Get Your Motor Running
Even if the Grand Prix can’t beat the tailgating that accompanies a NASCAR event, it certainly keeps up in terms of jaw-dropping automobiles. Saturday’s Lone Star Grand Prix will feature cars from the American Le Mans Series, based on those outfitted for France’s legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race. And at Sunday’s big event, Grand Prix of Houston, all eyes will no doubt be on the Panoz DP01, the recently introduced engineering marvel that helped Team Australia’s Will Power win the Las Vegas Grand Prix early this month. They have all the oomph of anything driven by Junior or Gordon -- just without so many brand logos. – Nick Keppler
Just as the Grand Prix proves you don’t need NASCAR for 200-mile-per-hour action, Mildred’s Umbrella proves you don’t need a well-polished script for a great night of theatre, Roy Wood, Jr. proves you don’t need West Virginia incest jokes to be funny and C. Patrick proves you don’t need quiet, solitude and the absence of a loud bar to create a painting -- all in this week’s Night & Day® section.