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.

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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – James Hinchcliffe was dealt a major blow and wrecked during today’s qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The 32-year-old Canadian was on the second lap of his four-lap run when the back end of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda snapped around and hit the SAFER Barrier. The left side of the car was severely damaged on impact and skated on its left sidepod before landing upright and coming to a stop midway down the backstretch.Read More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS — A new outfit to the NTT IndyCar Series this year, DragonSpeed is ready to make a bigger commitment for the 2020 season. The team has long been associated as a sports car presence in the FIA World Endurance Championship, but opted to expand their efforts with a five-race campaign – St. Petersburg, Barber Motorsports Park, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – with driver Ben Hanley in IndyCar for 2019. Elton Julian, team principal of DragonSpeed, discussed their future plansRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief It is hard to find a better start for a team in the Formula One history books than Haas F1. During their tenure, they have consistently found themselves battling for points and continue to strive for the next step of wins and podiums. Guenther Steiner, team principal of Haas F1, was joined by drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen to discus the inner workings and how the passion of their boss, who also owns one of the most successful teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Dutch Grand Prix is back on the Formula 1 calendar after a 35-year absence with a return to Zandvoort beginning in 2020. A three-year deal was put together due to partnerships with SportVibes, TIG Sports and the Circuit Zandvoort. Additionally, longstanding Formula 1 partner Heineken will hold rights as the title sponsor for the event May event. “We are particularly pleased to announce that Formula 1 is returning to race in the Netherlands, at the Zandvoort track,” said Chase Carey, CEO of Formula 1. “FromRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – There isn’t much that reigning and five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon hasn’t seen throughout his 19 years in Indy car racing. So the 38-year-old New Zealander could feel defeat looming despite leading as the laps trickled down in the INDYCAR Grand Prix. The 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the site of persistently increasing rain and an abundance of mixed strategies, which saw Dixon look every bit the part of his winning pedigree as he led a race-high 39Read More
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