- Al Gore’s climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures
- Army’s 3-D printed bombs will create ‘a whole new universe’ of deadly capabilities
- Hamas calls on Hezbollah to join in fight against Israel
- Senators to FIFA, others: Don’t reward Putin with the World Cup in 2018
- U.S. condemns Israeli shelling of shelter in Gaza
- Obamacare shoots premiums up by 88 percent in California
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’
- U.S. chemical sites vulnerable despite millions spent on security: Congress
- Driverless cars to hit the British streets by 2015
Buddy Lazier back at Indy, 17 years after win
Question of the Day
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Things started out just fine for Buddy Lazier on Friday as he made his way through the refresher test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“So far, so good,” he said after finishing the first phase of the test.
But by the end of the day? Not so much.
Lazier’s car ran out of gas just a few laps before completing the test. To make matters worse, heavy rain and lightning ended practice early and Lazier’s crew was left towing the No. 91 car to the garage in the middle of it all.
A refresher is exactly what Lazier needs. He’s been away from the Indy 500 since 2009, when he failed to qualify. At 46, he has 16 previous starts at Indy _ more than any driver who will qualify this weekend.
He was the winner back in 1996, but that was 17 years ago. Later, in 2000, he won the IndyCar series.
Now, Lazier’s trying to get back up to speed for a shot in this year’s race.
“We can’t really skip a whole lot of steps,” Lazier said. “We’ll skip the few that we can, but other than that, we just have to go step by step. Bit it feels really good.”
Friday was the second day on the track for Lazier. He’s one of three drivers this year trying to qualify a car for their father at Indy, along with Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal.
“We are going to get back to what we would be doing on the first day and start going through different steps and starting trying to find some speed and race setup,” Lazier said.
- Geraldo Rivera: Matt Drudge 'doing his best to stir up a civil war'
- Catholic League slams Obama: 'Do Christian lives mean so little to you?'
- Lois Lerner hated conservatives, new emails show
- HURT: Impeaching Obama is a losing strategy for the GOP
- MSNBC's Ronan Farrow questions lack of racial diversity in emoji characters
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
- Fla. mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to park alone
- CARSON: Rudderless U.S. foreign policy
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- Patent workers paid to exercise, shop, do chores: report
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world