Quote of the Day

"I truly believe the sport is turning a major corner. The quality of our on-track racing right now is higher than any other form of American motorsports."
–– IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe, on the open-wheel racing series gaining momentum heading into Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. (SI, 5/27 issue)
Friday May 24, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 181 Print This Issue

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  • The Need For Speed

    Pole-sitter Ed Carpenter is one of 11 U.S. drivers entered in the Indy 500

    The Indianapolis 500 being won by any of the 11 American drivers entered into Sunday's race could "deliver a needed jolt to an Izod IndyCar Series," whose popularity "still lags well behind NASCAR," according to Nate Ryan of USA TODAY. Crowning a U.S. winner "would cement a resurgence for homegrown talent in IndyCar." In addition to a "third of Sunday's 33-car field being comprised of American drivers, seven are running for the 2013 championship -- a five-year high." A win by Marco Andretti would "reawaken links to legendary names and storied history," while drivers Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden "represent hope for developing Generation Y stars." A win could "launch any of them on the road toward becoming a household name." Repucom, w ...

  • Mercury Rising

    The WNBA is hoping the heavily anticipated debut of Brittney Griner can raise its profile.

  • Gator Bait?

    Evidence of "Tebow plays" could change O'Bannon/EA suit.

  • The Long And Short Of It

    Ratner not worried about threat to Nassau Coliseum-Islanders plans.

  • 20 Questions

    Two MLS team presidents doubt league will stop expansion efforts with new NYC team.

  • Casino Royale

    Mohegan Sun not likely to land coveted NCAA tourney games.

  • No Troubles Over Bridgewater

    Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater does not want a big promotional push for his Heisman campaign.

  • Reasonable Doubt

    Roc Nation Sports provides unique threat to agencies.

  • Paris Is Burning

    French Open marketing split between event, venue names.

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