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  1. NASCAR - Jeff MacGregor's This Sporting Life

    Jeff MacGregor

    It's the annual drama that is Daytona. Jeff MacGregor is on board to chronicle the spectacle from the buildup and aftermath of the "Great American Race."

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  2. With the likes of Dario Franchitti and Will Power running, the tr...

    John Oreovicz

    With the likes of Dario Franchitti and Will Power running, the true "Race of Champions" may be at Surfers Paradise this weekend for the V8 Supercars Australia Series races.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2010
  3. Indy stars such as Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon will return t...

    John Oreovicz

    More than a few people in the Izod IndyCar Series lament the loss of the event in Surfers Paradise, Australia that featured America's top open-wheel series from 1991 to 2008. Now a handful of Indy car drivers from present and past alike are getting t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  4. 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
  5. Indy 300 done after proposed move to March rejected by Aussie gov...

    Negotiations to get the Indy 300 race on Australia's Gold Coast back onto the Indy Racing League calendar broke down after local backers and series organizers failed to agree on the timing of the event.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2008
  6. Dario Franchitti, Dan Wheldon and Vitor Meira debut with new team...

    John Oreovicz

    It wasn't all fun and games at Surfers Paradise. For some IndyCar Series teams, the exhibition race on the streets of Australia's Gold Coast was a chance to get acquainted with their new drivers -- or in Dario Franchitti's case, renew old friendships, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2008
  7. Last time Down Under for IndyCar Series?

    John Oreovicz

    Surfers Paradise lived up to its name Sunday. Beautiful weather, almost 100,000 fans and a thrilling shootout between two drivers with strong Australian ties. It should be a no-brainer, then, that the IndyCar Series would want to return to Australia's Gold Coast, right? Not so fast, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2008
  8. IndyCar Series puts on a show at Surfers Paradise

    John Oreovicz

    The 2008 IndyCar Series championship was decided seven weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway. But that didn't stop the IRL from staging arguably the most exciting open-wheel race the Gold Coast has ever seen, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2008
  9. Ryan Briscoe edges past Scott Dixon at finish to win Indy 300

    Ryan Briscoe has won the Indy 300, taking the lead when fellow Australian and pole sitter Will Power crashed out on the 17th lap.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2008
  10. Power bests Dixon on final lap of qualifying, putting him on pole...

    Will Power won his third straight Indy 300 pole position Saturday, overtaking Scott Dixon with seconds left in qualifying.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2008
  11. Will Power turns quickest lap at Surfers Paradise practice

    Will Power had the fastest time in practice Friday for the Indy 300, putting him in a strong spot to secure his third straight pole position in his home race.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2008
  12. IRL, local organizers to discuss Indy 300's future

    The IRL and local organizers are meeting this week to discuss the future of the Surfers Paradise race, which is not on the 2009 Indy Racing League schedule. A decision is expected in about two weeks.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  13. Surfers Paradise braces for IndyCar Series invasion

    John Oreovicz

    So what if this weekend's IndyCar finale at Surfers Paradise is a non-points venture. "Without championship points," explains Dario Franchitti, who makes his return to open-wheel racing on Australia's Gold Coast, "[the fans] might even get a bigger show than they were expecting."

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  14. Scheduling conflicts could derail IndyCar's future in Surfers Par...

    John Oreovicz

    If you've been wanting to catch the IndyCar Series rub tires in Australia, you might want to book your flight for the Oct. 24 race down under. It could be the last time the series races at Surfers Paradise, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  15. IRL selects July 26 as date for new Edmonton race

    The Indy Racing League has set July 26 for the Rexall Edmonton Indy, one of two street course events added to the IndyCar schedule this season from the former Champ Car Series.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2008
  16. IRL, Surfers Paradise agree to six-year race deal

    Gold Coast Indy officials and the IRL agreed Wednesday to a six-year contract for the Gold Coast Indy 300 at Surfers Paradise through 2013.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2008