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AddIndyCar Series heading to NOLA for new Grand Prix of Louisiana

Most racing series compete on one kind of track or another, but not Indy. Its calendar is made up of NASCAR-style speedway races (generally, though not exclusively, identified by a three-digit number indicating the number of miles to be covered) and F1-style road-course and street-circuit races (typically billed as grands prix). And now, it's about to get another of the latter.

31National Guard ends controversial NASCAR, IndyCar sponsorships

The US National Guard has spent $44 million on sponsorships in NASCAR and IndyCar this year, a particularly troubling figure in a time when every military expenditure is given careful scrutiny. That's prompted some members of Congress to question the usefulness of the motorsports partnerships.

9See an Indy pit crew's point of view courtesy of Google Glass

Let's make a new rule. From here on out, all racecar drivers and pit crew members must wear Google Glass during the race. While they'd all look pretty ridiculous, at least we'd get more videos like this one.

30Indy 500 oozes drama, takes no prisoners on 100th Anniversary [spoilers, video]

2011 Indianapolis 500 - Click above for high-res image gallery

4Chip Ganassi Racing expands to four-car Indy mega team

You'd have to search long and hard to find a racing team as successful as Chip Ganassi Racing. The team has won four Champ Car titles (before the series shut down), three Indy Racing League titles and one Grand-Am championship.

AddSpoiler Alert: 2007 Champ Car Long Beach Grand Prix

Click image for large gallery of live shots from Friday's practice

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