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INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2015) – Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon recorded the quickest lap time of 25 drivers during the first day of practice for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Click HERE to view and download the combined practice results from today at Indianapolis road course Dixon’s lap of 1 minute, 10.6971 seconds in the second of two sessions on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was one second off the track record set by Simon Pagenaud in May 2014. “It’s always a lotRead More
Kasey Kahne has been selected to pilot the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today. A veteran driver with 29 victories across NASCAR’s top-three series, Kahne will make his first NCWTS start since winning at Rockingham Speedway in 2012.  The Charlotte event also complements the 10-race schedule the No. 00 Haas Automation team will run with its primary driver, 17-year-old Cole Custer, announced earlier this year.Read More

Posted On May 7, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Videos

Montoya: “Oh Deer!”

There are countless radio transmissions between a driver and their pit crew during a race. Most are typical, brief, forgettable, but every now and then a real gem of a message shines through the monotony. Such was the case with Juan Pablo Montoya’s “Oh deer” moment from the 2001 Austrian Grand Prix. Enjoy.Read More

Posted On May 6, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Spotlight On

In Search of the Perfect 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car

There are more than 392 options to find the optimal setup for 2016 MX-5 Cup racecar. Mazda rolled out a pair of engineering development models of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar for testing at Mazda Raceway on Thursday. As a part of the development process, the cars will be tested in public on the first test day of all remaining race weekends during the 2015 MX-5 Cup season. Mazda SKYACTIV prototype racer Tom Long, who has raced in, and won with, all three previous generation MX-5 Miatas, will leadRead More
Nastia Liukin, the individual all-around gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and one of the most successful gymnasts in U.S. history, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 24. As part of her duties as Grand Marshal, Liukin will appear on the red carpet, take a parade lap around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and be announced to the crowd prior to the start of the race. She will also serve as an Honored Guest at the 500 Festival ParadeRead More

Posted On May 4, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Videos

Indy 500 Opening Day Highlights

Honda looks on pace, but Chevy and Penske were still fastest with points leader Montoya topping the time sheets. Here are all the highlights from a very special opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Enjoy.   Video: IndyCarRead More

Posted On May 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Indy Month of May Preview 05/03

Josh Farmer and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing look ahead to the Month of May and all the action from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The superspeedway aerokits for Honda and Chevrolet have been released and testing began today at IMS, which manufacturer had the edge? Will this be the year Arie Luyendyk’s speed records fall? Hit the link for a look ahead to the Indy Grand Prix and the 99th Indianapolis 500 as we take you, “In the Gravel Trap!” In the Gravel Trap: Indy Month of May Preview 05/03Read More

Posted On May 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Mechanical issues end promising day for DeltaWing‏

Monterey, Calif. (May 3, 2015) –  The Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team began the day on a positive note, with solid laps in morning warm up giving the team confidence for a good finish from its sixth-place starting position in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda. Ultimately, exhaust and brake issues ended the day early, but the team knows they are getting closer to a solid finish in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Katherine Legge started the race, scheduled for two hours and 40 minutes. As theRead More
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 3, 2015) – Visit Florida Racing parlayed their best start of theseason into their first victory of the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The win in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix moved the No. 90 VISITFLORIDA.COM Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype into first place in the TUDOR Championship standings. After qualifying in third position, driver Michael Valiante used the inside line to make a bold on Jordan Taylor entering the first turn; the move stuck and Valiante established a commanding leadRead More
TALLADEGA, Ala. – It’s a toss-up which is greater, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s passion for Talladega Superspeedway or the Talladega fan base’s passion for Dale Earnhardt Jr. On a glorious afternoon, Earnhardt offered a one-word order to his team over the radio, a message that could be shared with the thousands of his devotees in the stands: “Celebrate!” he proclaimed. Earnhardt, his team and Junior Nation could celebrate his 0.159-second victory over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 Sunday afternoon, his sixth Sprint CupRead More