Sarah Fisher’s Driving Woes Lost In Danica-Mania

While the hype involving Danica Patrick has reached a fever pitch for today’s Indy 500, it’s worth mentioning that there’s another female driver on the other side of the spectrum.

While Patrick is almost drowning in publicity and endorsements, Sarah Fisher, who started 22nd, is running her own team on a shoestring budget, and almost didn’t […]


Helio, Danica Among Biggest Names In Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 runs today for the 92nd time, and should be underway shortly. And while most eyes will be on Danica Patrick to see if this will be her year, many are expecting Dancing With The Stars alumus Helio Castroneves to win his third 500.

We have a quick preview of the field after the […]


Indy Hype Weighed Down By ‘Danica Rule’ Debate

Ever since Danica Patrick and her little 100-pound body drove into our collective consciousness in 2005, rival racing teams had been calling for a system that in effect penalizes cars with lighter drivers.

Earlier this season, such a rule was finally created. There’s one problem…nobody knows how it works.


Cap Caused Foyt Crash; Danica’s Dent Sent Home

A.J. Foyt IV was scorching at Speedway on Sunday, as the ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that the Indianapolis 500 hopeful was on fire - literally.

Just after barely securing a qualifying spot for next weekend’s Indy 500, Foyt was making a practice run ’round the oval, when flames shot out from the back of his vehicle, causing […]


Indy 500 Pole Runs With Unified Field Start Today

Pole qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 stared today.

The unofficial start to The Great American Race is especially notable, as the May 25th event will be the first since the bodies of IRL and Champ Car unified in February.


Crewman Falls Head Over Heels For Danica Patrick

A pit crewman at Friday’s Indianapolis 500 practice fell head over heels for Danica Patrick - mainly because she accidentally ran over him.

WISH-TV reports that Charles Buckman, a crewman of Dale Conye Racing, was hit by Patrick as she was making a pit stop. Buckman was reportedly looking for another Indy Car racer, and he […]


Whatever Happened to Sarah Fisher, Anyway?

We here at SPORTSbyBROOKS have taken to showing this mashup when we talk about female racers. We’ve covered both Danica Patrick and Ashley Force at some length and pairing them up made sense on a few levels, some more obvious than others.

Here’s our favorite reason, though: they’re women that are winners. (Finally, in one […]


Review: Rahals Not Revved Up About Speed Racer

“Speed Racer” makes its pit stop in movie theaters this Friday. So, ESPN THE MAGAZINE decided to send a couple of real racers to review the film.

(Graham & Bobby Rahal embrace atfter surviving a “Speed Racer” screening)
And Bobby & Graham Rahal were given the honors. Bobby is a former Indy 500 winner and race […]


Wife Deflates Driver For Qualifying Behind Danica

We’re all pleased as punch that Danica Patrick finally won her first race recently. And we’re also tickled pink that Ashley Force tasted victory last weekend, as well. Yes, sir - when it comes to auto racing, sisters are doing it for themselves.

(Tony Kanaan doesn’t see the problem in being behind Danica Patrick)
However, one fellow […]


Alt Lifestyle Airshow Or Danica Promo? You Decide

The good folks at our favorite lost luggage airline, Air Tran, thought they would do something really, really big after Danica Patrick won her first IndyCar race in Laos. Or was it Hokkaido? We still need to get that straight.

This week Air Tran honored her with what the airline calls, “commemorative aircraft livery.” In other […]