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Posted On August 23, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Bourdais Returns for Final Three INDYCAR Events

Less than 14 weeks after being sidelined following his scary qualifying incident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebastien Bourdais is returning behind the wheel of the #18 Dale Coyne Racing entry at this weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Bourdais, who suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis and right hip in the incident, made an incredible recovery from his injuries and is returning sooner than anticipated to take part in the final three races of the season. “You have no idea how excited I am to beRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief In what is the first domino to fall amongst the ‘silly season’ rumors, Ferrari have announced that Kimi Raikkonen will return for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The agreement is set as another one-year deal, which has continued each season since 2015. The 37-year-old Finn is the Italian squad’s last F1 World Champion, a decade ago in 2007. However, this season Raikkonen, who sits fifth in the championship, has been outscored by teammate Sebastian Vettel by 86 points and currently leads the championship standings. The statementRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Jack Harvey couldn’t catch a break. After losing two tiebreakers in the 2014 Indy Lights points standings and losing the 2015 Indy Lights championship in the final two races, the 2012 British Formula 3 champion didn’t have a Verizon IndyCar Series drive for 2016 or 2017 until this year’s Indianapolis 500. However, that situation has changed for Harvey as he has picked up the seat in the No. 7 Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Watkins Glen International and at Sonoma RacewayRead More

Posted On August 21, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Meet the Contenders: Colton Herta

By Road to Indy Driving for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing, rookie Colton Herta is the youngest driver in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires field, but he enters the final two races of the season tied for second place in the standings with series veteran Santi Urrutia and within mathematical reach of points leader Kyle Kaiser. Colton Herta has been in the spotlight from the moment he set foot in a go-kart at age 5. So the pressure the 17-year-old Californian finds himself under now, locked in a battle for theRead More

Posted On August 20, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Power Victorious with Strategy at Pocono

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer After being a lap down and needing both his front and rear wings changed, Will Power managed to turn an off-strategy run into another Verizon IndyCar Series win at Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Tony Kanaan led the first lap as the field had many drivers gaining or losing several positions in the first ten laps. Helio Castroneves gained ten positions very quickly while Josef Newgarden gained eight positions in the first seven laps. However, Castroneves faded to 13th byRead More
Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive for today’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 28 DHL Honda driver for Andretti Autosport suffered a heavy crash during qualifying on Saturday and was transported and released from a nearby hospital. INDYCAR Medical Director Geoffrey Billow’s re-evaluated the 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion early Sunday morning and cleared him. The following is a statement by INDYCAR: Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was re-evaluated by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows this morning after sustaining injuries to his left knee and hipRead More
By Reid Spencer. NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a race fraught with tension, and with a pack of drivers with desperate agendas chasing him to the finish line, Kyle Busch held off Erik Jones to complete a sweep of all-three NASCAR touring series with Saturday night’s keystone victory in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. In winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series main event at the .533-mile concrete track, Busch capped a long weekend that saw him win Wednesday’s NASCAR Camping WorldRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Since winning the Daytona 500, the 2017 season has been a rollercoaster of a ride for Kurt Busch and his No. 41 team, with the team getting on streaks of top-10 finishes, but following those up with streaks of sub-par finishes. Saturday night at Bristol, it was a rollercoaster of a ride all over again for Busch. Starting the day in 25th, Busch, who won his first career Cup Series race on the Bristol high banks, struggled with handling issues in the early going, butRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor As the regular season continues to wind down, the playoff picture is still very volatile, with three drivers currently in on points, while others on the outside looking in try to win a race and lock themselves in. Heading into Bristol, Matt Kenseth was one of the drivers inside the top-16 as a result of his points position, but the 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion would face his biggest battle in his quest to make the playoffs. The driver that would be hisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a tale of two races for the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. All five of the ROTY contenders have experience at ‘The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.’ Erik Jones was the best rookie for the second week in a row, finishing second in the No. 77 5-hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota Camry after running inside the top-five all night long. Jones led a race-high 260-lapsRead More