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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
Indianapolis--No one thought it would ever happen: A Winston Cup stock car race on the storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But, on Saturday, The Brickyard 400 will see dream turned into reality."
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September 12, 2012
Developer Jackson-Shaw has started the next stage of residential development at Brickyard Station, a 63-acre transit-oriented community in Beltsville and Laurel. JLB Partners purchased land to construct 433 multifamily units, with completion expected in fall 2013, and Ryland Homes is starting construction on model homes prior to developing more than 400 single-family homes and townhomes in the community. Both projects represent a combined investment of $200 million for Brickyard Station, Jackson-Shaw officials said.
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | August 8, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS - Among 300,000 people yesterday, Tony Stewart literally looked at his family on every lap of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard - especially his father, Nelson. That's how personal and somehow private a place Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for the versatile and volatile driver from nearby Columbus, Ind. After nine years of bitter disappointments here had ended for him, after he'd finally won the 400 after losing it six times - and the Indy 500 five times - Stewart revealed just how deep in his marrow it all was and is. "I've got a suite over there [overlooking]
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May 27, 2011
Franchitti favorite George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Dario Franchitti. It's a safe pick to go with a three-time IndyCar champion who also has won two Indy 500s. But it's also the right pick. He should be the favorite. He drives for Target-Ganassi, the team to beat. And there is a matter of consistency for the man behind the wheel: Franchitti has not finished worse than seventh in the previous six races in Indianapolis. He will start ninth on Sunday, but only because he ran out of fuel on the final qualifying lap, giving away a spot on the front row. Franchitti, who turned 38 this month, is at the top of his game.
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May 27, 2011
Franchitti favorite George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Dario Franchitti. It's a safe pick to go with a three-time IndyCar champion who also has won two Indy 500s. But it's also the right pick. He should be the favorite. He drives for Target-Ganassi, the team to beat. And there is a matter of consistency for the man behind the wheel: Franchitti has not finished worse than seventh in the previous six races in Indianapolis. He will start ninth on Sunday, but only because he ran out of fuel on the final qualifying lap, giving away a spot on the front row. Franchitti, who turned 38 this month, is at the top of his game.
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September 12, 2012
Developer Jackson-Shaw has started the next stage of residential development at Brickyard Station, a 63-acre transit-oriented community in Beltsville and Laurel. JLB Partners purchased land to construct 433 multifamily units, with completion expected in fall 2013, and Ryland Homes is starting construction on model homes prior to developing more than 400 single-family homes and townhomes in the community. Both projects represent a combined investment of $200 million for Brickyard Station, Jackson-Shaw officials said.
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By Joseph Siano and Joseph Siano,New York Times News Service | August 6, 1995
INDIANAPOLIS -- One down, one to go. Dale Earnhardt, who has struggled for nearly two decades without success to win one of stock car racing's oldest classics, the Daytona 500, needed only two attempts to win its newest classic, the Brickyard 400.Earnhardt, in a Chevy Monte Carlo, took the lead after his last pit stop with 28 laps to go yesterday and held off Rusty Wallace, who was second, and a fast-closing Dale Jarrett, each in a Ford Thunderbird, to...
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By Tania Ganguli | July 21, 2010
Certain races mean more than others, and tradition tells us this weekend's Brickyard 400 is one of those. Location is mostly the reason. Indianapolis Motor Speedway with its yard of bricks at the start-finish line and milk-stained victory lane is why the Brickyard 400 matters at all. To drivers who hail from Indiana — Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, to some extent — it means the closest thing to a hometown race. To a guy like team owner Chip Ganassi, who won this year's Indy 500 with Dario Franchitti, Indianapolis means a chance to pull an unprecedented triple.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- Darrell Waltrip, his face as rosy as the shocking pink golf shirt he was wearing, couldn't sit still.He twitched. He wiggled. He nearly bounced."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | August 6, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- While other teams were hustling to prepare their race cars for the final chance at qualifying for the inaugural Brickyard 400 Winston Cup stock car race, the garage containing Car No. 0 was silent.Three men sat dejectedly on the work bench at the rear of the gloomy interior."We blew our last engine," said crewman Frank Wilson."It was our only engine," lamented John Crews, the 27-year-old machinist, who described himself as the "head go-fer.""We're heartbroken," said Dennis Barrow, the team's body and paint man.There would be no last ditch effort to qualify for car No. 0 and its driver/owner, Delma Cowart, and his crew of 20 volunteers.
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By Tania Ganguli | July 21, 2010
Certain races mean more than others, and tradition tells us this weekend's Brickyard 400 is one of those. Location is mostly the reason. Indianapolis Motor Speedway with its yard of bricks at the start-finish line and milk-stained victory lane is why the Brickyard 400 matters at all. To drivers who hail from Indiana — Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon, to some extent — it means the closest thing to a hometown race. To a guy like team owner Chip Ganassi, who won this year's Indy 500 with Dario Franchitti, Indianapolis means a chance to pull an unprecedented triple.
