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.

Emerson Fittipaldi has never been a stranger to the racing world. The two-time Formula One World Champion and two-time Indy 500 winner has a different view these days as President of the FIA drivers’ commission. Although it has been over 30 years since the Brazilian has graced the cockpit of a Formula One machine, the growth of the sport has never been closer for the 67-year-old. F1 with a twist In recent weeks, Fittipaldi has now been named as part of a panel to help investigate the horrendous crash atRead More

Posted On September 26, 2014By Joey BarnesIn Uncategorized

Lotterer Wants WEC to Have More Races

After a successful weekend at the Circuit of the Americas where his team grabbed overall victory, Audi Sport Team Joest driver Andre Lotterer admitted that he wants to see more races on the World Endurance Championship schedule. There are a collection of prestigious tracks that remained untouched by some of the premier series in all of motorsports, with only 8 races currently on the WEC calendar. Though the series visits places like Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps, other historic tracks like Sebring and Monza are left off. “I’m a bit more ofRead More
Helio Castroneves

Posted On August 31, 2014By Joey BarnesIn IndyCar

The Unfinished Legend of Helio Castroneves

The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season will forever be known as the year Will Power finally broke the reign of bad luck to capture the championship. The Aussie had previously been a 3-time championship runner-up from 2010 – 2012. As deserving a champion as Power is this season, lost in the joy is the heartbreaking defeat of this year’s runner-up, Helio Castroneves. Only one of them could deliver the Astor Cup to team owner Roger Penske at Auto Club Speedway Saturday night. After starting on pole and being in theRead More
Indy 500

Posted On May 21, 2014By Joey BarnesIn IndyCar

The Legacy of a 45-Year Drought

There are moments in an athlete’s life that define their legacy. For some, it’s a game-winning catch in the Super Bowl or a home run in the World Series, but for an IndyCar driver it’s about leading the final lap of the Indianapolis 500. Unlike any other racing series in the world, the legacy of an IndyCar driver is more greatly defined by an Indy 500 win than a series championship. The enormous 2.5-mile oval is the grand stage of speed and history, with modern-day IndyCars exceeding 230 mph. TheRead More