Milwaukee mile


My fastest laps

Published July 12, 2015

A decade ago, I took a spin around the Milwaukee Mile in a special two-seat IndyCar. I did it again this morning, and it was even better.


5 spectator sporting events Milwaukee needs

Published May 27, 2015

Milwaukee has a lot of spectator sports for a city its size, but that doesn't mean things couldn't be better. Here are five sports events that would add a lot to the landscape.


Awaiting the Wisconsin walk: My chat with highwire artist Nik Wallenda

Published April 17, 2015

The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage lineup this summer features some of the biggest names the celebration has wrangled up in recent note. And the biggest of the bunch - or at least certainly the most unusual - is tightrope artist extraordinaire Nik Wallenda. got a chance to talk one-on-one with the stuntman about preparing for another life-threatening performance and being in a highwire family dynasty that shows no sign of stopping.


Milwaukee IndyFest tickets now on sale

Published March 2, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, which will be held July 11-12 at the Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair.


The Packers' roots run deep in Milwaukee

Published Oct. 2, 2014

Most remember that the Green Bay Packers used to play some of their home games in Milwaukee, but did you know that this tradition went on for over 60 years and was played at four different locations? In fact, the threat of moving the team to Milwaukee permanently was the impetus for the construction of Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Its one of the reasons why tonight's game against the Minnesota Vikings is a "gold game" for Milwaukee season ticket holders.


IndyCar's best returns to the Mile

Published Aug. 15, 2014

IndyCar's best drivers, including Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay return to the Milwaukee Mile this weekend for Milwaukee IndyFest at the State Fair Park.


Milwaukee IndyFest Street Party

Published June 12, 2012

In advance of this weekend's festivities at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee IndyFest is hosting a free street party in the parking lot adjacent from the Hilton Milwaukee Hotel, between 4th and 5th streets on Wisconsin Ave.


IndyFest and Summerfest team up

Published June 10, 2012

Starting Monday, race fans who purchase a reserved seat for Saturday's Milwaukee IndyFest event will also receive a July 4 ticket for the 45th annual Milwaukee Summerfest, the world's largest musical festival, held at Henry Maier Festival Park at the BMO Harris Pavilion, as limited supplies last.


Milwaukee Talks: Michael Andretti

Published June 5, 2012

Andretti Autosport owner and Auto Racing Hall of Famer Michael Andretti was in town recently for car testing in advance of Milwaukee IndyFest at the famed Milwaukee Mile on June 15-16. Andretti spent some time with to talk about his history at the Mile, the new IndyFest model and IndyCar reaching the masses.


Milwaukee Talks: IndyCar's Ryan Hunter-Reay

Published May 29, 2012

Five-time IndyCar winner Ryan Hunter-Reay reminisced a bit about his historic win at the Milwaukee Mile in 2004, professed his affection for the city and revealed his go-to spots in this edition of Milwaukee Talks.


Milwaukee IndyFest pit passes on sale

Published April 13, 2012

Milwaukee IndyFest, in conjunction with announcing RC Cola as the official soft drink of the two day festival on June 15-16, have put a limited number of VIP pit passes on sale.


Franchitti wins Milwaukee 225

Published June 19, 2011

Pole winner Dario Franchitti moved into a tie atop the IZOD IndyCar Series points standings with a victory Sunday in the Milwaukee 225 at the Milwaukee Mile.


Sunday Scorecard: Has racing run its last lap at the Milwaukee Mile?

Published June 19, 2011

In the days leading up to the Milwaukee 225, somebody who knows a thing or two about putting together big time events said that the race, the first major motorsports event at the Milwaukee Mile in nearly two years, amounts to a referendum on racing in Milwaukee. If the attendance Sunday was any indicator, the referendum failed to pass.