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Indianapolis, Ind. – The championship battle in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires intensified massively today as Englishman Jack Harvey won his first race of the season for seven-time championship-winning team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian in the Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis.   Rookie Sean Rayhall, from Winston, Ga., finished a strong second for 8Star Motorsports following a race-long battle with the Carlin pair of Ed Jones and Max Chilton on the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit.   A distant seventh-place finish for Spencer Pigot (Juncos Racing) resulted inRead More

Posted On May 8, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Crafton gets Kansas win on fuel mileage

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Crafton didn’t have the fastest truck in Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, but he had the best feel for fuel mileage and what his crew chief would call their lucky fuel cell. The result was Crafton’s seventh series career victory. With truck after truck pulling to the inside of the 1.5-mile Kansas oval over the last five laps with empty fuel cells, Crafton cruised over the finish line with only a few drops of fuel left in his ThorSport Racing Toyota Tundra.Read More
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Joey Logano strengthened his standing as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ 2015 Qualifying Meister on Friday night as he won the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday night’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. The pole was the fourth in 11 attempts this year for the Team Penske driver and his second in the last three weeks. “Definitely cool to get another pole,” Logano said. Logano, who had never won more than two poles in a season in his previous six full seasons in Cup, wasRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – Rookie Timothé Buret has been knocking on the door of Victory Circle in recent rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The 19-year-old Frenchman had started on the front row for two of the last three races, but went one better this morning by posting the fastest lap in qualifying for the first of two events that will comprise the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis. After losing his lead at the start, Buret recovered it quickly, then controlled the remainder ofRead More
Will Power led an all Penske and Ganassi shootout for the pole and twice broke the track record on his way to claiming his 38th career pole and the eighth straight pole position for Team Penske, dating back to Milwaukee last August. Once the green flag dropped in the 10 minute pole-determining session, Power made his necessary install laps on the Firestone Blacks before switching to a set of faster reds while Dixon and Castroneves joined him on the track. Castroneves lost a lap after locking up the wheels inRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – Come wet conditions or dry, Frenchman Nico Jamin has his rivals in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda covered just now. Two weeks after putting on a driving clinic in atrocious conditions at Barber Motorsports Park, the 19-year-old Frenchman showed he’s just as adept in the dry, qualifying his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Van Diemen-Mazda on the pole this morning at the Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit and then winning a thrill-a-minute race this afternoon.   Jamin cemented the victory with a last-lap passRead More
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has been reprimanded by the stewards for entering the pitlane incorrectly in FP1 of the Spanish Grand Prix. In the final hour of FP1, Rosberg was attempting to enter the pits when he ran across the white line beyond the bollard on entry to the pitlane. It is the first reprimand of the season for the German. The stewards have insisted that other drivers were warned about the issue for the rest of the weekend. Rosberg was fastest in FP1, but fell to third overall inRead More
This morning, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was announced on the Bob & Tom Show as the Pace Car driver of Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To prepare for his role as driver of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 on the IMS road course, he will get a tutorial Friday evening from two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. McAfee, Luyendyk and IMS president Doug Boles will be available for interviews at 7 p.m. Friday at the Yard of Bricks on the front straightaway.Read More

Posted On May 8, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One

Salut Gilles

It was 33 years ago today that the racing world lost one of its’ most charismatic, beloved and talented drivers, Gilles Villeneuve. His infamous feud with Pironi and subsequent crash at Zolder have left generations of fans to only wonder what he might have acheived had his life not been cut so tragically short. Villeneuve was a driver like no other, his maiden win for Ferrari, in front of his home crowd made him an instant star. …and when they presented me with this tiny Canadian, this miniscule bundle ofRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – This evening’s rescheduled Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course perhaps wasn’t the prettiest – other than through the eyes of Malaysian Weiron Tan, who held on to score his second win of the season for Andretti Autosport and vault from sixth to third in the championship standings.   Frenchman Timothé Buret, driving for defending champion team Juncos Racing, claimed the fastest race lap en route to his second runner-up finish in the last three races. CalifornianRead More