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Variety, the venerable trade publication that has covered Hollywood for more than a century, is dropping its website paywall and rolling out a new one-day-a-week-only print edition beginning next month.
Variety, the venerable trade paper that has covered Hollywood for more than a century, is dropping its daily print edition and replacing it with a weekly publication starting next month.
Katherine Legge threatened legal action over her termination from Dragon Racing on Wednesday, one day after the team said Sebastian Saavedra had been hired to drive the No. 6 this IndyCar season.
Sebastien Bourdais will race for the 2013 IndyCar championship with Dragon Racing.
IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais is staying upbeat for someone whose year began with what he calls "a winter of hell," then got worse.
Profiles of the 33 drivers in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, in starting order with car number in parentheses, age, hometown, engine, race team, four-lap qualification average and biographical information (w-former winner; r-rookie; all chassis Dallara):
This Indianapolis 500 already has plenty of drama: panic over the size of the field, engine shortages, legal wrangling and issues with underperforming Lotus. Toss in $275,000 worth of fines against 13 teams, and IndyCar has a real soap opera bubbling right before its biggest race.
Jay Penske risked his whole Indianapolis 500 race program on finding two new engines before qualifying began.
IndyCar teams have used the first three practice sessions at Indianapolis as a virtual classroom.
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard is an optimist when it comes to putting 33 cars in this year's Indianapolis 500.
Katherine Legge returned to America to race in the Indianapolis 500.
Dragon Racing's legal battle with engine manufacturer Lotus may keep the team off the track Thursday at Indianapolis.
Dragon Racing has sued Lotus for at least $4.6 million in damages, accusing the engine manufacturer of damaging its reputation by spreading "especially outrageous" falsehoods about the IndyCar team while failing to deliver two chassis and hurting its ability to be competitive.
One car each from Ed Carpenter Racing and Jay Penske's Lotus Dragon Racing team have been selected as the final two members of the IndyCar Leaders Circle program.
Katherine Legge is coming back to America with whole a new perspective on racing.
"It was an interesting experiment that didn't work. We look forward to welcoming back longtime Variety readers when the paywall drops March 1," said Jay Penske, the chairman and CEO of Variety's parent company.
"It's a privilege to have Seb once again piloting the No. 7," said team owner Jay Penske, who added the 2012 season "was a challenge for us on so many levels, but despite that, toward the end of last season we demonstrated that with the right equipment and strategy, Dragon Racing is a force to be reckoned with."