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  1. Danica Patrick returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Dan Wheld...

    Terry Blount

    Danica Patrick, who was on the track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when Dan Wheldon was killed in the IndyCar Series race last October, said Wheldon is in her thoughts this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  2. Team owner Chip Ganassi has issues with IndyCar chassis decision

    Terry Blount

    IndyCar Series team owner Chip Ganassi is reserving judgment on the recent decision for the new Indy car chassis in 2012, but it's clear he has some issue with the process.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2010
  3. The Indy Racing League and Randy Bernard announced their grand pl...

    Terry Blount

    If you were expecting the Indy Racing League to unveil its shiny new car of the future Wednesday, you're still waiting.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  4. Five companies to present IRL advisory committee with car of futu...

    Terry Blount

    The advisory committee for the IRL will spend the next three days in Indianapolis hearing presentations from five companies vying to become the future car supplier of the IndyCar Series.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2010
  5. IndyCar ponders switch to double-file restarts

    Terry Blount

    Officials are considering a change to double-file restarts for the IndyCar Series, similar to the rule NASCAR adopted one year ago.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  6. With Danica Patrick, NASCAR gets its groove back

    Terry Blount

    Danica Patrick's arrival won't fix all that ails NASCAR, but pairing the IRL darling with ultrapopular Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a shot in the arm that the sport sorely needs.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2009
  7. Tony George's exit a defining moment for IndyCar Series

    Terry Blount

    Tony George is out of the family business, so to speak, and so is the Indy Racing League in some ways. In essence, that's the meaning of the move Tuesday to oust George from his spot as the president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp. ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  8. The George family feud over Indianapolis Motor Speedway could hav...

    Terry Blount

    The drama unfolding over control of Indianapolis Motor Speedway isn't just a George family feud, it's a real wakeup call for the IndyCar Series. Why? It may be a sign the series has to make it on its own merits.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  9. Roger Penske's pursuit of excellence still fueled by passion

    Terry Blount

    Three words help define Roger Penske the man: passionate, relentless and loyal. One word best defines Penske the Indy race team owner: unequaled.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2009
  10. Track prez: Races at Las Vegas, New Hampshire under consideration...

    Terry Blount

    Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage said he is negotiating a five-race deal for Speedway Motorsports Inc. tracks that would include moving the IndyCar Series season finale to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2008
  11. Dominant Dixon not such a good thing for attention-starved IRL

    Terry Blount

    Scott Dixon is like a surgeon on the racetrack. He slices and dices with intricate precision. He wins, too, picking up his third victory of 2008 Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Dixon's one problem: He doesn't sell tickets, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2008
  12. TMS promoter Gossage says IRL should stick to bread-and-butter ov...

    Terry Blount

    Texas Motor Speedway boss Eddie Gossage has one piece of advice for the unified IndyCar Series: Stay away from the road courses -- or pay the price, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2008
  13. Long overdue open-wheel merger stops the bleeding ... finally

    Terry Blount

    Will American open-wheel racing ever be the same? Not a chance, writes Terry Blount. But Friday's announcement of an IRL-Champ Car merger is a start.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2008
  14. Fred Astaire of the IRL

    Terry Blount

    Helio Castroneves won a lot a more than a little dance contest Tuesday night. Castroneves won the hearts of America, and in doing so, gave the IndyCar Series a popularity boost that no race ever could accomplish. More than 30 million people watched...

    Blog | Conversation | November 28, 2007
  15. IndyCar schedule needs fixing

    Terry Blount

    The championship of the IndyCar Series has gone down to the last lap of the last race in each of the last two seasons. Unfortunately, not many people were watching. Instead of trying to correct that situation, the IRL announced its 16-race 2008 sche...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2007
  16. NASCAR playing catch-up in its Drive for Diversity

    Terry Blount

    Formula One has Lewis Hamilton. The IRL has Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher and now Milka Duno. What about NASCAR's Drive for Diversity? Well, it's just a matter of time, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2007