All posts by Joey Barnes

Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Harding Steinbrenner Racing announced that GESS International will serve as the primary sponsor for the No. 88 Honda entry driven by NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta. The partnership will include this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix, the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and a “variety of other races” throughout 2019. GESS signed on as a primary sponsor for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park and also served as an associate sponsor for the Acura Grand Prix ofRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set for this weekend with the Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway, the home track of Clint Bowyer. However, past success has been anything but a pleasant homecoming for the driver of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang. Teammate Kevin Harvick won last year’s edition of the spring classic, which helps provide some optimism, along with a new 1.5-mile package, for 2019’s return to the Sunflower State. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid bringRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon took a moment to reflect on his stellar racing career. From climbing the ranks in his homeland of New Zealand to making the gamble to the United States and ultimately ending up with team owner Chip Ganassi. Now 38, Dixon is still in prime form as he reaches for even greater success in 2019. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid highlighted the Kiwi in their latest installment.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The offseason is over and Stewart-Haas Racing is at the ready for the Monster Energy Cup season. With the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola and newcomer Daniel Suarez preview their hopes for the upcoming campaign with the incoming Ford Mustang. Our friends from Mobil 1 The Grid bring the latest from one of NASCAR’s elite teams.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The wait is officially over as Pabst Racing announced that Hunter McElrea has signed on for the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. McElrea, 19, captured 13 victories in 21 starts en route to the 2018 Australian Formula Ford Championship, which punched his ticket for a spot at the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout. In turn, he kept the momentum rolling to earn the Shootout Scholarship award for a shot at the USF2000 title for 2019. “I am ecstatic to be on the Cooper Tires USF2000 ChampionshipRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Juncos Racing have announced that NFP has furthered their partnership and will sponsor Kyle Kaiser in the No. 32 Chevrolet entry for the INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of the Americas next month. NFP, a nationally ranked insurance brokerage firm, first joined the team for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 last May, where Kaiser qualified an impressive 17th. “I am excited to be back in an IndyCar for the 2019 season with Juncos Racing at COTA,” said Kaiser. “I’m thrilled to have NFP partnerRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Patricio “Pato” O’Ward will not be driving for Harding Steinbrenner Racing for the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series season. It was announced that the two have agreed to “part ways” on Monday. “The Harding Steinbrenner Racing team supported my decision to seek a new opportunity by releasing me from my contract and allowing me the opportunity to find a new team before the start of the 2019 season,” O’Ward said in a statement. “Now, I am fully focused on finding the right opportunity and how I willRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Sauber Formula 1 team has officially been renamed Alfa Romeo Racing ahead of the 2019 season. The announcement comes after the Italian company elected to extend the terms of their title sponsorship deal with the team. Alfa Romeo initially signed a technical and commercial partnership with Sauber ahead of the 2018 campaign. Sauber, who have competed in the sport since 1993, will not undergo any change in ownership or management despite the rebranding. The team’s driver lineup for the upcoming season will feature Kimi RäikkönenRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Formula One has announced the start times for the 2019 season, which stay relatively consistent to last year. The sport opted for later start times in 2018 in an effort to assist broadcast partners, starting events 10 minutes after the hour instead of on the hour like previous seasons. The biggest change on the upcoming schedule will be for the French Grand Prix, which will start at 3:10 p.m. local time versus the 4:10 p.m. time from last year that was made in an effort toRead More

Posted On November 27, 2018By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Will Power

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the third-place finisher, Will Power. Will Power, No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet 2018: 3rd in the championship  Wins: 3, Top 5: 8, Top 10: 11, Poles: 4, Laps Led: 358 Best Finish: 1st (Indy GP, Indianapolis 500, Gateway) While he did not claim the Verizon IndyCar Series title, the legend of Will Power grew larger after claiming victory in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500Read More