Category: PASSION FOR LIFE

Four-time IndyCar Series Champion Dixon is Subject of Feature-Length Documentary

It’s no secret that I love Indy car racing. I’m also pretty open about my other passions – live music and film. These are all lifelong passions that started at a very young age. And what I’ve found pretty amazing, are the moments when these vastly different interests intersect and create something even more memorable.

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I Made It, Castroneves Led Carb Day, and IMS is Ready to Make More History

I’m extremely thankful that I made it to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month. I honestly didn’t think it would be possible. Mind over matter and a truly determined spirit, combined with hard work can accomplish more than one might imagine. I think Helio Castroneves would agree with that sentiment, and let me tell you

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My Unfortunate Kickoff to the Month of May – An Open Letter to my Readers

This is certainly not how I saw my Month of May unfolding. Bags are half-packed, car is empty, and this designer gown I’m currently wearing is a style from Diane Von Furstenberg, but it’s a clinical gown for patients of Cleveland Clinic hospitals… a far cry from the ones I get to wear to formal

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That Time I Asked Helio Castroneves About Cleveland

When I meet people at a track for the first time, they usually already know I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. That is, if they follow me on any form of social media. I’m far from shy when it comes to proclaiming my adoration of the city I call home. I sing it proudly from the rooftops.

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12 Years Later, Wheldon Legacy Continues in St. Pete

In 2005, Dan Wheldon found victory here on the Streets of St. Petersburg, his adopted-home race. At that time, the now Firestone-branded race was sponsored by Honda, the manufacturer of his engine in the No. 26 with Andretti-Green Racing. Wheldon won 6 races total that season, also standing on the top step of the podium

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Memorial Day and the Indianapolis 500

This photo exhibits exactly what Memorial Day weekend is all about for me: remembering the troops that we’ve lost, thanking the ones that are abroad, fighting to keep us safe, and celebrating with those here at home by attending the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500. Events like the 500, would not be possible

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Living Full Throttle for Seventeen Years

It’s raceday. Is there a better combination of words in the English language? Doubtful. I found myself smiling during the drive in this morning and it wasn’t just because David Cook was on the iPod and the lyrics over the speakers crooned: “Here we are at the starting line of a race that goes ‘til

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Midnight on the Bricks Countdown was Clear Choice for Fans

Today marks 100 days until the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Oil and a series of events is celebrating that milestone, kicking off last night with the Midnight on the Bricks community gathering at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The countdown last evening saw a great turnout of close to 2,000

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Fulfill Your Need for Speed at the 2015 Cleveland Auto Show

Yesterday, I had the chance to walk around the Cleveland Auto Show while they were still building the floor and setting up all the fancy cars. I only shot a few pictures because honestly, you need to see this stuff in person. Shay Hazen (@Shayzen) and I (@damienbowman) will be at the Auto Show throughout the

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