister, is quick to remind her whose idea it was to race and who was faster.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  16. 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