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Kurt Busch Goes on a Double Date With the Indy 500 and NASCAR

One might excuse Dr. Jerry Punch for having some residual hard feelings when it comes to Kurt Busch. Busch, now driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, infamously launched a string of curses on the air during the last race of the 2011 season, when ESPN's Punch tried to interview him after his transmission broke early in the competition. The two made up at the start of the 2012 season, and now, with Busch going for an epic motorsports double this  Read Full Article

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Kurt Busch Goes on a Double Date With the Indy 500 and NASCAR

One might excuse Dr. Jerry Punch for having some residual hard feelings when it comes to Kurt Busch. Busch, now driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, infamously launched a string of curses on the air during the last race of the 2011 season, when ESPN's Punch tried to interview him after his transmission broke early in the competition. The two made up at the start of the 2012 season, and now, with Busch going for an epic motorsports double this read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, May 30, 2010

Breaking Bad
10/9c AMC
After some recent highly charged episodes, this one settles down and relies more on furthering the plot and establishing deeper character development. "Safe and cautious" Skyler uses her accounting expertise to ensure that laundering Walt's money doesn't leave them awash in financial complications. And Jesse makes a new friend at his narcotics support group, and she inadvertently lets him in on a secret about a murdered dealer and, more surprisingly, just who it was who pulled the trigger.

Read on for previews of the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR, the National Memorial Day Concert, Food Network Challenge, America the Story of Us and Basketball Wives. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, May 24, 2009

Indianapolis 500
1 pm/ET ABC
Drivers to watch in this year's visit to the Brickyard include two-time champ and 2007 Dancing With the Stars winner Helio Castroneves, who came off beating a tax-evasion rap to grab this year's pole; 2007 winner Dario Franchitti, returning to Indy after a frustrating year on the NASCAR circuit; defending champ Scott Dixon, who also won last month's IndyCar event in Kansas; and, of course, Danica Patrick, who charged after Ryan Briscoe after an accident here last year.

Read on for previews of NASCAR Racing, National Memorial Day Concert, Diamonds, The Tudors and Breaking Bad. read more

Indy 500 Preview: Danica in the Spotlight

Even before the cry of “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines,” the 92nd Indianapolis 500 will be packed thick with excitement and story lines (Sunday, May 25, 1 pm/ET, ABC). The fiercest rivalry in open wheel racing is finally over as the sport’s two governing bodies have unified after 12 years. The hot new young guns with familiar names (Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal) will be motoring alongside Indy greats such as Tony Kanaan, Dan Wheldon, pole-sitter Scott Dixon and two-time Indy winner (and one-time Dancing With the Stars champ) Helio Castroneves. And yet all eyes watching the 33 sleek cars whipping around the most famous track in the U.S. will be trained on Danica Patrick. Last month, Patrick became the first female driver ever to win a big league motorsports event, and she loves Indy as much as the crowd loves her. ABC/ESPN analyst Scott Goodyear, himself an Indy great, likes Dixon (“I think he’s in a class by himself this year”), Catroneves... read more

McSpeedy: Patrick Dempsey Lives Life in the Fast Lane

Growing up in Maine, Patrick Dempsey always dreamed of driving in the Indianapolis 500. Now the Grey's Anatomy star is getting his chance — sort of. He's taking the wheel of the pace car at the "great­est spectacle in racing" this Sunday. As the pace-car driver — Lance Armstrong did the honors last year — he leads the 33 racers to the starting line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (aka the Brickyard). The 41-year-old actor is no stranger to motor sports. He's a co-owner of Vision Racing, an IndyCar Series team, and when his schedule allows he competes in off-road races. TV Guide: How did you land this gig? Patrick Dempsey: I've been to the Indy 500 three times. The invitation came through [Indianapolis Motor Speedway read more

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Premise: The 98th running from the Brickyard. Tony Kanaan won here last year in his 12th attempt, setting a new record for average speed at 187.433. Last weekend, Ed Carpenter won the pole for the second straight year.

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