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | August 8, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS - Among 300,000 people yesterday, Tony Stewart literally looked at his family on every lap of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard - especially his father, Nelson. That's how personal and somehow private a place Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for the versatile and volatile driver from nearby Columbus, Ind. After nine years of bitter disappointments here had ended for him, after he'd finally won the 400 after losing it six times - and the Indy 500 five times - Stewart revealed just how deep in his marrow it all was and is. "I've got a suite over there [overlooking]
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By Ed Hinton and Ed Hinton,ORLANDO SENTINEL | August 9, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Gordon not only dominated the 11th Brickyard 400 yesterday, but he seized command of the event's entire history. He became NASCAR's first four-time winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, equaling an Indy 500 mark shared by A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears. Gordon also managed to win the first Brickyard 402.5 - yesterday's race was NASCAR's first to go into overtime. The 400 was extended by one extra lap, or 2.5 miles, in keeping with NASCAR's new "green-white-checkered" rule that provides up to two added laps, in the event of a late caution flag, to induce a green-flag finish.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2001
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Gordon watched the green flag fall, and he started to sweat. "Everyone around me was going forward," he said. "And I was going backward. Where we were, back in 27th, there was so much air, so much buffeting, I thought we were in serious trouble. I didn't think we were even a threat for a Top 10 [finish]." He was uncomfortable and worried, but after getting through a smoky accident unscathed on the second lap, he felt better. He noticed other drivers having troubles, too, but his crew chief, Robbie Loomis, was so miserable in the pits "that we were looking for the razor blades."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2001
INDIANAPOLIS - Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart raced door to door, lap after dwindling lap, as the last race of the True Value IROC XXV series hurried toward its finish. "I wouldn't have run that close with anybody else," Stewart said later. "But I ran out of real estate. I didn't expect him to do that ... but he ran me right out into the fence." On Lap 35 Stewart had swept down to the outside to pass Labonte in Turn 1, but the Texan wasn't done. He gathered his car's power and charged back.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2001
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Gordon thought about the question for only a moment. What advice would he give teammates Ricky Rudd and Dale Jarrett as they fight with him for the Winston Cup Championship. Gordon should have insight, because the last time teammates raced for the title, it was 1996 and the teammates were Gordon and eventual champion Terry Labonte, who were driving Rick Hendrick-owned Chevrolets. "I'd say they should keep doing what they did at New Hampshire," Gordon deadpanned. "That was perfect."
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By Kirsten Scharnberg and Kirsten Scharnberg,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1999
What the folks with shovels found under the dark, damp soil was a gold mine of 250-year-old bricks."This is going to be big," someone said, and the gathered archaeologists nodded in agreement.How big is still up in the air, but experts from landmark national historic sites such as Colonial Williamsburg are rushing to Anne Arundel County to observe the excavation and to learn from the extraordinary find.The archaeological discovery is a sprawling 1760s brickyard that is possibly the source of the bricks used to build historic Annapolis.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | May 23, 1991
INDIANAPOLIS -- Claw away the mystique and the Indianapolis 500 is just an auto race on an asphalt oval outside a mid-sized Midwestern town.But it is the Indianapolis 500. And it is great. Everyone here says so. But just why that is so is as mysterious as the race itself.Sunday, barring rain, the 75th edition of the Indy 500 will take the green flag at noon Eastern time.Indy can be anything anyone wants it to be: A party, an infield love-fest, a celebration of the unwashed, unclothed and disrespectful; or just as easily a celebration of engineering skill, a corporate promotional tool, a great exhibition of fearlessness and talent.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2001
INDIANAPOLIS - Winston Cup rookie Casey Atwood walked into his team's trailer sucking on a water bottle. When he came to car owner Ray Evernham, he stopped. "Ray, this is my second bottle since I got out of the car," Atwood said. "It's about time you listened to me," Evernham said and added, "These guys go through a lot and sometimes they need to be reminded that the 6 to 8 pounds they lose in the race car is water weight." Asked if he was drinking more fluids because of the sudden death of Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer to heat stroke, Atwood shook his head.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
INDIANAPOLIS - From the seventh floor of the new Pagoda Tower at the start-finish line of the redesigned Indianapolis Motor Speedway, track president Tony George has a view to be envied. Below him, track-side, is the remaining yard of bricks from the original speedway to remind him of the past. Behind him, where the view stretches to downtown, is the original garage area that houses Indy Cars in May for the Indianapolis 500 and Winston Cup stock cars in August for the Brickyard 400. They speak to the present.
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