There's a lot at stake this weekend in Baltimore, not just for IndyCar Series points leader Helio Castroneves, but for the very future of the Grand Prix of Baltimore itself.
Bragging rights will be at stake at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday -- not to mention the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy and a check for more than $3 million. Who has the inside track?
Will Power was expected to be a force through the road- and street-course portion of the IndyCar Series schedule. His win Sunday at Watkins Glen announced he may be the man to beat for the title.
Don't etch Scott Dixon's name into the championship trophy just yet. Helio Castroneves' victory at Infineon Raceway means there's still plenty at stake in Sunday's Firestone Detroit Grand Prix, writes John Oreovicz.
Constituents with a stake in American open-wheel racing are still waiting to see if discussions between the IRL and Champ Car result in the two groups racing under one umbrella in 2008.
It's hard to imagine what Sam Hornish Jr. has left to accomplish after winning the Indy 500 earlier this season and his third series crown, writes John Oreovicz.
Champ Car racing only has one oval -- the Milwaukee Mile -- but it's treated quite seriously.