All posts by David Morgan

David Morgan is the NASCAR Editor for Motorsports Tribune. A 2008 graduate from the University of Mississippi, David has followed NASCAR since the early 90’s. Learning to love the sport at an early age after attending his first race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993, he has been hooked ever since. David is a National Motorsports Press Association member, having covered races across the country since 2012 and looks forward to visiting every track on the circuit in the near future.

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Throughout his NASCAR career, Robby Gordon was never one to shy away from controversy and in June 2003 at Sonoma Raceway, his path to victory included a bit of controversy and a stellar battle with Jeff Gordon to see who would take home the trophy. Robby Gordon, who last won on the Cup Series circuit back in November 2001 at New Hampshire, was one of the most feared drivers when it came to road course racing as he always found himself in the mix for theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor In following with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule that was released back in April, NASCAR unveiled the 2019 schedules for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Wednesday. While most of the schedule remains the same for next season, there are a couple of notable changes, mostly on the Truck Series side. The series had been finishing off their season with three straight tripleheaders at Texas, Phoenix, and Homestead, but starting next year, their November date at TexasRead More
By David Morgan, IndyCar Contributor FORT WORTH, Texas – Will Power had it all heading into Texas, with an Indianapolis 500 win in his pocket and the IndyCar Series points lead, but both his race and his spot atop the standings went up in sparks after a late race crash on the 1.5-mile oval. Starting the day up front along with his Team Penske teammates, Power parlayed a third-place start into a strong run in the race, consistently finding himself in the top-five for the majority of the event. Running sixthRead More
By David Morgan, IndyCar Contributor FORT WORTH, Texas – The duo of Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato may have started from different ends of the field in Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but by the end of the night both were celebrating a pair of top-10 finishes for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Rahal rolled off near the back of the field in 20th place and despite five different trips to pit road throughout the 248-lap event, he was able to lead five laps and crossed theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Hours after categorizing his Chevrolet Silverado as “bad fast”, Stewart Friesen had the win in Friday night’s PPG 400 at Texas within his sights, but would have to settle for second place after falling short on the final restart. Friesen had shown speed in both practice and qualifying ahead of the 400-kilometer race, taking the green flag from the pole and holding his own throughout the majority of the race. In the first two stages alone, the driver of the No. 52Read More
By David Morgan, IndyCar Contributor FORT WORTH, Texas – On a boiling hot afternoon in the Lone Star State, Team Penske flexed their muscle in qualifying for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 as they snagged the top three starting positions with Josef Newgarden on pole, Simon Pagenaud joining him on the front row, and Will Power in third. The three Team Penske Chevrolets were the only ones to crack 220 mph in qualifying as Newgarden laid down the fastest lap of the three at 23.480 seconds, 220.613 mph. Pagenaud’s fast lapRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – In preparation for Friday night’s running of the PPG 400 at Texas Motor Speedway, the drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the 1.5-mile track for practice on Thursday to get their trucks dialed in before race day. The majority of the first 55-minute session was led by Stewart Friesen before a flurry of activity in the final minutes saw DGR-CROSLEY driver Chris Eggleston lay down the fastest lap at 29.853 seconds, 180.886 mph. Kyle Busch Motorsports shoe NoahRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor There are times when Cup Series regulars ruin the show by dropping down into the lower tiers, but sometimes they create a moment that is remembered for years to come. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday Theater”, we take a jump back to the 2006 Carfax 250 at Michigan that seemed to be another run of the mill race at the two-mile track until the action picked up with the closing laps and post-race activities. Through the first 95 laps, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards had beenRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After last weekend’s race at Pocono saw Martin Truex, Jr. score his second win of the season, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan to race on one of the biggest and fastest tracks on the circuit, Michigan International Speedway, in Sunday’s running of the FireKeepers Casino 400. With this race taking place near the home of two of the three manufacturers (Chevrolet and Ford), teams put extra emphasis on winning this race for bragging rights. The two-mile speedway tends to favor the teamsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor A week after Kyle Busch completed the cycle by winning at every track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit, Kevin Harvick looked to be in good shape to knock another track off of his winless list, but it was not to be for the five-time winner in 2018 as he finished fourth at Pocono after leading the most laps. “We just lost our track position of being in the lead and lost control of the race,” said Harvick. “That is what did us inRead More