Tony Renna was below the normal racing line when he had a fatal crash Oct. 22 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the IRL said. IRL spokesman John Griffin said director of operations Brian Barnhart confirmed that Renna's path was below the line but did not blame the crash on "driver error" because there were too many unanswered questions.
GRAND AMERICAN CHAMPIONS: Bill Auberlen earned the pole for today's Rolex Sports Car Series 250-mile season finale in Daytona Beach. Auberlen turned a lap at 117.938 mph in a Toyota Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype. A team including Joe Varde of Tampa qualified 11th.