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 Kyle Larson is becoming a well-traveled man as he splits his time between Indianapolis and North Carolina between his full-time duties in the NASCAR Cup Series and his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500. On Sunday, that meant starting the day rocketing around Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the second day of Indy 500 qualifying, where he had advanced into the Fast 12 after Saturday’s first day of time trials. Larson posted the fifth-fastest time in the Fast 12 at 232.788 mph to move on to theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the second week in a row, Chris Buescher had victory in sight only to have it snatched from his grasp. In the waning laps of Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington, Buescher had drove clear of his RFK Racing teammate Brad Keselowski and polesitter Tyler Reddick and it was his race to lose coming down the stretch. Reddick, who had led the most laps on the day, clawed back the deficit between the two and looked to reclaim the lead with 10 laps to go. EnteringRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor And so it begins. The yearly game of chess that is NASCAR Silly Season is officially underway after Michael McDowell announced on Wednesday that he will be departing his longtime home at Front Row Motorsports at the conclusion of the 2024 Cup Series season to seek driving duties elsewhere. After bouncing around between a handful of teams in the early years of his Cup career, McDowell took up residence at Front Row Motorsports in 2018 and has been a key part of the organization since then.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The fallout continues. In the aftermath of the penalties handed down by the NTT IndyCar Series to Team Penske for its Push to Pass infractions in the season opener at St. Petersburg, the team has made the call to levy penalties of its own to a number of key personnel heading into the Month of May. On Tuesday morning, the team announced that it had completed an internal investigation into the matter and after finding “significant failures in our processes and internal communications” the decision hadRead More

Posted On April 29, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

David Malukas Out at Arrow McLaren

By David Morgan, Associate Editor David Malukas’ career at Arrow McLaren is over before it even had a chance to truly begin. With the 22-year-old from Chicago, Illinois still sidelined from a wrist injury sustained in a mountain biking crash before the 2024 season got underway and no timetable for his return to the seat of the No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, the team announced Monday that they had released him from his contract. Malukas is a rising star in the NTT IndyCar Series, having proved his mettle with lesser fundedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Will Power just wants to win, man. Back to championship form after an off year in 2023, everything is back where it needs to be off-track for the two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion and he is clicking on all cylinders on-track, setting his sights on challenging for another championship. Through the first three races of the season, Power has yet to finish worse than sixth, with two second-place finishes to boot, leaving him just one point from the top of the points standings.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mission accomplished. Since arriving at Barber Motorsports Park for Sunday’s Children’s of Alabama Grand Prix, Scott McLaughlin has been steadfast in his beliefs that the heavy penalties handed down by INDYCAR to Team Penske earlier this week wouldn’t keep his No. 3 team down and they answered their detractors emphatically with a dominating win to kick off the comeback in earnest. Starting the weekend with only five points to his name, McLaughlin went out and put the “Meat Wagon” on the pole andRead More

Posted On April 27, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Barber Qualifying Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The field is set. Time to go race. Barber Motorsports Park showed no mercy to the NTT IndyCar Series field during qualifying for Sunday’s Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix, with every driver having to give their all to be able to advance through the rounds to fight for the pole at the end of the day. Team Penske came out on top when the dust settled as defending race winner Scott McLaughlin banked the pole, with his teammate Will Power starting alongside,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Scott McLaughlin is a man on a mission. Coming into the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, the driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet has nowhere to go but up, with only five points to his name after a disqualification in St. Petersburg and a mechanical issue in Long Beach that has him all the way down at the bottom of the cellar in the point standings in 29th — last among any driver that has started a race in 2024. WithRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A new challenger enters the fray. After Josef Newgarden topped the board in Friday’s opening practice of the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park, Saturday brought a new contender with Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay putting his No. 21 Chevrolet on the top of the scoring pylon during the morning session. VeeKay’s lap of one minute, 6.5463 seconds was enough to hold off the second fastest car of Romain Grosjean, giving the smaller teams in the paddock something toRead More