Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, races during the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Franchitti Wins Indianapolis 500, His Third

Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis for the third time, taking advantage when Takuma Sato crashed on the final lap.


The car of Dan Wheldon bursts into flames in a 15 car pile up during the Las Vegas Indy 300 Sunday. Wheldon died in the crash.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Can IndyCar Make Sport Safer?

IndyCar drivers and officials debated how to make open-wheel racing safer Monday. Now comes the hard part: turning talk into action.


Dan Wheldon. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Factors Converged In Crash That Killed Dan Wheldon

he perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Absolutely no room for error.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Dan Wheldon died of injuries in a massive fifteen car crash during the Las Vegas Indy 300 Sunday. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Wheldon’s Death A Tragedy That Is Not A Tragedy

“Tragedy” is a word derived from Ancient Greece that became an art form in which the protagonist meets his or her demise based on his or her own character flaw—a “tragic flaw.”

CBS Chicago–10/17/2011

Danica Patrick. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Patrick Officially Leaving IndyCar For NASCAR

With the not-so-subtle shape of a stock car under cover just in front of her and spotlights glaring in her face, Danica Patrick feigned drama for an announcement everyone already knew was coming.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011