All posts by David Morgan

David Morgan is the Associate Editor for Motorsports Tribune. A 2008 graduate from the University of Mississippi, David has followed NASCAR since the early 90’s and became hooked at an early age after attending his first race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993. He has traveled across the country since 2012 to cover some of the most prestigious events both IndyCar and NASCAR have to offer, with an aim to only expand on that in the near future.

By David Morgan, Associate Editor It has taken some time for Matt Kenseth to shake the rust off in his return to NASCAR Cup Series competition, but Sunday at Indianapolis, he certainly looked like the driver of old, bringing home a second-place finish – his best showing of the season. Replacing Kyle Larson behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, Kenseth was able to come out of the gate with a top-10 at Darlington in mid-May, but in the races since, had struggled to even crack theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Denny Hamlin appeared to be well on his way to finally capturing a win at Indianapolis, but once again had the victory snatched from his grasp. Leading Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 with seven laps to go over eventual winner Kevin Harvick, Hamlin had a comfortable lead as the laps wound down, but heading into Turn 1, the right-front tire let go on his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, sending him hard into the outside wall. The hit was violent enough to cause flamesRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor With most of the NTT IndyCar Series field utilizing a three-stop strategy in Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Graham Rahal and his team employed an alternate two-stop strategy and nearly came away with the win as a result. Starting fourth, Rahal held his ground in the top-five early on, ascending to the lead on lap 18 when the cars in front of him made their way to pit road for the first time. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver would keep his No.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will miss out on competing in Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after testing positive for COVID-19. After learning Friday morning that his wife Chandra had tested positive following allergy-like symptoms, Johnson, who has been asymptomatic, was tested as well, with the test returning a positive result. Per NASCAR’s guidelines, Johnson will not return to competition until being cleared by a doctor and will have to remain symptom-free and have two consecutive negative test resultsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor While Jimmie Johnson is in the midst of his final full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series, the seven-time champion is taking the opportunity to also look toward his future racing endeavors. On Wednesday of next week, Johnson will climb behind the wheel of a Chip Ganassi Racing Honda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a test at the track’s 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course, which also hosts the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend for a historic doubleheader. Johnson had originally planned his firstRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor There have been many memorable moments in the history of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but a native Hoosier capturing the checkered flag on his native soil, makes the 2005 running of the race one of the most special in the event’s history. In his first six starts at Indianapolis, Tony Stewart had come close to winning at the Brickyard, with two top-five finishes and a top-10 finish, but a win still eluded him. Stewart was on a roll when the 2005 edition ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Two weeks ago, NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announced the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race would be moving from Charlotte to Bristol for the first time in the history of the event. Now we know the format for the July 15 extravaganza under the lights. The 140-lap race will be divided into four stages, with lengths of 55 laps, 35 laps, 35 laps, and 15 laps. All of the laps will count in the first three stages, while the final stage will only count green flagRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Kevin Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers played the strategy game to perfection en route to the win Saturday at Pocono Raceway and came into Sunday looking to make it a clean sweep, but came up one spot short of making that a reality With 325 miles of experience from Saturday under his belt, Harvick started the day in 20th place due to the invert and the strategy game was once again afoot between him and Denny Hamlin, who finished runner-up in Saturday’s race. Harvick ledRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Ross Chastain’s bank account grew by $100,000 after winning a second straight Dash4Cash bonus in Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono, but it was a bittersweet day after coming so close to victory. After starting the day in fifth place, Chastain showed early he would be one of the cars to beat, leading five times for 31 laps and putting himself in position for his first win of the season when a late single-car crash pushed the race into overtime and setup a two lapRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Two races in two days. Double the fun. Pocono Raceway will host a doubleheader weekend for the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend, with the running of the Pocono Organics 325 on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Pocono 350 a day later on Sunday afternoon. With only three turns, instead of the four turns at all other ovals on the circuit, Pocono is definitely one of the most unique tracks on the schedule. The three turns all have differing banking with Turn 1 and its 14-degree bankingRead More