THE MIRACLE IN PHOENIX: An Interview with Jim Guthrie

October 21, 2013
 
The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance
 
 
One of the biggest miracles ever performed on four wheels took place on March 23, 1997 at Phoenix International Raceway. I remember sitting in my living room and watching the entire Indy Racing League Phoenix 200 on ABC, stunned into silence. It was an upset so staggering that to this day it transcends the petty IRL-versus-CART arguments.

INDY 500: Success Built on Thin Ice

May 27, 2013
 
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 was widely lauded as a tremendously entertaining event. The grandstands were nearly full, every fourth lap or so produced a new leader, and Tony Kanaan became the most popular winner in years.

INDYCAR: Five Minutes With IRL Driver John Hollansworth

 

May 20, 2013
 
It was Sunday afternoon, May 30, 1999 and John Hollansworth, Jr. had his hands full. Early in the 83rd running of the Indianapolis 500, his Oldsmobile-powered Dallara picked up a massive understeer condition. A car passed him on the inside. Caught up in the dirty air, Hollansworth's mishandling car brushed the wall hard in Turn 3.

WOMEN IN FORMULA 1: The Stirling Moss Debate

 
April 22, 2013
 
83-year-old Formula 1 legend Stirling Moss has once again spoken with conviction and said what he really believes to a world that has no convictions and doesn’t know what to believe. And the reaction has been as predictable as sunrise.

INDYCAR: Who Cares Who Was the Worst?

 

What a great way to kick off the Indycar season.
 
So I’m sitting here browsing articles and I run across a piece that attempts to name the “worst drivers in Indycar history,” as if such a determination was possible. I figured it was a waste of time, so I passed.

INDYCAR: Local Politician Wants To Return Money Taken From IMS

 

February 18, 2013
 
National Football League teams have a long-standing tradition. Whenever a franchise wants a new stadium, they simply threaten to move to another town. City officials, terrified at the thought of losing the bread and circuses they promised to Doofus Joe Sixpack, duly pass a new tax on millions of victims who don't give a rat's rump about football and force them to fund a new stadium. Presto. Works every time.

INDYCAR: Who’s Qualified and Who’s Not?

 

January 28, 2013
 
Here's what you're supposed to believe:
 
Franchitti, Kanaan and Castroneves enjoy a special Divine Blessing. They are qualified to drive Indycars. 
 
Milka Duno, Hiro Matsushita and Dennis Vitolo were not.