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Postcard from Speedway: From Smelling Roses to Kissing Bricks, How I Was Pleasantly Surprised By My Hometown Event

I didn’t want to love the Indianapolis 500.

People told me horror stories about “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”: the monstrous, miles-long traffic jams that’d make me beg to watch paint dry, the drunken debauchery of the Snake Pit, the mind-numbingness of watching cars go round and round a 2 1/2-mile track for 3 ½ […]

Postcard from Speedway: ‘I Had Never Seen a Spectacle Like This’

A month ago I was preparing to attend my first Indianapolis 500. Paddock Box 34, Row G, Seat 2 was where I was going to witness the start and the finish before my plans changed. I woke up Sunday knowing I was going to watch from the media center, an opportunity that would not be […]

The ‘Last Box to Tick’ Makes Power the Indy 500 Champion

By Josh Roller

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time, Australia is home to a winner of the Indianapolis 500. Will Power delivered the victory on Sunday to give team owner Roger Penske his 17th victory in the 102nd running. Power emerged after six lead changes in the last 25 laps to […]

Weekly Roundup: May 9 – May 21

Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) of The Athletic takes a deep dive into Penn State starting quarterback Trace McSorley and how he reached this point in his career.

Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) of TMG College Sports remembers former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and his impact in the SEC and away from it.

Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) of The Athletic […]

Sato’s late charge gives Japan its first Indy 500 victory

By Ryan Gregory

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS –Takuma Sato had been on many dates with the Indy 500, but this was the first that ended with a kiss.

Sato waited seven long years to lay his lips on the bricks of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including a final-lap disappointment in 2012. On Sunday, Sato […]