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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. The Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers give ...

    John Oreovicz

    Over the past century, the Indianapolis 500 established the city of Indianapolis' identity to the sporting world. With a little help over the past 15 years, Indianapolis has been transformed into a major sports town. Although the NBA's Pacers were e...

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2010
  3. Jeff Belskus' vision for the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Moto...

    John Oreovicz

    One of the most important stories in Indy car racing during 2009 was the boardroom coup that resulted in Tony George being removed from power at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Even more surprising was George's subsequent decision to relinquish lead...

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  4. It's time for Danica Patrick (The Race Car Driver) to step it up ...

    John Oreovicz

    Danica Patrick (The Celebrity), representing Danica Patrick (The Brand), appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday to announce that Danica Patrick (The Race Car Driver) will continue to make competing in the Izod IndyCar Series her primary o...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  5. Another cliffhanger in the IndyCar Series

    John Oreovicz

    By luck or design, the Indy Racing League's scoring system has created remarkably close championship battles, and for the fourth year in a row, the IndyCar Series title was not settled until the final lap of the season. Dario Franchitti edged his Tar...

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  6. Title or no title, Dario Franchitti's return to IndyCar Series is...

    John Oreovicz

    Dario Franchitti might not win the IndyCar Series championship Oct. 10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But in his open-wheel comeback season, he cemented his status as a champion for American motorsports. To most, Franchitti's brief foray into NASCAR i...

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2009
  7. NHRA's U.S. Nationals an eye-opener for John Oreovicz

    John Oreovicz

    CLERMONT, Ind. -- I've been to something like 350 Indy car races in the past 30 years as a fan, reporter or PR man, and have witnessed many other forms of racing, from Figure 8s to Australian V8 Supercars. But I had never attended a professional drag...

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2009
  8. Just another racing whirlwind for intrepid John Oreovicz

    John Oreovicz

    Wow! A full weekend of racing for the Oreo man. Last Friday and Saturday were spent at Chicagoland Speedway, where the IndyCar Series delivered up a clean and exciting race with one of those trademark photo finishes the series has become famous for....

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2009
  9. The IndyCar Series title is Ryan Briscoe's to lose

    John Oreovicz

    JOLIET, Ill. -- Ryan Briscoe said last week that he would need to win more races this year if he was to secure his first IndyCar Series championship. He was good to his word. The 27-year-old Australian obviously is peaking at the right time, bec...

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2009
  10. IndyCar Series hits the homestretch as Ryan Briscoe, Dario Franch...

    John Oreovicz

    In each of the past three years, the IndyCar Series championship was decided at Chicagoland Speedway. The 1.5-mile oval, an hour west of The Loop in Joliet, does not host the IndyCar finale this year (that honor, for the first time, goes to Homestead...

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2009
  11. Dario Franchitti did what he had to do to win, but Ryan Briscoe t...

    John Oreovicz

    The margin of victory was a lot smaller than last week at Mid-Ohio, but the level of dominance that one of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing cars had over the IndyCar Series field at the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday was just as great. But this week, ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  12. A three-way fight to the finish between Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe...

    John Oreovicz

    The Infineon Indy Grand Prix may prove to be the wild-card race of the three-man battle for the IndyCar Series championship. Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Dario Franchitti have all experienced heartbreak at the physically demanding California road co...

    Blog | Conversation | August 21, 2009
  13. Measuring Scott Dixon's greatness another way

    John Oreovicz

    Last week's blog entry pointed out that Scott Dixon is definitely the best driver of the ex-CART period during the IRL era, put into the perspective of the 100-year history of open-wheel circuit racing in America. The headline "Don't grant Dixon leg...

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2009
  14. Scott Dixon is one of the best ... since 1996

    John Oreovicz

    For the midweek installment of the blog, I thought I would weigh in on a few topics that are creating conversation and controversy in the IndyCar Series paddock ... • Dixon's win record: For a few days after Scott Dixon won the Honda ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  15. Dominant Scott Dixon bad news for IndyCar Series title contenders...

    John Oreovicz

    STEAM CORNERS, Ohio -- If anyone had forgotten who the IndyCar Series' best driver is, Scott Dixon provided a timely reminder Sunday afternoon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 by 29.78 seconds -- that's right, almost 30 ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2009
  16. Gil de Ferran steps away ... again

    John Oreovicz

    It was another typical Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Gil de Ferran. He drove his Acura prototype to pole position for the American Le Mans Series race, then casually announced he will retire from driving at the end of the 2009 ALMS campaig...

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  17. Will Power took a gamble with Team Penske -- and it's paying off

    John Oreovicz

    Last October, Will Power turned the biggest mistake of his racing career into his biggest break. The 28-year-old native of Toowoomba, Australia, was running away at the front of an IndyCar Series exhibition race in Surfers Paradise, Australia, when ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2009