Open wheel racing in the US may finally be united again.: For the first time in 12 years, there are real efforts afoot to bring together the Champ Car series and the IRL.
The Indy Racing League now turns right as well: Races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma have been added to next year's schedule.
It's official.: NASCAR will switch to a playoff system for the last 10 races of the 2004 season.
Coulthard out at McLaren at end of 2004.: In F1, Silly season now starts at the beginning of the year.
Jim McMahon does the "super bowl shuffle" when asked to walk in a straight line.: His blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit during a traffic stop Sunday night.
Indy Racing League team co-owner Michael Andretti needs two drivers to fill the seats of his Indy 500 entries, as two of his regular drivers have injuries. Who might get a chance to qualify one of those cars? His 63 year old dad, Mario.
Proof positive: that computer geeks, northerners, the unsocialized and NASCAR fans intersect in at least one place.
NASCAR Walmart Cup?: RJR may end its 32 year old sponsoring relationship at the end of the year. Already nixed for 2003, the "No Bull 5" program that gave out million dollar bonus payouts to qualified winning drivers and a lucky fan.
Obsess much?: Mix two parts of statistical overload, three parts of OCD, and someone who really doesn't like one particular football player on the Steelers team (Jason Gildon), and you get "The Gildong Report." Brought to you weekly with screen captures and richly annotated notes a mere day after the game, for over FOUR years.
Is the CART Fed Ex series dead?: After the defection of Penske and Honda to the IRL, signs point to yes. If the turnout of top rate CART drivers on this year's Indy roster is any measure, there may only be one American open-wheel racing series very soon, and it may turn left only.
Committed athlete or athlete that should be committed?: Colin McRae, World Rally Championship driver for Ford, isn't letting a badly damaged finger get in the way of winning.
According to the team, McRae has told them that if the finger becomes a problem and takes away from his chances to win a championship – he would consider having the finger amputated.