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  • Ken de la Bastide de la Bastide: Questions aplenty in IndyCar

    The long-awaited start of the Izod IndyCar Series season kicks off this weekend on the street course at St. Petersburg with 25 cars entered for the event.

    March 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Ken de la Bastide de la Bastide: NASCAR’s Gen 6 car passes first test on 1.5-mile oval

    In its first appearance on a 1.5-mile oval, tracks that dominate the Sprint Cup Series, the new Gen 6 car has to be given a passing grade.

    March 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • Ken de la Bastide de la Bastide: Gen 6 car facing big test

    Two races into the Sprint Cup season and the jury remains out on whether or not the new Gen 6 car is going to improve the racing in NASCAR’s top division.

    March 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Ken de la Bastide de la Bastide: Indiana should help IMS

    For almost a century the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the biggest draw in terms of tourism dollars in Indiana. Now it is requesting some public assistance to enhance that impact.

    February 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • outdoors 0202 MARTINO: Playing the zoo can mean more fish for you

    I learned something that day I will always remember and it has paid off through the years. It was one of those typical midwinter afternoons. The mercury rested at the bottom of the thermometer and a thick layer of snow blanketed the landscape.

    February 2, 2013 2 Photos

  • otter 0127 MARTINO: Otters adapting well in Hoosier landscape

    River otters have taken up permanent residence and have no plans of leaving. Many consider that great news considering the playful creatures were officially classified as extinct in 1942, when in reality they were more than likely history well before that.

    January 26, 2013 2 Photos

  • de la Bastide: IndyCar announces schedule changes

    There is nothing worse than watching an auto race that is going to be determined by fuel mileage. Fortunately, IndyCar is trying to alleviate that problem.

    January 22, 2013

  • outdoors 0120 MARTINO: Jones turns hobby into worldwide business

    Since his early years, Robert Jones always has had an interest in knives. To him, they were useful tools steeped in tradition and sleek beauty. But he noticed many lacked an important component, as important as the blade itself — a safe, quality-made sheath. After all, even in custom-made blades, time and effort is spent on creating the knife itself and not so much on what will cover it.

    January 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • John Martino MARTINO: It’s Indiana weather — just roll with it

    You have to love Indiana weather. It always keeps you guessing. The ice was in and the anglers were out, for a short time anyway.

    January 12, 2013 2 Photos

  • John Martino MARTINO: Cottontail capers offer return to your roots

    The briars ripped at my coveralls as we made our way through the overgrown thicket of shin tangle. January can be the perfect time to get out and do a little rabbit hunting. Our recent snow even made conditions better.

    January 5, 2013 2 Photos

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